Metal By Numbers 4/13: Unlimited Love for Charts

Posted by on May 10, 2022


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

Here are the numbers for the April 1st releases.


Notable Debuts:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (Warner)
Debut #1
82,525 sold

Red Hot Chili Peppers and former guitarist, John Frusciante, reunite for their twelfth studio record. Fun fact, only six albums feature John Frusciante.







Kublai Khan TX, Lowest Form Of Animal (Rise)
Debut #46
1,700 sold

The Texas hardcore band put for their new five track EP. Guest appearance from Terror frontman, Scott Vogel.







The Hellacopters, Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #54
1,475 sold

The eighth studio album from the Swedish high-energy rock and roll band.








Carpenter Brut, Leather Terror (Universal)
Debut #70
1,200 sold

An intro to the bloody and electric adventures of young Bret, Carpenter Brut unveils the sequel: Leather Terror.






Satan, Earth Infernal (Metal Blade)
Debut #149
555 sold

Satan ironically selling the number of the angel for their sixth full-length record. Slipknot would be proud.






Nekrogoblikon, The Fundamental Slimes And Humours (Self)
415 sold

The “Best Goblin Metal on the Planet” releases their 5th full-length record.








Wolf, Shadowland (Century Media)
280 sold

The 9th studio album from the Swedish heavy metal act.








Evil Invaders, Shattering Reflection (Napalm)
280 sold

It might have took five years but they finally unleashed their third studio record.







VOLA, Live From The Pool (Mascot)
130 sold

A special performance from September 2021. VOLA performed in a swimming pool of the abandoned Auderød military camp in North Zealand near Copenhagen, Denmark.






Notable Sales:

Meshuggah, Immutable (Atomic Fire)
#6 (from 49)
8,325 sold

Now that’s more like it! The Swede’s jump a staggering 375% in week two, now tallying over 10,000 records sold. However, their 2016 album, The Violent Sleep of Reason, sold 18,075 copies during it’s debut week.







Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
#14 (from 12)
4,700 sold

Ghost drops 22% in week four. According to Luminate/MRC Data, the Swedish band’s fifth album had the biggest sales week in 2022. This is their fourth top 10 overall album.






Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#44 (from 46)
1,725 sold

The tenth studio album drops 6% after it’s return to the charts. The band has canceled all appearances after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.







Animals As Leaders, Parrhesia (Sumerian)
#49 (from 17)
1,650 sold

5th studio album from the instrumental progressive metal unit drops 59% in week two.







Deafheaven, Infinite Granite (Sargent House)
#72 (re-entry)
1,175 sold

Deafheaven reemerge! The fifth studio album from the San Francisco natives. Produced by none other than Justin Meidal-Johnsen. Give it a listen on Bandcamp.






Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#73 (from 79)
1,150 sold

A 4% increase for the German band’s nineteenth studio album.







Pearl Jam, Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003) Vol. 1 (Epic)
#86 (from 65)
980 sold

A 24% drop after it’s return. Vol.1 of the first official greatest hits record. Compiled with 33 total tracks, including a 2 disc set compilation.






KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#94 (from 85)
910 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album drops another 12% in week nine.







Pearl Jam, Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003) Vol. 2 (Epic)
#109 (from 41)
815 sold

A 60% drop for Vol.2. The first official greatest hits record. Compiled with 33 total tracks, including a 2 disc set compilation. Seems people enjoy Vol.2 more than Vol.1.






Sabaton, The War To End All Wars (Nuclear Blast)
#124 (from 94)
675 sold

The Swedish power metal historians drop 29%.







Soul Glo, Diaspora Problems (Epitaph)
#130 (from 153)
650 sold

A 6% jump for the rap-noise rock group from Pennsylvania.







Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#132 (from 117)
650 sold

GVF drop 19% in week 51.







Abbath, Dread Reaver (Season Of Mist)
#141 (from 44)
575 sold

Abbath drop 69% in week two.







Eddie Vedder, Earthling (Republic)
#143 (from 166)
550 sold

A lot of Pearl Jam on the charts the past two weeks. This is the frontman’s second solo album. Features appearances from Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Ringo Starr.






Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#149 (from 199)
550 sold

WvH jumps 16% in week two of the return.







Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#152 (from 185)
550 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden jump back up with a 14% increase.
Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!







Jerry Cantrell, Brighten (Independent)
#163 (re-entry)

Brighten is the third solo album by the Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell.








Dream Widow, Dream Widow EP (Roswell)
#164 (from 21)
500 sold

An 86% drop for the Foo Fighters’ fictional band. This is from their recently released horror comedy film, Studio 666.






Matt Pike, Pike vs The Automaton (MNRK Heavy)
#177 (re-entry0
450 sold

Matt Pike returns too! 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.





Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
440 sold

The Colorado natives drop 43%.






Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Fire ( Mom + Pop Music)
#190 (re-entry)
425 sold

Tom Morello  reappears! It’s the second collaboration album by the Rage Against the Machine guitarist. Guest appearances include Bring Me the Horizon, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and more.






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

The hardcore outfit jumps 39%. 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.






Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
350 sold

A massive 154% increase for their eleventh studio album. Pure New York death metal.







Absent In Body, Plague God (Relapse)
350 sold

The debut drops 59% in week two. This is the brainchild of Iggor Cavalera (ex-Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Mathieu Vandekerckhove (Amenra) and Colin H. Van Eeckhout (Amenra).







Dark Funeral, We Are The Apocalypse (Century Media)
275 sold

The 7th studio album from the Swedes drops 23% in week three.







John 5 The Creatures, Sinner (Big Machine)
250 sold

The Rob Zombie guitarist returns to the charts with his instrumental solo record.







Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
190 sold

A 15% jump for their fifteenth studio album. It’s their nineteenth release overall. Produced and mixed by Francis Perron.








Vein.FM, This World Is Going To Ruin You (Closed Casket)
225 sold

Vein jumps another 50% after their return to the charts. Hopefully, they don’t destroy anymore venue gear.







Killing Joke, Lord Of Chaos (Spinefarm)
220 sold

The EP jumps 10% in week two. This is the follow up their 2015 Pylon record.







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

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat jump another 10%.







Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
200 sold

Another 34% drop for their third album.







195 sold

ERRA drops only 4%.  This is their deluxe version of their self-titled including 3 new songs and 3 new covers.








Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
190 sold

Their twenty-third studio album experiences an 11% rise in week nine.







Michael Romeo, War Of The Worlds, Part 2 (InsideOut)
180 sold

A 77% fall for part two to the Symphony X guitarists’ project.








God’s Hate, God’s Hate (Closed Casket Activities)
140 sold

God’s Hate is a hardcore outfit formed by pro wrestler Brody King and Colin Young of Twitching Tongues. Over 2,200 copies sold YTD.







Nite, Voices Of The Kronian Moon (Season Of Mist)
140 sold

The sophomore effort drops 57% in week two. Blackened heavy metal from San Francisco.








Amorphis, Halo  (Atomic Fire)
130 sold

After a very brief hiatus from the charts, the Finnish based band’s fourteenth album returns. Over 3,200 copies sold YTD.






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