Metal By Numbers 6/12: Death Angel deliver

Posted by on June 12, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The first Death Angel album I heard was The Dream Calls for Blood in 2013. Between end-year lists and MBN, I saw that album cover everywhere. So when I saw the cover to Humanicide I sort of cocked my head and thought, “Are those three wolves with animal skulls on their heads? Again?” Then I checked out the band’s previous album covers for further signs of this motif and, sure enough, they’re on the cover of the bands fifth album Killing Season. I’m sure longtime Death Angel fans will roll their eyes and go “Uh, yeah, duh” but, hey, ya learn knew shit everyday. Anywho, stoked to see the longtime thrash veterans topping the charts this week along with Gloryhammer and Darkthrone.
Notable Debuts:
Death Angel, Humanicide (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #18
4,200 sold
Death Angel’s ninth album charted high, sold slightly lower than its predecessor.
Duff McKagan, Tenderness (Blood Meridian/UMe)
Debut #26
3,300 sold
This is McKagan’s third solo album.
Debut #42
2,475 sold
Gloryhammer’s third album marks the band’s best debut yet.
Darkthrone, Old Star (Peaceville)
Debut #43
2,300 sold
Darkthrone’s 17th album did even better than its 2016 predecessor.
Texas Hippie Coalition, High In The Saddle (eOne)
Debut #53
1,825 sold
This charted higher but sold lower than its predecessor.
AngelMaker, AngelMaker (Self-Released)
Debut #124
890 sold
This is the band’s second LP.
Seventh Day Slumber, Closer To Chaos (Rockfest)
Debut #127
870 sold
This is the band’s eleventh album.
Vader, Thy Messenger (Nuclear Blast)
450 sold
This EP includes a cover of “Steeler” by Judas Priest.
Daniel Tompkins, Castles (Kscope)
230 sold
This is the debut solo album from the TesseracT frontman.
Venom, In Nomine Satanas (BMG)
180 sold
This 40th anniversary set also includes previously unreleased material.
1914, The Blind Leading The Blind (Napalm Records)
150 sold
1914’s second album actually came out last year, but it’s been reissued on Napalm.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#12 (from 19)
4,850 sold
A 4% boost.
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
#25 (from 13)
3,300 sold
A 44% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#52 (from 58)
1,850 sold
A boost of 8%.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#64 (fr0m 82)
1,625 sold
A 28% boost.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Space Between(BMG)
#77 (from 97)
1,425 sold
A 31% boost with over 50,000 sold.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#89 (from 88)
1,300 sold
A 9% boost.
Amon Amarth, Berserker (Metal Blade)
#118 (from 74)
910 sold
A 32% drop.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#129 (from 112)
850 sold
A 8% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#132 (from 135)
830 sold
A boost of 11%.
Whitesnake, Flesh & Blood (Frontiers)
#145 (from 105)
730 sold
A 27% drop.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#151 (from 144)
700 sold

A 2% boost.

Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#161 (from 159)
660 sold
A 3% boost.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#162 (from 150)
660 sold
A drop of 3%.
#171 (from 182)
620 sold
A 7% boost.
Coheed And Cambria, Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures (Roadrunner)
#185 (re-entry)
580 sold
Looks like the band’s tour with Mastodon has boosted this back up.
Earth, Full Upon Her Burning Lips (Sargent House)
#190 (from 52)
560 sold

A 69% second week drop.





KISS, Kissworld – The Best of KISS (UMe)
#193 (re-entry)
550 sold

A 36% boost back onto the charts.

Fleshgod Apocalypse, Veleno (Nuclear Blast)
500 sold
A 67% second week drop.
Black Mountain, Destroyer (Jagjaguwar)
480 sold
A 73% drop in week two.
Full Of Hell, Weeping Choir (Relapse)
410 sold
A drop of 8%.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
390 sold
A 9% drop.
Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
250 sold
A 28% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
230 sold
A 4% boost.
Nocturnus AD, Paradox(Profound Lore)
210 sold
A 70% drop.
Crystal Lake, Helix (SharpTone)
180 sold
This popped up after being gone a while.
Paul Gilbert, Behold Electric Guitar(Music Theories)
180 sold
A 42% drop.
Arch / Matheos, Winter Ethereal(Metal Blade)
160 sold
A 29% drop.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
160 sold
A 60% boost brings this up again.

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