Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and/or are having a Happy Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. The next time I post here, it’ll be in 2020, the start of a new decade. What awaits metal music in 2020? Who can say. But if you wanna see what’s coming up,  I always take a peek at the metal in 2020 Wikipedia page for quick reference. And of course our New & Noteworthy column will keep you updated on releases on a weekly basis. Happy New Year, see you on the other side.
Notable Debuts:
Stone Sour, Hello, You Bastards: Live In Reno (Roadrunner)
Debut #69
2,500 sold
Stone Sour’s second live album is the top debut this week.
Jasta, The Lost Chapters, Vol. 2 (Perseverance)
Debut #144
1,275 sold
Jamey Jasta’s latest solo album features a slew of guests including George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher” and Max Cavalera.
Nothing Left, Disconnected (Facedown)
800 sold
This is the band’s debut full-length.
The Warriors, Monomyth (Pure Noise)
390 sold
This is the band’s first studio album in eight years.
Notable Sales:
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#4 (from 70)
29,000 sold
Tool are back in the top 5.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#14 (from 16)
8,300 sold
A 40% boost.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#74 (from 95)
2,225 sold
A 41% boost with over 170,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#98 (from 117)
1,700 sold
A 39% boost.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#123 (from 132)
1,425 sold
A 26% boost.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#126 (from 120)
1,375 sold
A 15% boost.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack (Eleven Seven)
#146 (from 172)
1,250 sold
A 40% boost.
Cattle Decapitation, Death Atlas (Metal Blade)
#173 (from 63)
1,075 sold
A 52% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#185 (from 150)
960 sold
A 5% drop.
#188 (re-entry)
950 sold
A 59% back onto the charts.
Nightwish, Decades: Live In Buenos Aires (Nuclear Blast)
#194 (from 173)
920 sold
Despite a drop in chart position, this got a 3% boost in week two.
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky(Napalm)
#199 (from 180)
900 sold
A 5% boost.
Rob Halford With Family & Friends, Celestial(Legacy)
660 sold
A 8% drop.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
480 sold
A boost of 8%.
Black Smoke Trigger, Set It Off (Self-Released)
480 sold
A 59% boost.
Jinjer, Macro (Napalm)
410 sold
A drop of 9%.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
310 sold
A 28% boost.
Lindemann, F & M (Vertigo)
310 sold
A 2% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
290 sold
A 75% boost.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
260 sold
A 83% boost back up. Wonder if this has anything to do with the band being featured in the trailer for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.
Tomb Mold, Planetary Clairvoyance (20 Buck Spin)
240 sold
A boost of 81%.
Mayhem, Daemon (Century Media)
220 sold
A 33% drop.
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
210 sold
A 22% boost.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
210 sold
A 5% boost.
Fit For An Autopsy, The Sea Of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast)
210 sold
A 49% boost.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
200 sold
A 13% boost.