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

Only three hard rock or metal debuts made it onto the charts this week. However, not only does Every Time I Die have the top metal debut, but they also had a very impressive first week. The Buffalo metalcore group’s sixth album sells over 14,000 copies, enough to debut at #20 and tie with Young Jeezy’s latest release.

ETID definitely have a lot to celebrate. Not only did Ex-Lives outsell 2009’s New Junk Aesthetic (which premiered at #46 with roughly 12,000 copies sold), but also sold slightly more than 2007’s The Big Dirty (which came in at #46). Considering the state of album sales, it’s a huge accomplishment for any band to sell as many copies (let alone more) as they did five years ago. So congratulations to Every Time I Die on that and for cracking the top 20.


Notable Debuts:

Every Time I Die, Ex-Lives (Epitaph) #20, 14,020 sold
Not only will their current tour with The Devil Wears Prada help sales out further, but so will their stint on the Warped Tour this Summer.


The Pretty Reckless, Hit Me Like A Man EP (Interscope) #150, 2,900 sold
The Taylor Momsen-fronted group’s new EP has a solid first week, especially considering that it only has three new songs on it.


 Xandria, Neverworld’s End (Napalm) 440 sold
Though this is the German symphonic band’s first week on the charts, it also might be its last. Guess it never had a chance.


Notable Sales:

Van Halen, A Different Kind of Truth (Interscope) #22, 14,000 sold
After staying in the top ten for the past five weeks, Van Halen gets kicked out of the top 20 thanks to a 44% decrease in sales.


Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (Prospect Park) #60, 7,130 sold
A 2% increase in sales is enough to bring FFDP back into the top 60 in its 22 week on the charts.


Foo Fighters, Wasting Light (RCA) #90, 4,920 sold
Another 22% decrease in sales finds Dave Grohl and co. 16 spots down the charts.


Korn, The Path of Totality (Roadrunner) #92, 4,640 sold
Don’t feel bad for Korn, even though they fell another 26 spots down the charts. They were just added to this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Award show.


Metallica, Beyond Magnetic EP (Warner Bros.) #123, 3,500 sold
Not only did Metallica add some heavy bands to Orion Music & More’s lineup, but they’re also bringing their cars to the festival.


Chevelle, Hats Off to the Bull (Epic) #124, 3,500 sold
Did anyone buy the limited Chevelle St. Patrick Days t-shirt?


Lamb of God, Resolution (Epic) #138, 3,040 sold
While Lamb Of God remains in the top 200, guitarist Mark Morton has premiered two songs his new project with DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara.


Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare (Warner Bros.) #189, 2,330 sold
Since its release in the summer of 2010, A7X’s fifth album has sold well over 674,000 copies.


Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven (Universal) #195, 2,210 sold
Still hasn’t really settled in that the Danish rockabilly metal group will be playing Bamboozle.


Disturbed,  Lost Children (Reprise) #199, 2,190 sold
After eighteen weeks, Disturbed’s b-side album finds itself one spot away from exiting the top 200.


Corrosion Of Conformity, Corrosion Of Conformity (Candlelight) 1,770 sold
The reformed stoner metal group gets kicked out of the top 200 in their second week thanks to a 54% decrease in sales. No worries, though, since they’ll be on the road for a while now.


Eluveitie, Helvetios (Nuclear Blast) 1,270 sold
Still the top folk metal release on the charts despite getting knocked out of the top 200 thanks to a 70% decrease in sales.


Napalm Death, Utilitarian (Century Media) 970 sold
A 56% decrease in sales for death metal/ grindcore legends despite getting rave reviews from drag queens.


I The Breather, Truth and Purpose (Sumerian) 640 sold
The  Christian metal group may have been kicked out of the top 200 in their second week, but Mayhem Fest should help sales out quite a bit.


Goatwhore, Blood for the Master (Metal Blade) 550 sold
The blackened death metal group experiences another 33% decrease in sales.