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

We’ve got the full-blown charts this week, which means I can list percentage increases and decreases without having to bust out my cell phone’s calculator like I’m back in math class. There’s also a few debuts that we didn’t get last week, so I’ve made sure to include them this week with debut numbers.


Notable Debuts: 

Ninja Sex Party, Under the Covers Vol. II (Self-Released)
Debut #4
22,850 sold

Admittedly, this album’s metal ties are small; it features covers of Rush and Def Leppard and a guest appearance from Satchel of Steel Panther. But I love these guys, so I’m putting it up here for this week’s edition.



Hollywood Undead, Five (BMG)
Debut #7
17,750 sold

Hollywood Undead’s latest studio release debuted with little more than half the numbers of its 2015 predecessor.




Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
Debut #10
17,200 sold

This debuts with about 40% less than the band’s previous LP.





Red, Gone (Essential)
Debut #13
13,225 sold

This isn’t even half of what the band’s previous album debuted.




The Used, The Canyon (Hopeless)
Debut #27
7,175 sold

This is the band’s seventh studio album. It didn’t chart quite as high as its predecessor.




Butcher Babies, Lilith (Century Media)
Debut #49
3,800 sold

The Babies’ third album has a debut that doesn’t quite match up to its predecessor.





Winds Of Plague, Blood Of My Enemy (eOne)
Debut #72
2,750 sold

The band’s first album in four years charted higher and sold about the same as its predecessor.




Powerman 5000, New Wave (Pavement)
Debut #88
2,225 sold

This is the industrial band’s ninth studio album. It charts a little lower than the band’s 2014 release.




Ne Obliviscaris, Urn (Season of Mist)
Debut #121
1,575 sold

The band’s third album lands its best US debut yet.





Ashes Remain, Let the Light In (BEC)
Debut #172
1,100 sold

This is the band’s fourth album.





Appice, Sinister (Steamhammer)
660 sold

This is a new project from the Appice brothers Carmen (Vanilla Fudge) and Vinny (Black Sabbath, Dio).





Left Behind, Blessed by the Burn (Unbeaten)
430 sold

This is the band’s second album.





Serenity, Lionheart (Napalm)
380 sold

This is the Dutch band’s sixth studio album.





Delain, A Decade of Delain: Live at Paradiso (Napalm)
320 sold

This is the band’s first live album.





All Pigs Must Die, Hostage Animal (Southern Lord)
290 sold

This is the band’s third album.





Sharptooth, Clever Girl (Pure Noise)
260 sold

This is the band’s debut album.





Notable Sales: 

metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#24 (from 119)
7,625 sold

They’re not done yet. huge 400% boosts puts this back in the top 25.




Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#47 (from 37)
4,100 sold

A 17% drop.




Trivium, The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner)
#61 (from 6)
3,175 sold

Last week, this debuted at #6 with over 16,000 sold.




Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#68 (from 82)
2,900 sold

A 27% boost.




Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
#84 (from 49)
2,375 sold

A 36% drop, but this has got a foothold on the charts.





Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
#86 (from 52)
2,300 sold

A 32% drop.




MastodonCold Dark Place (Reprise)
#113 (re-entry)
1,700 sold

A nice 83% boost with just under 20,000 sold.




Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
#117 (from 88)
1,625 sold

At week 10, this has sold just under 110,000 total.




Hellyeah_Undeniable_albumartHellyeah, Unden!able (Eleven Seven)
#141 (re-entry)
1,300 sold

A big boost back onto the charts thanks to a special edition with over 60,000 sold.





In This Moment, Ritual (Atlantic/Roadrunner Records)
#142 (re-entry)
1,300 sold

A big 66% boost. Maybe because of the Loudwire awards? 




Primus, The Desaturating Seven (ATO)
#144 (from 109)
1,275 sold

A 22% drop.




Veil Of Maya, False Idol (Sumerian)
#151 (from 17)
1,225 sold

This debuted with over 7,700 sold and dropped 84% in week two.




Sons Of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut)
#162 (from 34)
1,175 sold

This debuted last week with over 5,100 sold.





We Came As Romans, Cold Like War (Sharptone)
#172 (from 16)
1,100 sold

This debuted with over 8,000 sold last week.




Chelsea Wolfe, Hiss Spun (Sargent House)
540 sold

A small 2% boost.





Bell Witch, Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore)
460 sold

This debuted last week with over 1,300 sold.





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

A 57% drop.





Revolution Saints, Light in the Dark (Frontiers)
360 sold

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





King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Sketches of Brunswick East (ATO)
310 sold

Four weeks late, but better late than never. This is the band’s third release in 2017.





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

Over 3,000 sold.





Enslaved, E (Nuclear Blast)
270 sold

A 50% drop.





Exhumed, Death Revenge (Relapse)
250 sold

A 34% drop.





Blut Aus Nord, Deus Salutis Meæ (Debemur Morti)
200 sold

This actually got a boost in its second week.





The Relentless, American Satan (Sumerian)
175 sold

Soundtrack from the film of the same name.