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

Oddly, we have more debuts this week than last week’s post-Record Store Day charts. Granted, not all of these releases were as  highly anticipated as a Metallica demo, but still a good week for metal. Our top debut cracked the top 40 and it looks like the new Halestorm album is going to be sticking around just as long as the last one.


Notable Debuts: 

10 Years, From Birth To Burial (Palehorse) #39, 7,900 sold

The band’s latest charts in the top 40.


Alesana, Confessions (Revival) #47, 7,025 sold

Album number five manages to chart higher than its predecessor.


Apocalyptica, Shadowmaker (Better Noise) #83, 3,750 sold

After five years, Apocalyptica have released their eighth album.


Tribulation, Children of the Night (Century Media) 1,300 sold

The third album from the Swedish death metallers makes its debut.


Dayseeker, Origin (InVouge) 1,150 sold

The band’s second album gets charted.


Gift Giver, Shitgiver (Century Media) 860 sold

This is the debut album for this tech/nu-metal band.


Shattered Sun, Hope Within Hatred (Victory) 660 sold

The band’s debut album has been getting some buzz thanks to their opening slot on the Testament/Exodus tour.


Danko Jones, Fire Music (MRI) 530 sold

The Canadian rock band’s seventh album probably performed better in the home country.


Abiotic, Casuistry (Metal Blade) 530 sold

Fresh-faced Floridan death metal act releases its second album.


Native Construct, Quiet World (Metal Blade) 42o sold

Here’s the debut album from this new prog rock/metal act.


Deez Nuts, Word Is Bond (Century Media) 400 sold

Album is fourth.


While She Sleeps, Brainwashed (Razor & Tie) 310 sold

This metalcore act releases its second album.


Notable Sales:
Halestorm, Into the Wild Life (Atlantic) #20, 11,450 sold

A 78% drop, but this keeps to the top 20.


Kid Rock, First Kiss (Warner Bros.) #59, 4,850 sold

A 27% drop.


The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #69, 4,375 sold

This manages to sell nearly the same as last week.


Hollywood Undead, Day of the Dead (Interscope) #96, 3,100 sold

Just under 50,000 sold.


Van Halen, Tokyo Dome In Concert (Rhino) #119, 2,500 sold

Ain’t talkin’ bout a 32% drop.


Nightwish, Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Nuclear Blast)#128, 2,300 sold

An endless drop of 27%.


Sleeping With Sirens, Madness (Epitaph) #99, 2,900 sold

Just under 60,000 sold.


Dance Gavin Dance, Instant Gratification (Rise) #149, 1,975 sold

An instant drop 87%.


AC/DC, Rock or Bust (Columbia) #152, 1,950 sold

Busted by a 27% drop.


Slipknot, .5: The Grey Chapter (Roadrunner) #158, 1,915 sold

Same chart position as last week.


Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways (RCA) #162, 1,900 sold

Just under 460,000 sold.


Marilyn Manson, The Pale Emperor (Loma Vista) #179, 1,650 sold

A royal drop of 9%.


All That Remains, The Order of Things (Razor & Tie) #186, 1,625 sold

An order of the 21% drop.


Falling In Reverse, Just Like You (Epitaph) #188, 1,625 sold

Just under 50,000.


In This Moment, Black Widow (Atlantic) #196, 1,575 sold

No boosts expected in anticipation of Avengers: Age of Ultron.


Sons of Texas, Baptized In The Rio Grande (Razor & Tie) 390 sold

A grande drop of 17%.


We Are Harlot, We Are Harlot (Roadrunner) 360 sold

We are a 36% drop.


Black Star Riders, The Killer Instinct (Nuclear Blast) 300 sold

A boost of 21%.


Agnostic Front, The American Dream Died (Nuclear Blast) 330 sold

A patriotic drop of 38%.


Amaranthe, Massive Addictive (Spinefarm) 330 sold

A small drop of 4%.


Like a Storm, Awaken The Fire (Century Media) 300 sold

At week 10, this has sold nearly 7,500 total.


Sworn In, The Lovers / The Devil (Razor & Tie) 270 sold

A devilish drop of 39%.