Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I spent the first five minute writing this week’s edition of MBN thinking “I should listen to that Pretty Reckless song that was big on the radio a few years ago, it was catchy.” The song I was thinking of is “Heaven Knows,” but I went looking for “I Miss The Misery,” which is a Halestorm song. So I was confused for a few minutes. Shows what I know. Anyway, they’ve got the number 1 album on the Top Current albums chart, which is no small feat. considering spots 2 and 3 are taken up by Foo Fighters and. Taylor Swift respectively.
Notable Debuts:
The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
Debut #1
15,625 sold
The Pretty Reckless’s fourth album didn’t top the first-week sales of its predecessor, but it’s number one on the Current Album charts.
Love and Death, Perfectly Preserved (Blind Tiger)
Debut #52
1,400 sold
This is the second album from the band fronted by Brian “Head” Welch.
Abiotic, Ikigai (The Artisan Era)
Debut #111
650 sold
This is the band’s third studio album.
Sirenia, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations (Napalm)
Debut #133
530 sold
This is the band’s tenth album.
God Is An Astronaut, Ghost Tapes #10
Debut #147
490 sold
This is the band’s ninth studio album.
Inglorious, We Will Ride (Frontiers)
Debut #153
460 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Michael Schenker Group, Immortal (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #154
460 sold
This is the 14th release under the moniker Michael Schenker Group, as opposed to the more recent Michael Schenker Fest releases from 2018 and 2019.
Durbin, The Beast Awakens (Frontiers)
Debut #178
400 sold
This is the first release from former Quiet Riot singer James Durbin under the moniker Durbin.
Humanity’s Last Breath, Välde (Unique Leader)
Debut #185
390 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Demon King, The Final Tyranny (The Artisan Era)
130 sold
This is the band’s debut EP. Also the vocalist and I have the same name. How about that?
Notable Sales:
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#2 (from 1)
14,55 sold
A 77% drop only brought this down to the number two spot.
AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#25 (from 20)
2,725 sold
A 8% drop.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music(Capitol)
#68 (from 75)
1,025 sold
A 3% boost.
Accept, Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)
#70 (from 65)
1,000 sold
A 23% drop.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: Forevermore(Inside Out)
#73 (from 45)
990 sold
A 39% drop in week two.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#87 (from 92)
820 sold
A 2% drop.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#89 (from 88)
810 sold
A 6% drop.
Steven Wilson,The Future Bites (Caroline)
#104 (from 58)
710 sold
A 50% drop.
I Prevail, Post Traumatic (Fearless)
#122 (re-entry)
590 sold
A whopping 857 % boost back onto the charts.
Todd La Torre, Rejoice in the Suffering (RatPak)
#108 (from 15)
660 sold
A 85% drop in week two.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#134 (from 134)
530 sold
This holds the same position as last week after an 8% drop.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#135 (from 135)
530 sold
This also holds the same position as last week.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#137 (from 104)
510 sold
A 28% drop.
The Dead Daisies, Holy Ground(SPV)
#162 (from 111)
440 sold
A 29% drop.
Asphyx, Necroceros (Century Media)
400 sold
A big 139% boost up.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: The Breath of Life(Inside Out)
#185 (from 61)
390 sold
A 72% drop in week two.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Lockdown 2020(Mailboat)
#192 (from 171)
360 sold
A 21% drop.
Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
340 sold
A 28% drop.
Tribulation, When The Gloom Becomes Sound (Century Media)
220 sold
A 60% drop.
Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
220 sold
A 7% boost.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
190 sold
A 10% drop.

Cult Of Luna, The Raging River (Red Creek)
180 sold

A 71% drop in week two.

Nervosa, Perpetual Chaos (Napalm)
160 sold
A 12% drop.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
140 sold
A 26% drop.
Therion, Leviathan (Nuclear Blast)
130 sold
A 64% boost back up.
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
130 sold
112% boost back up.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky(Sony)
110 sold
A 3% drop.
The Body, I’ve Seen All I Need To See(Thrill Jockey)
110 sold
A 61% drop.
Korpiklaani, Jylhä (Nuclear Blast)
100 sold
A 73% drop in week two.