Metal By Numbers 5/8: I wonder where that fish did go

Posted by on May 8, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
If you’ve been reading this column for long enough, you might remember there was an era about two years ago where it felt like King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard was on here all the time with multiple albums. Well, that’s because they were: in 2017 the band put out five studio albums. Subsequently, in 2018, the band didn’t put out a studio album, though their albums from the previous year would continue to rotate on and off the charts. But now they’re back with a new album, so you can expect to see more of the band again. And if that’s not your cup of tea, there are fifteen other debuts this week to look at.
Notable Debuts:
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies (ATO)
Debut #31
4,475 sold
This is the band’s fourteenth studio album.
New Years Day, Unbreakable (Century Media)
Debut #54
2,500 sold
This is the band’s fourth album
The Damned Things, High Crimes (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #78
1,800 sold
The supergroup returns with its second album, 9 years after its first.
Belzebubs, Pantheon of the Nightshade Gods (Century Media)
Debut #138
880 sold
This is the debut recording from the webcomic based band Belzebubs.
Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky, Droneflower (Sacred Bones)
Debut #177
670 sold
This is collaboration of folk artist Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man).
Notions, Stay Away(Stay Sick)
Debut #184
640 sold
This is the debut album from this nu metal band.
Hardline, Life (Frontiers)
590 sold
This is the band’s sixth studio album.
Helms Alee, Noctiluca (Sargent House)
570 sold
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Born A New, Eternal Isolation (Stay Sick)
530 sold
This is the band’s debut album. Does anyone wanna tell them “anew” is one word?
Nine Shrines, Retribution Therapy (Mascot)
380 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Spotlights, Love & Decay (Ipecac)
370 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Lord Dying, Mysterium Tremendum (eOne)
280 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Danko Jones, A Rock Supreme (M-Theory Audio)
280 sold
This is the band’s ninth album.
Enforcer, Zenith (Nuclear Blast)
270 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Vaura, Sables (Profound Lore)
180 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Awaken I Am, The Beauty In Tragedy (Victory)
180 sold
This EP is the band’s first release following the death of guitarist Conner Verner-Oakley.
Notable Sales:
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#13 (from 81)
9,150 sold
With an enormous boost of 578%, this crosses over 200,000 sold.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#21 (from 11)
6,175 sold
Over 400,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#72 (from 48)
1,875 sold
A drop of 11%.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#74 (from 43)
1,875 sold
A 25% drop.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#80 (from 59)
1,775 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
Sunn O))), Life Metal (Southern Lord)
#82 (from 200)
1,650 sold
With the the album’s official release underway, this gets a 223% boost.

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava/Republic)
#89 (from 50)
1,525 sold

A 26% drop.
After The Burial, Evergreen (Sumerian)
#101 (from 19)
1,350 sold
A second week 74% drop.
#128 (from 158)
950 sold
A 41% boost.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#131 (from 93)
940 sold

A 22% drop.


Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#137 (from 105)
890 sold

A 10% drop.


The Claypool Lennon Delirium, South Of Reality (ATO)
#148 (from 133)
790 sold

Over 20,000 sold.
Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
#152 (from 131)
830 sold
A drop of 8%.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#159 (from 128)
840 sold
An 11% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#166 (from 144)
720 sold
A 3% drop.
Megadeth, Warheads On Foreheads (Capitol)
#171 (from 193)
700 sold
A boost of 33%.
Dream Theater, Distance Over Time (InsideOut)
#180 (from 148)
730 sold
A 10% drop.
Nirvana, Live at the Paramount(Geffen)
#193 (from 165)
610 sold
An 18% drop.


Allegaeon, Apoptosis (Metal Blade)
370 sold
A second week drop of 82%..
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
370 sold
A 20% drop.
Eluveitie, Ategnatos (Nuclear Blast)
330 sold
This got a big 75% boost.
Jordan Rudess, Wired For Madness(Music Theories)
330 sold
A 23% drop.
Enterprise Earth, Luciferous (eOne)
240 sold
A small 4% boost.
Grand Magus, Wolf God (Nuclear Blast)
240 sold
A 15% drop.
Inter Arma, Sulphur English (Relapse)
210 sold
A 23% drop.
Jinjer, Micro EP (Napalm)
180 sold
A 17% boost.
Sworn Enemy, Gamechanger (M-Theory Audio)
170 sold
A 61% boost back up.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
170 sold
A 21% drop.

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