Metal By Numbers 5/15: Amon Amarth go berserk

Posted by on May 15, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Do you have any idea how many times I’ve had to go back and make sure I didn’t spell “Berserker” with a “z”? A lot. Putting the good ol’ B.A. in English to good use. Anywho, we only got partial charts information this week, so the column is going to look a little skimpier than usual (no chart positions, some bands missing, etc.). But hey, most of you probably came in here for Amon Amarth anyway, so at least you’re getting that front and center.
Notable Debuts:
Amon Amarth, Berserker (Metal Blade)
12,000 sold
Amon Amarth earned a solid debut with album eleven, though it wasn’t as much as their previous album.
Bad Religion, Age Of Unreason (Epitaph)
9,000 sold
This is the band’s seventeenth album and their first in six years.
Fury, Failed Entertainment (RFC)
1,000 sold
This the band’s second album.
Ringworm, Death Becomes My Voice (Relapse)
550 sold
This is the band’s eighth album.
L7, Scatter the Rats (Blackheart)
350 sold
This is the band’s first album in 20 years.
Imminence, Turn the Light On (Arising Empire)
350 sold
This is the Swedish band’s second album.
Myrath, Shehili (EarMusic)
300 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold
Possessed have returned with their first studio album since 1986.
Jonathan Young, Villains (Self-Released)
200 sold
Jonathan Young is best known for metal covers of Disney songs on Youtube.
150 sold
This is the band’s eighth album.
Phil X & The Drills, Stupid Good Lookings (Goldielocks)
150 sold
Phil X is best known as the current lead guitarist for Bon Jovi.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (Hollywood)
6,800 sold
According to Brian May, Queen have allegedly not made any money from Bohemain Rhapsody.
Disturbed, Evolution (Warner Bros.)
3,600 sold
This drops a bit after last week’s huge boost.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
1,700 sold
Looks like the band’s got a fall tour coming so I hope you’re not too sick of them.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
1,500 sold
Just under 30,000 sold.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
1,100 sold
A drop of 75% in week two.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
900 sold
Nearly 165,000 sold.

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
900 sold

Over 190,000 sold.






After The Burial, Evergreen (Sumerian)
850 sold
Nearly 7,500 sold.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
800 sold

Just under 190,000 sold.

Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
750 sold
27,000 sold.
New Years Day, Unbreakable (Century Media)
680 sold
A 73% second week drop.
Sunn O))), Life Metal (Southern Lord)
550 sold
Reading the one-star review of this on iTunes is hilarious. People seem to miss the “drone” part of drone metal.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium, South Of Reality(ATO)
550 sold

The drummer on this album is Paulo Baldi, formerly of the band CAKE.

Megadeth, Warheads On Foreheads (Capitol)
500 sold
Almost 8,500 sold.
The Damned Things, High Crimes (Nuclear Blast)
500 sold
A 72% second week drop.
Dream Theater, Distance Over Time (InsideOut)
500 sold
37,000 sold.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
380 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
Belzebubs, Pantheon of the Nightshade Gods (Century Media)
300 sold
A 66% drop in week two.
Allegaeon, Apoptosis (Metal Blade)
200 sold
2,6000 sold.
Eluveitie, Ategnatos (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold
Just under 3,000 sold.
Enforcer, Zenith (Nuclear Blast)
180 sold
A 35% drop.
Jinjer, Micro EP (Napalm)
150 sold
Over 5,000 sold.
Lord Dying, Mysterium Tremendum (eOne)
100 sold
A 64% second week drop.
Danko Jones, A Rock Supreme (M-Theory Audio)
100 sold
Also a 64% drop.
Enterprise Earth, Luciferous (eOne)
100 sold
Over 3,200 sold.
Hardline, Life (Frontiers)
100 sold
An 83% second week drop.

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