Metal By Numbers 7/17: Abbath outstrides the charts

Posted by on July 17, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I’m not always sure what to write about in this little blurb. Sometimes it’s a soapbox, sometimes it’s just typical intro fluff. This week, I decided to look into how many album covers prominently feature Abbath’s signature corpse painted mug. Between his Immortal discography and solo discography, there’s ten albums, and out of all those albums there are only three that do not feature Abbath’s face. These include Immortal’s debut album Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism, the highly regarded At the Heart of Winter, and All Shall Fall, the last Immortal album to feature Abbath. I wonder how many different album covers you can make with just a close up of his face? Guess we’ll find out.
Notable Debuts:
Abbath, Outstrider (Season Of Mist)
Debut #32
2,025 sold
Abbath’s solo second album sold slightly less than its predecessor, but it charted high.
3Teeth, Metawar (Century Media)
Debut #53
1,475 sold
The band’s third album is their highest debut yet.
Immortal Bird, Thrive On Neglect (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #181
450 sold
This is the Chicago band’s second full-length.
Brand Of Sacrifice, God Hand (Unique Leader)
440 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Turilli / Lione Rhapsody, Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution) (Nuclear Blast)
370 sold
This is the debut album from the symphonic band formed by guitarist Luca Turilli and vocalist Fabio Lione, both formerly of Rhapsody of Fire.
Superstition, The Anatomy of Unholy Transformation (20 Buck Spin)
120 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#9 (from 26)
4,575 sold
A boost of 20%.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#42 (from 52)
1,725 sold
A 13% drop.
Disturbed, Evolution (Warner Bros.)
#69 (fr0m 77)
1,125 sold
A 24% drop.
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
#83 (from 88)
980 sold
A 23% drop.
Hollywood Vampires, Rise(Earmusic)
#87 (from 74)
940 sold
A 39% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#96 (from 101)
890 sold
A 18% drop.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#99 (from 109)
860 sold
A drop of 18%.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#111 (from 137)
760 sold
A 4% drop.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#113 (from 150)
750 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
Baroness, Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns)
#117 (from 86)
730 sold
A 43% drop.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#138 (from 163)
620 sold

A 11% drop.

#147 (from 188)
590 sold
A 2% boost.
Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#150 (from 169)
580 sold
A 12% drop.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Space Between(BMG)
#172 (from 129)
510 sold
A 41% drop.
Motionless In White, Disguise (Roadrunner)
#188 (from 167)
460 sold
A 31% drop.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
430 sold
A drop of 83% in week two.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
210 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
He Is Legend,White Bat (Spinefarm)
200 sold
A 92% second week drop.
Texas Hippie Coalition, High In The Saddle (eOne)
200 sold
A 13% drop.
Pelican, Nighttime Stories (Southern Lord)
190 sold
A 25% drop.
Darkthrone, Old Star (Peaceville)
170 sold
A 11% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
170 sold
A 16% drop.
170 sold
A 3% drop.
Duff McKagan, Tenderness (Blood Meridian/UMe)
160 sold
A 17% drop.
Striker, Play to Win (Record Breaking)
150 sold
This pops up after a couple months.
Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
150 sold
A 37% boost.
Venom, In Nomine Satanas (BMG)
150 sold
A 21% drop.
Diamond Head, The Coffin Train (Silver Lining)
140 sold
A 22% boost brings this back up again.
Black Mountain, Destroyer (Jagjaguwar)
130 sold
A boost of 11%.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
110 sold
This pops up yet again.

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