Metal By Numbers 6/21: Let’s wolf down some sales

Posted by on June 21, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Rise Against lead another week where a band charts high, but sells less than previous albums. It’s a trend that’s been pointed out a few times this year from Suicide Silence to last week’s Miss May I. That being said, let’s not forget the bands that are doing some of the most impressive numbers of their careers including Suffocation, who landed their best debut with their new album. On another note, I had a commenter asking for Korn numbers, which I happen to have. Just a note: for this column, myself and Bram (who takes over when I’m not around) use the numbers listed on the Top Current Albums and Top New Artists charts. If there’s a band you’re asking after and we don’t post it, it’s just because we don’t have the info. So, for those interested, Korn’s The Serenity of Suffering sold 600 copies and sold around 123,000 in total.
Notable Debuts: 
Rise Against, Wolves (Virgin)
Debut #3
27,225 sold
The band’s latest reached the same chart position as its 2014 predecessor, but didn’t sell quite as much.
Suffocation, Of The Dark Light (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #46
3,850 sold
The band’s eighth album marks the best debut of their career. Check how it compares to its 2013 predecessor.
Volumes, Different Animals (Fearless)
Debut #54
3,475 sold
The band’s latest didn’t do quite as well as its predecessor.
Anathema, The Optimist (Kscope)
Debut #112
1,775 sold
Anathema’s eleventh album marks their first foray onto the Billboard 200.
Our Last Night, Selective Hearing (Self-Released)
Debut #163
1,175 sold
This is the band’s fifth EP.
Exist, So True, So Bound (Prosthetic)
190 sold
This is the band’s second LP.


Notable Sales:

metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#22 (from 21)
11,050 sold

A 19% boost at week 30.





Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#47 (from 18)
3,800 sold

A 63% drop with nearly 125,000 sold.






avengedsevenfoldthestageAvenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
#65 (re-entry)
2,775 sold

A tour and a price drop launch this back onto the charts.





Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
#103 (from 62)
1,875 sold

A 29% drop with over 42,000 sold.





Papa Roach, Crooked Teeth (Eleven Seven Music)
#116 (from 90)
1,725 sold

A 15% drop with over 25,000 sold.





skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#166 (from 166)
1,150 sold

This hold the same position as last week.





volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#164 (from 164)
1,075 sold

A small boost of 4%.





I Prevail - LifelinesI Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#187 (re-entry)
970 sold

A 12% boost back onto the charts with just under 80,000 sold.





Mastodon, Emperor of Sand (Reprise)
#190 (from 142)
950 sold
A 25% drop with just under 70,000 sold.




Mutoid Man, War Moans (Sargent House)
490 sold
A 73% drop in week two.




Alestorm, No Grave But The Sea (Napalm Records)
480 sold
A 42% drop is grave.





Wednesday 13, Condolences (Nuclear Blast)
430 sold
A 75% drop in week two.
Unleash The Archers, Apex (Napalm)
370 sold
A second week 76% drop.
Righteous Vendetta, Cursed (Century Media)
360 sold
A boost of 22%.
Doyle, Doyle II: As We Die (EMP)
360 sold
A 73% second week drop.

letters-from-the-fireLetters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
320 sold

Another boost, this time by 75%.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
300 sold
A boost of 20% with over 10,000 sold.
’68, Two Parts Viper (Cooking Vinyl)
280 sold
An 86% drop.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
250 sold

A boost of 14%.






Jørn, Life on Death Road (Frontiers)
220 sold
A 69% drop.





Sólstafir, Berdreyminn (Season of Mist)
210 sold

A 14% boost.





Life of AgonyA Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm)
200 sold

A 3% boost.



Oceano, Revelation (Sumerian Records)
190 sold

An 18% drop.






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

A 46% with over 11,000 sold.



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