Metal By Numbers 3/18: The charts are a beautiful place

Posted by on March 18, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
So, how’s everyone doing? It’s certainly been a strange and uncertain time on planet Earth lately. I know you none of you read this column because you want to hear about current events unless its metal related, but given the numerous tour cancellations and bands putting on livestreams as replacements, it’s all pretty hard to ignore. I hope that wherever you are and however you’re dealing with the pandemic you can find time in your day to relax and put on your favorite music. Stay safe, people.
Notable Debuts:
Silverstein, A Beautiful Place To Drown (UNFD)
Debut #19
6,000 sold
Silverstein’s tenth album doesn’t reach quite the same heights as its predecessor.




Body Count, Carnivore (Century Media)
Debut #28
3,775 sold

Body Count’s seventh album charted higher, sold lower than 2017’s Bloodlust.

My Dying Bride, The Ghost Of Orion (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #64
1,650 sold
My Dying Bride’s thirteenth album marks the band’s best US debut.
Debut #119
780 sold
This is the second Blue Öyster Cult live album release this year.
Burning Witches, Dance With The Devil (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #137
700 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Harem Scarem, Change The World (Frontiers)
Debut #185
560 sold
This is the band’s fifteenth studio album.
Halestorm, Vicious (Stripped) (Atlantic)
Debut #189
550 sold
As the name implies, this album features reworked versions of tracks from the band’s 2018 release.

Viscera, Obsidian (Unique Leader)
300 sold

This is the debut album from. the band featuring members of Sylosis and Heart of a Coward.

Semblant, Obscura (Frontiers)
280 sold
This is the Brazilian band’s third album.
Ross The Boss, Born Of Fire (AFM)
170 sold
This is Ross Friedman’s fourth album under his solo moniker.
Obtained Enslavement, Witchcraft (Peaceville)
170 sold
This is a rerelease of the band’s 1997 LP.
Earth Rot, Black Tides Of Obscurity(Season Of Mist)
170 sold
This is the band’s third studio album.
Crematory, Unbroken (Napalm Records)
160 sold
This is the band’s fifteenth album.
Notable Sales:
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#5 (from 3)
9,550 sold
This is still in the top 5 even after a second week drop of 79%.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#10 (from 5)
7,975 sold
Still in the top 10 after a 50% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#56 (from 44)
1,925 sold
A 18% drop.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#75 (from 71)
1,425 sold
A 4% boost.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#88 (from 61)
1,125 sold
A 31% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#92 (from 98)
1,075 sold
A 13% boost.

The Amity Affliction, Everyone Loves You…Once You Leave Them (Pure Noise)
#126 (from 75)
740 sold

A 43% drop.





Demons & Wizards, III (Century Media)
#143 (from 69)
680 sold

A 52% drop.


Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#147 (from 102)
680 sold
A 27% drop.
Theory Of A Deadman, Say Nothing(Atlantic)
#166 (from 124)
620 sold
A 21% drop.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#166 (from 161)
620 sold
This shares the same chart position and sales with Theory of a Deadman after a 14% drop.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#174 (from 139)
600 sold
A 17% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
510 sold
A 30% drop.
Intronaut, Fluid Existential Inversions (Metal Blade)
480 sold
A 71% second week drop.
Black Swan, Shake The World (Frontiers)
460 sold
A 8% drop.
Pathology, Reborn To Kill (Pavement)
440 sold
This got boosted way back up after a few months away.
Biff Byford, School of Hard Knocks (Silver Lining)
280 sold
This gets a boost of 31%.
Delain, Apocalypse & Chill(Napalm)
240 sold
A 27% boost.
Sons of Apollo, MMXX(Inside Out)
230 sold
A 16% drop.

Polaris, The Death Of Me (SharpTone)
200 sold

A 42% drop.


Mayhem, Out From The Dark (Peaceville)
180 sold
This rerelease came out on vinyl late last year, now it’s out on CD.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
180 sold
A 23% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
180 sold
A 10% drop.
Jinjer, Macro(Napalm)
180 sold
A 29% drop.
Russian Circles, Blood Year(Sargent House)
150 sold
This gets a big 241% boost way up.

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