Metal By Numbers 3/2: Can you dig it?

Posted by on March 2, 2016

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

The death of a band member is a terrible thing, and on this week’s MBN we have two bands who suffered through such a trial, those being After The Burial and Last In Line. Yet more often than not, bands seem to have the ability push forward despite tragedy, especially in the metal scene. Such perseverance can be dated all the way back to AC/DC after the death of Bon Scott. And while no one can blame bands who choose to breakup, there is a certain amount of admiration for those who soldier on. So, for those who continue to rock, we here at Metal Insider salute you.


Notable Debuts:

After The Burial, Dig Deep (Sumerian) #18, 10,600 sold

The band’s first album following the death of Justin Lowe is their highest charting debut yet.


Wolfmother, Victorious (Universal) #29, 8,050 sold

The band’s fourth album outdoes their previous album by miles.


Foo Fighters, Saint Cecilia (RCA) #47, 5,425 sold

The band’s new EP is dedicated to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.


Last In Line, Heavy Crown (Frontiers) #64, 4,125 sold

The surviving members of Dio’s band release their debut album of original material.


Delain, Lunar Prelude (Napalm) #199, 1,425 sold

The band’s new EP has a good debut.


Inglorious, Inglorious (Frontiers) 550 sold

The debut album for Nathan James’s new project.


Adept, Sleepless (Napalm) 330 sold

The fourth LP from this Swedish band.



Notable Sales:

Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise) #39, 6,450 sold

Over 280,000 sold.


Megadeth, Dystopia (UMe) #49, 5,275 sold

A drop of 15%.


Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park) #67, 4,025 sold

At 25 weeks, this is over 310,000 sold.


Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic) #101, 2,750 sold

A 13% drop.


Various Artists, Now That’s What I Call Rock (Sony) #124, 2,150 sold

With over 16,000 sold, this isn’t selling as well as other Now compilations.


Red, Of Beauty and Rage (Essential) #133, 2,050 sold

This sells about the same as last week.


Dream Theater, The Astonishing (Roadrunner) #134, 2,050 sold

A drop of 36% isn’t so dreamy.


Ghost, Meliora (Loma Vista) #152, 1,825 sold

Another boost this week of 9%.


Bring Me The Horizon, That’s The Spirit (Columbia) #156, 1,800 sold

A tiny 1% boost.


Hollywood Vampires, Hollywood Vampires (UMe) #157, 1,800 sold

A 6% drop bites.


Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood) #168, 1,700 sold

At week 35, over 320,000 copies have been sold.


Fleshgod Apocalypse, King (Nuclear Blast) 650 sold

A 28% drop is not kingly.


Obscura, Akróasis (Relapse) 600 sold

A 20% drop


Holy Grail, Times of Pride & Peril (Prothetic) 550 sold

A second week 61% drop.


Avantasia, Ghostlights  (Nuclear Blast) 400 sold

A boost of 20%.


Abbath, Abbath (Season of Mist) 400 sold

Lets take the time to remember the many great pics of Abbath.


Prong, X – No Absolutes (SPV/Steamhammer) 380 sold

An xtra 28% drop.


Rotting Christ, Rituals (Season of Mist) 350 sold

A 68% drop in week two.


Red Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie) 330 sold

This sold about the same as last week.


Wage War, Blueprints (Fearless) 310 sold

As did this.


Magrudergrind, II (Relapse) 300 sold

A 64% second week drop.


Primal Fear, Rulebreaker (Frontiers) 270 sold

This breaks the rules with a 10% drop.


The Plot In You, Happiness In Self Destruction (Stay Sick) 240 sold

This gets boosted back up by 45%.


Exmortus, Ride Forth (Prosthetic) 230 sold

Riding a 13% drop.


Witchcraft, Nucleus (Nuclear Blast) 220 sold

A 12% drop is nothing nu.


Failure Anthem, First World Problems (Razor & Tie) 210 sold

This dropped off last week and then got bumped  back up.

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