Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

Unfortunately, I didn’t receive the chart information necessary to complete MBN last week, so I’m a week behind over here. Hope you all had a happy and metal Halloween.


Notable Debuts: 

Robert Plant, Carry Fire (Nonesuch)
24,000 sold

Not quite metal, but we thought it was worth making a note of Robert Plant’s debut for this week.


Stick To Your Guns, True View (Pure Noise)
8,000 sold

This debut with more units sold than its predecessor.





Fozzy, Judas (Century Media)
4,800 sold

The band’s seventh album sold less than its 2014 predecessor.





L.A. Guns, The Missing Peace (Frontier Record)
3,600 sold

The band’s eleventh album is the first to feature Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns in fifteen years.





Revolution Saints, Light in the Dark (Frontiers)
2,100 sold

The supergroup’s sophomore album sold less than the first.





Enslaved, E (Nuclear Blast)
2,000 sold

The band’s fourteenth studio album, while awesome, sold almost 1k less than its 2015 predecessor.





Exhumed, Death Revenge (Relapse)
1,500 sold

This is the band’s seventh studio album, not counting the re-recording of their debut.





Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Disomus (eOne)
1,400 sold

This is the band’s fourth LP and first on eOne.





Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Volume 1 (Reissue)  (Rise Above)
950 sold

This is a reissue of the band’s 2010 debut album.





Mychildren Mybride, Vicious World (eOne/Good Fight)
450 sold

The band’s fourth album is their first in five years.





Samael, Hegemony (Napalm)
600 sold

The band’s ninth album is their first in six years.





A Threat to the Enemy, A Threat to the Enemy (Self-Released)
200 sold

This is the band’s debut album.





Power Quest, Sixth Dimension (Inner Wound)
150 sold

This is the band’s sixth studio ablum.





Notable Sales: 

Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
6,500 sold

Almost 40k sold.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
6,000 sold

Nearly 165,000 sold.





Nine Inch Nails, Add Violence (The Null Corporation)
5,700 sold
This got a big ol’ boost.
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
2,700 sold

Here’s the new song the surviving members of Linkin Park debuted at the tribute show.





August Burns Red, Phantom Anthem (Fearless)
2,500 sold

20k sold.




Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
2,300 sold

Over 105,000 sold.






Primus, The Desaturating Seven (ATO)
2,100 sold

Over 21k sold.





Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
2,000 sold

The boosts continue with nearly 30,000 sold.





The Black Dahlia Murder, Nightbringers (Metal Blade)
1,600 sold

There still time for some tour boosts.





skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
1,400 sold

This made its way back up the charts.





Motörhead, Under Cöver (Motörhead Music)
1,100 sold
This popped up again too.

Prophets of Rage, Prophets of Rage (Caroline)
1,100 sold

Nearing 30k sold.




Nothing More, The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Better Noise/Eleven Seven)
1,100 sold

This could see some touring boosts.





Nickelback, Feed the Machine (BMG)
1,000 sold
Over 103,000 sold.



Mastodon, Cold Dark Place (Reprise)
1,000 sold

Mastodon’s second release of 2017 is still doing pretty well for an EP.






metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
1,000 sold

Sales are still trickling in after nearly a year.





The Contortionist, Clairvoyant (eOne)
950 sold

This got some boost action.





Black Country Communion, BCCIV (J&R)
800 sold

Over 11,000 sold.



In This Moment, Ritual (Atlantic/Roadrunner Records)
800 sold

Over 40,000 sold

Stone SourHydrograd (Roadrunner)
700 sold

This sold the same amount as last week.





Chelsea Wolfe, Hiss Spun (Sargent House)
650 sold

Over 8,000 sold.





The Darkness, Pinewood Smile (Cooking Vinyl)
650 sold

Dunno whose teeth those are, but they don’t look half bad.





I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
600 sold

Closing in on the 100,000 mark.





Circa Survive, The Amulet (Hopeless Records)
500 sold

Almost 20,000 sold.




Propagandhi, Victory Lap (Epitaph)
500 sold

This sold the same as last week.




Cradle of Filth, Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay (Nuclear Blast)
400 sold

A little ways under 6,500 sold.





Wolves in the Throne Room, Thrice Woven (Artemesia Records)
300 sold

Sold the same as last week.





Myrkur, Mareridt (Relapse)
250 sold

She’ll be tour buddies with Wolves in the Throne room and Enslaved next year.





Thousand Below, The Love You Let Get Too Close (Rise)
200 sold

Around 2,300 sold in total.





Autograph, Get Off Your Ass (EMP)
200 sold

Guess people didn’t get off their ass to buy this.





Satyricon, Deep Calleth Upon Deep (Napalm Records)
200 sold

Been selling at 200 the past few weeks.





The Bronx, V (ATO)
200 sold

Another 200 this week.





Primitive Man, Caustic (Relapse)
200 sold

1,100 sold so far.





Metz, Strange Peace (Sub Pop)
200 sold

3,000 sold.





Belphegor, Totenritual (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold

Another 200 sold.





36 Crazyfists, Lanterns (Spinefarm)
200 sold

3,150 sold.





Sons Of Texas, Forged By Fortitude (Razor & Tie)
200 sold

2,600 sold.




Act Of Defiance, Old Scars, New Wounds (Metal Blade)
150 sold

1,500 sold.





OtherwiseSleeping Lions (Century Media)
150 sold

2,600 sold.





Kadavar, Rough Times (Nuclear Blast)
150 sold

1,400 sold.