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

Vinnie Paul died this past weekend, as I’m sure you know by now. Naturally, you can expect a surge in Pantera and Hellyeah sales when the charts are released next week, as is the tragic norm when a revered musician passes from this world. That kind of ties into the top debut this week from Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. It’s been almost a year since the death of Chester Bennington, which followed shortly after the death of Chris Cornell, and Shinoda appears to have channeled his grief into his work with his appropriately titled debut solo album. It’s never fun or easy to write about the passing of rock/metal legends, but it is easy to remember them and the music that impacted people all over the world.



Notable Debuts:

Mike Shinoda, Post Traumatic (Warner Bros.)
Debut #6
23,125 sold

The Linkin Park guitarist’s debut solo release lands in the top 10.



Madball, For The Cause (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #133
1,325 sold

This is the band’s ninth album.





ASG, Survive Sunrise (Relapse)
Debut #142
1,250 sold

This is the band’s sixth album and their first in five years.



Lizzy Borden, My Midnight Things(Metal Blade)
Debut #148
1,150 sold

This is the band’s first studio album in eleven years.


Orange Goblin, The Wolf Bites Back(Candlelight)
Debut #169
970 sold

This is the stoner band’s ninth studio album.

Dead Girls Academy, Alchemy (Victory Records)
840 sold

This is the band’s debut album.




Letters From the Fire, Letters From the Fire (Sand Hill)
560 sold

This the band’s second album.






A Sound of Thunder, It Was Metal (Nightmare)
200 sold

This is the band’s seventh album.






Notable Sales:

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#25 (from 18)
5,975 sold

A 13% drop with over 95,000 sold.




Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#29 (from 13)
5,750 sold

A 40% drop.





Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#41 (from 45)
4,075 sold

A 19% boost brings this over 150,000 sold.



Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#52 (from 40)
3,175 sold

A 13% drop with just under 90,000 sold.





Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#54 (from 84)
3,125 sold

This rises again with a 57% boost.




Dance Gavin Dance, Artificial Selection (Rise)
#59 (from 7)
2,950 sold

A second week drop of 86%.




Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#61 (from 48)
2,800 sold

A 8% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#79 (from 78)
2,150 sold

A 3% boost with just under 130,000 sold.





Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#85 (from 81)
1,900 sold

A 6% drop with over 120,000 sold after 10 weeks.




A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#91 (from 80)
1,800 sold

A 12% drop with just under 100,000 sold.





Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#102 (from 92)
1,650 sold

A 2% drop. Also, the band members are pretty stand up guys.




Megadeth, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! – The Final Kill (Century Media/Legacy)
#118 (from 28)
1,450 sold

A 70% drop in week two.






Tremonti, A Dying Machine (Napalm)
#126 (from 12)
1,400 sold

A 86% drop.





Spock’s Beard, Noise Floor (InsideOut)
#129 (re-entry)
1,375 sold

This dropped off after its debut, but now it’s back.




Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#161 (from 148)
1,000 sold

This sold about the same as last week.






Sleep, The Sciences (Third Man)
#162 (from 144)
1,000 sold

This also sold about the same as last week.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#174 (re-entry)
960 sold

This got boosted back up.



YOB, Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
#190 (from 30)
890 sold

A 78% second week drop.





Zeal & Ardor, Stranger Fruit (MVKA Records)
550 sold

A 63% second week drop.






King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Gumboot Soup (ATO)
290 sold

A 53% boost.






Gruesome, Twisted Prayers(Relapse)
260 sold

A 60% drop.






Amorphis, Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast)
260 sold

A 10% drop.





Graveyard, Peace (Nuclear Blast)
240 sold

A 20% drop isn’t so peaceful.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
230 sold

A 35% boost.





Exmortus, The Sound Of Steel (Prosthetic)
180 sold

A 78% second week drop.



Kataklysm, Meditations (Nuclear Blast)
170 sold

A 48% drop.





King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
170 sold

A 65% boost.






King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
160 sold

An 18% drop.






Alien Weaponry,  (Napalm Records)
150 sold

A 18% drop.






Bell Witch, Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore)
150 sold

The band’s tour with YOB appears to be giving this a boost.