Metal By Numbers 3/17: Chevelle shimmy to number one

Posted by on March 17, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Winter is almost fully in the rearview mirror, meaning the number of album debuts will grow long and feature more heavy hitters. Between last week, which we skipped, and this week, we have the likes of Chevelle, Epica, A Day To Remember, and Demon Hunter just to name a few. My list of albums to check out is already overloaded and we’re not even three months into the year.
Notable Debuts:
Chevelle, NIRATIAS (Epic)
Debut #1
24,400 sold
Despite selling a little less than its 2016 predecessor, Chevelle’s new album takes the #1 spot.

A Day To Remember, You’re Welcome(Fueled By Ramen)
Debut #3
16,200 sold

The band seventh album debuted in the top 3, selling 74% less than its predecessor.

Demon Hunter, Songs Of Death And Resurrection (Solid State)
Debut #18
3,100 sold
This is the band’s eleventh studio album.
Brand Of Sacrifice, Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
Debut #26
2,500 sold
This is the band’s second studio album.
Witherfall, Curse Of Autumn (Century Media)
Debut #83
910 sold
This is the band’s third studio album.
Regional Justice Center, Crime And Punishment (Closed Casket Activities)
Debut #98
770 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Wolf King, The Path Of Wrath (Prosthetic)
290 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Bonecarver, Evil(Unique Leader)
270 sold
This is the debut album of the band featuring members of Cannibal Grandpa.
Skold, Dies Irae (Cleopatra)
260 sold
This is Tim Sköld’s fifth solo album.
Wolfheart, Skull Soldiers  (Napalm)
150 sold
This comes a year after the band’s most recent LP.
140 sold
This new EP comes nearly a year after the band’s fifth studio album.
Nightfall, At Night We Prey (Season Of Mist)
110 sold
This is the band’s tenth album.
Notable Sales:
Alice Cooper, Detroit Stories(earMUSIC)
#11 (from 1)
4,475 sold
This debuted last week at #1 with over 13,150 sold.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#12 (from 11)
4,125 sold
A 22% drop.
AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#39 (from 33)
2,125 sold
A 6% drop.
Architects, For Those That Wish To Exist (Epitaph)
#40 (from 8)
2,100 sold
The band’s ninth album debuted last week at #8 with 6,750 sold.
The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#74 (from 42)
1,025 sold
A 46% drop.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#103 (from 95)
720 sold
A 19% drop.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#106 (from 111)
710 sold
A 3% drop.
Epica, Omega (Nuclear Blast)
#113 (from 20)
670 sold
Epica’s eighth studio album debuted last week at #20 and sold 3,325.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music(Capitol)
#121 (from 113)
620 sold
A 14% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#123 (from 130)
600 sold
A 2% boost.
Melvins, Working With God(Ipecac)
#124 (from 21)
600 sold
A drop of 81% drop in week two.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#137 (from 169)
540 sold
A 21% boost.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#157 (from 158)
470 sold
A 2% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#171 (from 178)
430 sold
A 2% boost.
Accept, Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)
#198 (from 149)
350 sold
A 33% drop.
Iotunn, Access All Worlds (Metal Blade)
250 sold
This is the Danish band’s debut album.
Evergrey, Escape Of The Phoenix (AFM)
250 sold
This is the band’s twelfth album.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: Forevermore(Inside Out)
240 sold
A 29% drop.
The Dead Daisies, Holy Ground(SPV)
240 sold
A 15% drop.
Moonspell, Hermitage (Napalm)
240 sold
A 76% drop in week two.
Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality(Closed Casket Activities)
220 sold
A 23% drop.
Todd La Torre, Rejoice in the Suffering (RatPak)
190 sold
A 45% drop.
Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
180 sold
A 12% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
170 sold
A 23% drop.
Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
140 sold
A 38% drop.
Tribulation, When The Gloom Becomes Sound (Century Media)
140 sold
A 11% drop.
Humanity’s Last Breath, Välde(Unique Leader)
140 sold
A 32% drop.
The Ruins of Beverast, The Thule Grimoires (Van Records)
130 sold
This came out at the end of January and only just popped up.
Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: The Breath of Life(Inside Out)
120 sold
A 22% drop.
Suffering Hour, The Cyclic Reckoning(Profound Lore)
120 sold
A 16% drop.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
120 sold
A 4% boost.

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