Metal By Numbers 11/13: Stryper has a hell of a debut

Posted by on November 14, 2013

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

We had A LOT of debuts last week. Naturally, there isn’t much this week besides Impending Doom and Melvins. Still, it’s all worth checking out to display your record selling knowledge to your friends or just to say you did.


Notable Debuts:

Stryper, No More Hell To Pay, (Frontiers) #33, 9,575 sold

The band put out an album earlier this year and decided to grace us with another. Get it? Grace? This is an amazing debut for a band that many wrote off long ago. The universally good reviews may have helped. Or maybe the album cover.


Impending Doom, Death Will Reign (eOne) #105, 4,300 sold

The band’s fifth album is out only a year after the first.


Our Last Night, Oak Island EP (Self-Released) #153, 2,750 sold

This post-hardcore band’s EP gets a good debut.


Melvins, Tres Cabrones (Ipecac) 1,625 sold

The band’s 19th album has a title that translates to “three bastards,” and is a takeoff of ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres.



Notable Sales:

Linkin Park, Recharged (Warner Bros.) #29, 10,540 sold

This remix album drops 68% in week two.


Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #51, 7,325 sold

The band is set to headline Download next year.


Korn, The Paradigm Shift (Prospect Park) #76, 5,700 sold

Did you see Brian “Head” Welch’s lovely face tattoo yet?


Seether, Seether 2002-2013 (Wind-Up) #98, 4,650 sold

We forgot that Seether was on the soundtrack for The Punisher.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #109, 4,200 sold

At week 15, this has sold over 280,000 in total, and the next one’s coming in less than a week.


Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks (Columbia) #123, 3,650 sold

A 13% boost this week. Guess everyone went out and bought a copy. Or a copy of a copy of a copy of…


Alter Bridge, Fortress (Universal) #159, 2,675 sold

Over 45,000 sold this week.


Metallica, Through The Never (Blackened) #168, 2,600 sold

If you were hoping for another Big 4 show, don’t expect one anytime soon.


Motörhead, Aftershock (UDR) #172, 2,550 sold

This gets another drop of 38%. At least Lemmy is healing up.


Skillet, Rise (Atlantic), #179, 2,375 sold

This got a boost of 12%. I stand corrected.


Def Leppard, Viva! Hysteria (Frontier) #185, 2,250 sold

Don’t expect this one to rocket back up the charts.


Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #189, 2,150 sold

Nearly 145,000 sold in total.


Trivium, Vengeance Falls (Roadrunner) #195, 2,100 sold

Vengeance falls, and so do sales for this album.


Ayreon, The Theory Of Everything (Inside Out) 1,000 sold

This drops 25% in its second week.


Russian Circles, Memorial (Sargent House) #125, 880 sold

A 72% drop in week two.


Kataklysm, Waiting For The End To Come (Nuclear Blast) 840 sold

Waiting for more sales to come.


Kill Devil Hill, Revolution Rise (Century Media) 800 sold

It’s a 63% drop off the hill for this one.


Fit For A King, Creation/Destruction (Solid State) 730 sold

A 16% boost this week.


Erra, Augment (Tragic Hero) 610 sold

A 83% drop leaves no room for erra (get it? Instead of error?)


Warbringer, IV: Empires Collapse (Century Media) 550 sold

Sales collapse with a 60% drop.


Sirens & Sailors, Skeletons (Razor & Tie) 540 sold

A 40% drop this week.


Toxic Holocaust, Chemistry of Consciousness (Relapse) 530 sold

A 65% drop is toxic.


Pelican, Forever Becoming (Southern Lord) 490 sold

Forever hoping for more sales.


Scar The Martyr, Scar The Martyr (Roadrunner) 470 sold

A 20% drop might scare the martyr, but maybe their tour with Korn and Zombie will help.


Glass Cloud, Perfect War Forever (Equal Vision) 430 sold

Is a glass cloud any better than a glass house?


Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 630 sold

The band will be doing their own headlining tour in December.


Fates Warning, Darkness In a Different Light (Inside Out) 370 sold

The band’s first album in nine years is hanging in there.


Diamond Plate, Pulse (Earache) 370 sold

A 45% drop this week.


The Browning, Hypernova (Earache) 340 sold

Did you miss this one? No? Moving on.


Eyes Set To Kill, Masks (Century Media) 330 sold

Sales set to kill.


Dayshell, Dayshell (Sumerian) 320 sold

22% drop in a nutshell (er, dayshell).


Inquisition, Obscure Versus For The Multiverse (Season Of Mist) 320 sold

A 47% drop  this week.


Righteous Vendetta, The Fire Inside (EBM) 300 sold

The fire inside might be out soon.


Moving Mountains, Moving Mountains (Triple Crown) 280 sold

This came out in September and only just popped up for a bit.

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