Metal By Numbers 1/22: The Debuts Have Finally Arrived

Posted by on January 22, 2014

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

FINALLY. At last we have some debuts for 2014! Alright, the top debut for the week is a re-release of an album from a band that many people probably aren’t familiar with, but still. And one of the debuts is notable for being by a band that features a guitarist from a certain Brazilian metal band, but I’ll leave it to you to figure out who I’m talking about. If you’re having trouble thinking of it, go back to your “roots.” In any case, here’s some new stuff.

Notable Debuts:

Devour The Day, Time & Pressure (Fat Lady) 1,074 sold

Okay, so this isn’t a new release exactly. The band decided to re-release their debut album (their only album actually) for…whatever reason. Probably has something to do with being on the Hellpop tour.


Lionheart, Welcome to the West Coast (Fast Break!) 520 sold

Want to guess what state these guys are from?


De La Tierra, De La Tierra (Roadrunner) 280 sold

Not familiar with the band? It’s features none other than Andreas Kisser of Sepultura. It’s also all in Spanish.


Notable Sales:

Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #57, 4,825 sold

This gains a 4% boost and is now over 400,000 sold in total.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #61, 4,750 sold

This isn’t sitting on the wrong side of sales.


A Day To Remember, Common Courtesy (Self-Released) #71, 4,225 sold

Over 160,000 sold thus far.


Skillet, Rise (Atlantic), #83, 3,875 sold

A big 71% boost brings this over 220,000 sold in week 30. Looks like it got a rise out of some people.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #119, 2,775 sold

Even as both albums slowly slide down the charts, the band is still sitting on a combined total of over 526,000 sold.


Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #108, 2,800 sold

In case you missed it, Volbeat will be back in the US soon.


Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #132, 2,350 sold

This has now sold over 150,000 in total.


In This Moment, Blood (Century Media) #154, 1,850 sold

If you want Blood, you’ve got it with a 15% boost this week.


Queens of the Stone Age …Like Clockwork (Matador) #165, 1,925 sold

Guess the Grammy nominations have helped out sales for this with over 220,000 sold.


Linkin Park, Recharged (Warner Bros.) #191, 1,600 sold

This isn’t quite leading the charge like other Linkin Park albums.


Korn, The Paradigm Shift (Prospect Park) #192, 1,600 sold

Sometimes I end up missing this by mistake when I first look at the charts. I guess my attention just shifts elsewhere.


Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) 670 sold

This continues to gain sales bit by bit with a 5% boost.


Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 940 sold

A 38% drop this week, but this album will likely be sticking around for a while.


After The Burial, Wolves Within  (Sumerian) 530 sold

This has now sold over 10,000 in total.


Butcher Babies, Goliath (Century Media) 490 sold

Sales keep coming with a 15% boost.


Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 420 sold

This is still doing pretty well for itself with a 17% boost.


Deicide, In The Minds of Evil (Century Media) 340 sold

Be mindful of a 19% drop.


Righteous Vendetta, The Fire Inside (EBM) 320 sold

A 26% drop this week.


Our Last Night, Oak Island EP (Self-Released) 270 sold

I don’t think they’re oak-ay with a 46% drop.


Scar The Martyr, Scar The Martyr (Roadrunner) 270 sold

A 7% boost for the band formerly known as “Joey Jordison’s side project”.


Living Sacrifice, Ghost Thief (Solid State) 250 sold

Too bad they couldn’t have called it “Ghost Dad” instead and made this the cover.


Russian Circles, Memorial (Sargent House) 290 sold

An 18% drop this week.


Thy Art Is Murder, Hate (Nuclear Blast) 240 sold

This is just under 12,000 sold.

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