Metal By Numbers 4/27: A lackluster week of 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 15th releases. Not many albums were released and the overall numbers were down. Sad to see but hopefully next week picks it up.


Notable Debuts:

Monuments, In Stasis (Century Media)
Debut #115
750 sold

The fourth album from the progressive metalcore unit.







King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Omnium Gatherum (Virgin)
Debut #172
475 sold

This is their 20th studio record and first double album.







Axel Rudi Pell, Lost XXIII (SPV/Steamhammer)
500 sold

The German guitar virtuoso drops his 21st solo album.







Skold, Dead God EP (City Lights)
275 sold

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)
225 sold

Fourth album by the fifteen year old band.







Analepsy, Quiescence (Independent)
125 sold

Slamming brutal death metal from Portugual.







Cancer Bats, Psychic Jailbreak (Bat Skull Records / New Damage Records)
125 sold

The Canadian hardcore trio drop their seventh album.






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)
#22 (from 20)
2,675 sold

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)
1,650 sold

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)
1,175 sold

The Swede’s drop 38% in week four.







Seether, Vicennial – 2 Decades Of Seether (Craft)
#67 (re-entry)
1,150 sold

The compilation album drops an expected 54%.






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

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)
#71 (re-entry)
1,150 sold

The sophomore effort from arguably the most talked about hardcore punk band.







Envy Of None, Envy Of None (Kscope)
#81 (from 19)
1,025 sold

The debut record of Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson, drops 75% in week two.







Papa Roach, Ego Trip (New Noize)
#94 (from 11)
850 sold

Their 11th studio album falls an expected 88% in week two.







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

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)
750 sold

The tenth studio album drops 34%. Over 160,600 copies sold YTD.







Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#118 (from 116)
725 sold

A mere 6% fall for the German band’s nineteenth studio album.







KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#123 (from 119)
715 sold

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)
650 sold

GVF actually rise up the charts by 14% in week 53.







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

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)
625 sold

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)
525 sold

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)
475 sold

INK run into a 5% drop.







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

The Swedish power metal historians drop again by 18%.







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

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)
415 sold

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)
350 sold

Archspire is back on the charts! Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero.







Unto Others, Strength (Roadrunner)
315 sold

Back on the charts as well! Maybe their tour with Behemoth and Arch Enemy had a hand in the rise of sales?
Check out our Headbangers Brawl about Strength!







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

A 41% jump for their third album.








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

The 7th studio album falls 11%.








Destruction, Diabolical (Napalm)
225 sold

The German thrash titans drop 75% in week two for their fifteenth studio album.








Carpenter Brut, Leather Terror (Universal)
225 sold

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.








Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold

An unwanted 42% decline for their eleventh studio album. Pure New York death metal.







Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
175 sold

The Colorado natives decrease by 13%.







Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
170 sold

Poppy experiences a slight 4% drop.








Abbath, Dread Reaver (Season Of Mist)
140 sold

Abbath drops 29% in week four.






Satan, Earth Infernal (Metal Blade)
130 sold
Back after a brief absence from the charts.







Saxon, Carpe Diem (Silver Lining)
130 sold

Their twenty-third studio album drops 37%.








Haunted Shores, Void (3Dot)
125 sold

The sophomore progressive metal album by Periphery bandmates, guitarists Mark Holcomb and Misha “Bulb” Mansoor.








Dream Widow, Dream Widow EP (Roswell)
125 sold

The Foo Fighters’ fictional band experiences another decline in week four with 27%. This is from their recently released horror comedy film, Studio 666.








Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
125 sold

The Ukrainian metalcore outfit returns to the charts! Donate to the band’s campaign to support their country!







Treat, The Endgame (Frontiers)
120 sold

The Swedish melodic rock unit’s ninth studio album drops 70% in week two.








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

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat fall 32%.







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

A nice 26% jump for the second part of the Symphony X guitarists’ project.







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

An unfortunate 69% decrease in week two. This is the eighth studio album from the Swedish high-energy rock and roll band.



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