Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.



Notable Debuts:

Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #50
1,550 sold

The eleventh studio album from the New York death metal act.






Star One, Revel In Time (InsideOut)
Debut #95
825 sold

The latest from Arjen Lucassen’s (Ayreon) Star One project.






Matt Pike, Pike vs. The Automaton (MNRK Heavy)
Debut #123
625 sold

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 JuneSee Where The Night Goes (Earache)
Debut #140
575 sold

The third album from the Nashville rock band.






Annihilator, Metal II (earMusic)
Debut #151
525 sold

The re-imagined album of  2007’s Metal.






Spirits Of Fire, Embrace The Unknown (Frontiers)
375 sold

The sophomore album from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist, Chris Caffery and Testament bassist, Steve Di Giorgio.







Brick By Brick, Dismal Existence (Upstate Records)
300 sold

The seventh studio album by Albany’s favorite hardcore band.







Vigil Of War, Reap What You Sow (Independent)
175 sold

The new EP from LA rockers.




Pure Wrath, Hymn To The Woeful Hearts (Debemur Morti)
140 sold

The third album from the Indonesian natives.







Black Map, Melodoria (Minus Head)
140 sold

The fifth album from the post-hardcore Californian supergroup.








Notable Sales:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators,  4  (Gibson)
#14 (from 7)
4,025 sold

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)
3,075 sold

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)
2,100 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album drops 58% in week three.



Wage War, Manic (Fearless)
#62 (re-entry)
1,275 sold

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)
875 sold

GVF drops 17%, which is the most they’ve fallen in awhile. Catch them on their 42 date North American tour!


Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#88 (from 66)
875 sold
Skillet falls another 38% in their sixth week. Frontman Jon Cooper believes “Music Belongs To God.





Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#128 (from 144)
615 sold

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)
550 sold

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)
#147 (re-entry)
550 sold

BLS returns…again! This is their eleventh studio album.







Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#153 (from 109)
525 sold

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)
515 sold

A 45% drop for their twenty-second album.






Zeal & Ardor, Zeal & Ardor (MVKA)
#156 (from 35)
515 sold

The third studio album from the avant-garde metal unit drops 81% in week two.






Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
#170 (from 132)
450 sold

Their twenty-third studio album drops 31% in week three. NWOBHM still goin’ strong!







Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#175 (from 178)
450 sold

WvH jumps only 2%.







Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
#178 (from 159)
450 sold

Underoath falls 15%. Catch them on tour with  Spiritbox, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!







Overkill, The Atlantic Years 1986 – 1996 (BMG)
#180 (re-entry)
425 sold

A 6 CD/vinyl box set including their formative years.






Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#183 (re-entry)
425 sold

Spiritbox returns with a 10% jump.






Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2 (Prospect Park)
#189 (from 171)
415 sold

FFDP drops 12%.






Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
#200 (from 174)
375 sold

Worm drop 14%. A six track onslaught of death metal brewing from the swamps of Florida.






Amorphis, Halo  (Atomic Fire)
315 sold

The Finnish based band’s fourteenth studio album drops 80%.







Dream Unending, Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin)
275 sold

A 29% drop. The aftermath of Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms) collaboration.







Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
250 sold

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)
240 sold

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)
215 sold

Poppy experiences a 69% drop.







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

FFAA drops 50%. Guitarist Patrick Sheridan had a wonderful chat with Machine Head’s Robb Flynn!







Author & Punisher, Krüller (Relapse)
170 sold

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)
160 sold

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)
160 sold

Their fourth album drops 7%. Check out our interview here! DO IT!







Earthless, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast)
150 sold

A 18% drop for the Californian psych rock and their sixth studio album.







Enterprise Earth, The Chosen (MNRK Heavy)
140 sold

Another drop but this time by 33%







Cloakroom, Dissolution Wave (Relapse Records)
130 sold

A 35% drop in week four. The band celebrates their tenth anniversary with this new album.







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

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat fall 52%.







KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
130 sold

An 7% increase for the profound and legendary guitarist. Apparently, he still wants to rejoin Judas Priest.







Once Human, Scar Weaver (earMusic)
120 sold

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)
120 sold

An 81% drop. This is an EP following-up to 2020’s full-length, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism.