Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3001 (KGLW)
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)
The sixth full-length album from the Finnish heavy metal band. Produced and mixed by keyboardist Janne Björkroth.
Billy Talent, Crisis Of Faith (Spinefarm)
The sixth studio album by the Canadian rock band.
Comeback Kid, Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast)
The Canadian hardcore outfit drops their seventh album produced by John Paul Peters (Cancer Bats, Propagandhi).
Great American Ghost, Torture World EP (MNRK Heavy)
Bostonian metal dabbling in politics and personal tribulation.
Asking Alexandria, Never Gonna Learn Ep (Better Noise Records)
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)
The third album by the Newburgh, NY, progressive power metal band.
Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
#36 (from 18)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Mastodon falls a steep 12% in week thirteen. Members of Mastodon write like they’re “…choreographed acrobatics”
Exodus, Persona Non Grata(Nuclear Blast)
#186 (from 103)
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)
The Baltimore band’s fourth album sees a small 2% jump.
Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#193 (from 158)
Catch them on tour with Underoath, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!
Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
Their big record drops 73% in week two.
Malignant Altar, Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity (Dark Descent)
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)
Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat drop 8%.
Shadow Of Intent, Elegy (Blood Blast)
The Symphonic deathcore outfit from Connecticut fall a substantial 85%.
Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities)
A mere 4% increase. Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.
Don Broco, Amazing Things (Sharptone)
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)
A small 3% decrease for the profound and legendary guitarist.
Ghost Bath, Self Loather (Nuclear Blast)
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)
A debut full-length album filled with Medieval Black Metal.
Kissin’ Dynamite, Not The End Of The Road (Napalm)
Album #7 from the German heavy metal band.
Portrayal Of Guilt, Christfucker(Run For Cover)
An 86% drop for the the abrasively titled second full length album from the hardcore kids in Austin.
Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom(Sumerian Records)
Their second studio album drops again but by 14%. Surprisingly, they might sue their label Sumerian.