Metal By Numbers 3/30: Charting Westward

Posted by on May 10, 2022

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

We back! Here are the numbers for the March 18th releases.


Notable Debuts:


Stabbing Westward, Chasing Ghosts (COP International)
Debut #29
1,957 sold

Industrial rock from Chicago. It’s their first album since their 2001 self-titled release.






Converge, The Poacher Diaries Redux (Independent)
Debut #65
1,225 sold

The split album from 1999 but now remixed by Kurt Ballou and remastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music






Cypress Hill, Back In Black (MNRK)
Debut #69
1,150 sold

The group’s tenth studio album. Produced by Black Milk. Catch them on tour with Slipknot and Ho99o9.






Dark Funeral, We Are The Apocalypse (Century Media)
Debut #78
1,025 sold

The 7th studio album from the Swedes.






Dream Theater, Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Live in NYC 1993 (Inside Out)
Debut #154
550 sold

Re-mastered and available for the first time on vinyl. This is their 1993 performance at NYC’s, The Limelight.








Ronnie Atkis, Make It Count (Frontier)
350 sold

The second solo album from the Pretty Maids frontman.







Týr, A Night At The Nordic House  (Metal Blade)
225 sold

A Faroese folk metal band singing about Viking folklore backed with a live symphony.







Eric Wagner, In The Lonely Light Of Mourning (Cruz Del Sur)
200 sold

The solo album from the late Trouble frontman. Wagner died back in August 2021.






Agathodaimon, The Seven (Napalm)
160 sold

The German heavyweights reunite for their seventh studio album.







Aeviterne, The Ailing Facade (Profound Lore)
160 sold

The New York experimental death metal quartet drop their debut record.







Shining Black, Postcards From The End Of The World (Frontiers)
160 sold

A new band featuring vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire, Royal Hunt) and guitarist Ölaf Thorson (Labyrinth, Vision Divine).






Shewolf, Shewolf (Frontiers)
140 sold

Hailing all the way from England sharing their love of Symphonic Power Metal.






Joshua Travis, No Rest EP (SharpTone)
130 sold

The EMMURE guitarist drops his solo EP featuring appearances from Crystal Lake’s Ryo Kinoshita, Chad Kapper from Frontierer, and more.







Notable Sales:

Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
#4 (from 1)
10,825 sold

Ghost drops 83% but still sold over 10k in records. 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.




Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#57 (from 40)
1,300 sold
Skillet drop 29%.





Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#58 (from 37)
1,325 sold

A 32% drop for the German band’s nineteenth studio album.






60 (re-entry)
1,325 sold

ERRA released a nice deluxe version on their self-titled including 3 new songs and 3 new covers.






KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#67 (from 62)
1,150 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album drops another 19% in week seven.







Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators,  4  (Gibson)
#71 (from 65)
1,050 sold

Slash drops again by 20% in week six.






Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#77 (from 68)
1,025 sold

GVF drop 21% in week 48.






Sabaton, The War To End All Wars (Nuclear Blast)
#84(from 47)
1,000 sold

The Swedish power metal historians drop another 42%.







King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Made In Timeland (Virgin)
#114 (from 84)
725 sold

The 19th studio album by the Australian psychedelic rock band drops 31% in week three.






Eddie Vedder, Earthling (Republic)
#130 (from 97)
675 sold

The Pearl Jam frontman’s second solo album keeps falling by 24% in week six. Features appearances from Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Ringo Starr.






Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#159 (from 177)
525 sold

Spiritbox jumps another 7%.






KISS, Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach (UMe)
#163 (from 31)
500 sold

A 77% drop in week two. This is a live recording from the soundboard during KISS Rock the Nation Tour in Virginia Beach, VA on July 25, 2004.






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

The mighty Iron Maiden fall 20% in week 29. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!






Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#185 (from 141)
425 sold

The Baltimore band drops 33%.






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

A 29% drop for the twentieth studio album. Marillion offered free taxi rides across London to promote the record.






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

A 22% fall for their third album.






Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom (Sumerian Records)
300 sold

After jumping 329% last week, they are now down 62%. Maybe it stems from the frontman’s stance on the Russia/Ukraine War?







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

A 7% increase. 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.






Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
225 sold

Their twenty-third studio album drops 13% in week seven.







Bloodywood, Rakshak (Independent)
225 sold

The debut album by Indian folk heavy metal band jumps 56%!







Amorphis, Halo  (Atomic Fire)
225 sold

The Finnish based band’s fourteenth studio album falls 43%.







Dying Wish, Fragments Of A Bitter Memory (SharpTone Records)
215 sold

Dying Wish returns with a 103% spike. “This is screaming 2007 in the best possible way.” – Michael Pelz on YouTube. The most accurate description I’ve seen.






Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
180 sold

Poppy drops 4%.






Vio-Lence, Let The World Burn (Metal Blade)
175 sold

The EP drops 68% in week three.






Shaman’s Harvest, Rebelator (Mascot)
175 sold

The seventh album from the American hard rock band.







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

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat are back!







Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
175 sold

Their eleventh studio album rises 5% in week five. Pure New York death metal.







Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
170 sold

A 51% decrease for their fifteenth studio album. It’s their nineteenth release overall. Produced and mixed by Francis Perron.







HammerFall, Hammer Of Dawn (Napalm)
160 sold

Their twelfth studio effort falls 44 % in week four.







Movements, Live At Studio 4 (Fearless)
150 sold

An up-close and personal performance from Movements. It was released digitally on December 17 but now vinyl has been released!




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