Metal By Numbers 3/28: The Charts Make Us Unsane

Posted by on March 28, 2012

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

Last week saw some major debuts in the top 200, while next week promises even a motherlode of metal debuts. This week, though, we only have one release that sold enough to appear on the Top New Artist Albums/ Heatseekers chart. And we wouldn’t be surprised if you first head of the band behind this week’s sole new release via Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. With that said, the veteran noise rock group Unsane have a decent first week with their seventh album.


Notable Debuts:

Unsane, Wreck (Alternative Tentacle) 620 sold

The noise rock group’s tour with the Melvins will likely help keep them in front of people.


Notable Sales:

Van Halen, A Different Kind of Truth (Interscope) #46, 8,000 sold
After seven weeks on the charts, Van Halen have been kicked out of the top 40, but with over 330,000 sold, we doubt they’re complaining.


Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (Prospect Park) #67, 5,930 sold
Want to see Ivan Moody make a clown out of himself…on a movie screen?


Foo Fighters, Wasting Light (RCA) #86, 4,450 sold
Never let it be said that Dave Grohl doesn’t know how to get the best out of others.


Korn, The Path of Totality (Roadrunner) #105, 3,540 sold
Even with another 13% decrease in sales, Korn is likely having a better week than former drummer drummer David Silveria.


Cannibal Corpse, Torture (Metal Blade) #112, 3,270 sold
The death metal legends experience a 66% decrease in sales during their second week on the charts, which is enough to kick them out of the top 100 (after debuting in the top 40).


I See Stars, Digital Renegade (Sumerian) #149, 2,540 sold
One of the new releases from last week that we missed came from the post-hardcore group. I See Stars’ third album experiences a 71% decrease in sales after debuting at #39 last week with over 8,600 copies sold. Don’t feel too bad for them, though, since their upcoming appearance on the All Stars Tour will help sales out further.


Lamb of God, Resolution (Epic) #165, 2,390 sold
In nine weeks, LOG have sold over 101,200 copies of Resolution.


Metallica, Beyond Magnetic EP (Warner Bros.) #169, 2,360 sold
Even though this EP of b-sides continues to slip down the charts, it’s pretty amazing how long it’s lasted thus far considering that the digital version has been available weeks before the physical edition hit shelves. Then again, it is Metallica we’re talking about after all…


Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare (Warner Bros.) #190, 2,130 sold
Speaking of lasting power….it’s been almost two years since A7X released this album. TWO YEARS!


Every Time I Die, Ex-Lives (Epitaph) #198, 2,060 sold
After debuting in the top 20 two weeks ago, ETID now find themselves two spots away from exiting the top 200.


Soulfly, Enslaved (Roadrunner) #199, 2,050 sold
Unfortunately, the Max Cavalera-fronted band also finds themselves one spot away from exiting the top 200 after only its second week on the charts.


Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven (Universal) 1,830 sold
The Danish rockabilly metal group may no longer be in the top 200, but after 71 weeks they’re still selling copies.


Corrosion Of Conformity, Corrosion Of Conformity (Candlelight) 820 sold
The reformed metal band experiences another 43% decrease in sales.


Eluveitie, Helvetios (Nuclear Blast) 570 sold
Despite another 22% decrease, Eluveitie remain the top folk metal release of the week.


Napalm Death, Utilitarian (Century Media) 440 sold
The death metal/ grindcore legends experience another 26% decrease, now having sold just under 4,300 copies in the past four weeks.


Goatwhore, Blood for the Master (Metal Blade) 420 sold
Bet these guys are excited for the Summer Slaughter Tour to kick off.

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