Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Like many of you, I’m always thirsty for new music. One of the great things about doing MBN is that it often tips me off to new bands. Or, if there’s an album from a band I don’t normally listen to, I check it out if there’s a large amount of hype. Still, when the new year starts it usually takes me a while before I hear a new release that hits me just right. You know, that album that you hear very early on in the year, spin like crazy, then put to the side for a few months before rediscovering it and falling in love all over again. I’m still waiting for that to happen. If you’ve got a new album you really love, yell about in the comments and I’ll go check it out.
Notable Debuts:
August Burns Red, Phantom Sessions EP (Fearless)
Debut #84
1,500 sold
This EP comes only a few months after the band put out their Christmas EP.
Beast In Black, From Hell With Love (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #85
1,475 sold
The band’s second album sold double its predecessor.
Sentinels, Unsound Recollections(Stay Sick)
580 sold
This is the New Jersey band’s latest release.
Shokran, Ethereal (Self-Released)
220 sold
This is the Russian band’s third release.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#2 (from 10)
28,545 sold
A huge boost of 290% ahead of the Oscar’s this Sunday.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#15 (from 13)
5,725 sold
Over 200,000 sold.

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#26 (from 25)
4,325 sold

A 23% boost reflects this EP’s Grammy win.





Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#27 (from 29)
3,800 sold
Over 170,000 sold.


Bring Me The Horizon, amo (RCA/Sony)
#82 (from 34)
1,600 sold
A 43% drop with over 20,000 sold.




Within Temptation, Resist (Vertigo/Spinefarm)
#90 (from 12)
1,325 sold
A drop of 80% in week two.
Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell(UMe)
#95 (from 92)
1,300 sold
A 12% boost.

Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#102 (from 117)
1,250 sold

A 25% boost.




Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#110 (from 107)
1,100 sold

A 1% boost.

#111 (from 78)
1,050 sold
A 26% drop.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#127 (from 119)
950 sold

A 4% drop.





#129 (from 45)
950 sold
A 60% drop in week two.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
#141 (from 85)
890 sold
A 26% drop.
#143 (from 150)
890 sold
A boost of 18%.


Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#161 (from 137)
800 sold

A 4% drop.





Papa Roach, Who Do You Trust? (Eleven Seven)
#169 (from 111)
750 sold
A 28% drop.
Alice In Chains, Rainier Fog (BMG)
#184 (from 195)
680 sold
A 22% boost.




Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#193 (from 155)
630 sold

A 14% drop.


Awake At Last, Life/Death/Rebirth (Self-Released)
390 sold
This popped up again for first time since November.
Fever 333, Strength In Numb333rs(Roadrunner)
330 sold
A 1% drop.
Soen, Lotus (Silver Lining Music)
300 sold
A second week 62% drop.
Astronoid, Astronoid(Blood Music)
290 sold
A 53% second week drop.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
270 sold
A 33% boost.
Jinjer, Micro EP (Napalm)
210 sold
A 9% drop.
Incite, Built to Destroy (Minus Head)
190 sold
A boost of 50%.
Flotsam And Jetsam, The End Of Chaos (AFM)
160 sold
A 44% drop.
Evergrey, The Atlantic(AFM)
150 sold
Also a 44% drop.