Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Eddie Vedder, Earthling (Republic)
The second solo album from the Pearl Jam frontman. Features appearances from Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Ringo Starr.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, 4 (Gibson)
Slash unleashes his 4th record with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators but is technically his 5th studio album overall. Did you know Slash loves dinosaurs?
Zeal & Ardor, Zeal & Ardor (MVKA)
The third studio album from the avant-garde metal unit.
Amorphis, Halo (Atomic Fire)
Fourteenth studio album from the Finnish based band. Halo also topped the Metal Contraband charts.
Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
It’s their fifteenth studio album, and nineteenth release overall. Produced and mixed by Francis Perron.
Cult Of Luna, The Long Road North (Metal Blade)
I guess you can say, Cult Of Luna took the long road for this album..
Author & Punisher, Krüller (Relapse)
The one-man band from San Diego. Tristan Shone shows off his grungy, industrial-rock release.
Napalm Death, Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes EP (Century Media)
KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#14 (from 2)
Korn’s fourteenth album drops 74% in week two.
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#84 (from 73)
A very small 1% decrease for the Michigan natives. Catch them on their 42 date North American tour!
Jethro Tull, The Zealot Gene (InsideOut)
#99 (from 41)
A 54% drop for their twenty-second album.
Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#109 (from 200)
A 3% decrease. 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.
Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#119 (from 94)
Volbeat’s eighth studio album drops only 2% in week eleven. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).
Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
#130 (from 68)
Poppy experiences a 40% drop after her return to the charts.
Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
#132 (from 36)
Their twenty-third studio album drops 70% in week two. NWOBHM still goin’ strong!
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#144 (from 102)
The mighty Iron Maiden drops 15% in week 24. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!
Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
#159 (from 118)
Underoath falls 14%. Catch them on tour with Spiritbox, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#172 (from 188)
Foo Fighters jump 20%! Perhaps their North American tour announcement did the trick?
Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
#174 (from 78)
Worm drop 52%. A six track onslaught of death metal brewing from the swamps of Florida.
Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#178 (from 125)
Ice Nine Kills drops 23%. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire!
Dream Unending, Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin)
The aftermath of Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms) collaboration.
Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
FFAA drops 23%. Check out the wonderful Frankie Nasso directed video for “Two Towers” here!
Rivers Of Nihil, The Work (Metal Blade Records)
350 sold (re-entry)
Returning to the charts again! Check out members of Rivers of Nihil on a new Monsters Around Us track.
Portrayal Of Guilt, Christfucker(Run For Cover)
The abrasively titled second full length album from the hardcore kids in Austin.
Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat jump up by 41%.
Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
Another drop but this time by 44%
Movements, Live At Studio 4 (Fearless)
A 66% drop. An up-close and personal performance from Movements. It was released digitally on December 17 but now vinyl has been released!
Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities)
A 46% increase. Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.
Cloakroom, Dissolution Wave (Relapse Records)
A 64% drop in week three. The band celebrates their tenth anniversary with this new album.
Earthless, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast)
A 71% drop for the Californian psych rock and their sixth studio album.
Venom Prison, Erebos (Century Media)
Their fourth album drops 74%. Check out our interview here! DO IT!
Generation Kill, MKultra (Art Is War)
A 46% drop in week three. The Rob Dukes (ex-Exodus) fronted band drop their third album. Guest appearances by Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth), and John Joseph (Cro-Mags).
Khemmis, Deceiver (Nuclear Blast)
Khemmis makes their return to the chart!
Comeback Kid, Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast)
The Kids come back to the charts for their seventh album. See what I did there?
Produced by John Paul Peters (Cancer Bats, Propagandhi).
Archspire, Bleed The Future (Season Of Mist)
Archspire is back after a short stint away from the charts! Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero.
KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
An 20% decrease for the profound and legendary guitarist. Apparently, he still wants to rejoin Judas Priest.
Abysmal Dawn, Nightmare Frontier EP (Season Of Mist)
The first EP from the L.A. death metalers.
Battle Beast, Circus Of Doom (Nuclear Blast)
The Finnish heavy metal band falls 46%. Produced and mixed by keyboardist Janne Björkroth.
Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
The Ukrainian metalcore outfit return to the charts. Donate to the band’s campaign to support their country!