Metal By Numbers 2/27: You Will Confess

Posted by on February 27, 2013

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

It’s been approximately…never since my last confession. Actually, I don’t think anyone here at Metal Insider has ever made a confession that wasn’t preceded by downing a bottle of whiskey beforehand. Just kidding. We don’t have problems. Anyway, we will confess to you that there were some cool things to come up on the charts this week, with our top debut coming from a band newly added to Century Media and another band that is not Tool (sorry, resisting urge to to pine for new album) with a new EP. Take a gander at the charts this week, but first step into our confessions booth and admit to making yet another “Harlem Shake” video that the world didn’t ask for.

Notable Debuts

Buckcherry, Confessions (Century Media) #20, 17,875 sold

Buckcherry have put out their first release on Century Media and tops the metal charts for this week. Fun fact: the band wanted the album art to “encompass the subject matter of the record in an image that’s cool enough to be tattooed.”  You can be the judge of that.


Puscifer, Donkey Punch The Night EP, (Puscifer Entertainment) #57, 8,000 sold

It’s not a new Tool album, but it is Maynard James Keenan. This EP has some covers of classics like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Ball To The Wall”. It’s got a good start for an EP.


Suffocation, Pinncale of Bedlam (Nuclear Blast) #129, 3,175 sold

New York death metal titans are back with album number seven. We’re just happy to see these guys on the charts.


Steven Wilson, The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) (Kscope) #192, 2,275 sold

While Steven Wilson is best known as the frontman for Porcupine Tree, he’s made a name for himself with his many other projects, especially his solo work with album number three.


Shai Hulud, Reach Beyond The Sun (Metal Blade) 1,875 sold

It’s been about five years since Shai Hulud’s last album, and soon they’ll be out on tour with Thy Will Be Done.


Dark New Day, Hail Mary (Pavement) 870 sold

Album number three from the supergroup featuring Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery among others. Actually, does a band with members of Skrape, Virgos Merlot and Stuck Mojo count as a “supergroup?”


Devourment, Concieved In Sewage (Relapse) 830 sold

The band’s first release with Relapse recieved praise from our own Chip McCabe.


Notable Sales

Bullet For My Valentine, Temper Temper (RCA) #36, 13,425 sold

Hopefully the second week drop won’t cause a temper temper tantrum tantrum.


Red, Release the Panic (Provident) #49, 10,000 sold

I think these guys missed an opportunity to title the album “Foot Up Your Ass” with Kurtwood Smith on the cover.


Kid Rock, Rebel Soul (Atlantic), #50, 9,500 sold

This is in the same chart position as last week.
Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day (Atlantic) #71, 4,475 sold



Coheed and Cambria, The Afterman: Descension (Hundred Handed) #102, 3,800 sold

Looks like the Afterman overshot his descension this week.


Black Veil Brides, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones (Lava/Universal Republic) #115, 3,475 sold

What kind of “wild” are we talking about? Like “girls gone wild” kind of wild, or The Wild Thornberrys kind of wild?


Hollywood Undead, Notes from the Underground (A&M/Octone) #119, 3,450 sold

It’s a 28% drop for these guys this week.


Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #123, 3,275 sold

This could pass 200,000 in a few weeks.


Shinedown, Amaryllis (Atlantic) #133, 3,050 sold

This is holding the same chart position as last week.


Deftones, Koi No Yokan (Reprise) #142, 2,975 sold

Seeing this on the charts always brightens my day.


Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven (Universal) #146, 2,950 sold

Finally, this crosses over the 200,000 mark.


Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones (Roadrunner) #152, 2,850 sold

Did I already make a House of Gold and Boners joke? Oh well, too late.


In This Moment, Blood (Century Media) #156, 2,800 sold

It’s a higher chart position than last week, but lower sales.


Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (Prospect Park) #180, 2,400 sold

What can you say about a gold album that hasn’t been said already?


Hatebreed, The Divinity of Purpose (Razor & Tie) #185, 2,325 sold

Unfortunately, sales for this album are being put to the torch, but it’ll likely cross 30,000 sold next week in it’s fifth week.


Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) 830 sold

These guys are about to wrap up their tour with The Used and We Came As Romans.


Pissed Jeans, Honeys (Sub Pop) 800 sold

A second week drop, but good to see this still on the charts.


Otherwise, True Love Never Dies (Century Media) 730 sold

You know what else never dies? Sales for this album.


Big Wreck, Albatross (Anthem) 650 sold

This came out almost a year ago, and now it’s back. Not that we noticed when it left.


Avatar, Black Waltz (eOne Entertainment) 600 sold

Oh come on, you didn’t want to name your album The Last Airbender? What gives?


The Bronx, The Bronx IV (ATO) 600 sold

I think this could have used a snappy subtitle like The Bronx IV: With A Vengeance.


The Amity Affliction, Chasing Ghosts (Roadrunner) 390 sold

The sales will probably keep on coming once Warped Tour comes around.


Capture the Crown, `Til Death (Sumerian) 380 sold

A small boost for the Crown.


Riverside, Shrine of a New Generation of Slaves (InsideOut) 370 sold

Apparently, this has already gone gold in Poland.


Woe, Is Me, Genesi[s] (Rise) 340 sold

For the record, Genesi isn’t a word. I checked.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categorised in: Metal By Numbers