Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
For the past seven years, words like “retirement”, “farewell”, and phrases like “final album” have dogged Judas Priest. There was the Epitaph Tour, K.K. Downing’s retirement, and their studio first album in six years. Now, with the recent news of Glenn Tipton’s Parkinson’s Disease and semi-retirement from touring, such talk has risen again. Of course, many bands that have been around as long as Priest have been through similar motions from Black Sabbath’s final world tour to Brian Johnson’s departure from AC/DC. It’s tough living in the age where we see legends either hang it up or pass away, but, in the case of Priest, with the release of Firepower and Tipton’s appearance on stage last night in New Jersey, it’s also heartening to see them still giving it their all.
Three Days Grace, Outsider (RCA)
I haven’t included Three Days Grace on here in the past, but guess I might as well start now. Their sixth album sold more than double its predecessor.
Between The Buried And Me, Automata I (Sumerian)
Part one of BTBAM’s double album doesn’t sell quite as much as 2015’s Coma Ecliptic.
Myles Kennedy, Year of the Tiger (Napalm)
This is Kennedy’s debut solo album.
Nightwish, Decades (Nuclear Blast)
This greatest hits compilation goes along with the band’s current tour.
Ministry, AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blast Records)
This sold a little better than 2013’s From Beer To Eternity, which was supposed to be the band’s final album.
Suicidal Tendencies, Get Your Fight On! EP (Suicidal)
This is the band’s first EP in ten years and precedes a new studio album.
Drudkh, They Often See Dreams About the Spring (Season Of Mist)
This is the Ukrainian black metal band’s eleventh album.
Twitching Tongues, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred (Metal Blade)
This is the band’s fourth LP.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction (Prospect Park)
A 25% boost.
Michael Schenker Fest, Resurrection(Nuclear Blast)
A 48% drop in week two
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
Just under 230,000 sold.
Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
A boost of 17%.
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
Black Label Society, Grimmest Hits (eOne)
The Plot In You, Dispose (Fearless)
A 15% drop.
A 36% drop.
Slaves, Beautiful Death (SBG)
A 54% drop.
Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper, Split (Relapse)
A 81% second week dorp.
Righteous Vendetta, Cursed (Century Media)
A 44% drop.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
A 5% drop.
Entheos, Dark Future (Spinefarm)
A 9% drop.
Harm’s Way, Posthuman (Metal Blade)
A 31% drop.
Knocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
Same sold as last week.
Visigoth, Conquerer’s Oath (Metal Blade)
This sold half of what it did last week.
Legend Of The Seagullmen, Legend Of The Seagullmen (Dine Alone)
A 53% drop.
Turbonegro, RockNRoll Machine (Scandinavian Leather)
A 43% drop