Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Foo Fighter’s last album came out September 2017, so about three and a half years ago. That’s not a super long gap between albums; two to three is usually the sweet spot and a band as big as Foo Fighters can afford to have longer gaps between releases. But when I started writing MBN I could have sworn their last album was five or six years ago. 2017 just feels waaaaaay too long ago. Also, Morgan Wallen and Marilyn Manson experienced more album boosts this week. Take note folks: dying gives you the biggest boost to sales, but if you can’t manage that, dropping a racial slur or being accused of sexual assault is also enough to get fans flocking back to your music. Yay?
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight (Roswell)
Foo Fighter’s tenth album is this week’s top debut. It sold a little more than half what their 2017 album debuted with.
Todd La Torre, Rejoice in the Suffering (RatPak)
This is the Queensrÿche vocalist’s debut solo album.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Inside Out)
This is the extended version of the prog supergroup’s fifth studio album.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: The Breath of Life (Inside Out)
This is the abridged version of the above album.
Cult Of Luna, The Raging River (Red Creek)
Cult of Luna’s new EP is the band’s first release on their own label Red Creek Recordings.
Korpiklaani, Jylhä (Nuclear Blast)
This is the band’s eleventh album.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: The Ultimate Edit (Inside Out)
The third version of the band’s latest album includes both of the aforementioned versions in one package.
This is the band’s third album.
AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#20 (from 19)
A 2% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, K.G.(Flightless)
This gets a big boost after dropping off last week.
Steven Wilson,The Future Bites (Caroline)
#58 (from 7)
A 76% drop in week two.
Accept, Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)
#12 (from 65)
A 73% drop in week two.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music(Capitol)
#75 (from 86)
A 19% boost.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#88 (from 62)
A 27% drop.
A 17% boost.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#104 (from 92)
A 6% drop.
Marilyn Manson, We Are Chaos (Loma Vista)
#122 (from 177)
A 61% boost. So, if you ever need a boost to album sales, you can either yell a racial slur or get accused of sexual abuse.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#134 (from 132)
#134 (from 132)
Only a 1% drop.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#135 (from 117)
A 13% drop.
Tribulation, When The Gloom Becomes Sound (Century Media)
#139 (from 54)
A 59% drop in week two.
Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
#166 (from 115)
A 28% drop.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Lockdown 2020(Mailboat)
#171 (from 116)
A 30% drop.
Puscifer, Existential Reckoning (BMG)
A 57% drop.
Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality(Closed Casket Activities)
A 42% boost.
Hum, Inlet(Earth Analog)
A 30% boost.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
A 10% boost.
Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
A 36% drop.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
A 64% boost.
Portrayal of Guilt, We Are Always Alone(Closed Casket)
A 87% drop in week two.
Nervosa, Perpetual Chaos (Napalm)
A 44% drop.
Asphyx, Necroceros (Century Media)
A 39% drop.
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, The Helm of Sorrow(Sacred Bones)
A 37% drop.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky(Sony)
A 30% drop.