Metal By Numbers 2/2: King Gizzard and the Butterfly of Doom

Posted by on February 21, 2022


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



Notable Debuts:

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3001 (KGLW)
Debut #25
2,550 sold

An album full of remixed tracks from their latest record, ‘Butterfly 3000’. Featuring contributions by the Flaming Lips, DJ Shadow, Peaches and more.






Battle Beast, Circus Of Doom (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #70
1,000 sold

The sixth full-length album from the Finnish heavy metal band. Produced and mixed by keyboardist Janne Björkroth.






Billy Talent, Crisis Of Faith (Spinefarm)
Debut #86
850 sold

The sixth studio album by the Canadian rock band.






Comeback Kid, Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #120
625 sold

The Canadian hardcore outfit drops their seventh album produced by John Paul Peters (Cancer Bats, Propagandhi).






Great American Ghost, Torture World EP (MNRK Heavy)
Debut #135
550 sold

Bostonian metal dabbling in politics and personal tribulation.






Asking Alexandria, Never Gonna Learn Ep (Better Noise Records)
Debut #159
450 sold

This new EP features two new tracks and a collaboration with Maria Brink (In This Moment).






Ashes Of Ares, Emperors And Fools (Rock Of Angels)
110 sold

The third album by the Newburgh, NY, progressive power metal band.





Notable Sales:

Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#30 (from 5)
2,425 sold
Skillet drops 79% in their second week.






Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
#36 (from 18)
2,050 sold

This amazing album unfortunately drops 48% in week two. Check out the wonderful Frankie Nasso directed video for “Two Towers” here!






Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
#59 (from 8)
1,175 sold

Underoath falls 83% but Spencer Chamberlain learned how to swear on this record!






Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#65 (from 83)
1,100 sold

A 27% increase. Knocked Loose’s EP focuses on “a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it.”
Watch the short film here.






Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#69 (from 44)
1,000 sold

The Michigan based band drops 30%. Their biggest decline in a while but still have sold over 15,000 copies.






Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#103 (from 85)
850 sold

Volbeat’s eighth studio album drops 11%. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).







Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#111 (from 95)
650 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden keep falling adding an 11% drop this week. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!







Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#123 (from 131)
600 sold

Ice Nine Kills jumps back with a 21% increase. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire!







Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#142 (from 114)
520 sold

Mastodon falls a steep 12% in week thirteen. Members of Mastodon write like they’re “…choreographed acrobatics






Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#153 (from 148)
475 sold
Deftones’ ninth album jumps another 7%.






King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
#183 (from 169)
400 sold

The Melbourne natives increase by 4%. Check out their new remixed version here!







Exodus, Persona Non Grata(Nuclear Blast)
#186 (from 103)
380 sold

Another sad 43% drop for their eleventh studio album. Written over the pandemic, this is only the second album to feature Steve “Zetro” Souza since his 2014 return.






Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#188 (from 167)
375 sold

The Baltimore band’s fourth album sees a small 2% jump.







Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#193 (from 158)
375 sold

Catch them on tour with Underoath, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!






Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#197 (re-entry)
350 sold

WvH returns to the charts! Over 63,00o copies sold YTD.








Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
340 sold

Their big record drops 73% in week two.








Malignant Altar, Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity (Dark Descent)
250 sold

The Houston outfit’s debut full-length record.







Waking The Cadaver, Authority Through Intimidation (Unique Leader Records)
250 sold (re-entry)

Straight from New Jersey, Walking the Cadaver returns from hiatus with their fourth studio album.







Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
240 sold

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat drop 8%.







Shadow Of Intent, Elegy (Blood Blast)
180 sold

The Symphonic deathcore outfit from Connecticut fall a substantial 85%.







Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities)
175 sold

A mere 4% increase. Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.







Don Broco, Amazing Things (Sharptone)
170 sold

The fourth studio album by English four-piece rock band. The physical release on 28 January 2022 allowed the album to become the band’s first UK No.1 album.







KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
140 sold

A small 3% decrease for the profound and legendary guitarist.







Ghost Bath, Self Loather (Nuclear Blast)
140 sold

The third in a trilogy of records from the depressive black metal outfit. This week features a 9% increase.







Stormkeep, Tales Of Othertime (Ván Records)
140 sold

A debut full-length album filled with Medieval Black Metal.







Hypocrisy, Worship (Nuclear Blast)
140 sold (re-entry)

The 13th studio album returns!







Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
130 sold

A small 2% drop for the Ukrainian metalcore outfit.






Kissin’ Dynamite, Not The End Of The Road (Napalm)
120 sold

Album #7 from the German heavy metal band.







Portrayal Of Guilt, Christfucker(Run For Cover)
100 sold

An 86% drop for the the abrasively titled second full length album from the hardcore kids in Austin.







Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom(Sumerian Records)
100 sold

Their second studio album drops again but by 14%. Surprisingly, they might sue their label Sumerian.







Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen(BMG)
100 sold

A 13% decrease. Check out their other EP Better Days EP






Babymetal, 10 Babymetal Years (BMD Fox Records)
100 sold

Babymetal return to the charts but for how long…



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