Metal By Numbers 1/25: Code Orange crush the charts

Posted by on January 25, 2017

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

Strong debuts continue to pour in for the first quarter of 2017 with newer bands like Code Orange making a name for themselves followed by well-known legends from Sepultura to Accept to Grave Digger. And Metallica are still pulling in big numbers, and not just with their new album; The Black Album sold another 3,600 copies and their other first four albums are still latched onto the Billboard 200. Better late than never to get into Metallica, right? Or maybe people have finally worn out that Master of Puppets cassette tape.


Notable Debuts:
Code Orange, Forever (Roadrunner)
Debut #52
3,250 sold
Code Orange’s third album marks their best chart debut to date.

Sepultura, Machine Messiah (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #86
1,900 sold

Sepultura’s fourteenth studio album manages to outdo the previous release in 2013, it’s pretty well reviewed too.





Accept, Restless and Live (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #117
1,550 sold

Accept have released their fifth live album.





Pain of Salvation, In the Passing Light of Day (InsideOut Music)
Debut #194
820 sold

This is the band’s tenth album, which is number 32 in Finland.





Grave Digger, Healed by Metal (Napalm)
480 sold

This is Grave Digger’s 18th studio album.





Black Anvil, As Was (Relapse)
420 sold

This is the NYC based band’s fourth album.






Lo-Pan, Worth the Pain (Aqualamb)
270 sold

This is a new EP from Lo-Pan following their 2014 LP Colossus.






The Drip, The Haunting Fear of Inevitability (Relapse)
270 sold

This is the band’s debut LP.






Beyond the Black, Lost in Forever (UDR)
190 sold

This is the German band’s second album.







Notable Sales:

metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#12 (from 10)
9,175 sold

A drop of 10% and over 550,000 sold.





Halestorm, ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs EP (Atlantic)
#39 (from 5)
3,900 sold

A 74% drop doesn’t bring this down too far.





avengedsevenfoldthestageAvenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
#68 (from 58)
2,250 sold

A slight drop of 8%. If the band’s still selling this much per week, it’s doing pretty well for them.





disturbed_ immortalized__album_cover_2015

Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise)
#78 (from 86)
2,000 sold

A 10% boost brings this just under 540,000 sold.





I Prevail - LifelinesI Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#111 (from 101)
1,650 sold

A slight boost of 4%.





skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#114 (from 86)
1,600 sold

This takes a 10% drop and is just below 160,000 sold.





ffdprsdFive Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#123 (from 121 )
1,450 sold

A boost of 9%.





highlysuspectboywhocriedcdHighly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#129 (from 109)
1,350 sold

A howlin’ 10% drop.





Korn-The_Serenity_of_Suffering-album_coverKorn, The Serenity of Suffering (Roadrunner)
#144 (from 124)
1,175 sold

An 11% drop.





Nine Inch Nails, Not the Actual Events (The Null Corporation)
#159 (from 81)
1,025 sold

Inching downward with a 46% drop.





shinedown - threat to survivalShinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#160 (from 159)
1,025 sold

A 10% boost after being back on the charts for 10 weeks.





volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#181 (from 166)
890 sold

The tiniest 1% boost.





thousandfootkrutch_exhaleThousand Foot Krutch, Exhale (TFK)
#193 (re-entry)
830 sold

This got boosted back up by 34%.





Gone Is Gone, Echolocation (Rise)
330 sold
A 74% drop in week two.





letters-from-the-fireLetters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
300 sold

Another boost, this time by 51%.






amaranthe - maximalismAmaranthe, Maximalism (Spinefarm)
210 sold

A 17% boost.





RSR_PZ_2400_REVRed Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
210 sold

A drop of 14%.





geminisyndromemementomoriGemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
200 sold

A 17% drop. I wonder if anyone in the band is actually a gemini?






Dirkschneider, Live – Back to the Roots (AFM)
190 sold

The other Accept-related live album gets boosted by 24%.






glennhughesresonatecdGlenn Hughes, Resonate (Frontiers)
150 sold

A 26% drop doesn’t resonate well.






through fire breathThrough Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
150 sold

A slight drop of 5%.


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