Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Right, so, elephant in the room: there was no MBN last week. Why? Would you believe…bizarre gardening accident in which I lost all of my fingers that have since been replaced by cybernetic ones? Yeah, we’ll go with that. Anyway, we have lots of debuts this week, but the rest of the charts are a bit…vacant. But hey, new Darkness and Armored Saint! Now go forth and read.
The Darkness, Last of Our Kind (Kobalt) #56, 4,950 sold
The band’s fourth studio album tops the debuts this week.
Armored Saint, Win Hands Down (Metal Blade) #71, 3,900 sold
The band returns with its seventh album and first in five years.
Helloween, My God-Given Right (Nuclear Blast) #108, 2,600 sold
The German power metallers reach the milestone of album number fifteen.
Art of Anarchy, Art of Anarchy (Century Media) #188, 1,550 sold
A new supergroup that is decidedly not being fronted by Scott Weiland.
Paradise Lost, The Plague Within (Century Media) 1,250 sold
The band’s fourteenth album makes its debut.
Skinless, Only The Ruthless Remain (Relapse) 1,100 sold
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Goatsnake, Black Age Blues (Southern Lord) 720 sold
The band returns with its first studio album in fifteen years.
Nekrogoblikon, Heavy Meta (Mystery Box) 620 sold
The band’s latest features more goblins and Andrew W.K.
Melvins, The Bulls & The Bees / Electroretard (Ipecac) 590 sold
Because there always needs to be some Melvins on here, here’s rerelease of an EP and LP in one convenient package.
Leprous, The Congregation (Inside Out) 500 sold
This is the fourth album from the Norwegian prog metallers.
Faith No More, Sol Invictus (Ipecac) #72, 3,850 sold
A 40% drop this week with over 41,000 sold.
Halestorm, Into the Wild Life (Atlantic) #80, 3,500 sold
This sold the same amount as last week.
Kid Rock, First Kiss (Warner Bros.) #102, 2,750 sold
I know it’s from the Onion, but this article is actually pretty on point.
Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner) #163, 1,750 sold
A 4% boost with just under 330,000 sold.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, At Your Service (Mailboat) #174, 1,625 sold
A 29% drop might find this album out of service pretty soon.
In This Moment, Black Widow (Atlantic) #182, 1,575 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
Amaranthe, Massive Addictive (Spinefarm) 450 sold
A 15% boost brings this over 18,000 sold.
Make Them Suffer, Old Souls (Roadrunner) 350 sold
This outback-core band debuted last week with 740 sold.
Sons of Texas, Baptized In The Rio Grande (Razor & Tie) 340 sold
This popped back up on the charts last week.
Rival Sons, Great Western Valkyrie (Earache) 420 sold
A 10% boost.
We Are Harlot, We Are Harlot (Roadrunner) 260 sold
Ten weeks on and this has sold over 8,600 copies.
Weedeater, Goliathan (Season of Mist) 250 sold
A 31% drop.