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 15th releases. Not many albums were released and the overall numbers were down. Sad to see but hopefully next week picks it up.
Monuments, In Stasis (Century Media)
The fourth album from the progressive metalcore unit.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Omnium Gatherum (Virgin)
This is their 20th studio record and first double album.
Axel Rudi Pell, Lost XXIII (SPV/Steamhammer)
The German guitar virtuoso drops his 21st solo album.
Skold, Dead God EP (City Lights)
An EP for Tim Skold’s solo project. It contains a collection of songs that were to be used for his second solo album as well as video games and other miscellaneous projects.
Semblant, Vermilion Eclipse (Frontiers)
Fourth album by the fifteen year old band.
Analepsy, Quiescence (Independent)
Slamming brutal death metal from Portugual.
Cancer Bats, Psychic Jailbreak (Bat Skull Records / New Damage Records)
The Canadian hardcore trio drop their seventh album.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (Warner)
#3 (from 1)
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)
#22 (from 20)
Ghost drops 30% in week six. 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.
Psychostick, …And Stuff (Independent)
#43 (from 57)
Week two sees a 6% rise. This album contains 30 tracks of awesomeness from the self-proclaimed humorcore band. Includes The Digital Appetizer EP remastered and additional tracks.
Meshuggah, Immutable (Atomic Fire)
#66 (from 47)
The Swede’s drop 38% in week four.
Seether, Vicennial – 2 Decades Of Seether (Craft)
The compilation album drops an expected 54%.
Joe Satriani, The Elephants Of Mars (earMusic)
#69 (from 14)
Eighteenth studio album. Produced by Eric Caudieux and engineered and Edited by Eric Caudieux at Chateau Faf Acton, CA.
Vein.FM, This World Is Going To Ruin You (Closed Casket)
The sophomore effort from arguably the most talked about hardcore punk band.
Envy Of None, Envy Of None (Kscope)
#81 (from 19)
The debut record of Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson, drops 75% in week two.
Papa Roach, Ego Trip (New Noize)
#94 (from 11)
Their 11th studio album falls an expected 88% in week two.
Pearl Jam, Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003) Vol. 1 (Epic)
#108 (from 115)
Only a 3% this week. An album compiled with 33 total tracks, including a 2 disc set compilation.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#113 (from 82)
The tenth studio album drops 34%. Over 160,600 copies sold YTD.
Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#118 (from 116)
A mere 6% fall for the German band’s nineteenth studio album.
KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#123 (from 119)
Korn’s fourteenth album drops another 8% in week eleven.
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#128 (from 157)
GVF actually rise up the charts by 14% in week 53.
Pearl Jam, Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003) Vol. 2 (Epic)
#130 (from 142)
A slight 2% rise 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.
Black Swan, Generation Mind (Frontiers)
#141 (from 49)
A 65% drop in week two. 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).
Animals As Leaders, Parrhesia (Sumerian)
#159 (from 107)
The 5th studio album from the instrumental progressive metal unit drops 37% in week three.
Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#176 (from 177)
INK run into a 5% drop.
Sabaton, The War To End All Wars (Nuclear Blast)
#183 (from 167)
The Swedish power metal historians drop again by 18%.
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#194 (from 200)
The mighty Iron Maiden stay alive with a mere flesh wound of 2%.
Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!
Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#195 (from 193)
The hardcore dips lower with 9%. 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.
Archspire, Bleed The Future (Season Of Mist)
Archspire is back on the charts! Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero.
Unto Others, Strength (Roadrunner)
Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
A 41% jump for their third album.
Dark Funeral, We Are The Apocalypse (Century Media)
The 7th studio album falls 11%.
Destruction, Diabolical (Napalm)
The German thrash titans drop 75% in week two for their fifteenth studio album.
Carpenter Brut, Leather Terror (Universal)
Another drop but this time by 29%. An intro to the bloody and electric adventures of young Bret, Carpenter Brut unveils the sequel: Leather Terror.
Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
The Colorado natives decrease by 13%.
Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
Poppy experiences a slight 4% drop.
Abbath, Dread Reaver (Season Of Mist)
Abbath drops 29% in week four.
Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
Their twenty-third studio album drops 37%.
Haunted Shores, Void (3Dot)
The sophomore progressive metal album by Periphery bandmates, guitarists Mark Holcomb and Misha “Bulb” Mansoor.
Dream Widow, Dream Widow EP (Roswell)
The Foo Fighters’ fictional band experiences another decline in week four with 27%. This is from their recently released horror comedy film, Studio 666.
Treat, The Endgame (Frontiers)
The Swedish melodic rock unit’s ninth studio album drops 70% in week two.
Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat fall 32%.
Michael Romeo, War Of The Worlds, Part 2 (InsideOut)
A nice 26% jump for the second part of the Symphony X guitarists’ project.
The Hellacopters, Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
An unfortunate 69% decrease in week two. This is the eighth studio album from the Swedish high-energy rock and roll band.