Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
The eleventh studio album from the New York death metal act.
Star One, Revel In Time (InsideOut)
The latest from Arjen Lucassen’s (Ayreon) Star One project.
Matt Pike, Pike vs. The Automaton (MNRK Heavy)
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.
Goodbye June, See Where The Night Goes (Earache)
The third album from the Nashville rock band.
Annihilator, Metal II (earMusic)
The re-imagined album of 2007’s Metal.
Spirits Of Fire, Embrace The Unknown (Frontiers)
The sophomore album from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist, Chris Caffery and Testament bassist, Steve Di Giorgio.
Brick By Brick, Dismal Existence (Upstate Records)
The seventh studio album by Albany’s favorite hardcore band.
Vigil Of War, Reap What You Sow (Independent)
The new EP from LA rockers.
Pure Wrath, Hymn To The Woeful Hearts (Debemur Morti)
The third album from the Indonesian natives.
Black Map, Melodoria (Minus Head)
The fifth album from the post-hardcore Californian supergroup.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, 4 (Gibson)
#14 (from 7)
Slash drops 60% in week two. This is his 5th studio album overall. Did you know Slash loves dinosaurs?
Eddie Vedder, Earthling (Republic)
#18 (from 1)
The Pearl Jam frontman’s second solo album falls 81% in week two. Features appearances from Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Ringo Starr.
KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#39 (from 14)
Korn’s fourteenth album drops 58% in week three.
Wage War, Manic (Fearless)
A nice return to the charts for Wage War. This is their fourth studio album but why is guac extra?!
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#87 (from 84)
GVF drops 17%, which is the most they’ve fallen in awhile. Catch them on their 42 date North American tour!
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#128 (from 144)
The mighty Iron Maiden rise 2% in week 25. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!
Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#142 (from 119)
Volbeat’s eighth studio album drops 27% in week twelve. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).
Black Label Society, Doom Crew Inc. (Spinefarm)
BLS returns…again! This is their eleventh studio album.
Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#153 (from 109)
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.
Jethro Tull, The Zealot Gene (InsideOut)
#155 (from 99)
A 45% drop for their twenty-second album.
Zeal & Ardor, Zeal & Ardor (MVKA)
#156 (from 35)
The third studio album from the avant-garde metal unit drops 81% in week two.
Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
#170 (from 132)
Their twenty-third studio album drops 31% in week three. NWOBHM still goin’ strong!
Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
#178 (from 159)
Underoath falls 15%. Catch them on tour with Spiritbox, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!
Overkill, The Atlantic Years 1986 – 1996 (BMG)
A 6 CD/vinyl box set including their formative years.
Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
Spiritbox returns with a 10% jump.
Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
#200 (from 174)
Worm drop 14%. A six track onslaught of death metal brewing from the swamps of Florida.
Amorphis, Halo (Atomic Fire)
The Finnish based band’s fourteenth studio album drops 80%.
Dream Unending, Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin)
A 29% drop. The aftermath of Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms) collaboration.
Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
An 81% drop for their fifteenth studio album. It’s their nineteenth release overall. Produced and mixed by Francis Perron.
Generation Kill, MKultra (Art Is War)
A 44% jump in week four. The Rob Dukes (ex-Exodus) fronted band drop their third album. Guest appearances by Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth), and John Joseph (Cro-Mags).
Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
Poppy experiences a 69% drop.
Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
FFAA drops 50%. Guitarist Patrick Sheridan had a wonderful chat with Machine Head’s Robb Flynn!
Author & Punisher, Krüller (Relapse)
The one-man band from San Diego drops 82%. Tristan Shone shows off his grungy, industrial-rock release.
Cult Of Luna, The Long Road North (Metal Blade)
An 84% drop in week two. I guess you can say, Cult Of Luna took the long road for this album..
Venom Prison, Erebos (Century Media)
Their fourth album drops 7%. Check out our interview here! DO IT!
Earthless, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast)
A 18% drop for the Californian psych rock and their sixth studio album.
Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
Another drop but this time by 33%
Cloakroom, Dissolution Wave (Relapse Records)
A 35% drop in week four. The band celebrates their tenth anniversary with this new album.
Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat fall 52%.
KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
An 7% increase for the profound and legendary guitarist. Apparently, he still wants to rejoin Judas Priest.
Once Human, Scar Weaver (earMusic)
A 79% drop. Producer and guitarist, Logan Mader (Machine Head, Gojira) puts forth the band’s third album after five years.
Napalm Death, Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes EP (Century Media)
An 81% drop. This is an EP following-up to 2020’s full-length, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism.