Metal By Numbers 6/23: The charts are anything but hollow

Posted by on June 23, 2016



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

No, really, we’ve got a lot of stuff here – as has been the norm lately. Nothing like a slew of releases to saturate your summer just in time for summer tours to begin. And, as you may have noticed last week, we prettied up the column! With pictures! And they even have color! Now you can judge an album by its cover as well as the number of units they pull each week. Speaking of, note that this week we only have the number of albums sold, not actual chart positions. It’ll be back to normal next week. Oh, and in case you were wondering, Metallica’s Black Album sold another 3,400 this week.

Notable Debuts:

Rival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache) 6,000 sold

Rival Sons nab their best debut yet on their fifth album.


letliveifimthedevilletlive., If I’m the Devil… (Epitaph)
3,400 sold

The band’s fourth album had a solid debut, though it doesn’t quite outdo the 4,900 copies their last album sold in its first week.




Saliva-Love-Lies-TherapySaliva, Love, Lies & Therapy (UMe)
2,100 sold

Saliva’s tenth studio debuts slightly below the 2,600 their previous album did in 2014.





Sumac what one becomesSumac, What One Becomes (Thrill Jockey)
1,500 sold

Following the band’s debut a little over a year ago, the Aaron Turner (ex-Isis) led trio’s second album sells double that of its predecessor.





scorpionchildacidcdScorpion Child, Acid Roulette (Nuclear Blast)
1,100 sold

The band’s sophomore effort is their best debut yet. Then again, with only one other to choose from, they probably hoped that would be the case.





Motörhead_-_Clean_Your_ClockMotörhead, Clean Your Clock (UDR)
500 sold

This is the thirteenth live album from Motörhead and, as weird as this is to say, the band’s last professionally recorded live performance.





vale of pnathVale of Pnath, II (Willowtip)
300 sold

This is the second album from the Lovecraftian tech death band.






astronoid-640x575Astronoid, Air (Blood Music)
250 sold

The band’s debut LP is getting lots of buzz and we’re no exception.






driD.R.I., But Wait…There’s More! (Beer City)
200 sold

This EP is the band’s first release since 1995.




Notable Sales:

volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
11,500 sold

This pulls in a strong second week while staying in the quintuple digits and is just under 60,000 sold.





disturbed_ immortalized__album_cover_2015

Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise)
5,900 sold

Fun fact: this is the band’s first studio album since 2002’s Believe to receive a Parental Advisory sticker. This is despite the fact that other albums also contain profanity.





Hellyeah_Undeniable_albumartHellyeah, Unden!able (Eleven Seven)
5,200 sold

A big drop in week two, but still a strong number.






Pierce_The_Veil_-_Misadventures_usePierce the Veil, Misadventures (Fearless)
3,600 sold

73,000 sold in total so far.






beartoothAGGRESSIVE_Beartooth, Aggressive (Red Bull)
2,500 sold

This takes a steep drop in week two.






thricealbum2016Thrice, To be Everywhere is to be Nowhere (Vagrant)
2,400 sold

The band’s ongoing tour will likely keep these numbers up.







ffdprsdFive Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
2,400 sold

Another drop in the bucket for this album.





lacunaLacuna Coil, Delirium (Century Media)
2,300 sold

Over 20,000 copies sold.





RobzombieelectricRob Zombie, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (UMe)
2,200 sold

Zombie’s new movie 31 has a trailer out now.





deftones gore album coverDeftones, Gore (Reprise)
1,600 sold

A total over 105,000 copies sold.






Issues_HeadspaceIssues, Headspace (Rise)
1,400 sold

Warped tour will likely bump this up some.





shinedown - threat to survivalShinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
1,400 sold

Next month’s Carnival of Madness tour will probably give this a boost.






megadethdystopiacoverMegadeth, Dystopia (Tradecraft/UMe)
1,200 sold

Maybe Mustaine can get Pickles as his drummer, it’s not like Dethklok are doing anything anytime soon. Of course, that just means bringing in Gene Hoglan, and he can only be in so many bands at one time.





deathangeltheevildivideDeath Angel, The Evil Divide (Nuclear Blast)
1,100 sold

Over 9,500 sold.





hatebreedconcretecdHatebreed, The Concrete Confessional (Nuclear Blast)
1,000 sold

Just under 25,000 sold. Guess they really will be heard.






breakingbenjaminBreaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood)
1,000 sold

This drops down again after boosting back up onto the charts. Given that it was the second-biggest rock and metal seller of last year, that it’s still moving units is pretty impressive.






sixxamSixx:A.M., Prayers for the Damned (Eleven Seven)
1,000 sold

Over 35,000 sold.






melvinsbassesloadedMelvins, Basses Loaded (Ipecac)
500 sold

This takes the second week drop of 67%.






katatonia-the-fall-of-hearts-300x300Katatonia, The Fall of Hearts (Peaceville)
480 sold

This doesn’t change too much from last week.





RSR_PZ_2400_REVRed Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
400 sold

This got a boost of 29%.





flotsamandjetsamselftitledcdbiggerFlotsam and Jetsam, Flotsam and Jetsam (AFM)
300 sold

This got an 11% boost.






gorgutspleiadesdustGorguts, Pleiades’ Dust (Season of Mist)
300 sold

Nearly 4,000 sold. Also, happy anniversary to Obscura!






coughCough, Still They Pray (Relapse)
300 sold

A 76% drop in week two.






jornJorn, Heavy Rock Radio (Frontiers)
300 sold

A 66% drop in not what you’re jorning for.






ghostbathGhost Bath, Moonlover (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold

The rerelease of this album on Nuclear Blast means it





fourbyFour By Fate, Relentless (The End)
200 sold

This was fated to take a dive in week two.





candlemassdtlCandlemass, Death Thy Lover (Napalm)
200 sold

A 71% drop in week two.





fallujah dreamless 2016Fallujah, Dreamless (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold

This could pick up again in the fall when the band hits the US with Devin Townsend and Between The Buried And Me.



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