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

We here at Metal Insider are generally peaceful people and hardly get angry at anyone over anything. Unless you don’t like tacos, in which case get the hell out (just kidding, we love you all). But one thing that always makes us happy is seeing metal albums doing well on the charts. This week, metal enjoyed various boosts in sales, partially with thanks to the Grammys and partially for just being awesome (mostly). Our top debut this week is a Welsh band sending a message about anger, acceptence, and learning to deal with anger issues. Alright that’s kind of bullshit, I have no idea if that’s what the band intended.

Notable Debuts

Bullet For My Valentine, Temper Temper (RCA) #13, 43,475 sold

The Welsh metallers are back with album number four and takes the top spot for metal this week. It was probably clever thinking on the bands part to put this out the week of Valentine’s Day. Or maybe it’s just me trying to come up with a good joke about the band’s name.

Pissed Jeans, Honeys (Sub Pop) 2,200 sold

Hailing from Allentown, these hardcore punk/noise rockers have released their fourth album for the best debut of their career.


Notable Sales

Red, Release the Panic (Provident) #48, 13,850 sold

Someone panicked and made the album drop 67% in week two.
Kid Rock, Rebel Soul (Atlantic), #50, 12,300 sold

You rebel scum. This album has sold about 425,000 in a little over three months.
Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day (Atlantic) #71, 7,725 sold

A big 57% boost is certainly cause for celebration.


Coheed and Cambria, The Afterman: Descension (Hundred Handed) #73, 7,500 sold

This may have descended (a substantial 81%), but it has sold just under 50,000 copies in two weeks.


Hollywood Undead, Notes from the Underground (A&M/Octone) #98, 4,800 sold

Here’s a 12% boost this week for the Undead.


Black Veil Brides, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones (Lava/Universal Republic) #103, 4,575 sold

The band seems to like writing about outcasts. So when are we getting a concept album based on The Outsiders?


Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #120, 4,125 sold

And a big 42% boost in sales for these Grammy winners, who have sold about 186,000 of tehri sophomore album.


Shinedown, Amaryllis (Atlantic) #149, 3,725 sold

Something is shining down on this album to give it sales.


Hatebreed, The Divinity of Purpose (Razor & Tie) #135, 3,700 sold

This just crossed the 25,000 total mark.


Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones (Roadrunner) #140, 3,675 sold

Looks people took “Do Me A Favor” to heart and gave this album a small boost.


Deftones, Koi No Yokan (Reprise) #150, 3,450 sold

It might be lower on the charts, but it actually got a boost this week.


Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven (Universal) #166, 3,250 sold

With another boost this week, this album has crossed the 200,000 threshold.



In This Moment, Blood (Century Media) #169, 3,200 sold

If you want Blood…


Soundgarden, King Animal (Universal) #180, 2,900 sold

This sold the same amount this week as an album that’s been out since October 2011.


Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (Prospect Park) #181, 2,900 sold

It’s a fine day for capitalism.


Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) 930 sold

A 12% boost this week.


The Bronx, The Bronx IV (ATO) 890 sold

It’s only fitting for The Bronx to actually be from LA. Ironically, there’s a band called Silver Lake that’s from Dallas GA.


Otherwise, True Love Never Dies (Century Media) 860 sold

A small boost, but nothing much is happening otherwise.


Avatar, Black Waltz (eOne Entertainment) 740 sold

A whopping 94% boost for these Pandora natives. Must be their first American tour.


Riverside, Shrine of a New Generation of Slaves (InsideOut) 580 sold

Does this new generation of slaves get to wear those exploding collars from The Running Man?


Holy Grail, Ride The Void (Prosthetic) 470 sold

Ride the Charts. A nice 18% boost brings them to about 3,000. That should pick up once the Metal Alliance tour starts.


Woe, Is Me, Genesi[s] (Rise) 460 sold

This album is not a tribute to the game console or band of the same name.


The Plot In You, Could You Watch Your Children Burn (Rise) 410 sold

There really ought to be a question mark at the end of the album title.


The Amity Affliction, Chasing Ghosts (Roadrunner) 400 sold

A good alternative band name could have been The Aussie Affliction. This band also got a boost, and has sold 6.200 so far.


Upon A Burning Body, Red.White. Green. (Sumerian) 390 sold

These guys are apparently big fans of Robert Rodriguez judging by their song titles.


Capture the Crown, `Til Death (Sumerian) 370 sold

I’m all out of Brad Garrett jokes.
Like Moths To Flames, When We Don’t Exsist (Rise) 340 sold

Well, it felt like this didn’t exsist until it came back on the charts…


The Shrine, Primative Blast (Tee Pee) 330 sold

Judging by their style, these guys are like a primative blast from the past.


Voivod, Target Earth (Century Media) 320 sold

Sales were a bit off target this week, but they’ve sold 3,000 in four weeks.


Destruction, Spiritual Genocide (Nuclear Blast) 320 sold

A drop in sales for the Greman thrashers.


Philip Anselmo/Warbeast, War Of The Gargantuas (Housecore) 320 sold

War: what is it good for? Album sales, apparently.


Glass Cloud, Royal Thousand  (Equal Vision) 310 sold

More like Royal Hundred.


Texas Hippie Coalition, Peacemaker (Carved) 300 sold

Out with the Texas In July and in with the Coalition.