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



Notable Debuts:

Jethro Tull, The Zealot Gene (InsideOut)
Debut #7
6,225 sold

The British natives with their twenty-second album.






Steve Vai, Inviolate (Favored Nations/Mascot)
Debut #24
2,850 sold

The legendary guitarist drops his tenth studio album.






Cloakroom, Dissolution Wave (Relapse Records)
Debut #53
1,650 sold

The band celebrates their tenth anniversary with this new album.






Guns N’ Roses, Hard/Absurd EP(Interscope)
Debut #64
1,250 sold

A new EP that will include studio versions of the two songs, “Hard Skool” and “Absurd.” It will also have live versions of classics “Don’t Cry” and “You’re Crazy.”






Earthless, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #79
1,000 sold

Californian psych rock with their sixth studio album.






The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life (Unique Leader)
Debut #130
615 sold

The sixth album from the Pennsylvanian deathcore outfit.






Our Lady Peace, Spiritual Machines II (BMG)
Debut #159
450 sold

This is their tenth studio album and a sequel to their 2000 concept album, Spiritual Machines.






Praying Mantis, Katharsis (Frontiers)
130 sold

The twelfth studio album from the UK heavy metal band.






Notable Sales:

Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#41 (from 30)
2,075 sold
Skillet drops 15% in their third week.






Trivium, In The Court Of The Dragon (Roadrunner Records)
#54 (re-entry)
1,625 sold

Trivium return to the charts! Check out frontman Matt Heafy’s new band Ibaraki.







Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#93 (from 103)
775 sold

Volbeat’s eighth studio album jumps a small 4%. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).






Don Broco, Amazing Things (Sharptone)
750 sold

A crazy and random 344% increase for their fourth studio album. The physical release on 28 January 2022 allowed the album to become the band’s first UK No.1 album.






Melvins, Five Legged Dog (Ipecac Recordings)
#100 (re-entry)
750 sold

This is their 25th album and is also their first acoustic album.






Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
#112 (from 59)
700 sold

Underoath falls 41%. Cath them on tour with  Spiritbox, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!







Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#115 (from 69)
675 sold

The Michigan based band drops again by 33%.







Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#126 (from 111)
625 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden fall again with 8% this week. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!






Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2 (Prospect Park)
#152 (re-entry)
475 sold

Again, FFDP return to the charts but this time with a 54% increase. Over 52,500 copies sold YTD.






Battle Beast, Circus Of Doom (Nuclear Blast)
#161 (from 70)
450 sold

A 55% fall for the Finnish heavy metal band. Produced and mixed by keyboardist Janne Björkroth.







Exodus, Persona Non Grata(Nuclear Blast)
#165 (from 186)
425 sold

A 10% increase for their eleventh studio album. Written over the pandemic, this is only the second album to feature Steve “Zetro” Souza since his 2014 return.







Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#170 (from 142)
415 sold

Mastodon falls 20% in week fourteen. Check out Mastodon’s Brent Hinds on Matt Pike’s (High on Fire) new solo track “Lands” here!







Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#190 (from 123)
380 sold

Ice Nine Kills falls back down with a 35% decrease. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire!






Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#185 (from 65)
380 sold

A 66% 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.






Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
#186 (from 36)
375 sold

This amazing album unfortunately falls again by 82% in week three. Check out the wonderful Frankie Nasso directed video for “Two Towers” here!






Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#189 (from 197)
350 sold

WvH sees a small 1% decrease.






Great American Ghost, Torture World EP (MNRK Heavy)
#190 (from 135)
350 sold

A 34% drop for the Boston based band.







Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
340 sold

Their big record drops 73% in week two.







Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
250 sold

Brewing from the swamps of Florida, the six track onslaught of death metal make a return to the charts!







Comeback Kid, Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast)
230 sold

A 63% drop for the Canadian hardcore outfit and their seventh album. Produced by John Paul Peters (Cancer Bats, Propagandhi).







Billy Talent, Crisis Of Faith (Spinefarm)
190 sold

The sixth studio album drops by 77%.







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

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat drop again by 37%.







Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities)
145 sold

A 16% decrease. Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.







Vulvodynia, Praenuntius Infiniti (Unique Leader)
125 sold

“Vulvodynia is a chronic, severe vaginal pain with no identifiable cause.” The fifth album from South African slam juggernauts.






KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
120 sold

An 18% decrease for the profound and legendary guitarist. Apparently, he still wants to rejoin Judas Priest.







Archspire, Bleed The Future (Season Of Mist)
115 sold

Archspire is back after a short stint away from the charts! Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero.








Shadow Of Intent, Elegy (Blood Blast)
110 sold

The Symphonic deathcore outfit from Connecticut fall a substantial 41%.







Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom (Sumerian Records)
110 sold

Their second studio album has a small 3% rise. Surprisingly, they might sue their label Sumerian.







Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen(BMG)
100 sold

A 2% drop. Check out their other EP Better Days EP