Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Earth is also on its way to burning up for real, but we’re not talking about that right now. It’s June now, meaning we’re heading into a slew of summer releases. As always, you can head over to Zach Fehl’s New & Noteworthy column to see what’s headed our way.
Notable Debuts:
Earth, Full Upon Her Burning Lips (Sargent House)
Debut #52
1,775 sold

Earth’s ninth album is its first in 5 years.

Black Mountain, Destroyer (Jagjaguwar)
Debut #57
1,750 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Fleshgod Apocalypse, Veleno (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #66
1,500 sold
The band’s fifth album charted higher but sold lower than its 2016 predecessor.
At My Mercy, Balance | Symmetry (RAD)
Debut #142
700 sold
This is the debut album from this Phoenix-based band.
Nocturnus AD, Paradox (Profound Lore)
Debut #143
690 sold
Despite having formed under various names over the years, this is band’s debut album under the moniker Nocturnus AD.
Deathspell Omega, The Furnaces of Palingenesia (NoEvDiA)
Debut #168
620 sold
This is the French black metal band’s seventh album.
Of Virtue, What Defines You (SharpTone)
450 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Diamond Head, The Coffin Train (Silver Lining)
300 sold
This is Diamond Head’s eighth studio album.
Misþyrming, Algleymi (NoEvDiA)
280 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Neckbeard Deathcamp, So Much For The Tolerant Left (Prosthetic)
190 sold
 This is the band’s second full-length album.
Notable Sales:
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
#13 (from 4)
5,900 sold
A 76% second week drop, but it’s still in the top 15.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#19 (from 17)
4,700 sold
A 3% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#58 (from 54)
1,725 sold
A 12% drop with over 240,000 sold.
Amon Amarth, Berserker (Metal Blade)
#74 (from 51)
1,325 sold
A 33% drop.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#82 (fr0m 98)
1,275 sold
A 16% drop.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#88 (from 84)
1,200 sold
A 7% drop and just under 40,000 sold.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Space Between(BMG)
#97 (from 9)
1,100 sold
A drop of 86%.
Whitesnake, Flesh & Blood (Frontiers)
#105 (from 53)
1,000 sold
A 49% drop.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#112 (from 79)
920 sold
A 30% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#135 (from 123)
750 sold
A 16% drop

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#144 (from 139)
690 sold

A 7% drop with over 190,000 sold.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#150 (from 160)
690 sold
A boost of 8%.
Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#159 (from 147)
640 sold
A 6% drop.
Famous Last Words, Arizona(SBG)
#163 (from 71)
630 sold
A 57% drop in week two.
#173 (from 28)
610 sold
A drop of 81% in week two.
#182 (from 176)
580 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#188 (from 149)
560 sold
A 17% drop.
Full Of Hell, Weeping Choir (Relapse)
450 sold
A drop of 83% in week two.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies (ATO)
450 sold
A drop of 30%.
Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
350 sold
A 48% drop.
Paul Gilbert, Behold Electric Guitar(Music Theories)
300 sold
A 51% drop in week two.
Saint Vitus, Saint Vitus (Season Of Mist)
300 sold
A second week 58% drop.
Crazy Lixx, Forever Wild (Frontiers)
280 sold
This debuted last week but I missed it.
Arch / Matheos, Winter Ethereal(Metal Blade)
230 sold
A 56% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
220 sold
A 25% drop.
Fever 333, Strength In Numb333rs(Roadrunner)
140 sold
A 50% drop.