Metal By Numbers 4/20: The charts take an ‘Ego Trip’

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 8th releases.


Notable Debuts:

Papa Roach, Ego Trip (New Noize)
Debut #11
6,900 sold

This is the band’s 11th studio album.







Joe Satriani, The Elephants Of Mars (earMusic)
Debut #14
1,150 sold

Eighteenth studio album. Produced by Eric Caudieux and engineered and Edited by Eric Caudieux at Chateau Faf Acton, CA.







Envy Of None, Envy Of None (Kscope)
Debut #19
4,100 sold

The debut record of Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson’s new band.






Black Swan, Generation Mind (Frontiers)
Debut #49
1,825 sold

The supergroup is back with their sophomore record. The band featuring vocalist Robin Mcauley (Mcauley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, Ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big).






Psychostick, …And Stuff (Independent)
Debut #57
1,550 sold

30 tracks of awesomeness from the self-proclaimed humorcore band. Includes The Digital Appetizer EP remastered and additional tracks.







Destruction, Diabolical (Napalm)
Debut #83
1,150 sold

The German thrash titans celebrate forty years with their fifteenth studio album.







Dream Theater, Lost Not Forgotten Archives: …and Beyond – Live in Japan, 2017 (Inside Out)
Debut #153
600 sold

The band’s 2017 performance of the classic album, Images and Words, performed at Japan’s legendary Budokan arena.






Health, DISCO4 :: PART II (Loma Vista)
400 sold

Los Angeles noise-rock. Features a guest appearance by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe.







Treat, The Endgame (Frontiers)
400 sold

The Swedish melodic rock unit’s ninth studio album.







Hallas, Isle Of Wisdom (Napalm)
350 sold

Swedish natives put their spin on feel-good nostalgic 70’s hard rock.







Incite, Wake Up Dead (Atomic Fire)
275 sold

The sixth full length album by Max Cavalera’s son, Richie and co.








First Signal, Closer To The Edge (Frontiers)
200 sold

Fourth album by the Canadian duo.







Inglorious, MMXXI Live At The Phoenix (Frontier)
175 sold

The first ever live album by the UK heavy weights.







Fortune, Level Ground (Frontiers)
125 sold

Back with their third album. They previously had a 34 year hiatus between albums.







Notable Sales:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (Warner)
#3 (from 1)
18,625 sold

Red Hot Chili Peppers drop 77% in week two. The band reunite with their former guitarist, John Frusciante, for their twelfth studio record. Fun fact, only six albums feature John Frusciante.






Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
#20 (from 14)
3,825 sold

Ghost drops 19% in week five. 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.






Meshuggah, Immutable (Atomic Fire)
#47 (from 6)
1,875 sold

The Swede’s drop 77% in week three.







Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#82 (from 44)
1,150 sold

The tenth studio album drops 34%. The band has canceled all appearances after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.







Stabbing Westward, Chasing Ghosts (COP International)
#93 (re-entry)
975 sold

Industrial rock from Chicago. It’s their first album since their 2001 self-titled release.







Animals As Leaders, Parrhesia (Sumerian)
#107 (from 49)
825 sold

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







Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#111 (re-entry)
820 sold
Skillet are back after a brief hiatus.






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

Another 20% drop. Vol.1 of the first official greatest hits record. Compiled with 33 total tracks, including a 2 disc set compilation.







Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#116 (from 73)
775 sold

A 32% decrease for the German band’s nineteenth studio album.







KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#119 (from 94)
775 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album drops another 15% in week ten.







King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Made In Timeland (Virgin)
#123 (re-entry)
750 sold

It returns! The 19th studio album by the Australian psychedelic rock band is back on the charts.







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

A 20% 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.







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

GVF drop 9% in week 52.







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

The Swedish power metal historians drop 20%.







Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#177 (re-entry)
500 sold

INK return with a 57% jump.







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

The hardcore outfit jumps another 25%. 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.







Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#200 (from 152)
425 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden fall back with 22%.
Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!






Midnight, Horror Show (Independent)
450 sold

This is their second EP. It was initially released through Counter Records on October 16, 2020, exclusively through Amazon Music for streaming. The EP was released to all platforms on March 19, 2021.






The Hellacopters, Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
375 sold

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








Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
350 sold

A 3% dip for their eleventh studio album. Pure New York death metal.








Carpenter Brut, Leather Terror (Universal)
325 sold

Droppage of 73%. An intro to the bloody and electric adventures of young Bret, Carpenter Brut unveils the sequel: Leather Terror.







Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Fire ( Mom + Pop Music)
275 sold

A 34% dip. 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.







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

The 7th studio album from the Swedes drops 2% in week four.







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

A 10% jump for their third album.







Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
200 sold

The Colorado natives drop 53%.







Abbath, Dread Reaver (Season Of Mist)
200 sold

Abbath drops another 63% in week three.







Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
200 sold

Their twenty-third studio album experiences another 9% rise in week ten.







Soul Glo, Diaspora Problems (Epitaph)
180 sold

A substantial 70% drop for the rap-noise rock group from Pennsylvania.







Absent In Body, Plague God (Relapse)
180 sold

The debut drops 48% in week three. This is the brainchild of Iggor Cavalera (ex-Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Mathieu Vandekerckhove (Amenra) and Colin H. Van Eeckhout (Amenra).







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

A slight 2% dip for second part of the Symphony X guitarists’ project.







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

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat fall 12%.







Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
175 sold

Poppy experiences a 54% jump.







Dream Widow, Dream Widow EP (Roswell)
175 sold

A 66% drop for the Foo Fighters’ fictional band. This is from their recently released horror comedy film, Studio 666.








Voivod, Synchro Anarchy (Century Media)
150 sold

A 37% decrease for their fifteenth studio album. It’s their nineteenth release overall. Produced and mixed by Francis Perron.







Amorphis, Halo  (Atomic Fire)
140 sold

The Finnish based band’s fourteenth studio has a slight 4% rise.







Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom (Sumerian Records)
125 sold

The second studio album jumps back on the charts with a 24% rise.







Quicksand, Distant Populations (Epitaph)
125  sold

The NYC post-hardcore outfit’s 4th album hops back on the charts too!





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