Metal By Numbers 12/5: Record Store Day Rage

Posted by on December 5, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
This week’s edition of MBN reflects the sales numbers of Black Friday/Record Store Day, so you’ll see a lot of albums posted here that you can’t get anymore (not for cheap anyway) and a lot of albums that haven’t been seen in a while popping up again. This will also probably be the last big week for a while as the year winds down. With the exception of a few live albums and EP’s from notably artists, there aren’t many big releases left in 2018. This is about the time I start to point people to what’s coming in the New Year via the 2019 in heavy metal music Wikipedia page so you can start to whet your appetite for the next great album.
Notable Debuts:
Rage Against The Machine, Live & Rare Vinyl (Record Store Day) (Sony)
Debut #43
4,675 sold
This is a vinyl rerelease of the band’s first live album.
Unearth, Extinction(s) (Century Media)
Debut #68
3,000 sold
This is the band’s seventh album.
Alice Cooper, Live From The Astroturf (Good Records)
Debut #90
2,350 sold
This is a vinyl Record Store Day release.
Debut #101
2,075 sold
This is the vinyl release of the soundtrack/film that came out last September.
Debut #106
2,000 sold
Yet another Record Store Day vinyl release.
Cattle Decapitation, Medium Rarities (Metal Blade)
Debut #129
1,475 sold
This is a compilation of unreleased material from the band.
Stone Temple Pilots, Live 2018 (Rhino)
Debut #168
1,100 sold
This RSD release is the band’s first live recording with vocalist Jeff Gutt.
Sodom, Partisan (Steamhammer/SPV)
320 sold
This EP features the new Sodom lineup.
Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground (Instrumental) (Mom + Pop Music)
310 sold
This is the instrumental version of Tom Morello’s new album.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#7 (from 8)
17,325 sold
A 6% drop with over 100,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#25 (from 29)
7,350 old
A 10% boost with nearly 125,000 sold.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#34 (from 36)
5,775 sold
A 4% boost.
#55 (from 14)
3,975 sold
I didn’t think to include this last week because The Smashing Pumpkins are, by all accounts, more alt rock than metal. But, hey, we write about them enough on here. It debuted last week at #14 with 13,675 sold.
Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell (UMe)
#64 (from 31)
3,150 sold
So, there’s two editions of this charting: the standard and the deluxe. This one dropped 48%

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#66 (from 116)
3,075 sold

This got a big ol’ boost of 96%.


Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#91 (from 108)
2,325 sold

A 35% boost with just under 160,000 sold.




Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell (Deluxe) (UMe)
#110 (from 27)
1,850 sold
The deluxe edition took a second week 73% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#122 (from 175)
1,525 sold
A 71% boost.

Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#128 (from 184)
1,475 sold

A 75% boost.





Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#134 (from 154)
1,400 sold

At week 30 this gets a 28% boost with just under 130,000 sold.

Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream (Fearless)
#141 (from 140)
1,300 sold
A 2% boost.

Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#152 (from 163)
1,225 sold

A 24% boost.





Halestorm, Vicious (Atlantic)
#185 (re-entry)
1,050 sold

A 35% boost back up the charts.





Alice In Chains, Rainier Fog (BMG)
#186 (re-entry)
1,025 sold

A boost of 54% brings this back up too.





A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#188 (re-entry)
1,025 sold

A 90% boost back up.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#192 (from 160)
1,000 sold

A drop of 2%.




Nita Strauss, Controlled Chaos (Sumerian)
530 sold
This too a 94% drop in week two.
Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground (Mom + Pop Music)
510 sold
This got a huge boost of 114%.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
390 sold
A 16% drop.
Cult Leader, A Patient Man (Deathwish)
250 sold
A 23% drop.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Wasteland (Rise Above)
230 sold
A 35% boost.
Hate Eternal, Upon Desolate Sounds (Season Of Mist)
220 sold
A 7% boost.
Powerwolf, The Sacrament Of Sin (Napalm)
200 sold
A 23% boost.
Haken, Vector (InsideOut)
200 sold
A 26% boost.
Stephen Pearcy, View to a Thrill (Frontiers)
210 sold
A 38% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
180 sold
Been a while since this once popped up.
Turnstile, Time & Space (Roadrunner)
180 sold
A 57% boost.
Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal (Napalm)
170 sold
An 89% boost.
Gouge Away, Burnt Sugar (Deathwish Inc.)
170 sold
A 70% boost.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
160 sold
This is still popping up three months shy of its two year anniversary.
Beyond Creation, Algorythm (Season Of Mist)
150 sold
A huge 133% boost.
Amaranthe, Helix (Spinefarm)
150 sold
A 17% drop.

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