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

Once again, the debut section is stacked in this week’s edition of MBN. There’s 17 albums, same as last week, with the usual smattering of knowns and unknowns. If you follow the column New & Noteworthy (and you should), you’ll see that the debut section will continue to be occupied into the foreseeable future. In the coming weeks, you’ll see the likes of Judas Priest, Between The Buried and Me, The Sword, and many others taking up your screen.

Notable Debuts:

Turnstile, Time & Space (Roadrunner)
2,800 sold

Turnstile’s second album sold more than double its debut.



Alice Cooper, The Sound of A (Earache)
1,600 sold

Alice Cooper’s new EP features live recordings of songs from last year’s Paranormal.





Secrets, Secrets (Made In The Shade)
1,000 sold

The band’s self titled fourth album is their first on Made In The Shade Records.





The Anchor, Make It Last (Manic Kat)
700 sold

This EP is a followup to the band’s 2016 debut album.





Deströyer 666, Call Of The Wild (Season Of Mist)
500 sold

This EP is a followup to the band’s 2016 album Wildfire.






Alterbeast, Feast (Unique Leader)
500 sold

This is the band’s second studio album.





Necrophobic, Mark Of The Necrogram (Century Media)
450 sold

The band’s eighth album is their first in five years.






Keiji Haino and Sumac, American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look Upon (Thrill Jockey)
400 sold

This album is a collaboration between Sumac and Japanese musician Keiji Haino.





Animal Drive, Bite! (Frontiers)
250 sold

This is the debut album for Croatian band Animal Drive.





New Year’s Day, Diary of a Creep (Century Media)
250 sold

This is a new EP following the band’s 2015 studio album.






Michael Schenker, Fest (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold

I’m not certain this should be on here yet (it was released last Friday), but the numbers were listed. I wouldn’t consider these the official debut numbers.





Thy Antichrist, Wrath Of The Beast (Napalm)
200 sold

This is the band’s second studio album and first since 2004.






Vexes, Ancient Geometry (Self-Released)
175 sold

This is the debut album from the group featuring former members of A Life Once Lost.






Wake, Misery Rites (Translation Loss)
175 sold

This is the band’s fourth studio album.






Insect Ark, Marrow Hymns (Profound Lore)
150 sold

This is the duo’s second album.





Shiraz Lane, Carnival Days (Frontiers)
150 sold

This is the second album from this Finnish band.






Megaherz, Komet (Napalm)
150 sold

This is the ninth album from this German industrial band.






Notable Sales:

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction (Prospect Park)
4,500 sold

A 7% boost.





Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
3,600 sold

Over 81,000 sold.





Pop Evil, Pop Evil (eOne)
1,700 sold

A 78% second week drop.





Asking Alexandria, Asking Alexandria (Sumerian)
1,400 sold

A 75% boost.





Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
1,300 sold

A 44% boost.





Black Label Society, Grimmest Hits (eOne)
1,150 sold

Over 23,000 sold.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
1,000 sold

Same sold as last week.





Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
1000 sold
A 11% boost.

Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
1,000 sold

43,000 sold.





Senses Fail, If There Is Light, It Will Find You (Pure Noise)
900 sold

A 89% drop in week two.





Black Veil Brides, Vale (Lava/Republic)
900 sold

A 38% drop.





Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Bros.)
800 sold

Same sold as last week.





Slaves, Beautiful Death (SBG)
5,700 sold

A 86% second week drop.





Machine Head, Catharsis (Nuclear Blast)
700 sold

A 13% drop.






Joe Satriani, What Happens Next (Sony)
600 sold

18,000 sold.





Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
600 sold

A 25% drop.





John Corabi, Live ’94 (One Night In Nashville) (Rat Pak)
500 sold

An 81% drop in week two.





Corrosion Of Conformity, No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast)
500 sold

A 17% drop.






The Plot In You, Dispose (Fearless)
500 sold

A 90% second week drop.





Pianos Become the Teeth, Wait for Love (Epitaph)
300 sold

An 89% drop in week two.





Saxon, Thunderbolt (Militia Guard)
300 sold

3,700 sold.






Sons Of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut)
300 sold
12,000 sold.





Fu Manchu, Clone Of The Universe (At The Dojo)
200 sold

Drop by 50%.






American Nightmare, American Nightmare (Rise)
200 sold

A 91% drop in week two.





Windhand/Satan’s Satyrs, Split (Relapse)
200 sold

An 80% drop.





Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue (Housecore)
200 sold

Same sold as last week.






Eyes Set To Kill, Eyes Set To Kill (Century Media)
700 sold

Dropped by 79%.





Visigoth, Conquerer’s Oath (Metal Blade)
150 sold

A 77% drop.





Tribulation, Down Below (Century Media)
150 sold

3,000 sold.





Ded, Mis•an•thrope (Surestone)
150 sold

8,600 sold.