Metal By Numbers 3/14: Andrew W.K. brings the party to the charts

Posted by on March 14, 2018

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.

Notable Debuts:

Andrew W.K., You’re Not Alone (Sony)
Debut #37
3,900 sold

Andrew W.K.’s fifth studio album is his first in almost 10 years.




Michael Schenker Fest, Resurrection(Nuclear Blast)
Debut #73
2,100 sold

This is Schenker’s first release under the moniker Michael Schenker Fest.





Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper, Split (Relapse)
Debut #92
1,550 sold

This split features 8 tracks: 5 from Iron Regan and 3 from Gatecreeper.






Kreator, Coma Of Souls Reissue (Noise)
520 sold

Kreator’s 1990 studio album is one of two reissues.






Ilsa, Corpse Fortress (Relapse)
360 sold

This is the band’s fifth studio album.






Oceans Of Slumber, The Banished Heart (Century Media)
330 sold

Another band releases their fifth album.






Kreator, Renewal Reissue (Noise)
310 sold

Here’s the second of Kreator’s two reissues.






Slugdge, Esoteric Malacology (Willowtip)
260 sold

This is the band’s fourth studio album. Bet you can’t guess what kind of metal they play.





Notable Sales:

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#26 (from 45)
4,450 sold

A 22% boost and over 85,000 sold.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction (Prospect Park)
#33 (from 35)
4,200 sold

Over 80,000 sold.




Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#90 (from 114)
1,575 sold

A 24% boost.





Pop Evil, Pop Evil (eOne)
#139 (from 88)
1,075 sold

A drop of 37%.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#143 (from 149)
1,000 sold

About the same sold as last week.






Slaves, Beautiful Death (SBG)
#146 (from 194)
980 sold

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)
980 sold

No change in sales.





Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#168 (from 155)
870 sold
Just under 270,000 sold.

The Plot In You, Dispose (Fearless)
#179 (re-entry)
820 sold

A 78% boost brings this back up the charts.





Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
#182 (re-entry)
810 sold

This also gets boosted back up by 49%.


Black Label Society, Grimmest Hits (eOne)
#183 (from 132)
810 sold

A 30% drop is grim.





Asking Alexandria, Asking Alexandria (Sumerian)
#192 (from 105)
780 sold

A 43% drop.





King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
#199 (re-entry)
760 sold

Last week this sold 75 copies. In a week, it sold 10 times that.





Turnstile, Time & Space (Roadrunner)
670 sold

A second week 76% drop.






Legend Of The Seagullmen, Legend Of The Seagullmen (Dine Alone)
430 sold

A 33% drop.





Visigoth, Conquerer’s Oath (Metal Blade)
400 sold

This got a huge boost of over 160%.






Righteous Vendetta, Cursed (Century Media)
360 sold

This got boosted back up.






Turbonegro, RockNRoll Machine (Scandinavian Leather)
350 sold

This has been out since February 2nd, but I’ve only just spotted it.





Harm’s Way, Posthuman (Metal Blade)
290 sold

This got boosted back up.






Sons Of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut)
230 sold
A 29% drop in week 20.





Entheos, Dark Future (Spinefarm)
220 sold

This got boosted back up too.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
210 sold

A slight drop of 7%.






King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
210 sold

The tiniest 1% boost.






Knocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
200 sold

Haven’t seen this one in a minute. It got an 84% boost.





Tribulation, Down Below (Century Media)
190 sold

A 27% boost sold.





Pianos Become the Teeth, Wait for Love (Epitaph)
180 sold

A drop of 45%.






King Gizzard & the Lizard WizardSketches of Brunswick East (ATO)
180 sold

You know things are back to normal on MBN when we have 2-3 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard album listed.


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