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

Here are the numbers for the July 1st releases.


Notable Debuts:

Shinedown, Planet Zero (Atlantic)
Debut #1
43,300 sold

The seventh studio album by the band and their first to top the all-genre Billboard Top Album Sales chart.







Municipal Waste, Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #33
2,200 sold

Virginia’s favorite thrash band also dropped their seventh studio record.








Saint Asonia, Introvert EP (Spinefarm)
Debut #63
1,275 sold

The band frontman Adam Gontier formed after he left Three Days Grace.







Grey Daze, The Phoenix (Loma Vista)
Debut #103
775 sold

Chester Bennington’s (Linkin Park) former band released this record in his honor.








Conjurer, Páthos (Nuclear Blast)
315 sold

The U.K. heavy weights have dropped their long-awaited sophomore album.








Hulder, The Eternal Fanfare EP (20 Buck Spin)
225 sold

An EP expanding on their debut record, Godslastering: Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry.









Massacre, Mythos EP (Nuclear Blast)
180 sold

4-track EP from the Florida duo.








The Prog Collective, Songs We Were Taught (City Lights Pic)
175 sold

“The biggest super group of Progressive Rock players ever assembled! Features performances by John Wetton (Asia), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra), and more!”








Haunt, Windows Of Your Heart (Iron Grip/Church)
100 sold

Old school thrash from Fresno, California.









Notable Sales:

Def Leppard, Diamond Star Halos (UME)
#18 (from 20)
3,050 sold

Week 6 features a 37% drop. This is the band’s twelfth studio album and first in seven years.







Coheed and Cambria, Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind (Roadrunner)
#23 (from 8)
2,675 sold

An 82% drop in week two. This is their tenth studio album continuing their story from, The Unheavenly Creatures.








The Smile, A Light For Attracting Attention (XL)
#25 (from 26)
2,600 sold

This week they drop be 28%. This is a new band consisting of Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner.








Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (Warner)
#38 (from 52)
2,100 sold

Red Hot Chili Peppers increase be 33% in week 14.








Porcupine Tree, Closure/Continuation (Music For Nations/Megaforce)
#44 (from 10)
1,750 sold

The British band falls 83% in week two. This is their eleventh studio album and their first since 2009’s The Incident.









Mark Tremonti, Mark Tremonti Sings Sinatra (NDSS)
#66 (re-entry)
1,250 sold

Well, that was a short stint away from the charts. Tremonti returns with a massive jump. This album features members of Sinatra’s orchestra and raised funds for the National Down Syndrome Society.








Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
#102 (from 75)
775 sold

A 36% drop for the nameless ghouls. Catch them on tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox.







Halestorm, Back From The Dead (Atlantic)
#116 (from 114)
700 sold

The fifth studio album from Lzzy Hale and her brother drops 9%.








Artificial Brain, Artificial Brain (Profound Lore)
#123 (re-entry)
650 sold

The third full-length album from the Long Island boys. Back on the charts!








Motionless In White, Scoring The End Of The World (Roadrunner)
#131 (from 96)
600 sold

The horror theme band drops their sixth record but it falls 37%.







Rammstein, Zeit (Universal)
#141 (from 160)
575 sold

The German shock unit drops 8% in week ten.








Three Days Grace, Explosions (RCA)
#165 (from 174)
500 sold

Their seventh studio album has a slight increase by just 2%.







Alexisonfire, Otherness (Dine Alone)
#191 (from 29)
400 sold

Their first album in 13 years, (2009) Old Crows / Young Cardinals.







Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#191 (re-entry)
375 sold

This is the band’s second full-length album and has sold over 167,600 copies.








Alestorm, Seventh Rum Of A Seventh Rum (Essential Music)
315 sold

An 85% drop for the appropriately titled seventh studio album by the Scottish heavy metal band.








Kreator, Hate Uber Alles (Nuclear Blast)
300 sold

The German thrash unit drops 30% in week four.







Saor, Origins (Season Of Mist)
280 sold

A 27% decrease for the folky black metal band hailing from the hills of Scotland. Fun fact, SAOR, in Scottish Gaelic means free.








Dorothy, Gifts From The Holy Ghost (Roc Nation)
275 sold

Frontwoman, Dorothy Martin’s third studio album jumps 12%.









Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
245 sold

An unfortunate 69% fall for their third album.









Cave In, Heavy Pendulum (Relapse)
210 sold

The Massachusetts group falls 6% in week seven. This is their first album since the death of longtime bassist Caleb Scofield. Joining them on this record is Converge bassist Nate Newton.







Candy, Heaven Is Here (Relapse)
180 sold

The sophomore album by the sweet named hardcore band drops a massive 87%.









Greg Puciato, Mirrorcell (Federal Prisoner)
170 sold

The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist drops his sophomore solo album. This record features Reba Meyers from Code Orange.








Jungle Rot, A Call To Arms (Unique Leader)
160 sold

Their 11th studio album but their debut on Unique Leader Records. Week 4 features a 59% drop.








Projected, Hypoxia (Rat Pak)
160 sold

An 87% drop in week two. This is the third album by the supergroup consisting of Sevendust guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby, Alter Bridge drummer Scott Phillips, and Tremonti guitarist Eric Friedman.







The Warning, Error (Lava/Republic)
150 sold

The third studio album by the Mexican rock band decreases by 81%.








Blood Incantation, Timewave Zero (Century Media)
115 sold (Re-entry)

The Colorado natives return to the charts!







Haunted Shores, Void (3Dot)
110 sold (Re-entry)

The sophomore progressive metal album by Periphery bandmates, guitarists Mark Holcomb and Misha “Bulb” Mansoor.








Final Light, Final Light (Red Creek)
110 sold

A one-time only project featuring Perturbator and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson.








Ann Wilson, Fierce Bliss (Silver Lining)
100 sold

The third album falls 10%. Fun fact, there’s another Ann(E) Wilson charting with her album, My Jesus. 








Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
100 sold

The hardcore unit drops 46% on week 28.
Knocked Loose’s EP focuses on “a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it.”
Watch the short film here.







Werewolves, From The Cave To The Grave (Prosthetic)
100 sold

Week two features a 33% fall. From dropping their debut album, The Dead Are Screaming, in 2020, they now release their third studio record. They even have an EP titled, Deathmetal








Decapitated, Cancer Culture (Nuclear Blast)
100 sold

Decapitated drop 16% in week six. It’s their comeback album after being free and cleared of their sexual assault allegations.