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

This week’s a big one. Greta Van Fleet, Cannibal Corpse, and Liquid Tension Experiment lead the way on a chart chock full of debuts from acts both old and new. And it’s only gonna get crazier from here with Gojira and Evile coming out before April is up.


Notable Debuts:

Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
Debut #2
38,650 sold

This is the band’s second full-length album.





Cannibal Corpse, Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade)
Debut #6
13,675 sold

The band’s fifteenth album is its first with Erik Rutan on lead guitar.





Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
Debut #7
9,075 sold

Liquid Tension Experiment’s long-awaited third album is its first in over 20 years.





Amigo The Devil, Born Against (Ingrooves)
Debut #25
2,875 sold

This is the morbid folk artists’ third album.





Hail The Sun, New Age Filth (Equal Vision)
Debut #27
2,800 sold

This is the band’s fifth album.





The Armed, Ultrapop (Sargent House)
Debut #41
1,900 sold

This is the fourth album from this anonymous hardcore punk collective.





Escape The Fate, Chemical Warfare (Better Noise)
Debut #62
1,350 sold

This is the band’s seventh studio album.





While She Sleeps, Sleeps Society (Spinefarm)
Debut #89
1,025 sold

This is the band’s fifth studio album.





Spectral Wound, Diabolic Thirst (Profound Lore)
Debut #99
930 sold

This is the band’s third album.





Holding Absence, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life (SharpTone)
Debut #124
710 sold

This is the band’s second album.





To The Grave, Epilogue (Unique Leader)
Debut #155
520 sold

This expansion of To The Grave’s 2019 debut adds 8 more songs.






Marty Friedman, Tokyo Jukebox 3 (The Players Club)
Debut #175
440 sold

Marty Friedman’s latest solo album features covers of J-Pop songs.





Temple Balls, Pyromide (Frontiers)
350 sold

This is the band’s third album.






Icon of Sin, Icon of Sin (Frontiers)
350 sold

This is the debut album featuring Raphael Mendes, known for his uncanny vocal resemblance to Bruce Dickinson.





Bewitcher, Cursed Be Thy Kingdom (Century Media)
260 sold

This is the band’s third album.






The Vintage Caravan,Monuments(Napalm)
190 sold

This is the band’s fifth album.






Helstar, Clad in Black (Massacre)
110 sold







Notable Sales:

Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#22 (from 19)
3,350 sold

A 12% drop.





Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#39 (from 27)
2,000 sold

A 13% drop.





Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
#51 (from 30)
1,575 sold

A 29% drop.





AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#53 (from 45)
1,525 sold

A 10% drop.





Chris Cornell, No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1 (UMe)
#70 (from 51)
1,250 sold

A 18% drop.





Chevelle, NIRATIAS (Epic)
#97 (from 71)
950 sold

A 17% drop.





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

A 19% boost.





Alice Cooper, Detroit Stories(earMUSIC)
#112 (from 76)
820 sold

A 24% drop.





The End Machine, Phase2 (Frontiers)
#125 (from 29)
700 sold

A 68% drop in week two.





Godspeed You! Black Emperor, G_d’s Pee at State’s End(Constellation)
#131 (from 34)
670 sold

A 67% drop.





Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen(BMG)
#136 (from 89)
650 sold

A 27% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#142 (from 122)
600 sold

A 7% drop.





A Day To Remember, You’re Welcome(Fueled By Ramen)
#143 (from 138)
580 sold

This sold about the same as last week.





Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#147 (from 121)
550 sold

A 15% drop.





Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
#160 (from 150)
490 sold

A 6% drop.





Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#164 (from 152)
480 sold

A 7% drop.





Puscifer, Existential Reckoning (BMG)
#170 (from 184)
470 sold

A 12% boost.





Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#176 (from 183)
430 sold

A 3% drop.





Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#195 (from 154)
390 sold

A 23% drop.





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

A 75% boost.






Zao, The Crimson Corridor(Observed/Observer)
280 sold

A 90% drop in week two.






Primal Fear, I Will Be Gone(Nuclear Blast)
280 sold

A 34% boost.






Genghis Tron, Dream Weapon (Relapse)
260 sold

A 15% boost.





Galactikraken & Jonathan Young, Starship Velociraptor (Self-Released)
260 sold

This came out earlier this month.






240 sold

A 20% drop.






180 sold
A 23% drop.






Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
170 sold

A 18% boost.






Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, The Helm of Sorrow(Sacred Bones)
150 sold

This gets boosted back up for the first time in months.






Epica, Omega (Nuclear Blast)
140 sold

A 8% drop.






John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
140 sold

A 28% boost back up.






Saxon, Inspirations (Militia Guard)
140 sold

A 25% boost back up.






Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
130 sold

A 28% boost.






Orden Ogan, Final Days(AFM)
130 sold

A big 140% boost.






Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
130 sold

A 25% drop.






Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: The Breath of Life(Inside Out)
110 sold
A 1% boost.