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 May 13th releases.


Notable Debuts:

The Smile, A Light For Attracting Attention (XL)
Debut #13
3,950 sold

A new band consisting of Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner.






Moon Tooth, Phototroph (Pure Noise)
Debut #80
1,200 sold

The third album for the Long Island crew.







Misery Index, Complete Control (Century Media)
Debut #99
850 sold

The seventh studio album from Baltimore’s favorite death metal act.








Primitive Man, Insurmountable EP (Closed Casket)
Debut #110
725 sold

For their 10 year anniversary, the Colorado trio release their third EP.







The Pineapple Thief, Give It Back (Kscope)
Debut #141
575 sold

A live album from their sold out show in London back in 2017.







Visions Of Atlantis, Pirates (Napalm)
Debut #145
575 sold

The symphonic power metal unit drops their eighth studio record.







Graham Bonnet Band, Day Out In Nowhere (Frontiers)
250 sold

The third album with Frontiers Records.








The Big Deal, First Bite (Frontiers)
175 sold

The debut album from the melodic hard rock band from Serbia.








Jungle Rot, A Call To Arms (Unique Leader)
170 sold

Keeping death metal alive since 1992. This is their 11th studio record.







Zero Hour, Agenda 21 (Frontiers)
165 sold

The comeback album by the San Francisco prog metal act.








Max Creeps, Nein (Velocity)
160 sold

The London pioneers of Punk rock.









Notable Sales:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (Warner)
#12 (from 13)
4,015 sold

People love Red Hot Chili Peppers. Fact.







Halestorm, Back From The Dead (Atlantic)
#17 (from 2)
3,600 sold

The fifth studio album from Lzzy Hale and her brother.







Bloodywood, Rakshak (Independent)
2650 sold

The debut album by Indian folk heavy metal band.







Rammstein, Zeit (Universal)
#42 (from 19)
1,750 sold

A 47% drop in week three.







Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
#48 (from 68)
1,600 sold

Ghost jump 10%. Catch them on tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox.







Three Days Grace, Explosions (RCA)
#51 (from 6)
1,575 sold

Their seventh studio album drops 77% in week two.







Dorothy, Gifts From The Holy Ghost (Roc Nation)
#139 (from 156)
600 sold

Frontwoman, Dorothy Martin’s third studio album drops 3%.







Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#157 (from 185)
525 sold

An 10% jump for the German band’s nineteenth studio album.








Ann Wilson, Fierce Bliss(Silver Lining)
#164 (from 80)
515 sold

The third album falls 35%.







Robin Trower, No More Worlds To Conquer (Provogue/Mascot)
#167 (from 153)
500 sold

The British guitarist puts forth his 12th studio album.







Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#176 (re-entry)
450 sold

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






KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#181 (from 164)
450 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album falls 9% in week 15.






Opeth, In Cauda Venenum(Nuclear Blast)
#182 (re-entry)
450 sold
A surprise to see this back on the charts since this hasn’t made an appearance since November 2019.



Meshuggah, Immutable (Atomic Fire)
#186 (from 152)
425 sold

The Swede’s drop by 31% in week eight.







Terror, Pain Into Power (Pure Noise)
#190 (from 46)
415 sold

An 80% drop for their eighth studio album.







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

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







Seether, Vicennial – 2 Decades Of Seether (Craft)
#199 (from 167)
400 sold

The compilation album slows down by 27%.







Watain, The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain (Nuclear Blast)
350 sold

The Swedish black metal group drops 37% in week three.







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

A 50% drop for the Rochester group.







Ibaraki, Rashomon (Nuclear Blast)
315 sold

Trivium’s Matt Heafy teamed up with Emperor frontman, Ihsahn for this black metal project.








Wilderun, Epigone (Century Media)
300 sold (re-entry)

They return to the charts! It’s their first batch of new material while signed with Century Media.








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

A 20% jump for their third album.







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

The debut record of Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson.








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

The hardcore unit drops only by 3%.
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.






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

This is the Finnish quintet’s third studio.







The Hellacopters, Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
150 sold (re-entry)

He returns! This is the eighth studio album from the Swedish high-energy rock and roll band.








Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
145 sold (re-etry)

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat somehow return!








Devil Master, Ecstasies Of Never Ending Night (Relapse)
135 sold

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








Vein.FM, This World Is Going To Ruin You (Closed Casket)
130 sold (re-entry)

The sophomore album is back.









Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
125 sold

The Colorado natives return to the charts!








The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life (Unique Leader)
#125 (from 196)
125 sold

This is the sixth album from the Pennsylvanian deathcore outfit.