Metal By Numbers 5/31: Linkin Park light up the charts

Posted by on May 31, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Linkin Park may be more pop than rock nowadays but not many psudo-metal-related bands can put out a number one record with nearly 100,000 copies sold, let alone six times in a row. And if their being featured in this post still bothers you, well, you’re already here, you might as well stay for Papa Roach or Oceano or DragonForce or whoever you consider worthy of your focus on this week’s round of sales.
Notable Debuts: 
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
Debut #1
99,500 sold

To the surprise of precisely no one, Linkin Park are at the number one spot, their sixth in a row.



Papa Roach, Crooked Teeth (Eleven Seven Music)
Debut #9
18,350 sold

This is the band’s highest charting album since 2009’s Metamorphosis.





Oceano, Revelation (Sumerian Records)
Debut #53
3,425 sold

The band’s fifth album is their best debut by far, selling more than double its predecessor.





DragonForce, Reaching Into Infinity (Metal Blade)
Debut #58
3,225 sold

Dragonforce’s seventh LP is its highest charting in the US since 2008’s Ultra Beatdown.





Rammstein, Rammstein: Paris  (Spinefarm)
Debut #91
1,975 s0ld

Rammstein’s third live album is the highest charting of the three in the US.





Scale The Summit, In A World Of Fear (Self-Released)
Debut #191
1,000 sold

The band’s sixth album doesn’t sell quite as much as it’s predecessor.






 The Night Flight Orchestra, Amber Galactic (Nuclear Blast)
490 sold

This is the Swedish band’s third LP.
Loss, Horizonless (Profound Lore)
410 sold
This is the band’s second LP, their first since 2011.
Beastmaker, Insider The Skull (Rise Above)
370 sold
This is Beastmaker’s second album.
Notable Sales:

metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#15 (from 18)
9,950 sold

This sold roughly the same amount as last week.





Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
#34 (from 8)
5,225 sold

An 82% second week drop doesn’t bring this down too far.






Motionless In White, Graveyard Shift (Roadrunner)
#104 (from 59)
1,700 sold
A downward shift of 45%.
Mastodon, Emperor of Sand (Reprise)
#107 (from 69)
1,650 sold
A drop of 36%. Also, congrats to the recently hitched Brent Hinds.

skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#110 (from 133)
1,625 sold

A boost of 14%. Also, not for the first time, I keep getting confused between Skillet and Seether.





Incubus, 8 (Island)
#149 (from 97)
1,225 sold
A drop of 39%.




I Prevail - LifelinesI Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#161 (from 126)
1,450 sold

A drop of 26%.





At The Drive-In, in•ter a•li•a (Rise)
#183 (from 107)
1,050 sold
Now showing: a 44% drop.




All That Remains, Madness (Razor & Tie)
#189 (from 125)
1,025 sold
A 35% drop. U mad?


volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#194 (from 161)
980 sold

A drop of 17% after re-entry last week.





A Lot Like Birds, DIVISI (Equal Vision)
770 sold
Enormous boost of 280% in week three.

fire from the godsFire From the Gods, Narrative (Rise)
620 sold

This jumped from selling 90 copies to over 600. They’ll be on Warped Tour.





Full of Hell, Trumpeting Ecstasy (Profound Lore)
330 sold
A 12% boost is ecstasy.

Terror, The Walls Will Fall (Pure Noise/Triple-B Records)
270 sold

A 33% drop.





King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
270 sold

A boost of 5%.



Kobra and The Lotus, Prevail I (Napalm)
250 sold

A 77% second week drop.

Chrysalis, Reminder (Self-Released)
240 sold
Slight drop of 3%.
Ayreon, The Source (Mascot)
230 sold
An 18% drop with over 5,000 sold.
Pallbearer, Heartless (Profound Lore)
220 sold
A slight boost of 4%.

letters-from-the-fireLetters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
220 sold

A boost of 8% is worth it.


Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
200 sold
A boost of 16% is logical.

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