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

Here are the numbers for the May 27th releases.


Notable Debuts:

Def Leppard, Diamond Star Halos (UME)
Debut #2
31,900 sold

This is the band’s twelfth studio album and first in seven years.







Mark Tremonti, Mark Tremonti Sings Sinatra (NDSS)
Debut #14
3,325 sold

Temonti sang and recorded a full album of Frank Sinatra classics with members of Sinatra’s orchestra to raise funds for the National Down Syndrome Society.







Decapitated, Cancer Culture (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #35
1,800 sold

Decapitated’s comeback album after being free and cleared of their sexual assault allegations.







Michael Schenker Group, Universal (Atomic Fire)
Debut #48
1,550 sold

The 15th studio album from the legendary guitarist.







Hollow Front, The Price Of Dreaming (UNFD)
Debut #120
600 sold

Michigan-based metalcore with their third album.







Baest, Justitia – Ep (Century Media)
175 sold

The Danish metal act release their follow up EP to Necro Sapiens. 







Notable Sales:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (Warner)
#17 (from 14)
2,825 sold

Red Hot Chili Peppers drop 14%.







Halestorm, Back From The Dead (Atlantic)
#38 (from 31)
1,650 sold

The fifth studio album from Lzzy Hale and her brother drops 25%.







Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
#45 (from 48)
1,550 sold

Catch them on tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox.







Rammstein, Zeit (Universal)
#53 (from 59)
1,450 sold

A 11% increase in week five.







Three Days Grace, Explosions (RCA)
#98 (from 78)
750 sold

Their seventh studio album drops 28% in week four.







Cave In, Heavy Pendulum (Relapse)
#111 (from 18)
650 sold

A 79% drop in week two. This is their first album since the death of longtime bassist Caleb Scofield. Joining them on this record is Converge bassist Nate Newton.







Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
125 sold

The Colorado natives return to the charts!







Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#158 (re-entry)
450 sold

This is the band’s second full-length album and has sold over 165,500 copies.








Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#183 (from 192)
400 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden drop only 7%.
Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!





KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#186 (from 196)
375 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album still barely hangs on with a 7% drop in week 17.







Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#198 (re-entry)
350 sold

INK returns to the charts!







Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom (Sumerian Records)
300 sold (re-entry)

The second studio album from Yekaterinburg, Russia.








The Smile, A Light For Attracting Attention (XL)
275 sold

A 35% drop from the new band consisting of Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner.








Dorothy, Gifts From The Holy Ghost (Roc Nation)
275 sold

Frontwoman, Dorothy Martin’s third studio album drops 31%.








Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
250 sold

A 19% fall for their third album.







Blut Aus Nord, Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses (Debemur Morti)
225 sold

A 70% drop in week two for the French black metal project. Fun fact, Blut Aus Nord means “Blood from North”







Envy Of None, Envy Of None (Kscope)
225 sold

The debut record of Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson jumps 7%.







Evergrey, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) (Napalm)
225 sold

An 85% drop for the Swedish progressive power unit.








Undeath, It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave (Prosthetic)
225 sold

A 17% drop for the Rochester group.







Ann Wilson, Fierce Bliss (Silver Lining)
200 sold

The third album falls 43%. Fun fact, there’s another Ann(E) Wilson charting with her album, My Jesus. 








Visions Of Atlantis, Pirates (Napalm)
200 sold

A 22% rise for their eighth studio album.







Watain, The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain (Nuclear Blast)
190 sold

The Swedish black metal group drops 35% in week four.








Septicflesh, Modern Primitive (Nuclear Blast)
180 sold

Symphonic blackened death metal from Greece drops a substantial 85%.








The Hellacopters, Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
175 sold

A nice 46% jump for the Swedish high-energy rock and roll band.






Greyhaven, This Bright And Beautiful World (Equal Vision)
170 sold

Their first album since 2019.







Terror, Pain Into Power (Pure Noise)
170 sold

A 33% drop for their eighth studio album.








James LaBrie, Beautiful Shade Of Grey (InsideOut)
160 sold

An 81% drop in week two. This is the fifth studio album by the Dream Theater vocalist.








Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
150 sold

Poppy returns again!







Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
150 sold

The hardcore unit falls back down by 42%.
Knocked Loose’s EP focuses on “a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it.”
Watch the short film here.







Bloodywood, Rakshak (Independent)
140 sold

The debut album by Indian folk heavy metal band falls 37%.








Vein.FMThis World Is Going To Ruin You (Closed Casket)
130 sold

Vein is back!







Kreator, Endorama (Drakkar Records)
120 sold

Look at Kreator’s 1999 album making an appearance.







Moon Tooth, Phototroph (Pure Noise)
110 sold

The third album for the Long Island crew barely hands on with a 49% drop.








KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
100 sold

The profound and legendary guitarist returns!