Metal By Numbers 5/15: The quest for Kamelot

Posted by on May 15, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

So, MBN on a Friday huh? What gives you might ask? Well, pretty soon we’re going to start getting our new music releases on Fridays anyway, so oh well. Anyway, most of you will be happier with our top debut this week than last week. This week also saw a handful of albums drop off MBN, but we’ve gained a lot of new ones as well. Also, I had a bit of trouble remembering how to spell certain band names in this particular edition, so see if you can guess which ones they were.

Notable Debuts: 

Kamelot, Haven (Napalm) #40, 7,625 sold

The band gets one of its best debuts yet with album eleven.


In This Moment, Rise of the Blood Legion – Greatest Hits (Chapter 1) (Century Media) #121, 2,500 sold

Following the release of the 2014’s Black Widow comes the band’s first greatest hits compilation. This also means the band has two albums charting.


In Hearts Wake, Skydancer (Rise) #148, 2,100 sold

This is the third album from this Aussie metalcore act. And now I’m wondering how many times I’ve written that sentence before.


Six Feet Under, Crypt of the Devil (Metal Blade) #161, 1,950 sold

The band’s eleventh album debuts slightly higher numbers than its predecessor.


Unleashed, Dawn of the Nine (Nuclear Blast) 730 sold

Swedish death metallers return with album number twelve.


Korpiklaani, Noita (Nuclear Blast) 710 sold

The title of the folk metal band’s ninth album translates to “witch”.


Coliseum, Anxiety’s Kiss (Deathwish) 520 sold

The band’s fifth album is their first release on Deathwish.


Drudkh, A Furrow Cut Short  (Season of Mist) 430 sold

This is the tenth album from the Ukrainian black metallers.


Satyricon, Live at the Opera (Napalm) 400 sold

The band recorded this live album back in 2013 with the Norwegian Opera Choir.


Auras, Crestfallen EP (eOne) 300 sold

This Canadian prog metal band is currently opening for The Contortionist.



Notable Sales:
Halestorm, Into the Wild Life (Atlantic) #46, 6,350 sold

Nearly 80,000 sold.


Kid Rock, First Kiss (Warner Bros.) #56, 5,050 sold

Over 250,000 sold after a 5% boost.


Insane Clown Posse, The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost) (Psychopathic Records) #76, 3,775 sold

A second week 79% drop. What comes up must (Fay)go down.


Hollywood Undead, Day of the Dead (Interscope) #112, 2,675 sold

This sold about the same amount as last week.


The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #130, 2,375 sold

A slight drop of 9%.


In This Moment, Black Widow (Atlantic) #131, 2,375 sold

Naturally, sales for this album got boosted by 39% following the release of the greatest hits album.


AC/DC, Rock or Bust (Columbia) #151, 2,100 sold

A slight boost of 8%. Because, you know, it was drastically needed.


Slipknot, .5: The Grey Chapter (Roadrunner) #133, 2,050 sold

A drop of 1%.


Van Halen, Tokyo Dome In Concert (Rhino) #152, 1,825 sold

Just under 50,000 sold.


Marilyn Manson, The Pale Emperor (Loma Vista) #186, 1,750 sold

A small boost of 3%.


Nightwish, Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Nuclear Blast) #190, 1,625 sold

A slight boost in sales of 3%.


Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways (RCA) #191, 1,500 sold

Over 460,000 sold after a 13% boost.


Sleeping With Sirens, Madness (Epitaph) #195, 1,650 sold

U mad? Ness?


Ice Nine Kills, The Predator Becomes the Prey (Outerloop) 460 sold

The band’s current tour boosts this back up again.


We Are Harlot, We Are Harlot (Roadrunner) 390 sold

For reasons unexplained, I keep hearing this band’s name being sung to this jingle.


Sons of Texas, Baptized In The Rio Grande (Razor & Tie) 370 sold

A boost of 17%. Yeehaw.


Tribulation, Children of the Night (Century Media) 330 sold

A slight drop of 6%.


Gruesome, Savage Land (Relapse) 310 sold

A savage drop of 33%.


Rival Sons, Great Western Valkyrie (Earache) 300 sold

A boost of 5%.


Amaranthe, Massive Addictive (Spinefarm) 290 sold

This album might be on its way out with a 7% drop.

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