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



Notable Debuts:

Eddie Vedder, Earthling (Republic)
Debut #1
16,250 sold

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)
Debut #7
10,050 sold

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)
Debut #35
2,725 sold

The third studio album from the avant-garde metal unit.






Amorphis, Halo  (Atomic Fire)
Debut #61
1,600 sold

Fourteenth studio album from the Finnish based band. Halo also topped the Metal Contraband charts.






Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
Debut #67
1,400 sold

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)
Debut #89
1,025 sold

I guess you can say, Cult Of Luna took the long road for this album..






Author & Punisher, Krüller (Relapse)
Debut #98
925 sold

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)
Debut #134
650 sold







Once Human, Scar Weaver (earMusic)
Debut #142
600 sold

Producer and guitarist, Logan Mader (Machine Head, Gojira) puts forth the band’s third album after five years.






Lionville, So Close To Heaven (Formula Group)
245 sold

The fifth album by Italian melodic rockers.






Notable Sales:

KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#14 (from 2)
5,025 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album drops 74% in week two.


Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#66 (from 40)
1,400 sold
Skillet decrease 33% in their fifth week.






Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#84 (from 73)
1,050 sold

A very small 1% decrease for the Michigan natives. Catch them on their 42 date North American tour!






Jerry Cantrell, Brighten (Independent)
#92 (re-entry)

Brighten is the third solo album by the Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell. This boost is probably due to his upcoming solo tour.







Jethro Tull, The Zealot Gene (InsideOut)
#99 (from 41)
925 sold

A 54% drop for their twenty-second album.






Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#109 (from 200)
350 sold

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)
775 sold

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)
700 sold

Poppy experiences a 40% drop after her return to the charts.







Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
#132 (from 36)
675 sold

Their twenty-third studio album drops 70% in week two. NWOBHM still goin’ strong!






Steve Vai, Inviolate (Favored Nations/Mascot)
#143 (from 70)
600 sold

The legendary guitarist drops 45%. It’s his tenth studio album.






Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#144 (from 102)
600 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden drops 15% in week 24. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!






Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
#159 (from 118)
525 sold

Underoath falls 14%. Catch them on tour with  Spiritbox, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!






Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2 (Prospect Park)
#171 (from 145)
475 sold

FFDP drop a small 1%.






Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#172 (from 188)
460 sold

Foo Fighters jump 20%! Perhaps their North American tour announcement did the trick?






Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
#174 (from 78)
450 sold

Worm drop 52%. A six track onslaught of death metal brewing from the swamps of Florida.






Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#178 (from 198)
450 sold

WvH jumps 22%.







Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#178 (from 125)
450 sold

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)
#193 (re-entry)
400 sold

The aftermath of Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms) collaboration.



Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#196 (re-entry)
400 sold
Deftones’ ninth album returns to the charts. Did you hear bassist Sergio Vega is no longer in band?






Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
380 sold

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)
350 sold

The abrasively titled second full length album from the hardcore kids in Austin.







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

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat jump up by 41%.







Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
220 sold

Another drop but this time by 44%







Movements, Live At Studio 4 (Fearless)
200 sold

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)
200 sold

A 46% increase. Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.







Cloakroom, Dissolution Wave (Relapse Records)
190 sold

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)
190 sold

A 71% drop for the Californian psych rock and their sixth studio album.







Venom Prison, Erebos (Century Media)
170 sold

Their fourth album drops 74%. Check out our interview here! DO IT!







Generation Kill, MKultra (Art Is War)
170 sold

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)
150 sold

Khemmis makes their return to the chart!







Comeback Kid, Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast)
130 sold

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)
130 sold

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)
120 sold

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)
120 sold

The first EP from the L.A. death metalers.







Battle Beast, Circus Of Doom (Nuclear Blast)
115 sold

The Finnish heavy metal band falls 46%. Produced and mixed by keyboardist Janne Björkroth.







Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
115 sold

The Ukrainian metalcore outfit return to the charts. Donate to the band’s campaign to support their country!