Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The first thing I think of when I hear the name Andrew W.K. is that one time I met him at a party/band showcase and was asked to watch over his DJ equipment while he took a quick break. The second thing I think of is his appearance on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, because who doesn’t? And the third thing I think of is “It’s been how long since that dude put out a new album?” Well, I shall think that third thought no longer as the King of Party has released his first album in nearly 10 years, and judging by sales it looks like new music from him was eagerly awaited by his fans.
Andrew W.K., You’re Not Alone (Sony)
Andrew W.K.’s fifth studio album is his first in almost 10 years.
Michael Schenker Fest, Resurrection(Nuclear Blast)
This is Schenker’s first release under the moniker Michael Schenker Fest.
Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper, Split (Relapse)
This split features 8 tracks: 5 from Iron Regan and 3 from Gatecreeper.
Kreator, Coma Of Souls Reissue (Noise)
Kreator’s 1990 studio album is one of two reissues.
Ilsa, Corpse Fortress (Relapse)
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Oceans Of Slumber, The Banished Heart (Century Media)
Another band releases their fifth album.
Kreator, Renewal Reissue (Noise)
Here’s the second of Kreator’s two reissues.
Slugdge, Esoteric Malacology (Willowtip)
This is the band’s fourth studio album. Bet you can’t guess what kind of metal they play.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#143 (from 149)
About the same sold as last week.
Slaves, Beautiful Death (SBG)
#146 (from 194)
After a second week drop, this gets a 24% boost. We’ll see what happens now that their frontman has been arrested.
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
#147 (from 157)
No change in sales.
The Plot In You, Dispose (Fearless)
A 78% boost brings this back up the charts.
Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
This also gets boosted back up by 49%.
Black Label Society, Grimmest Hits (eOne)
#183 (from 132)
A 30% drop is grim.
A 43% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
Last week this sold 75 copies. In a week, it sold 10 times that.
Legend Of The Seagullmen, Legend Of The Seagullmen (Dine Alone)
A 33% drop.
Visigoth, Conquerer’s Oath (Metal Blade)
This got a huge boost of over 160%.
Righteous Vendetta, Cursed (Century Media)
This got boosted back up.
Turbonegro, RockNRoll Machine (Scandinavian Leather)
This has been out since February 2nd, but I’ve only just spotted it.
Harm’s Way, Posthuman (Metal Blade)
This got boosted back up.
Entheos, Dark Future (Spinefarm)
This got boosted back up too.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
A slight drop of 7%.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
The tiniest 1% boost.
Knocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
Haven’t seen this one in a minute. It got an 84% boost.
Tribulation, Down Below (Century Media)
A 27% boost sold.
Pianos Become the Teeth, Wait for Love (Epitaph)
A drop of 45%.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Sketches of Brunswick East (ATO)
You know things are back to normal on MBN when we have 2-3 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard album listed.