Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It may look like there weren’t many metal debuts this week. And that’s because there weren’t. Case in point, our top album is from Falling In Reverse, a band who seems to receive more press about the antics of its singer than its actual music. Still, we have sales for albums from the likes of Valient Thorr and supergroup Palms as well as the continuing success of albums from Black Sabbath and Queens Of The Stone Age, so it all balances out. Sort of.
Falling In Reverse, Fashionably Late (Epitaph) #17, 19,900 sold
Reviews aren’t exactly stellar for the band’s sophomore album, but it sold enough to make it our top album of the week.
Valient Thorr, Our Own Masters (Volcom) 530 sold
These stoner rockers have put out album number seven.
Palms, Palms (Ipecac) 515 sold
The debut for the Deftones/Isis supergroup has a more Isis first week than a Deftones one.
Masterplan, Novum Initium (AFM) 310 sold
German power metallers are back with album number five. Doesn’t look like selling a lot of albums was in their master plan, however.
Black Sabbath, 13 (Universal) #5, 45,525 sold
Sales are still going strong for Sabbath with over 200,000 sold. Must be nice to have a 71% drop and still have a top five album.
Queens Of The Stone Age, …Like Clockwork (Matador) #26, 12,450 sold
Queens Of The Stone Age and Kings of the Charts.
Sleeping With Sirens, Feel (Rise) #51, 7,375 sold
Just under 80,000 in total, you feel me?
Alice In Chains, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (Virgin) #54, 7,150 sold
Dinosaurs make for dino-sales with just under 100,000 sold in total.
Megadeth, Super Collider (UMe) #82, 5,100 sold
This had a collision with a 53% drop.
Various Artists, 2013 Warped Tour Compilation (Side One Dummy) #84, 4,925 sold
As expected, sales for this album increased by 15% now that the tour has started.
Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #104, 3,650 sold
Warped Tour is likely the reason this album has been getting boosts as well.
Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #121, 3,125 sold
There’s nothing strange about this album continuing to sell.
The Black Dahlia Murder, Everblack (Metal Blade) #122, 3,050 sold
This album took a 77% second week drop.
30 Seconds To Mars, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (Virgin) #123, 3,025 sold
A 27% drop this week.
Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #126, 3,000 sold
This has now sold over 95,000 copies, something that took over a year for their last album to do.
Black Veil Brides, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones (Lava/Universal Republic) #131, 2,925 sold
After a huge boost last week, this dropped back down by 52% percent.
Shinedown, Amaryllis (Atlantic) #164, 2,275 sold
This is in the same chart position as last week and has sold over 415,000 copies.
Children Of Bodom, Halo of Blood (Nuclear Blast) #170, 2,300 sold
A second week drop of 72%.
Rob Zombie, Venemous Rat Regeneration Vendor (T-Boy/UMe) #182, 2,025 sold
“Teenage Nosferatu Pussy” sounds like the product a shock rock random word generator.
Killswitch Engage, Disarm The Descent (Roadrunner) #183, 2,025 sold
Still going strong with over 95,000 sold.
Device, Device (Warner Bros.) #182, 1,900 sold
Just under 75,000 sold in total in week 10.
Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones Part 2 (Roadrunner) #194, 1,825 sold
The Wikipedia page for this album has a longer plot summary than some films.
Kid Rock, Rebel Soul (Atlantic) #196, 1,800 sold
After briefly dropping from the charts, this album is back with over 500,000 sold.
Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 990 sold
This album features Neige from Alcest.
Scale The Summit, The Migration (Prosthetic) 760 sold
The band considers the track “The Traveler” to be its most difficult song yet.
Rings of Saturn, Dingir (Unique Leader) 590 sold
This went from being at the bottom of the barrel, to dropping off the charts, and then to coming back with a large boost.
Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) 580 sold
A 34% boost for this album.
Affiance, Campaign (Ingrooves) 500 sold
Not too far off from the 8,000 mark.
Kylesa, Ultraviolet (Season of Mist) 490 sold
Over 4,600 sold in total, which is pretty solid for the band.
Dark Tranquillity, Construct (Century Media) 460 sold
Hopefully this album constructs more sales.
Black Star Riders, All Hell Breaks Loose (Nuclear Blast) 440 sold
According to Ricky Warwick, the album title was inspired by a bomber from a World War II documentary with the words printed on the side.
Skinny Puppy, Weapon (Metropolis) 390 sold
The band ought to have an alter ego called Fat Cat, sort of like Dream Theater and Nightmare Cinema.
Evile, Skull (Century Media) 320 sold
These thrashers has taken a bit of thrashing in terms of sales.