Metal By Numbers 3/28: Stone Temple Pilots soar to the top 10; Nihil annihilates

Posted by on March 28, 2018

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

I haven’t listened to much of Stone Temple Pilots, but man this band has been through a lot. A band moving forward following the death of a frontman is a sad yet familiar story, but not every band has lost two singers in the span of four years. Stone Temple Pilots have that unfortunate distinction: Scott Weiland died in 2015, two years after being fired from the band, and Chester Bennington, who performed and recorded an EP with the band, died just last year. While neither of the singers were actually in the band the time of their deaths, it’s tragic knowing that Weiland never got to reconcile with the STP or that Bennington never got to record a full album with the band. Still, the band is here with a new singer and their first album since 2010. It’s in the top 10, so it looks like these guys aren’t slowing down. In other news, Metallica are #1 again.

Notable Debuts:

Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots (Atlantic)
Debut #6
15,250 sold

Stone Temple Pilots’ first LP in eight years is the first to feature Jeff Gutt on vocals.





Rivers Of Nihil, Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade)
Debut #57
2,750 sold

The band’s third album debuted with double the numbers of its predecessor and is their first release to chart.





Earthless, Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #80
2,075 sold

This is the band’s fifth studio album and the first with vocals on more than one song.





The Crown, Cobra Speed Venom (Metal Blade)
480 sold

This is the band’s tenth album.





Greyhaven, Empty Black (Graphic Nature Records/Equal Vision)
360 sold

This is the band’s second album.






Monotheist, Scourge (Prosthetic)
230 sold

This is the death metal act’s debut album.






Green Druid, Ashen Blood (Earache)
190 sold

This is first album from this doom/stoner band.






Notable Sales:

Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#1 (from 10)
63,450 sold

Metallica are at #1 yet again thanks to ticket bundles that include copies of the album.





Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#8 (from 2)
9,900 sold

Despite a 79% drop, Priest’s latest has an excellent second week and remains in the top 10.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction (Prospect Park)
#28 (from 33)
5,225 sold

Over 90,000 sold.





Nightwish, Decades (Nuclear Blast)
#35 (from 24)
4,500 sold

This dropped by only 29% in week two.





Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#36 (40 sold)
4,300 sold

A slight 6% boost.





Three Days Grace, Outsider (RCA)
#44 (from 7)
3,375 sold

A 77% second week drop.





Between The Buried And Me, Automata I (Sumerian)
#102 (from 8)
1,600 sold

A second week drop of 88%.





Myles Kennedy, Year of the Tiger (Napalm)
#109 (from 12)
1,500 sold

A second week drop of 83%.





Black Label Society, Grimmest Hits (eOne)
#175 (from 189)
800 sold

A 6% boost.





Pop Evil, Pop Evil (eOne)
#180 (from 153)
800 sold

A 17% drop.





King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
#184 (re-entry)
780 sold

It wouldn’t be the charts without at least one King Gizzard album.





Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
#185 (from 162)
770 sold

A 16% drop.




Ministry, AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blast Records)
#193 (from 37)
740 sold

A second week drop of 82%.





The Plot In You, Dispose (Fearless)
580 sold

A 16% drop.






Righteous Vendetta, Cursed (Century Media)
280 sold

A 18% boost.





Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper, Split (Relapse)
270 sold

A 10% drop.




Dying Fetus, Wrong One To Fuck With (Relapse)
240 sold

This got a 99% boost thanks to the band’s current tour.



Turnstile, Time & Space (Roadrunner)
240 sold

A 12% drop.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
210 sold

A 2% drop, but it’s still selling.





Sons Of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut)
200 sold
A 4% boost.





Entheos, Dark Future (Spinefarm)
200 sold

Also a 4% boost.






Drudkh, They Often See Dreams About the Spring (Season Of Mist)
180 sold

A 75% drop in week two.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categorised in: Metal By Numbers