Metal By Numbers 3/16: The Chart to End All Charts

Posted by on March 18, 2022


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.


Notable Debuts:

Sabaton, The War To End All Wars (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #4
8,225 sold

The tenth studio album from the Swedish power metal historians.





Marillion, An Hour Before It’s Dark (earMusic)
Debut #11
4,625 sold

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)
Debut #14
3,825 sold

The sophomore effort from arguably the most talked about hardcore punk band.






King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Made In Timeland (Virgin)
Debut #26
2,725 sold

The 19th studio album by the Australian psychedelic rock band.






Crowbar, Zero And Below (MRNK Heavy)
Debut #35
2,350 sold

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)
Debut #51
1,800 sold

The eleventh solo album from the acclaimed King’s X guitarist, songwriter, and co-vocalist.





Midnight, Let There Be Witchery (Metal Blade)
Debut #95
975 sold

It’s their fifth full-length album. Blackened speed metal from Cleveland, Ohio.






Vio-Lence, Let The World Burn (Metal Blade)
Debut #116
775 sold

This EP is the first taste of new music since their 1993’s full-length, Nothing To Gain.






Flaw, Revival (Cleopatra)
Debut #153
550 sold

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)
Debut #160
525 sold

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)
Debut #172
475 sold

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)
375 sold

The fourth album from the Norwegian multi-instrumentalist.






Notable Sales:

Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#19 (from 4)
3,425 sold

A 72% drop for the German band’s nineteenth studio album.






Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators,  4  (Gibson)
#52 (from 36)
1,750 sold

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)
1,500 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album drops 19% in week fiveStill doing better than Eddie Vedder and Skillet!





Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#62 (from 58)
1,350 sold
Skillet falls right back down by 24% in their eighth week. Frontman Jon Cooper still believes “Music Belongs To God.





Eddie Vedder, Earthling (Republic)
#63 (from 49)
1,350 sold

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)
900 sold

A 3% jump for week 46. Catch them on their 42 date North American tour!






Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#129 (re-entry)
675 sold

The Baltimore band’s fourth album makes a return to the charts!






Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#140 (from 126)
625 sold

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)
575 sold

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)
550 sold

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)
550 sold

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)
500 sold

Their twelfth studio effort falls 66% in week two.






Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#183 (from 168)
440 sold

An 8% drop. Check out their death metal song, “March of the Insane.”






Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
#185 (from 116)
435 sold

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)
400 sold

Spiritbox falls back 11%. Over 36,800 copies sold YTD.






Allegaeon, Damnum (Metal Blade)
#197 (from 52)
400 sold

A 76% drop after their solid debut week. This is the Colorado based band’s sixth album.





Zeal & Ardor, Zeal & Ardor (MVKA)
400 sold

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)
350  sold

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)
350 sold

Their eleventh studio album drops 60% in week three. Pure New York death metal.






Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
315 sold

Their twenty-third studio album drops 14% in week five.






Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
225 sold

A 66% drop for the Colorado natives.






Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
200 sold

The Ukrainian metalcore outfit keep it up with a positive 20%. Donate to the band’s campaign to support their country!







George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Corpsegrinder (Perseverance)
200 sold

The debut solo album from the Cannibal Corpse frontman falls 76% in week two. Produced by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta on his record label.







Amorphis, Halo  (Atomic Fire)
190 sold

The Finnish based band’s fourteenth studio stays even!







Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom(Sumerian Records)
180 sold

Their second studio album jumps 33%. In response to the Russia/Ukraine War, Slaughter To Prevail “Say No To War!







Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
175 sold

Poppy experiences a 5% jump.






Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
175 sold

Worm drop 48%. A six track onslaught of death metal brewing from the swamps of Florida.







Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
160 sold 

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)
150 sold

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)
150 sold

A 13% drop in week four. Cult Of Luna still taking the long road for this album…Okay, Ill end the joke next week..






Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
140 sold

FFAA do the reverse of last week and fall back down 50% for their eighth week. Guitarist Patrick Sheridan had a deep chat with Machine Head’s Robb Flynn!



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