Metal By Numbers 12/08: Deep Purple Doom Crew

Posted by on December 16, 2021

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

Another chart, another week late! A lot of familiar faces return on this chart week. I’m not sure about our fellow readers, but the new Black Label Society album came as a pleasant surprise. Another fantastic release was delivered by Howard Jones and Jared Dines in the form of SION. It was completely self-funded by the duo, so grab a copy here!


Notable Debuts:

Black Label Society, Doom Crew Inc. (Spinefarm)
Debut #25
8,400 sold

The Zakk Wylde fronted band drop their eleventh studio album.






Deep Purple, Turning To Crime (earMUSIC)
Debut #45
3,525 sold

The iconic progressive unit drop their 22nd studio album.








Motörhead, The Löst Tapes Vol. 1 (BMG)
Debut #75
2,175 sold

Old school cassettes from their 1975 show in Madrid reformatted for new release. A Record Store Day’s Black Friday event.







Sion, Sion(Independent)
Debut #96
1,650 sold

An amazing collaboration from the Light The Torch frontman, Howard Jones, and YouTube personality and skillful musician, Jared Dines.







Smith/Kotzen, Better Days EP (BMG)
Debut #98
1,675 sold

Another EP in support of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event.








Cynic, Ascension Codes (Season Of Mist)
Debut #138
1,050 sold

Cynic’s fourth studio album and first to not feature late drummer Sean Reinert.








Hypocrisy, Worship (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #157
925 sold

The lucky #13 studio record for the Florida based band.







Helmet, Live And Rare (earMUSIC)
Debut #166
850 sold

The first official live album with two discs:
Disc 1 – Live at CBGB January 27, 1990
Disc 2 – Live at the Big Day Out Festival, Melbourne, Australia, 1993






Imminence, Heaven In Hiding (Arising Empire)
600 sold

The Swedes drop their fourth studio album. Produced by Henrik Udd (Architects, At the Gates).







Archgoat, Worship The Eternal Darkness (Independent)
275 sold

The Finish band’s fifth studio album. It was recorded within two days.






Notable Sales:

Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#70 (from 61)
2,325 sold

The Michigan based band continue their excel on the chart with a 11% increase for week 33. Catch them of their 2022 Dreams in Gold tour.






Descendents, 9th and Walnut (Epitaph)
#85 (re-entry)
1,950 sold

The Descendents return to the charts! Songs on this record were originally written between 1977 and 1980 but never were released before.







Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#86 (from 66)
1,875 sold

Mastodon drops only 4% in week four despite dropping 20 chart positions. Catch them on tour with Opeth and Zeal & Ardor!







Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#94 (from 94)
1,725 sold

Iron Maiden might have stayed the same chart position but they rose 32%. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!







Exodus, Persona Non Grata (Nuclear Blast)
#104 (from 20)
1,500 sold

A 78% drop for their eleventh studio album. Written over the pandemic, this is only the second album to feature Steve “Zetro” Souza since his 2014 return.







Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#118 (from 142)
1,300 sold

Another substantial 71% jump for the Foo Fighters! Perhaps their North American tour announcement did the trick?






Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#142 (from 155)
1,050 sold

Ice Nine Kills experience a nice 47% jump. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire.







AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#175 (re-entry)
775 sold

POWER UP! AC/DC make their return to the charts!







Dream Theater, A View From The Top Of The World (Inside Out)
#185 (from 150)
725 sold

Their 15th studio album witnesses a 3% drop.







Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#191 (from 188)
700 sold

Spiritbox might have fell a couple of chart positions but they still managed to increase sales by 18%.








Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
#195(from 192)
700 sold

A 3% drop in week nine. These are the first Steely Dan albums without founding member Walter Becker who passed away back in 2017.







Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
550 sold

Mouse Rat endures a 19% increase.







Light The Torch, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast)
475 sold

A 131% increase after their long awaited return to the charts.  This has to be from Howard Jones’ new SION album!









Grayscale, Umbra (Fearless)
300 sold

A 154% increase for their 3rd studio album.








Obscura, AValediction (Nuclear Blast)
275 sold

A 75% drop in week two. Grab their cloudy yellow orange vinyl.








Khemmis, Deceiver (Nuclear Blast)
275  sold

The fourth studio album falls 78% in week two.








KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
275 sold

A 22% increase for the profound and legendary guitarist.







Archspire, Bleed The Future (Season Of Mist)
250 sold

A 12% increase in week 5. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero.







Lucifer, Lucifer Iv (Century Media)
230 sold

The Swedish-German band stay dark on their fourth record.








Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
230 sold

A 26% jump for Ukrainian metalcore outfit. Check out their new video for “Disclosure!








Full Of Hell, Garden Of Burning Apparitions (Relapse Records)
220 sold

A return to the charts! Frontman Dylan Walker spoke about the lyrical themes of the album as the exploration of  “impermanence and the fear that comes with knowing death is inescapable.”







Wolves In The Throne Room, Primordial Arcana(Relapse Records)
200 sold

A 24% increase!







SeeYouSpaceCowboy, The Romance Of Affliction (Pure Noise Records)
190 sold

SeeYouSpaceCowboy stay alive in week 4!







Can’t Swim, Change Of Plans (Pure Noise)
190 sold

The New Jersey natives are back on the charts.








Eternity’s End, Embers Of War (1st and 15th Productions, Inc)
180 sold

A power/speed metal band founded in 2014.







Monolord, Your Time To Shine (Relapse Records)
180 sold

Monolord jumps 2%.







Armored Saint, Symbol Of Salvation Live (Metal Blade Records)
170 sold

Another return to the charts! Armored Saint celebrates their 30th anniversary with a live album.







Beast In Black, Dark Connection (Nuclear Blast)
160 sold

The Finnish quintet’s third studio album drops 6%.







Swallow The Sun, Moonflowers (Century Media)
160 sold

The Jyväskylä natives drop 70% for their eighth studio album.








Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Fire ( Mom + Pop Music)
145 sold

Back on the charts! It’s the second collaboration album by the Rage Against the Machine guitarist. Guest appearances include Bring Me the Horizon, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and more.







Badflower, This Is How The World Ends (Big Machine)
140 sold

Back on the charts as well!







Rivers Of Nihil, The Work (Metal Blade Records)
140 sold

Surprise! Another return to the charts!








Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom(Sumerian Records)
130 sold

Another return charts! Do yourself a favor and taste the brutality here!







Me And That Man, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2 (Napalm)
130 sold

Nergal from Behemoth recruited some friends’ country album drops 76% in week two.








Unleashed, No Sign Of Life (Napalm Records)
130 sold

Their 14th album drops 51% in week three.





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