Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The numbers for the new Ozzy album are out. As many of us pointed out in Headbanger’s Brawl last week, the fact there’s a new Ozzy album at all is an impressive feat in of itself. There’s not many 71 year-old rock stars putting out new material hitting #2 on the charts and getting wide radio airplay. The subject of Ozzy’s health has been a concern the last couple months as well, which makes it all the more surprising that he’s gunning to start another album so soon. Whether or not that will happen and whether or not we’ll see another Ozzy tour remains to be seen. For now, it just feels good to see this album on here.
Notable Debuts:
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
Debut #2
64,750 sold
Ozzy’s twelfth studio album, and first in 10 years, is tied with 2007’s Black Rain for his highest charting solo album.




The Amity Affliction, Everyone Loves You…Once You Leave Them (Pure Noise)
Debut #6
9,300 sold

The band’s seventh album outsold and outcharted its 2018 predecessor.





Demons & Wizards, III (Century Media)
Debut #26
3,675 sold

This is the first Demons & Wizards album since 2005.





Polaris, The Death Of Me (SharpTone)
Debut #38
2,325 sold

This is the band’s second album.





The Word Alive, Monomania (Fearless)
Debut #50
1,700 sold

This is the band’s sixth album.

Sightless Pit, Grave Of A Dog (Thrill Jockey)
Debut #113
790 sold
This debut album consists of Lee Buford (The Body), Lingua Ignota, and Dylan Walker (Full of Hell).
Biff Byford, School of Hard Knocks (Silver Lining)
Debut #130
730 sold
This is Biff Byford’s debut solo album.
Discharge, Protest and Survive: The Anthology (Sanctuary)
270 sold
This collection includes all remastered material and six previously unreleased songs.
Great American Ghost, Power Through Terror (eOne)
260 sold
This debuted last week with 1,225 sold and dropped 79% in week two.
Xenobiotic, Mordrake (Unique Leader)
200 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Lordi, Killection (AFM)
190 sold
This is billed as a “fictional compilation album”, whatever that means.
Notable Sales:
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#41 (from 41)
2,150 sold
A 16% drop, but this keeps the same chart position.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#43 (from 49)
1,950 sold
A 15% drop.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#60 (from 66)
1,425 sold
A 2% drop.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (Hollywood)
#62 (from 59)
1,400 sold
A 19% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#86 (from 101)
1,025 sold
This sold the same as last week.
Hollywood Undead, New Empire, Vol. 1 (BMG)
#95 (from 18)
960 sold
A drop of 83% in week two.
Bodysnatcher, This Heavy Void (Stay Sick)
#104 (re-entry)
910 sold
This got boosted way up by 71%.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#108 (from 135)
850 sold
A 6% boost.
Theory Of A Deadman, Say Nothing(Atlantic)
#128 (from 104)
740 sold
A 26% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#129 (from 176)
740 sold
A 21% boost.
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky(Napalm)
#138 (from 150)
700 sold
A 4% drop.
Stone Temple Pilots, Perdida (Rhino)
#143 (from 91)
670 sold
A 39% drop.
Black Swan, Shake The World (Frontiers)
#158 (from 44)
600 sold
A 76% drop in week two.
Suicide Silence, Become The Hunter (Nuclear Blast)
#159 (from 30)
600 sold
A second week drop of 83%.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#161 (from 161)
600 sold
A 10% drop, but the same chart position.
Sepultura, Quadra (Nuclear Blast)
#176 (from 114)
550 sold
A 42% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#181 (from 177)
530 sold
A 12% drop.
#185 (re-entry)
520 sold
This pops up on the charts once again.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack (Eleven Seven)
#193 (re-entry)
510 sold
This also re-enters the charts.
Anvil, Legal At Last (AFM)
400 sold
This should’ve debuted last week, but didn’t show up until this week.
Kvelertak, Splid (Rise)
340 sold
A 80% drop in week two.
Sons of Apollo, MMXX(Inside Out)
330 sold
A 38% drop.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
310 sold
A 17% drop.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
250 sold
A 109% boost back up the charts.
Midnight, Rebirth By Blasphemy (Metal Blade)
250 sold
A 24% drop.
Delain, Apocalypse & Chill(Napalm)
240 sold
A 48% drop.
Jinjer, Macro(Napalm)
220 sold
A 5% drop.
Ihsahn, Telemark (Candlelight)
220 sold
A 67% drop.
Revolution Saints, Rise(Frontiers)
210 sold
A 33% drop.
Necrowretch, The Ones From Hell (Season Of Mist)
200 sold
A 24% drop.
Archon Angel, Fallen (Frontiers Music)
200 sold
A 67% drop in week two.
British Lion, The Burning(Explorer1)
200 sold
A 46% drop.
Brian Posehn, Grandpa Metal (Megaforce)
190 sold
A 80% drop in week two.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
180 sold
A 24% boost back up.
Lorna Shore, Immortal(Century Media)
180 sold
A 39% drop.
Kirk Windstein, Dream In Motion (eOne)
180 sold
A 13% drop.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
180 sold
A 9% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
170 sold
A 16% drop.