Metal By Numbers 6/29: The charts are hot like magma

Posted by on June 29, 2016


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

I’m spending my first summer in the south, and I have no elegant way of describing the heat that doesn’t involve using the words “hot” and “balls.” I sweat buckets just sitting in my car for two minutes even with the air on full blast. So isn’t it ironic that an album titled Magma would help alleviate the inferno at least on a mental level. Something about Gojira’s sound makes them sound as cool as the polar ice caps, which aren’t necessarily as cool as they used to be but, hey, still pretty cool. And they’re #13 on the Billboard, which is certainly one of coolest things you’ll hear all day.


Notable Debuts:

Gojira, Magma (Roadrunner) Debut #13, 17,050 sold

Gojira landed their best debut yet in the top 25. 2012’s L’Enfant Sauvage sold 11,000 its first week.



thousandfootkrutch_exhaleThousand Foot Krutch, Exhale (TFK)
13,950 sold

This is a solid debut, though not as good as their last one.





IseestarstreehouseI See Stars, Treehouse (Sumerian)
Debut #35
6,375 sold

The bands fifth album is off to a good start despite not having a debut as good as 2013’s New Demons.




Nails-You-Will-Never-Be-One-of-UsNails, You Will Never Be One of Us (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #41
5,325 sold

Not surprisingly, the band’s third LP is their debut best yet by a wide margin.




stitchedupheartStitched Up Heart, Never Alone (Another Century)
Debut #58
4,050 sold

The debut album of this LA hard rock band is off to a respectable start.




hailthesun_culturescarsHail The Sun, Culture Scars (Equal Vision)
Debut #97
2,525 sold

The band’s third album is also its first on Equal Vision.




unlocking_2Unlocking the Truth, Chaos (TuneCore)
300 sold

After a much storied process of leaving Sony, the band’s debut album is finally out.





Diadem_of_12_Stars_CoverWolves In The Throne Room, Diadem of 12 Stars (Artemisia)
200 sold

This is the 2016 reissue of the band’s debut album.





Notable Sales:

volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#29 (from 17)
7,825 sold

This sticks to the top 30 after a 32% drop.




disturbed_ immortalized__album_cover_2015

Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise)
#41 (from 37)
5,500 sold

A 6% hasn’t slowed this down much. Also, “Sound of Silence” is the 24th most downloaded song this year so far.




Hellyeah_Undeniable_albumartHellyeah, Unden!able (Eleven Seven)
#75 (from 45)
3,225 sold

A 38% drop with a little under 30,000 sold.




thricealbum2016Thrice, To be Everywhere is to be Nowhere (Vagrant)
#87 (from 99)
2,850 sold

Touring magic has seen fit to give this a 19% boost.




Pierce_The_Veil_-_Misadventures_usePierce the Veil, Misadventures (Fearless)
#88 (from 66)
2,825 sold

A 22% drop with over 75,000 sold.





ffdprsdFive Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#95 (from 100)
2,550 sold

An 8% boost brings this to just under 365,000 sold.






deftones gore album coverDeftones, Gore (Reprise)
#101 (from 155)
2,325 sold

This nets a huge boost of 47%.





RobzombieelectricRob Zombie, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (UMe)
#108 (from 110)
2,175 sold

This sold almost the same amount as last week.





saosin-along-the-shadowSaosin, Along The Shadow (Epitaph)
#127 (Re-entry)
1,850 sold

This makes its way back onto the charts just in time for Rockstar’s Taste of Chaos tour.





beartoothAGGRESSIVE_Beartooth, Aggressive (Red Bull)
#160 (from 92)
1,550 sold

A 39% drop with just under 20,000 sold




shinedown - threat to survivalShinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#162 (from 175)
1,500 sold

After 40 weeks, this has sold over 225,000 units.





megadethdystopiacoverMegadeth, Dystopia (Tradecraft/UMe)
#176 (Re-entry)
1,400 sold

This climbs back onto the charts again with a 16% boost.




rivalsonshollowbonescdRival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
#183 (from 36)
1,375 sold

A big 77% drop in week two.





lacunaLacuna Coil, Delirium (Century Media)
#193 (from 103)
1,250 sold

A 45% drop.





Bring Me The Horizon Happy SongBring Me The Horizon, That’s The Spirit (Columbia)
#195 (Re-entry)
1,250 sold

A 14% boost bring this back above the horizon.





RSR_PZ_2400_REVRed Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
320 sold
An 18% drop. Also, I’m pretty sure the sword on the album cover is Andúril from The Lord of the Rings.





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

A 32% fall.







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

This drops by 81% in week two.






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

A small boost of 7%.







melvinsbassesloadedMelvins, Basses Loaded (Ipecac)
270 sold

A drop of 47%.






scorpionchildacidcdScorpion Child, Acid Roulette (Nuclear Blast)
270 sold

A 69% drop in week two.





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

A nice 36% boost is dreamy.





candlemassdtlCandlemass, Death Thy Lover (Napalm)
220 sold

Only a 1% drop difference from last week.





Wage_War_-_BlueprintsWage War, Blueprints (Fearless)
210 sold

A 73% boost brings this back up.


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