Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I am way more proud of that title than I should be. Apart from Alestorm, we’ve got not one, not two, but three different Def Leppard live releases on here. They’re technically bundled together on the London to Vegas CD/Blu-Ray release, but they’re counted separately here. And hey, we’re almost halfway through June, so it’s time, for me anyway, to start looking at what releases I’m really digging so far this year and to really try and go through my list of 40+ albums I’ve yet to listen to.
Notable Debuts:
Alestorm, Curse Of The Crystal Coconut (Napalm)
Debut #14
3,475 sold
Alestorm’s sixth studio album sold a smidge lower, charted higher than its predecessor.
Def Leppard, Hits Vegas (Live) (Eagle Rock)
Debut #96
700 sold
This live album was recorded during the band’s Las Vegas residency.
Def Leppard, Hysteria Live (Eagle Rock)
Debut #112
600 sold
As the title suggests, this limited edition double LP is a live performance of the band’s Hysteria album at the O2 London.
Bleed From Within, Fracture (Century Media)
Debut #114
590 sold
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Grave Digger, Fields Of Blood (Napalm Records)
Debut #176
380 sold
This is the German band’s twelfth album.
Def Leppard, Hysteria at the 02 (Eagle Rock)
Debut #184
360 sold
This is the last of the three Def Leppard live albums featured this week.
Mrs. Piss, Self-Surgery (Sergeant House)
320 sold
This is the debut album from Chelsea Wolfe’s collaboration with Jess Gowrie.
Deathbreaker, Isolate (Facedown)
280 sold
This is the hardcore bands second album.
Sorcerer, Lamenting Of The Innocent (Metal Blade Records)
240 sold
This is the band’s third album.
The Wise Man’s Fear, Valley of Kings (Sharptone)
240 sold
This is the band’s third album and is part of an ongoing storyline.
Alukah, Descending (Stay Sick)
230 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Notable Sales:
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#36 (from 38)
1,750 sold
A 6% boost.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#38 (from 41)
1,700 sold
A 9% boost with over 80,000 sold.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#64 (from 58)
1,075 sold
A 10% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#83 (from 74)
830 sold
A 12% drop.
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Metallica(Music Brokers Arg)
#92 (from 93)
750 sold
This sold the same as last week.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#91 (from 99)
730 sold
A 3% drop.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#110 (from 100)
620 sold
A 11% drop.
Testament, Titans Of Creation (Nuclear Blast)
#136 (from 118)
500 sold
A 8% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#141 (from 129)
470 sold
A 6% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#150 (from 126)
450 sold
A 11% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Chunky Shrapnel(Flightless)
#157 (from 10)
430 sold
A 90% drop.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#162 (from 142)
410 sold
A 7% drop.
Trivium, What The Dead Men Say(Roadrunner)
#164 (from 111)
410 sold
A 28% drop.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#165 (from 167)
410 sold
A 7% boost.

Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#175 (from 134)
380 sold

A 19% drop.

Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#187 (from 177)
350 sold
This sold about the same as last week.




#200 (from 164)
330 sold
A 13% boost back onto the charts.


The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
320 sold
A 16% drop.
Cirith Ungol, Forever Black(Metal Blade)
220 sold
A substantial 164% boost back up.
Paradise Lost, Obsidian (Nuclear Blast)
220 sold
A 43% drop.
Vader, Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast)
170 sold
This sold almost the same last week.
Ulcerate, Star Into Death and Be Still(Debemur Morti)
170 sold
A 42% drop.
One Desire, Midnight Empire(Frontiers)
120 sold
A 73% drop. Also, I’m sorry, but I just think of “I Want It That Way” when I read that band name.
Caligula’s Horse, Rise Radiant(InsideOut)
120 sold
A drop of 81% in week two.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
100 sold
A 4% boost.
Katatonia, City Burials (Peaceville)
100 sold
A 32% drop.
Revenge, Strike.Smother.Dehumanize (Season Of Mist)
90 sold
A 47% drop.
I Am Abomination, Passion Of The Heist II(Self-Released)
90 sold
This gets boosted back up.
Havok, V(Century Media)
90 sold
A 31% drop.