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

Godspeed You! Black Emperor has always had interesting album titles and this one is no exception. The only way it could be stranger is if the named their album after Elon Musk and Grimes’s baby (and no, I’m not going to actually look it up and learn how to pronounce it). It’s not a huge week for debuts, but there are a few albums that dropped off last week that have gotten big boosts back up. I’m guessing some of them are thanks to sales from Bandcamp Friday.


Notable Debuts:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, G_d’s Pee at State’s End (Constellation)
Debut #8
6,100 sold

This is the band’s sevenths studio album.





Wode, Burn In Many Mirrors (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #104
860 sold

This is the black metal band’s third album.





Rings of Saturn, Embryonic Anomaly Remake (Self-Released)
200 sold

This remaster of the band’s debut album came out back in February but only just appeared on the charts.





Notable Sales:

Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#12 (from 3)
4,575 sold

An 83% drop doesn’t take this down too far.





Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
#27 (from 20)
2,700 sold

A 38% drop.





Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight (Roswell)
#29 (from 33)
2,550 sold

A 11% drop.





Chris Cornell, No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1 (UMe)
#36 (from 23)
2,200 sold

A 39% drop.





AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#43 (from 51)
2,000 sold

This sold about the same as last week.





Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen (BMG)
#48 (from 10)
1,775 sold

A 72% drop in week two.





Chevelle, NIRATIAS (Epic)
#63 (from 57)
1,425 sold

A 24% drop.





Alice Cooper, Detroit Stories (earMUSIC)
#80 (from 81)
1,125 sold

A 6% drop.





The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#82 (from 103)
1125 sold

A 25% boost.





Tomahawk, Tonic Immobility (Ipecac)
#97 (from 11)
920 sold

A 85% drop in week two.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#113 (from 132)
800 sold

A 21% boost with just under 30,000 sold.





A Day To Remember, You’re Welcome (Fueled By Ramen)
#114 (from 85)
790 sold

A 29% drop.





Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
#117 (from 118)
760 sold

A 7% drop.





Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
#118 (from 40)
750 sold

A 69% drop.





Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#174 (from 157)
670 sold

A 37% boost.





Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#135 (from 137)
630 sold

Just a 1% drop.





Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#166 (from 138)
500 sold

A 20% drop.





Various Artists, Many Faces of Def Leppard (Music Brokers Arg)
#179 (from 153)
450 sold

A 19% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#192 (from 191)
420 sold

A 7% drop with over 120,000 sold.





Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#198 (re-entry)
410 sold

A 2% boost puts this back on the charts.





Genghis Tron, Dream Weapon (Relapse)
380 sold

A 85% drop.






340 sold

A 37% drop.






Saxon, Inspirations (Militia Guard)
220 sold

A 27% drop.






Epica, Omega (Nuclear Blast)
190 sold

This sold the same as last week.






’68, Give One Take One (Cooking Vinyl)
Debut #60
190 sold

A 90% drop in week two.





Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
180 sold

A 10% drop.






Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: Forevermore(Inside Out)
160 sold

A 26% drop.






Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
160 sold

This boosts continue with a 27% increase.





Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality(Closed Casket Activities)
160 sold

A 8% drop.






Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
160 sold

A 15% drop.






Memoriam, To The End (Reaper Entertainment)
160 sold

A 67% drop.






Dvne, Etemen Ænka (Metal Blade)
160 sold

A 13% drop.





Melvins, Working With God(Ipecac)
140 sold

A 4% drop.






Enforced, Kill Grid (Century Media)
130 sold

A 33% drop.






Sanguisugabogg, Tortured Whole (Century Media)
130 sold

A 68% drop.






The Crown, Royal Destroyer (Metal Blade Records)
120 sold

A 32% drop.






Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
120 sold

A 52% boost back up.






Kreator, Under The Guillotine (Noise)
110 sold

A 25% boost up.






The Body, I’ve Seen All I Need To See(Thrill Jockey)
110 sold

A whopping 319% boost up.






Gravesend, Methods Of Human Disposal (20 Buck Spin)
110 sold

A 112% boost.






Depths of Hatred, Inheritance (Prosthetic)
110 sold

A 157% boost up.