Metal By Numbers 5/3: Whatever tomorrow brings, the charts will be there

Posted by on May 3, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The last time the name Incubus popped up on the charts I neglected to include them because though they once played some semblance of alternative/funk metal, they’re a long ways away from that sound nowadays. But as they’ve been included in our New & Noteworthy column and even had a post about a new song, I felt obliged to tack them on. So they’re the top debut, naturally. There’s also a number of sales from Record Store Day with exclusive vinyls and such. Also, we finally got the proper chart numbers this week! Huzzah!
Notable Debuts: 
Incubus, 8 (Island)
#2 (Debut)
48,825 sold
The band’s eighth album is their first in six years.
While She Sleeps, You Are We (Sharptone)
#69 (Debut)
2,475 sold
The band’s third LP marks their best debut yet.
Rush, Cygnus X-1 12″ (Mercury)
#132 (Debut)
1,500 sold
This Record Store Day release from Rush is a 180g audiophile vinyl of “Cygnus X-1” Books I and II.
Alice In Chains, What the Hell Have I? / Get Born Again (Sony)
#178 (Debut)
1,200 sold
Another Record Store Day vinyl. According to the Amazon page, it’s limited to 4000 worldwide.
Nothing Left, Destroy and Rebuild (Facedown)
1,000 sold
This is the debut LP of a supergroup featuring ex-members of For Today and current members of Silent Planet and A Bullet for Pretty Boy.
Ghost Bath, Starmourner (Nuclear Blast)
890 sold
Ghost Bath’s third LP is a followup to 2015’s much lauded Moonlover (yours truly placed it at number one that year.)
Night Demon, Darkness Remains (Century Media)
800 sold
This is the band’s second LP.
Kylesa, Live at Maida Vale Studio (Season of Mist)
690 sold
Kylesa may be on indefinite hiatus, but this BBC live album should make you forget about that temporarily.
Artificial Brain, Infrared Horizon (Profound Lore)
680 sold
This is the second full-length from the technical death metal band.
Crazy Lixx, Ruff Justice (Frontiers)
640 sold
The Swedish glam rockers release their fifth LP. They’re also in the new Friday the 13th video game.
Hawkwind, Best of the United Artists Year 1971-1974 (Rhino)
620 sold
This vinyl is another Record Store Day release.
Rhino Bucket, The Last Real Rock N’ Roll (Acetate)
580 sold
I have no idea who Rhino Bucket are, but I’m dying to what the title is referred to. The Last Real Rock N’ Roll…what? Band? Album? Cafe?
Thunder, Rip It Up (earMUSIC)
270 sold
The band’s eleventh album has been out since February in the UK, where it debuted at #3.
Outrun the Sunlight, Red Bird (Self-Released)
240 sold
This is the latest release from this instrumental prog metal band.
Damnation A.D., Pornography (Organized Crime)
240 sold
Damantion A.D. hasn’t release an album for ten years, but for Record Store Day the covered The Cure’s 1982 album Pornography in its entirety.
Notable Sales:

metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#25 (from 14)
6,450 sold

A 31% drop. Meanwhile, The Black Album went up 3% and sold 5,225 copies.





Mastodon, Emperor of Sand (Reprise)
3,325 sold
A 31% drop with over 56,000 sold.

Deep Purple, inFinite (earMusic)
#144 (from 99)
1,425 sold

A 28% drop with over 10,000 sold.





Halestorm, ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs EP (Atlantic)
#148 (re-entry)
1,400 sold

This gets boosted back up onto the charts, likely thanks to the Picture Disc Vinyl sold on Record Store Day.


Falling In Reverse, Coming Home (Epitaph)
#149 (from 48)
1,375 sold

A 61% drop. Hey, remember the time Ronnie Radke chucked mic stands into the crowd at Six Flags?






Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#155 (re-entry)
1,350 sold

A 46% boost back up





skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#177 (from 161)
1,200 sold

A 6% drop with over 183,000 sold.



I Prevail - LifelinesI Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
1,200 sold

A 41% drop, but this still has life.





geminisyndromemementomoriGemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
550 sold

This gets boosted back up after dropping off last week.





Pallbearer, Heartless (Profound Lore)
470 sold
This got a 19% boost.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
420 sold

A flying 35% boost.





Warbringer, Woe To The Vanquished (Napalm Records)
370 sold
This gains a heft 57% boost.
Enterprise Earth, Embodiment (Stay Sick)
360 sold
An 82% second week drop.

darkthrone-artic-thunderDarkthrone, Arctic Thunder (Peaceville)
360 sold

I don’t know if it as Record Store Day or what, but it’s cool to see Darkthrone’s latest get a boost back up.






Richie Kotzen, Salting Earth (CD Baby)
310 sold
A 72% drop in week two.
Nine Shrines, Misery (Mascot)
280 sold
 This got boosted back after dropping off last week.
Art of Anarchy, The Madness (Century Media)
240 sold
A drop of 32%.

through fire breathThrough Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
240 sold

A 58% drop.






badomensBad Omens, Bad Omens (Sumerian)
240 sold

This gets boosted back up. The band will be on Warped Tour this year.


Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
140 sold
A slight boost of 7%.

The Obsessed, Sacred (Relapse)
230 sold

A 34% drop isn’t so sacred.



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