Metal By Numbers 3/23: MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY

Posted by on March 30, 2022

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



Notable Debuts:

Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
Debut #1
62,500 sold

According to Luminate/MRC Data, the Swedish band’s fifth album had the biggest sales week in 2022. This is their fourth top 10 overall album.






KISS, Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach (UMe)
Debut #31
2,200 sold

This is a live recording from the soundboard during KISS Rock the Nation Tour in Virginia Beach, VA on July 25, 2004.






Wolves At The Gate, Eulogies (Solid State)
Debut #64
1,350 sold

The fifth album from the Cedarville, Ohio band.






Shaman’s Harvest, Rebelator (Mascot)
Debut #74
1,150 sold

The seventh album from the American hard rock band.






Konvent, Call Down The Sun (Napalm)
325 sold

The sophomore album from the all female band. Hailing all the way from Denmark.







Messa, Close (Svart)
300 sold

The Italian doom metal band drop their Third album.







New Horizon, Gate Of The Gods (Frontiers)
275 sold

The debut album from vocalist Erik Grönwall and songwriter/producer/multi-multi-instrumentalist Jona Tee, former bandmates in H.E.A.T.







Haunted Shores, Void (3Dot)
200 sold

The sophomore progressive metal album by Periphery bandmates, guitarists Mark Holcomb and Misha “Bulb” Mansoor.






HO99O9, Skin (DTA)
140 sold

Experimental thrashcore rap-punk band from New Jersey. Produced by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.








Notable Sales:

Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#37 (from 19)
1,950 sold

A 43% drop for the German band’s nineteenth studio album. Over 17,500 copies sold so far.




Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#40 (from 62)
1,900 sold
Skillet jumps 37% in week nine.





Sabaton, The War To End All Wars (Nuclear Blast)
#47 (from 4)
1,700 sold

The Swedish power metal historians drop 79%.





KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#62 (from 59)
1,425 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album drops 4% in week sixUnfortunately, frontman Jonathan Davis is still suffering from the effects of COVID.






Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators,  4  (Gibson)
#65 (from 52)
1,350 sold

Slash drops another 22% in week five. This is his 5th studio album overall. Did you know Slash loves dinosaurs?






Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#68 (from 67)
1,300 sold

A small 1% jump for week 47. Sadly, they had to cancel their tour due to guitarist Jake Kiszka battle with pneumonia.






King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Made In Timeland (Virgin)
#84 (from 26)
1,050 sold

The 19th studio album by the Australian psychedelic rock band drops 61% in week two.






Eddie Vedder, Earthling (Republic)
#97 (from 63)
900 sold

The Pearl Jam frontman’s second solo album falls 33% in week five. Features appearances from Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Ringo Starr.






Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom(Sumerian Records)
800 sold

A massive 329% jump! Maybe it’s in response to the frontman’s stance on the Russia/Ukraine War?






Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#140 (from 140)
640 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden fall 2% in week 28. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!






Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#141 (from 129)
640 sold

The Baltimore band drops 8% after their return to the charts.






Marillion, An Hour Before It’s Dark (earMusic)
#150 (from 11)
575 sold

An 87% drop for the twentieth studio album. Marillion offered free taxi rides across London to promote the record.






Crowbar, Zero And Below (MRNK Heavy)
#151 (from 35)
575 sold

The twelfth full-length effort falls 75% in week two. Currently on tour with Sepultura and Sacred Reich!






Vio-Lence, Let The World Burn (Metal Blade)
#154 (from 116)
575 sold

The EP drops 26% in week two.






Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#177 (from 194)
500 sold

Spiritbox jumps 22%. They killed it at their Starland Ballroom show.






Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#181 (from 155)
450 sold

Volbeat’s eighth studio album falls back by 17% in week fifteen. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).






Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#182 (re-entry)
450 sold
Deftones’ ninth album returns to the charts..again. Did you hear bassist Sergio Vega is no longer in band?




Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
#186 (from 150)
450 sold

A 22% fall for their third album.






Amorphis, Halo  (Atomic Fire)
425 sold

The Finnish based band’s fourteenth studio album jumps a fantastic 118%.






Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
350 sold

A 20% decrease for their fifteenth studio album. It’s their nineteenth release overall. Produced and mixed by Francis Perron.






Midnight, Let There Be Witchery (Metal Blade)
325 sold

A 665 drop in week two for their fifth full-length album.







HammerFall, Hammer Of Dawn (Napalm)
275 sold

Their twelfth studio effort falls42 % in week three.






Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
260 sold

Their twenty-third studio album drops 16% in week six.







Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
250 sold

A 26% decrease. 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.






Ty Tabor, Shades (Rat Pak)
240 sold

A massive 87% drop in week two. This is the eleventh solo album from the acclaimed King’s X guitarist, songwriter, and co-vocalist.






Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
200 sold

Poppy experiences a 9% jump.







Vein.FM, This World Is Going To Ruin You (Closed Casket)
175 sold

An insane 95% drop off for the angsty group. I sense a rise in week three.







Allegaeon, Damnum (Metal Blade)
170 sold

Another 58% drop for the Colorado based band’s sixth album.







Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
150 sold

Their eleventh studio album drops 52% in week four. Pure New York death metal.







Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
150 sold

Worm drop only 9%. A six track onslaught of death metal brewing from the swamps of Florida.







Bloodywood, Rakshak (Independent)
140 sold

The debut album by Indian folk heavy metal band.






Zeal & Ardor, Zeal & Ardor (MVKA)
125 sold

The third studio album from the avant-garde metal unit falls 65% in week five.







Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
130 sold

The Ukrainian metalcore outfit fall 35%. Donate to the band’s campaign to support their country!





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