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

The Devil Wears Prada have been around for over 15, which is about as long as both the book and film of the same name. Yet I never thought to ask myself what the actual overlap is between people who listen to the band and people who have seen the film. I guess you have to ask yourself what’s more likely: is your typical metalcore fan more likely to go watch the movie or would a casual viewer of comedies/chick flicks be willing to try heavy music? Speaking personally, I haven’t listened to too much of the band outside of their bigger songs, but I’ve seen the movie a few times. Anyway, hope you all enjoyed the weekend.


Notable Debuts:

The Devil Wears Prada, ZII (Solid State)
Debut #8
8,500 sold

The band’s new EP is described as a sequel to their 2010 EP Zombie.





Pop Evil, Versatile (eOne)
Debut #27
3,625 sold

This is the band’s sixth album.





Monster Magnet, A Better Dystopia (Napalm)
Debut #35
3,050 sold

This is the band’s eleventh album.





Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
Debut #42
2,425 sold

This is the band’s second album.





Lindemann, Live In Moscow (Vertigo)
Debut #120
740 sold

This is the first solo live album from the Rammstein frontman.






Vulture, Dealin’ Death (Metal Blade)
250 sold

This is the band’s third album.






Vexed,Culling Culture (Napalm)
230 sold

This is the band’s debut album.






Perturbator, Lustful Sacraments(Blood Music)
140 sold

This is Perturbator’s fifth full-length.







Notable Sales:

Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#38 (from #24)
2,650 sold

A 17% drop.





Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#48 (from 23)
2,050 sold

A 36% drop.





Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#81 (from 46)
1,200 sold

A 31% drop.





Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight (Roswell)
#82 (from 68)
1,200 sold

A 12% drop.





AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#85 (from 78)
1,125 sold

Nearly 280,000 sold.





Royal Blood, Typhoons (Imperial Galactic/Warner Records)
#88 (from 42)
1,075 sold

A 30% drop.





King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, L.W. (KGLW)
#93 (from 120)
1,000 sold

A 35% boost.





Myles Kennedy, The Ides Of March (Napalm)
#105 (from 9)
900 sold

A 88% drop in week two.





Various Artists, Many Faces of Def Leppard (Music Brokers Arg)
#117 (from 180)
810 sold

A 80% boost.





Love and Death, Perfectly Preserved (Blind Tiger)
#125 (re-entry)
740 sold

This shows up for the first time since February.





Chevelle, NIRATIAS (Epic)
#137 (from 141)
650 sold

A 11% boost.





Chris Cornell, No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1 (UMe)
#147 (from 142)
620 sold

A 7% boost.





Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
#157 (from 132)
570 sold

A 10% drop.





Dropkick Murphys, Turn Up That Dial (Born & Bred)
#161 (from 105)
560 sold

A 33% drop.





Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
#166 (from 146)
510 sold

A 9% drop.





Brand Of Sacrifice, Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
#184 (re-entry)
490 sold

This was boost





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#192 (from 168)
470 sold

A 3% drop.





Sunbomb, Evil And Divine (Frontiers)
430 sold

A 76% drop in week two.





Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
260 sold

A 43% drop.






Tetrarch, Unstable (Napalm)
210 sold

A 66% drop.






Earthless, Live In The Mojave Desert (Nuclear Blast)
210 sold

A 38% drop.






Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
130 sold

A 64% boost back up.





Evile, Hell Unleashed (Napalm)
130 sold

A 46% drop.





Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen(BMG)
120 sold

A 39% drop.







Frozen Crown, Winterbane (Scarlet)
120 sold

A 300% boost back up.





Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe: Forevermore(Inside Out)
110 sold

A boost of 63%.