Metal By Numbers 6/1: Cave In tops the charts

Posted by on July 23, 2022

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

Here are the numbers for the May 20th releases.


Notable Debuts:

Cave In, Heavy Pendulum (Relapse)
Debut #18
3,150 sold

This is their first album since the death of longtime bassist Caleb Scofield. Joining them on this record is Converge bassist Nate Newton.







Evergrey, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) (Napalm)
Debut #46
1,525 sold

The Swedish progressive power unit drops their new album with their new record label.






Septicflesh, Modern Primitive (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #75
1,125 sold

Symphonic blackened death metal from Greece. Hell yeah.







The Loyal Seas, Strange Mornings In The Garden (American Laundromat)
Debut #87
925 sold

The debut collaboration between Tanya Donelly (Belly, The Breeders, Throwing Muses) and Brian Sullivan, known for making music under the name Dylan At The Movies.







James LaBrie, Beautiful Shade Of Grey (InsideOut)
Debut #98
825 sold

Dream Theater’s vocalist drops his fifth studio album accompanied by a special 30-minute ‘making of’ video.








Blut Aus Nord, Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses (Debemur Morti)
Debut #103
825 sold

French black metal band from Mondeville, Calvados. Fun fact, Blut Aus Nord means “Blood from North”







Malevolence, Malicious Intent (Nuclear Blast/MLVLTD)
350 sold

The third album from the English band.







Anvil, Impact Is Imminent (AFM)
300 sold

Canadian heavy metal at its finest. 19th studio record overall.






Notable Sales:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (Warner)
#14 (from 12)
3,275 sold

Red Hot Chili Peppers drop 18%.







Halestorm, Back From The Dead (Atlantic)
#31 (from 17)
2,250 sold

The fifth studio album from Lzzy Hale and her brother drops 38%.







Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
#45 (from 48)
1,550 sold

Ghost fall 3%. Catch them on tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox.







Rammstein, Zeit (Universal)
#59 (from 42)
1,315 sold

A 25% drop in week four.







Three Days Grace, Explosions (RCA)
#78 (from 51)
1,050 sold

Their seventh studio album drops 33% in week three.







The Smile, A Light For Attracting Attention (XL)
#179 (from 13)
475 sold

An 88% drop from the new band consisting of Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner.






Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#192 (from 176)
425 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden drop only 6%.
Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!





KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#196 (from 181)
415 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album barely hangs on with a 8% in week 16.







Dorothy, Gifts From The Holy Ghost (Roc Nation)
400 sold

Frontwoman, Dorothy Martin’s third studio album drops 33%.







Ann Wilson, Fierce Bliss(Silver Lining)
350 sold

The third album falls 27%.








Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
325 sold

Another 20% jump for their third album.








Ibaraki, Rashomon (Nuclear Blast)
275 sold

Trivium’s Matt Heafy teamed up with Emperor frontman, Ihsahn for this black metal project.







Undeath, It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave (Prosthetic)
250 sold

A 18% drop for the Rochester group.








Terror, Pain Into Power (Pure Noise)
250 sold

A 39% drop for their eighth studio album.








Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
250 sold

The hardcore unit jumps up by 19%.
Knocked Loose’s EP focuses on “a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it.”
Watch the short film here.







Watain, The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain (Nuclear Blast)
225 sold

The Swedish black metal group drops 35% in week four.








Envy Of None, Envy Of None (Kscope)
225 sold

The debut record of Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson.







Bloodywood, Rakshak (Independent)
215 sold

The debut album by Indian folk heavy metal band drops a whopping 92%.







Moon Tooth, Phototroph (Pure Noise)
215 sold

The third album for the Long Island crew drops 80%.







Misery Index, Complete Control (Century Media)
175 sold

A hard 79% drop off for the their seventh studio album.







Visions Of Atlantis, Pirates (Napalm)
150 sold

The symphonic power metal unit drops their eighth studio record.








Primitive Man, Insurmountable EP (Closed Casket)
150 sold

For their 10 year anniversary, the Colorado trio release their third EP.








Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
150 sold

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat jump 9%.







Beast In Black, Dark Connection (Nuclear Blast)
115 sold

This is the Finnish quintet’s third studio drops 23%.







The Hellacopters, Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
115 sold (re-entry)

This is the eighth studio album from the Swedish high-energy rock and roll band.




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