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

We like to think we know our audience here at Metal Insider. As such, I expect we’ll get more than a few cries of disdain and objection when the masses discover that we have, yet again, included a certain hip-hop duo that really serve better as fodder for ridiculous headlines rather than as a source of music. But when you’re done raging at your computer screen, be sure to take a peek at the other debuts we have for this week. There are actually good bands to be found.


Notable Debuts: 

Insane Clown Posse, The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost) (Psychopathic Records) #7, 17,825 sold

Give how much we’ve posted about them before, I am obligated to include this top 10 album.


Stone Sour, Meanwhile In Burbank… (Roadrunner) #44, 6,350 sold

This covers EP makes the top 50.


From First To Last, Dead Trees (Sumerian) #171, 1,700 sold

The Spencer Sotelo fronted post-hardcore act debuts album number album five.


Theory of a Deadman, Angel Acoustic EP (Roadrunner) #186, 1,550 sold

A new acoustic EP.


Monolord, Vænir (Riding Easy) 360 sold

This is the second album from the up-and-coming doom act.


Bell Witch, Four Phantoms (Profound Lore) 350 sold

Another doom metal sophomore album debuts.


Notable Sales:
Halestorm, Into the Wild Life (Atlantic) #34, 7,650 sold

Still selling well after a 34% drop.


Kid Rock, First Kiss (Warner Bros.) #56, 4,800 sold

After 10 weeks, this is closing in on the 250,000 mark.


The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #103, 2,600 sold

A 41% drop with over 175,000 sold.


Hollywood Undead, Day of the Dead (Interscope) #98, 2,675 sold

Over 50,000 sold so far.


10 Years, From Birth To Burial (Palehorse) #119, 2,300 sold

A second week drop of 71%.


Slipknot, .5: The Grey Chapter (Roadrunner) #133, 2,100 sold

A boost of 8%.


AC/DC, Rock or Bust (Columbia) #147, 1,950 sold

In case you missed it, Phil Rudd thinks he’ll be on a tour in the future. Just needs to get those pesky criminal charges out of the way.


Van Halen, Tokyo Dome In Concert (Rhino) #152, 1,900 sold

A 28% drop. We’ll be it’d be doing a lot better if it was vintage VH with Dave instead of a few years ago.


Sleeping With Sirens, Madness (Epitaph) #164, 1,775 sold

Sleeping on a 22% drop.


In This Moment, Black Widow (Atlantic) #171, 1,700 sold

A boost of 6% finds this creeping towards 110,000 sold.


Marilyn Manson, The Pale Emperor (Loma Vista) #174, 1,700 sold

Also, just under 110,000 sold.


Nightwish, Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Nuclear Blast) #180, 1,625 sold

A drop of 29%. This has sold about 30,000 in five weeks.


Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways (RCA) #198, 1,500 sold

A 23% drop. Fooey.


Butcher Babies, Uncovered (Century Media) 490 sold

This is back on the charts thanks to their tour with In This Moment, selling 480% more than it did last week.


Gruesome, Savage Land (Relapse) 470 sold

I missed the debut last week, but it started off with 1,225 sold.


We Are Harlot, We Are Harlot (Roadrunner) 460 sold

A 17% boost.


Abiotic, Casuistry (Metal Blade) 430 sold

A casual drop of 18%.


Agnostic Front, The American Dream Died (Nuclear Blast) 370 sold

This gets a boost of 13%.


Tribulation, Children of the Night (Century Media) 350 sold

A second week drop of 73%.


Shattered Sun, Hope Within Hatred (Victory) 320 sold

A drop of 52% now that the tour with Testamant and Exodus is done with.


Amaranthe, Massive Addictive (Spinefarm) 320 sold

Still hanging in there, and it’s crossed 16,000 sold.


Sons of Texas, Baptized In The Rio Grande (Razor & Tie) 310 sold

A drop of 19%, son.


Rival Sons, Great Western Valkyrie (Earache) 280 sold

This is boosted back onto the charts by 31%.


Black Star Riders, The Killer Instinct (Nuclear Blast) 280 sold

This has sold nearly 8,000 copies after 10 weeks.


Like a Storm, Awaken The Fire (Century Media) 250 sold

Like a 18% drop.