Metal By Numbers 6/23: Cause You Gotta Have Faith

Posted by on June 23, 2010

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

Last week saw a lot of new metal releases. This week … only one. As we prepare for new albums from Ozzy Osbourne, Danzig and a few more next week, post hardcore (screamo) In Fear and Faith make the only new chart appearance this week, ranking in at number 178.

Notable Debuts:

In Fear and Faith, Imperial (Rise) #178, 3,100 sold
Another screamo band that will be on the Warped Tour band debuts on the charts. Depending on the buzz they get from the tour, we might see these guys hanging around for a bit.

Notable Sales:

Godsmack, Oracle (Universal) #25, 14,900 sold
Only a 22% decrease keeps every metal fan’s favorite “eh” band the highest hard rock act on the charts.

AC/DC, AC/DC: Iron Man 2 (Columbia) #28 14,700 sold
If we compare Iron Man 2’s success to AC/DC’s hits package’s success, can Mastodon’s Jonah Hex Soundtrack EP expect a similar fate to its movie?

Bullet For My Valentine, Fever (Jive) #67, 6,400 sold
Over 151,000 sold after eight weeks on the charts.

Deftones, Diamond Eyes (Reprise) #90 5,570 sold
They just announced headlining dates with Baroness and Circa Survive serving as support on certain legs. That’s a damn good tour.

Attack Attack!, Attack Attack! (Rise) #93, 5,400 sold
Major 64% decrease in the album’s second week. While it may make us smile to see it drop so fast, their sophomore album still had a great debut.

Slash, Slash (Dick Hayd) #124, 4,240 sold
Pretty much the same place Slash found himself last week.

As I Lay Dying, The Powerless Rise (Metal Blade) #126, 4,230 copies
Starting to slip off the charts fast, but their headlining slot on the inaugural Cool Tour will keep them busy. In related news, how uncool of a name is the Cool Tour?

Five Finger Death Punch, War Is The Answer (Prospect Park) #129 4,160 sold
Their cover of “Bad Company” seems to be helping out sales.

Whitechapel, A New Era of Corruption (Metal Blade) #137, 3,930 sold
Attack Attack! isn’t the only band to experience a heavy decrease during their second week.

Motley Crue, Greatest Hits (Motley Records) #159, 3,540 sold
That does it. If Metal Insider starts a band, we’re going to call ourselves “Motley Crue’s Greatest Hits.”

Kingdom of Sorrow, Behind the Blackest Tears (Relapse) 1,680 sold
A 56% decrease in the band’s second weekend.

Nevermore, The Obsidian Conspiracy (Century Media) 1,280 sold
Nevermore experience a big drop, a 69% decrease to be exact.

Eyes Set To Kill, Broken Frames (Break Silence) 940 sold
I wouldn’t be too surprised if Warped Tour will help increase their album’s sales.

Melvins, The Bride Screamed Murder, (Ipecac) 730 sold
They’ve sold just above 5,000 in three weeks.

Nachtmystium, Addicts: Black Meddle, Part 2 (Century Media) 6 90 sold
If you are able to pronounce their name correctly, then you most likely own this album already.

Stick To Your Guns, The Hope Division, (Sumerian/Century Media) 650 sold
This album is starting to slip off fast after three weeks, but let’s wait see if the Thrash and Burn Tour can give them a boost.

We Came As Romans, To Plant A Seed (Equal Vision) 450 sold
Big 56% decrease in their 33rd week. But how many acts have been on the chart for almost a year that don’t rhyme with “Bailer Lift” and “Sickleback?”

2Cents, Dress To Kill (Eight O Five) 370 sold
These guys keep getting added onto big tours. Next up for them is a Fall tour with Black Label Society, Children Of Bodom and Clutch.

Watain, Lawless Darkness (Season of Mist) 371 sold
They are about to head out on a Fall tour with Behemoth. Keep your ears open for tour dates coming soon.

Hail the Villain, Population: Declining (Roadrunner Records) 360 sold
Just barely made it on. Will we see them next week? Spoiler alert: sadly probably not.

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