Metal By Numbers 6/9: Lustful listings on the charts

Posted by on June 9, 2021

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

This week’s edition was loaded. If you saw the May 28th edition of New & Noteworthy, then you know that week was chock full of album releases. Fast forward to this week and you’ll find sixteen new albums in our Notable Debuts section. This includes the new Perturbator album, which I originally listed last week not realizing it’s initial release date. This week will be considered its official debut and it has the pleasure of being the subject of the column’s traditional stupid punny title.


Notable Debuts:

Perturbator, Lustful Sacraments(Blood Music)
#Debut 44
2,025 sold

I know this was listed last week, but this week should be considered the album’s true debut.





Portal, Avow (Profound Lore)
Debut #73
1,400 sold

This is one of the band’s two new studio albums.





Gwar, The Disc With No Name (Pit Records)
Debut #88
1,100 sold

This is an acoustic EP.





Burning Witches, The Witch Of The North (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #95
930 sold

The band’s fourth album debuts little over a year after its predecessor.





Alestorm, Live In Tilburg (Napalm Records)
Debut #116
760 sold

This is the band’s second live album.





Alluvial, Sarcoma (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #128
710 sold

This is the band’s second studio album.





Cirith Ungol, Half Past Human (Metal Blade)
Debut #135
670 sold

This new EP comes a year after the band’s first album in nearly 30 years.





Ghastly, Mercurial Passages (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #174
530 sold

This is the band’s third album.





Silver Talon, Decay and Decadence (M-Theory)
Debut #199
450 sold

Another band formed from the ashes of Spellcaster.






Mental Cruelty, A Hill To Die Upon(Unique Leader)
370 sold

This is the band’s third album.





Portal, Hagbulbia (Profound Lore)
310 sold

This is the second of Portal’s two new albums.






Bloodbound, Creatures of the Dark Realm(Unique Leader)
270 sold

This is the bands ninth album.






Satyricon, Dark Medieval Times Remaster 2021 (Napalm)
200 sold

This is a remaster of the band’s 1994 debut album.






Stormruler, Under The Burning Eclipse (Napalm)
190 sold

This is the band’s debut album.






Khandra, All Occupied by Sole Death (Season of Mist Underground Activists)
170 sold

This is the band’s debut album.






Our Hollow, Our Home, Burn In The Flood (Hollow Music)
160 sold

This is the band’s third album.





Notable Sales:

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, L.W.(KGLW)
#24 (from 93)
3,275 sold

A whopping 226% boost up.





Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#38 (from #38)
2,475 sold

This holds the same chart position as last week.





Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#59 (from 81)
1,625 sold

A 35% boost.





Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#60 (from 48)
1,600 sold

A 23% drop.





Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#77 (from 82)
1,325 sold

A 11% boost.





AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#79 (from 85)
1,250 sold

A 10% boost.





Royal Blood, Typhoons (Imperial Galactic/Warner Records)
#107 (from 88)
840 sold

A 21% drop.





Pop Evil, Versatile(eOne)
#110 (from 27)
820 sold

A 77% drop in week two.





Monster Magnet, A Better Dystopia (Napalm)
#113 (from 35)
800 sold

A 74% drop in week two.





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

A 11% drop.





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

A 9% boost.





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

This sold about the same as last week.





Myles Kennedy, The Ides Of March (Napalm)
#166 (from 105)
550 sold

A 38% drop.





Chevelle, NIRATIAS (Epic)
#168 (from 137)
550 sold

A 16% drop.





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

A 14% boost.





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

A 4% boost.





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

A 23% drop.





Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
380 sold

A second week drop of 84%.






Liturgy, Origin of the Alimonies(Ylylcyn)
370 sold

This gets boosted back up since it debuted last December.






Body Void, Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth (Prosthetic)
320 sold

This got boosted back up after dropping off a month ago.






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

A 8% boost.





Lindemann, Live In Moscow (Vertigo)
230 sold

A 70% drop in week two.






VOLA, Witness (Mascot)
220 sold

I somehow missed this when it came out last month.






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

A 3% boost.






Sunbomb, Evil And Divine (Frontiers)
200 sold

A 55% drop.






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

A 62% boost.






Poppy, I Disagree(Sumerian)
190 sold

A 48% boost.






Yautja, The Lurch (Relapse)
150 sold

This debuted last week but I missed it. It sold 1,275 in its first week.






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

A boost of 24%.






Tetrarch, Unstable(Napalm)
120 sold

A 42% drop.


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