Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
What a week for metal! We had stellar releases from Sabaton, Crowbar, and Vein. We were even fortunate enough to have a new release from the hottest progressive death metal band, Hath! Enjoy the numbers my friends.
Sabaton, The War To End All Wars (Nuclear Blast)
The tenth studio album from the Swedish power metal historians.
Marillion, An Hour Before It’s Dark (earMusic)
The twentieth studio album from the British rock legends. Marillion offered free taxi rides across London to promote the record.
Vein.FM, This World Is Going To Ruin You (Closed Casket)
The sophomore effort from arguably the most talked about hardcore punk band.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Made In Timeland (Virgin)
The 19th studio album by the Australian psychedelic rock band.
Crowbar, Zero And Below (MRNK Heavy)
The twelfth full-length effort from the New Orleans’ sludge metal legends. Currently on tour with Sepultura and Sacred Reich!
Ty Tabor, Shades (Rat Pak)
The eleventh solo album from the acclaimed King’s X guitarist, songwriter, and co-vocalist.
Midnight, Let There Be Witchery (Metal Blade)
It’s their fifth full-length album. Blackened speed metal from Cleveland, Ohio.
Vio-Lence, Let The World Burn (Metal Blade)
This EP is the first taste of new music since their 1993’s full-length, Nothing To Gain.
Flaw, Revival (Cleopatra)
Kentucky-based alternative metal. Only appropriate that this is a covers album after their infamous plagiarism scandal.
Dream Theater, Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Majesty (Inside Out)
Remixed and remastered original demos from Dream Theater’s early days as Majesty in 1985 and 1986. Only but mere students at Boston’s Berklee College.
Hath, All That Was Promised (Willowtip)
New Jersey’s hottest progressive blackened death metal. They are so hawt right now. Catch them on tour with Cognitive!
Sylvaine, Nova (Season Of Mist)
The fourth album from the Norwegian multi-instrumentalist.
Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#19 (from 4)
A 72% drop for the German band’s nineteenth studio album.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, 4 (Gibson)
#52 (from 36)
Slash drops 23% in week four. This is his 5th studio album overall. Did you know Slash loves dinosaurs?
KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#59 (from 47)
Korn’s fourteenth album drops 19% in week five. Still doing better than Eddie Vedder and Skillet!
Eddie Vedder, Earthling (Republic)
#63 (from 49)
The Pearl Jam frontman’s second solo album falls 29% in week four. Features appearances from Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Ringo Starr.
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#67 (from 88)
A 3% jump for week 46. Catch them on their 42 date North American tour!
Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
The Baltimore band’s fourth album makes a return to the charts!
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#140 (from 126)
The mighty Iron Maiden fall 5% in week 27. Over 125,100 copies sold YTD. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!
Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
#150 (from 29)
To no surprise, the third album from the Richmond metalcore outfit drops 78% in their second week.
Matt Pike, Pike vs The Automaton (MNRK Heavy)
A substantial 63% increase in week three. This is the debut album from the Sleep/High on Fire mastermind. Guest appearances from Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Alyssa Maucere-Pike (Lord Dying, Grigax), Chad “Chief” Hartgrave, Josh Greene (El Cerdo), Todd Burdette (Tragedy), and High On Fire’s Jeff Matz.
Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#155 (from 139)
Volbeat’s eighth studio album falls back with 8% in week fourteen. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).
HammerFall, Hammer Of Dawn (Napalm)
#169 (from 59)
Their twelfth studio effort falls 66% in week two.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#183 (from 168)
An 8% drop. Check out their death metal song, “March of the Insane.”
Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
#185 (from 116)
A 38% decrease for their fifteenth studio album. It’s their nineteenth release overall. Produced and mixed by Francis Perron.
Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#194 (from 177)
Spiritbox falls back 11%. Over 36,800 copies sold YTD.
Allegaeon, Damnum (Metal Blade)
#197 (from 52)
A 76% drop after their solid debut week. This is the Colorado based band’s sixth album.
Zeal & Ardor, Zeal & Ardor (MVKA)
The third studio album from the avant-garde metal unit jumps up 17% in week four.
Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
A 2% increase. 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.
Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
Their eleventh studio album drops 60% in week three. Pure New York death metal.
Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
Their twenty-third studio album drops 14% in week five.
Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
A 66% drop for the Colorado natives.
George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Corpsegrinder (Perseverance)
The debut solo album from the Cannibal Corpse frontman falls 76% in week two. Produced by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta on his record label.
Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
Poppy experiences a 5% jump.
Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
Worm drop 48%. A six track onslaught of death metal brewing from the swamps of Florida.
Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat fall 35% in week 27. Shockingly, over 27,200 units sold YTD.
Dream Unending, Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin)
An unfortunate 42% drop for their fifth week. The aftermath of Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms) collaboration.
Cult Of Luna, The Long Road North (Metal Blade)
A 13% drop in week four. Cult Of Luna still taking the long road for this album…Okay, Ill end the joke next week..