Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s an interesting mishmash on the charts today. Record Store Day always brings a slew of random sales from exclusive vinyl releases and such, but it also brings boosts to albums that have been on here awhile. One of the more noteworthy releases is Sunn O)))’s latest album Life Metal. The album isn’t available everywhere until this Friday, April 26th, but it released on vinyl and CD at select stores for Record Store Day, so it’s making its MBN debut a little early. I for one am eager to hear it.
Notable Debuts:
Andy Black, The Ghost Of Ohio (Lava)
Debut #30
5,125 sold
This is the second solo album from Andy Biersack, vocalist of Black Veil Brides.
Sunn O))), Life Metal (Southern Lord)
Debut #38
4,075 sold
Sunn O)))’s latest album made its debut on vinyl for Record Store Day. The album’s full release is this Friday.
Silverstein, Redux: The First 10 Years (Self-Released)
Debut #45
3,850 sold
As the title suggests, this album includes 12 re-recorded tracks from the band’s first four albums.
Thrice, Deeper Wells (Epitaph)
Debut #54
This EP is a Record Store Day exclusive
Nirvana, Live at the Paramount (Geffen)
Debut #59
3,200 sold
This is the first time the concert has been released on vinyl.
Big Business, The Beast You Are (Joyful Noise)
Debut #87
2,100 sold
This is the band’s sixth album.
Motörhead, Overkill/Bomber 7″ (BMG)
Debut #101
1,875 sold
More RSD stuff.
Inter Arma, Sulphur English (Relapse)
Debut #112
1,775 sold
The band’s fourth album did even better than its predecessor.
Def Leppard, The Story So Far Vol. 2/B-Sides (UMC/Virgin)
Debut #140
1,440 sold
Def Leppard released a counterpart for their other compilation for RSD.
Death Therapy, Voices (Solid State)
870 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Hath, Of Rot And Ruin (Willowtip)
420 sold
This is the NJ band’s debut album. It’s lyrically influenced by the video game Dark Souls.
Numenorean, Adore (Season Of Mist)
410 sold
This is the band’s second full length album.
Inferi, The End Of An Era: Rebirth (The Artisan Era)
310 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Smoulder, Time of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring(Cruz Del Sur)
230 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#7 (from 11)
9,825 sold
A 42% boost.

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava/Republic)
#14 (from 72)
8,350 sold

An enormous boost of 407% pulls this ahead of the band’s full length.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#58 (from 22)
3,200 sold
A 26% drop with just under 30,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#81 (from 42)
2,275 sold
Over 230,000 sold.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#84 (from 26)
2,175 sold
A 37% drop.
Ace Frehley, Spaceman (eOne)
#103 (re-entry)
1,850 sold
This is a picture disc release for RSD.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#114 (from 168)
1700 sold

A 154% boost, which I’m sure could be attributed to RSD.

Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#146 (from 87)
1,350 sold
A 3% boost despite dropping down the charts.
Periphery, Periphery IV: Hail Stan (3DOT)
#150 (from 9)
1,325 sold
A drop of 86% in week two.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium, South Of Reality(ATO)
#160 (from 143)
1,225 sold

A 53% boost.

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#179 (from 152)
1,100 sold

A 43% boost.

Alien Weaponry,  (Napalm Records)
500 sold
This gets boosted up again after RSD.


Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
430 sold
A 3% boost.
Eluveitie, Ategnatos (Nuclear Blast)
420 sold
A 76% drop in week two.
Enterprise Earth, Luciferous (eOne)
410 sold
A drop of 81%.
The End: Machine, The End: Machine(Frontiers)
280 sold
A 30% drop.
Wormwitch, Heaven That Dwells Within (Prosthetic)
280 sold
A 30% second week drop.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
240 sold
A 4% boost.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
230 sold
A 36% boost.