Metal By Numbers 5/22: Sammy Hagar comes full circle

Posted by on May 22, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I never really had a strong opinion about Van Halen and their various line-up rotations over the years. I know the bigger fans debate all the time about David Lee Roth vs. Sammy Hagar or Michael Anthony vs. Wolfgang Van Halen. I can tell you one thing: in more recent years, Hagar and Anthony have been way busier than Van Halen, at least if we’re going by general output. Sammy Hagar & The Circle is the top debut this week along with 13 other debuts, which is pretty sizable. And since we got the full charts, you can see some of the info we didn’t have last week like chart positions for the new Amon Amarth album.
Notable Debuts:
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Space Between (BMG)
Debut #1
39,550 sold
This is the debut studio album from this group. It marks Sammy Hagar’s highest debut yet.
Whitesnake, Flesh & Blood (Frontiers)
Debut #11
7,075 sold
Whitesnake’s 13th studio album managed to outdo its 2015 predecessor.
Defeater, Defeater(Epitaph)
Debut #49
2,000 sold
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #59
1,775 sold
I know I posted these album last week, but those numbers were premature. This, for all intents and purposes, should be considered the album’s debut week.
Arch / Matheos, Winter Ethereal(Metal Blade Records)
Debut #87
1,350 sold
This is the band’s second studio album and first in eight years.
My Epic, Violence (Facedown)
Debut #108
1,125 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Danny Worsnop, Shades Of Blue (Sumerian)
Debut #111
1,050 sold
This is Worsnop’s second solo album.
Spirit Adrift, Divided By Darkness (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #135
860 sold
This is the band’s second studio album.
Dreadnought, Emergence (Profound Lore)
430 sold
This is the band’s fourth full-length.
Abnormality, Sociopathic Constructs (Metal Blade)
360 sold
This is the band’s third studio album.
Idle Hands, Mana (Eisenwald)
290 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Inanimate Existence, Clockwork (The Artisan Era)
180 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Warforged, I: Voice (The Artisan Era)
170 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Mental Cruelty, Infernis (Unique Leader)
160 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#14 (from 14)
6,175 sold
A 10% drop.
Amon Amarth, Berserker (Metal Blade)
#25 (from 9)
3,425 sold
A 72% drop in week two, but its still in the top 25.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#37 (fr0m 25)
2,425 sold
A 32% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#44 (from 70)
2,200 sold
A 33% boost.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#78 (from 75)
1,450 sold
A 6% drop with just under 30,000 sold.
Bad Religion, Age Of Unreason (Epitaph)
#83 (from 11)
1,425 sold
A second week drop of 84%.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack (Eleven Seven)
#84 (from 74)
1,400 sold
A 9% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#125 (from 130)
920 sold
A 2% boost.
#144 (from 141)
790 sold
A 6% drop.

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#145 (from 136)
780 sold

A 11% drop. This shares the same chart position and amount of sales as…





Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#145 (from 143)
780 sold

And both these albums have sold nearly the same amount of total units.

Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#161 (from 155)
680 sold
A 9% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#181 (from 173)
620 sold
A 7% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
#186 (from 110)
580 sold
A 49% drop.
Bring Me The Horizon, amo (RCA/Sony)
#187 (re-entry)
570 sold
 It’s been a hot minute since this popped up.




Devin Townsend, Empath (InsideOut)
#200 (from 183)
520 sold

This re-entered the charts last week.

Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
430 sold
A 17% boost.
The Damned Things, High Crimes(Nuclear Blast)
260 sold
A 51% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
190 sold
A 46% boost following the debut of the band’s new album.
Allegaeon, Apoptosis (Metal Blade)
190 sold
A 13% drop.
Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground (Mom + Pop Music)
170 sold
A 51% boost back up.
Eluveitie, Ategnatos (Nuclear Blast)
150 sold
A 31% drop.

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