Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I’m not sure if 2019 is moving slowly or not, but I do know that it feels like its been forever since I was able to just sit down and listen to a new album. My list of albums to check out is already grown at a fast pace and I’m sure there’s some that are going to slip between the cracks. One of those albums is the latest release from Avantasia, which landed in the top 50 this week. Personally I’m even more excited for next week when we see the numbers for Dream Theater, Overkill, and other bands listed in the New & Noteworthy column.
Notable Debuts:
Avantasia, Moonglow (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #40
2,725 sold
Avantasia’s eighth studio album marks its best debut yet, outdoing its 2016 predecessor.
Crystal Lake, Helix (SharpTone)
Debut #83
1,525 sold
This is the Japanese metalcore band’s fifth album.
Rotting Christ, The Heretics (Season Of Mist)
Debut #106
1,130 sold
This is the band’s best US debut yet.
Vanum, Ageless Fire (Profound Lore)
420 sold
This is the band’s second full-length.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#1 (from 2)
29,500 sold
This climbed it’s way into the number one spot. Also, Rami Malek won Best Leading Actor at the Oscars.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#24 (from 15)
4,300 sold
A 25% drop.


Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#31 (from 27)
3,350 sold
Over 170,000 sold.


Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#33 (from 26)
3,250 sold

A 25% drop.




Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#92 (from 102)
1,400 sold

A 12% boost.





Bring Me The Horizon, amo (RCA/Sony)
#118 (from 82)
990 sold
A 38% drop.




Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#119 (from 110)
980 sold

A 10% drop.





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

At 40 weeks, this his sold over 177,00o copies.





#131 (from 111)
850 sold
A 19% drop.





#136 (from 143)
820 sold
A drop of 8%.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
#153 (from 141)
730 sold
A 18% drop.
Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell(UMe)
#155 (from 95)
730 sold
A 44% drop.
Within Temptation, Resist (Vertigo/Spinefarm)
#156 (from 90)
730 sold
A 45% drop.

Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#171 (from 161)
670 sold

A 16% drop.




#175 (from 129)
650 sold
A drop of 31%.
Papa Roach, Who Do You Trust? (Eleven Seven)
#178 (from 169)
640 sold
A 14% drop.
Coheed And Cambria, Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures (Roadrunner)
#181 (re-entry)
620 sold
This gets a 23% boost up ahead of the band’s tour with Mastodon.

Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#191 (from 193)
580 sold

A 8% drop.





Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#197 (re-entry)
560 sold

A 7% drop.



Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
510 sold
A big 88% boost.
Beast In Black, From Hell With Love (Nuclear Blast)
500 sold
A 66% second week drop.
Astronoid, Astronoid(Blood Music)
240 sold
A 17% drop.
Fever 333, Strength In Numb333rs(Roadrunner)
210 sold
A 34% drop.
Awake At Last, Life/Death/Rebirth (Self-Released)
200 sold
A 50% drop.
Flotsam And Jetsam, The End Of Chaos (AFM)
180 sold
A 10% boost.
Afterlife, Breaking Point (Hopeless)
170 sold
This popped up after a 23% boost.
Evergrey, The Atlantic(AFM)
170 sold
An 11% boost.
Incite, Built to Destroy (Minus Head)
160 sold
A 17% drop.
Jinjer, Micro EP (Napalm)
160 sold
A 27% drop.