Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I, like, many of you, have been tired since about 7pm Tuesday night. I was arguably tired before that, but this is a different kind of tired. In fact, I’m so tired that Metal By Numbers is a day late. Sorry to the lot of you who were hoping to switching from reading one set of numbers to another. Lots of debuts this week including many Record Store Day exclusive releases. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go back to hitting the poor refresh button.
Notable Debuts:
Sevendust, Blood & Stone (Rise)
Debut #8
10,475 sold
It didn’t sell as much as its 2018 predecessor, but Sevendust still managed to have a sizable debut in the top 10.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
Debut #14
6,800 sold
We could argue all day about the validity of putting this compilation on here, but I’m not going to.
Pallbearer, Forgotten Days (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #28
4,575 sold
Pallbearer’s fourth album outdoes its 2017 predecessor, making it the band’s best debut yet.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky (Sony)
Debut #33
3,900 sold
The band’s eighth album sold about the same as its 2015 predecessor but charted higher.
Debut #36
3,700 sold
This is a Record Store Day exclusive double LP recorded during Cooper’s 1982 Special Forces Tour.
Ice Nine Kills, Killer Cuts EP (Fearless)
Debut #44
2,500 sold
Another RSD release wit hall 2,500 copies sold.
Saul, Rise As Equals (Spinefarm)
Debut #85
1,275 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
UFO, Live In Youngstown ’78(Chrysalis)
Debut #89
1,200 sold
This RSD release also sold out its stock.
The Obsessed, Incarnate (Blues Funeral)
Debut #92
1,175 sold
This 1999 compilation has been rereleased for RSD.
Undeath, Lesions Of A Different Kind (Prosthetic)
Debut #105
1,050 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Chamber, Cost Of Sacrifice (Pure Noise)
Debut #134
860 sold
This is the Nashville band’s debut album
Hammerfall, Live! Against The World (Napalm)
Debut #167
700 sold
This is the band’s third live album.
Dystopia, The Aftermath (Tankcrimes)
550 sold
The band’s 1999 sophomore album gets a double LP rerelease.
The Pineapple Thief, Uncovering The Tracks (Kscope)
500 sold
This RSD release features rerecorded tracks with drummer Gavin Harrison (King Crimson, ex-Porcupine Tree).
Leaves Eyes’, The Last Viking (AFM)
410 sold
This is the German band’s eighth album.
Mors Principium Est, Seven (AFM)
380 sold
This is, fittingly, the band’s seventh album.
Fever 333, Wrong Generation (Roadrunner)
360 sold
This is the band’s first EP.
Distant, Dawn of Corruption (Unique Leader)
260 sold
This EP is a followup to the band’s debut album last year.

Zeal & Ardor, Wake Of A Nation (Self-Released)
190 sold

This six song EP was written in response to the murder of George Floyd.
Notable Sales:
#6 (from 25)
11,750 sold
A monstrous 286% boost.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#43 (from 24)
2,600 sold
A 17% drop.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#63 (from 40)
1,850 sold
A 7% drop with over 90,000 sold in total.
Blue Öyster Cult, The Symbol Remains(Frontier)
#64 (from 45)
1,775 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#66 (from 30)
1,750 sold
A 29% drop.
Queen + Adam Lambert, Live Around The World(Hollywood)
#77 (from 36)
1,425 sold
A 34% drop.
Marilyn Manson, We Are Chaos (Loma Vista)
#104 (from 58)
1,075 sold
A 30% drop.
Mastodon, Medium Rarities (Reprise)
#109 (re-entry)
1,050 sold
This gets a big 281% boost after dropping off last week.
Ace Frehley, Origins Vol. 2 (eOne Music)
#131 (from 113)
900 sold
A 14% boost.
Corey Taylor, CMFT(Roadrunner)
#138 (from 82)
850 sold
A 17% drop.
Umbra Vitae, Shadow Of Life (Deathwish, Inc.)
#155 (re-entry)
780 sold
This came out back in spring, but the CD/vinyl release has brought it back up.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#162 (from 84)
720 sold

A 29% drop.


Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#169 (from 129)
670 sold

A tiny 2% boost.





Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#184 (from 156)
630 sold

A 9% boost.





Tommy Lee, Andro (Better Noise)
#200 (from 75)
570 sold
A 49% drop in week two.
Benediction, Scriptures (Nuclear Blast)
410 sold
A 49% second week drop.
Napalm Death, Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (Century Media)
300 sold
A 67% drop.
Spirit Adrift, Enlightened In Eternity (20 Buck Spin/Century Media)
280 sold
A 84% second week drop.
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
270 sold
A 56% drop.



Oceans Of Slumber, Oceans Of Slumber(Century Media)
240 sold
A mammoth-sized 789% boost after dropping off a few weeks back.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
220 sold
This sold the same as last week.
Amaranthe, Manifest(Nuclear Blast)
200 sold
A 26% drop.
Ghostemane, ANTI-ICON (Blackmage)
200 sold
A 56% drop in week two.
Enslaved, Utgard (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold
A 43% drop.
All Them Witches, Nothing As The Ideal (New West)

160 sold

A 18% drop.
Necrot, Mortal (Tankcrimes)
160 sold
A 25% drop.
Necrophobic, Dawn Of The Damned (Century Media)
160 sold
A 15% drop.
Cytotoxin, Nuklearth (Unique Leader)
150 sold
This dropped off after its debut two months ago, but now its back.
Anaal Nathrakh, Endarkenment (Metal Blade)
140 sold
A 27% drop.