Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Compilation albums usually either mean the band’s greatest hits or a collection of unreleased or rerecorded material. This week’s top debut falls into the latter category, and while such album’s don’t always hit the high mark on the charts, Breaking Benjamin’s Aurora proves to be an exception. Also, Blue Öyster Cult has two releases on here. Not sure I’ve seen that on here before.
Notable Debuts:
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
Debut #3
15,200 sold
This compilation reimagined songs cracks the top 5.
Kirk Windstein, Dream In Motion (eOne)
Debut #49
1,425 sold
This is Windstein’s debut solo album.
Revolution Saints, Rise (Frontiers)
Debut #50
1,400 sold
This is the supergroup’s third album.
Midnight, Rebirth By Blasphemy (Metal Blade)
Debut #52
1,375 sold
This is the one-man band’s fourth album.
Caspian, On Circles (Triple Crown)
Debut #58
1,300 sold
This is the band’s fifth full-length and its first in five years.
Blue Öyster Cult, Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 (Frontiers)
Debut #76
1,000 sold
This is the band’s first live release in 18 years.
Annihilator, Ballistic, Sadistic (Silver Lining)
Debut #78
970 sold
This is the band’s seventeenth studio album.
Silent Planet, The Night God Slept Redux (Solid State)
Debut #118
680 sold
This is a rerecording of the band’s debut album.
Debut #153
510 sold
This is Jørn Lande’s third cover album.
Blue Öyster Cult, Cult Classic (Frontiers)
Debut #197
410 sold
This is a reissue of the band’s 1994 release.
Higher Power, 27 Miles Underwater (Roadrunner)
220 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Temperance, Viridian (Napalm)
210 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Thy Catafalque, Naiv (Season Of Mist)
190 sold
This is the band’s ninth studio album.
Hazzerd, Delirium (M-Theory)
150 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Davey Suicide, Rock Ain’t Dead (Out of Line)
140 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Notable Sales:
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#25 (from 24)
2,675 sold
A 3% drop with just under 400,000 sold.
Sons of Apollo, MMXX(Inside Out)
#59 (from 15)
1,275 sold
A second week drop of 66%.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (Hollywood)
#66 (from 51)
1,175 sold
A 7% drop.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#84 (from 108)
920 sold
A 49% boost.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#89 (from 73)
890 sold
Just under 180,000 sold.
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
#93 (from 126)
830 sold
A 52% boost.
British Lion, The Burning(Explorer1)
#110 (from 52)
730 sold
A 42% drop in week two.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#130 (from 118)
610 sold
A 5% boost.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#134 (from 116)
600 sold
A 1% boost.
Skillet, Victorious (Atlantic)
#139 (from 139)
550 sold
This stays at the same chart position after a 7% boost.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#161 (from 147)
490 sold
A 3% drop.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#172 (re-entry)
460 sold
A 32% boost back up.
#179 (from 99)
450 sold
A 35% drop.
Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N. (Eleven Seven)
#187 (from 164)
430 sold
A 6% drop.
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky(Napalm)
#196 (re-entry)
420 sold
A 33% boost back up.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
230 sold
A 36% drop.
Brothers of Metal, Emblas Saga (AFM)
220 sold
This got boosted back up after dropping off the week after its debut.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
180 sold
A 29% bost.
Jinjer, Macro (Napalm)
160 sold
A 32% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
160 sold
A 31% boost.
Mark Morton, Ether EP (Rise)
150 sold
A 66% drop.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
140 sold
A 7% drop.
Bleed The Sky, This Way Lies Madness (Art Is War)
130 sold
A 75% drop in week two.
Lindemann, F & M (Vertigo)
130 sold
This sold the same as last week.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
120 sold
This got boosted up by 62%.
Mayhem, Daemon (Century Media)
110 sold
A 43% drop.