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 29th releases.


Notable Debuts:

Rammstein, Zeit (Universal)
Debut #4
17,000 sold

The always entertaining German unit drop their eighth studio record. Written and recorded during the lockdown in 2020-21.







Robin Trower, No More Worlds To Conquer (Provogue/Mascot)
Debut #20
3,000 sold

The British guitarist puts forth his 12th studio album.







Ann Wilson, Fierce Bliss (Silver Lining)
Debut #28
2,325 sold

The Heart frontwoman puts out her third studio album.







Watain, The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #29
2,300 sold

The Swedish black metal group returns triumphantly with their seventh full-length record.







Ted Nugent, Detroit Muscle (Pavement)
Debut #36
1,950 sold

The controversial and outspoken guitarist puts forth his sixteenth studio record.







Devil Master, Ecstasies Of Never Ending Night (Relapse)
Debut #107
850 sold

Devil Master’s new album was recorded live to analog tape by Pete DeBoer (Blood Incantation, Spectral Voice), not the former head hockey coach.







Thunder, Dopamine (BMG)
Debut #127
715 sold

The British hard rock unit release a nice double album.








Helms Alee, Keep This Be The Way (Sargent House)
Debut #156
575 sold

The sixth album by the experimental Seattle group.







Kaipa, Urskog (InsideOut)
175 sold

The fourteenth studio record for the Swedish progressive unit.







Notable Sales:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (Warner)
#11 (from 3)
5,150 sold

Red Hot Chili Peppers falls 61% in week four. Guitarist John Frusciante spoke with Total Guitar and has an “appreciation of the chemistry” of the band.






Kirk Hammett, Portals EP (Blackened)
#35 (from 4)
2,000 sold

An 82% drop for the the Metallica guitarist’s first ever EP. Remember, James and Lars allowed him to do this..






Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
#38 (from 57)
1,925 sold

Ghost might have jumped up the charting ladder but their sales dropped 32%. Fun fact, according to frontman Tobias Forge, the band has gone through 15 member changes.






Dorothy, Gifts From The Holy Ghost (Roc Nation)
#94 (from 50)
3,025 sold

Frontwoman, Dorothy Martin’s third studio album drops 69%.







Undeath, It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave (Prosthetic)
112 (from 55)
815 sold

A 73% drop for the Rochester group.







Meshuggah, Immutable (Atomic Fire)
#134 (from 193)
675 sold

The Swede’s drop by 16% in week six but rise several chart positions.







KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#142 (from 198)
630 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album falls 19% in week thirteen.







Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#146 (re-entry)
625 sold

This is the band’s second full-length album and has sold over 163,800 copies.







Joe Satriani, The Elephants Of Mars (earMusic)
#166 (re-entry)
540 sold

Eighteenth studio album. Produced by Eric Caudieux and engineered and Edited by Eric Caudieux at Chateau Faf Acton, CA.







Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#170 (re-entry)
525 sold

Another 19% fall for the German band’s nineteenth studio album.







Pearl Jam, Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003) Vol. 1 (Epic)
#173 (re-entry)
500 sold

An album compiled with 33 total tracks, including a 2 disc set compilation.







Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#177 (re-entry)
500 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden return to the charts!
Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!







Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#180 (re-entry)
475 sold

The Baltimore band returns to the charts with arguably their most successful record.







Pearl Jam, Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003) Vol. 2 (Epic)
#195 (re-entry)
440 sold

The first official greatest hits record. Compiled with 33 total tracks, including a 2 disc set compilation. Seems people enjoy Vol.1 more than Vol.2.







Seether, Vicennial – 2 Decades Of Seether (Craft)
#200 (re-entry)
425 sold

The compilation album returns for some chartin’ pleasure.







Envy Of None, Envy Of None (Kscope)
425 sold

The debut record of Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson, drops 28% in week four.







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

A 65% drop for their third album.








Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
225 sold

The hardcore unit falls 25%.
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.







Black Swan, Generation Mind (Frontiers)
250 sold

An 11% drop in week four. This band features 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).







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

The 7th studio album jumps an appropriate 7%.








Udo Dirkschneider, My Way (Atomic Fire Records)
200 sold

The eighteenth studio album for U.D.O drops 75% in week two.








Destruction, Diabolical (Napalm)
175 sold

The German thrash titans drop 28% in week four.







Northlane, Obsidian (Believe)
175 sold

The Australian band drops way down with 81%.








Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast)
150 sold

Pure New York death metal returning to the charts.








Lord, Forest Nocturne(Frontier)
150 sold

An 88% drop in week two. The very first solo album from Greg Anderson aka The Lord (Engine Kid, sunn O))).







Vein.FMThis World Is Going To Ruin You (Closed Casket)
150 sold

The sophomore effort drops 49%.








Shadow Academy, Shadow Academy(Independent)
150 sold

An 83% drop in week two. “Shadow Academy is a new prog rock duo featuring Dan Avidan, singer for comedy rock outfit Ninja Sex Party and co-host of the YouTube games channel Game Grumps and Emmy Award winning record producer and songwriter Jim Roach.”







Fit For An Autopsy, Oh What The Future Holds(Nuclear Blast)
140 sold

The New Jersey natives return to the charts as they trek across Europe on tour.








Monuments, In Stasis (Century Media)
140 sold

The fourth album from the progressive metalcore unit drops 26% in week three.








Beast In Black, Dark Connection (Nuclear Blast)
140 sold

The Finnish quintet’s third studio returns to the charts!







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

A surprising 53% jump in week four. This is the eighth studio album from the Swedish high-energy rock and roll band.







John 5 The Creatures, Sinner (Big Machine)
125 sold

The Rob Zombie guitarist returns to the charts with his instrumental solo record.