Metal By Numbers 3/9: Scorpions are chart believers

Posted by on March 18, 2022


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


Notable Debuts:

Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
Debut # 4
12,125 sold

This is the German band’s nineteenth studio album.






Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
Debut #29
2,700 sold

The third album from the Richmond metalcore outfit.






Allegaeon, Damnum (Metal Blade)
Debut #52

A solid debut for the Colorado based band’s sixth album.






HammerFall, Hammer Of Dawn (Napalm)
Debut #59
1,475 sold

It’s surprising to say but it’s their twelfth studio effort. Swedish power metal!






George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Corpsegrinder (Perseverance)
Debut #95
850 sold

The debut solo album from the Cannibal Corpse frontman. Produced by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta on his record label.






Corey Taylor, CMFB…Sides (Roadrunner)
Debut #124
650 sold

B-sides from the Slipknot/Stone Sour singer’s debut solo album.






Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
Debut #124
650 sold

Matching Corey Taylor’s B-side album, Blood Incantation’s new EP has a solid debut.






D’Virgilio, Morse & Jennings, Troika (InsideOut)
Debut #167
475 sold

This group collaboration consists of Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, ex-Spock’s Beard), Neal Morse (Transatlantic, NMB), and Ross Jennings (Haken, Novena).






Dream Theater, Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Awake Demos 1994 (Inside Out)
Debut #176
450 sold

Remixed, remastered, and available for the first time on vinyl. Demos from the iconic 1994 Awake record.






Shape Of Despair, Return To The Void (Season of Mist)
Debut #199
375 sold

The fifth album from the Finnish funeral doom band.






Serious Black, Vengeance Is Mine (AFM)
150 sold

The sixth album by the German power metal band.






Eight Bells, Legacy Of Ruin (Prophecy)
120 sold

The third album from the Portland, Oregon band.






Notable Sales:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators,  4  (Gibson)
#36 (from 14)
2,275 sold

Slash drops 43% in week three right above Ed Sheeran. This is his 5th studio album overall. Did you know Slash loves dinosaurs?






KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#47 (from 39)
1,850 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album drops 13% in week four but jumps Eddie Vedder’s Earthling.






Eddie Vedder, Earthling (Republic)
#49 (from 18)
1,775 sold

The Pearl Jam frontman’s second solo album falls 43% in week three. Features appearances from Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Ringo Starr.





Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#58 (from 88)
1,500 sold
Skillet jumps back up with 71% in their seventh week. Frontman Jon Cooper still believes “Music Belongs To God.






Starset, Horizons(Fearless Records)
#75 (re-entry)
1,115 sold

The Starset Society makes a massive return to the charts. The public outreach initiative was another success.






Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#88 (from 87)
900 sold

A 3% jump for week 46. Catch them on their 42 date North American tour!






Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
#96 (from 50)
850 sold

Their eleventh studio album drops 45% in week two. Pure New York death metal.






Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
700 sold

A massive 162% increase for the interesting fifteenth studio album. It’s their nineteenth release overall. Produced and mixed by Francis Perron.






Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#126 (from 128)
650 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden rise again but with 9% in week 26. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!






Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#139 (from 142)
615 sold

Volbeat’s eighth studio album jumps back with 8%  in week thirteen. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).





Black Label Society, Doom Crew Inc. (Spinefarm)
#140 (from 147)
615 sold

BLS experiences an 11% increase. It just so happens to be their eleventh studio album as well.





Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight  (Roswell)
#168 (re-entry)
475 sold

The Foo Fighters might take a week off from the charts but they make it a point to return in style. Check out their death metal song, “March of the Insane.”




Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#171 (re-entry)
475 sold

INK return with a 57% jump.




Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#172 (from 175)
460 sold

WvH jumps 3%.





Wage War, Manic (Fearless)
#174 (from 62)
450 sold

Wage War falls back down with 63% but has sold over 7,800 copies YTD. This is their fourth studio album but why is guac extra?!






Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#177 (from 183)
450 sold

Spiritbox receives a 7% boost to jump over their tourmates, Underoath.






Underoath, Voyeurist (Fearless)
#187 (from 178)
400 sold

Underoath falls another 9%. Catch them on tour with Spiritbox, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!






Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
350 sold

Their twenty-third studio album drops 22% in week four.






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

A 33% drop. 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.






Worm, Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin)
340 sold

Worm drop 13%. A six track onslaught of death metal brewing from the swamps of Florida.






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

The third studio album from the avant-garde metal unit keeps dropping. 34% in week three.






Matt Pike, Pike vs. The Automaton (MNRK Heavy)
330 sold

A 47% drop in week two. This is the debut album from the Sleep/High on Fire mastermind. Guest appearances from Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Alyssa Maucere-Pike (Lord Dying, Grigax), Chad “Chief” Hartgrave, Josh Greene (El Cerdo), Todd Burdette (Tragedy), and High On Fire’s Jeff Matz.






Napalm Death, Resentment Is Always Seismic – A Final Throw Of Throes EP (Century Media)
310 sold

The opposite of last week, Napalm Death had a 161% increase. This is an EP following-up to 2020’s full-length, Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism.






Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
290 sold

FFAA keeping strong with a 49% increase on week 7. Guitarist Patrick Sheridan had a deep chat with Machine Head’s Robb Flynn!






Dream Unending, Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin)
275 sold

A 6% drop. The aftermath of Derrick Vella (Tomb Mold) and Justin DeTore (Innumerable Forms) collaboration.






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

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat rise up with 93% in week 26. Will they ever fall off the chart?






Amorphis, Halo  (Atomic Fire)
190 sold

The Finnish based band’s fourteenth studio keeps falling with a week three drop of 37%.






Star One, Revel In Time (InsideOut)
180 sold

The latest from Arjen Lucassen’s (Ayreon) Star One project falls 78%.






Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
175 sold

Poppy experiences a 19% drop.






Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
170 sold

The Ukrainian metalcore outfit return with 73%. Donate to the band’s campaign to support their country!






Annihilator, Metal II (earMusic)
160 sold

The re-imagined album of  2007’s Metal drops 70% in week two.






Waking The Cadaver, Authority Through Intimidation (Unique Leader Records)
160 sold (re-entry)

Straight from New Jersey, Walking the Cadaver returns from hiatus with their fourth studio album.






Goodbye JuneSee Where The Night Goes (Earache)
150 sold

The third album from the Nashville rock band drops 73% in week two.






Sonata Arctica, Acoustic Adventures – Volume One (Napalm)
150 sold

This is their first acoustic album.






Earthless, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast)
140 sold

A 11% drop for the Californian psych rock and their sixth studio album.






Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom (Sumerian Records)
140 sold

Their second studio album has a small 3% rise. In response to the Russia/Ukraine War, Slaughter To Prevail “Say No To War!






Cult Of Luna, The Long Road North (Metal Blade)
135 sold

An 17% drop in week three. I guess you can say, Cult Of Luna still took the long road for this album..






Spirits Of Fire, Embrace The Unknown (Frontiers)
130 sold

A 65% drop for the sophomore album from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist, Chris Caffery and Testament bassist, Steve Di Giorgio.





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