Metal By Numbers 7/18: DevilDriver are outlaws on the charts

Posted by on July 18, 2018

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

I know that country is usually regarded with disdain, and in the case of modern country there’s good reason for that. Bo Burnham pretty much hit the nail on the head regarding why it’s shit. Having said that, making a groove/melodic death metal album covering the likes of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson while featuring guest musicians from other well known bands sounds like a neat idea. Such an album happens to be the top debut of the week, along with Immortal’s highest charting US debut yet.



Notable Debuts:

DevilDriver, Outlaws ‘Til The End Vol. 1 (Napalm)
Debut #17
4,775 sold

The band’s eighth studio album, all covers, didn’t do quite as well as its 2016 predecessor.




Immortal, Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #31
3,125 sold

Immortal’s first release in 9 years and first without Abbath is the band’s highest debut in the US yet.



Vixen, Live Fire(RatPak)
Debut #62
1,775 sold

This live album is the band’s first release since another live album back in 2013.



Lucifer, Lucifer II (Century Media)
Debut #128
910 sold

As the name implies, this is the band’s second studio album.





Devin Townsend Project, Ocean Machine: Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv (Inside Out)
Debut #140
840 sold

Hevy Devy played his much revered album in full on this new live album.




Six Feet Under, Unburied (Metal Blade)
200 sold

This is a compilation of unreleased material from the band’s more recent studio albums.





Notable Sales:

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#28 (from 22)
3,625 sold

A 23% drop.




Bullet For My Valentine, Gravity (Spinefarm)
#29 (from 5)
3,550 sold

An 83% drop in week two.




Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#37 (from 33)
2,900 sold

A 19% drop with over 160,000 sold.



Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#44 (from 35)
2,475 sold

A drop of 26%. Also, I heard “Rats” on the radio the other night and that really pleased me.




Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
#46 (from 21)
2,300 sold

A 54% drop.





Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#47 (from 47)
2,225 sold

Same chart position as last week.





Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#58 (from 64)
1,850 sold

At week 10, this takes a 20% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#63 (from 73)
1,775 sold

An 18% drop.





Mike Shinoda, Post Traumatic (Warner Bros.)
#70 (from 97)
1,625 sold

A 1% boost with just under 30,000 sold.




Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#72 (from 86)
1,550 sold

This went up the charts but dropped 12% in sales.





A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#86 (from 118)
1,325 sold

A 9% boost.





Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#87 (from 101)
1,325 sold

A 15% drop with over 30,000 sold.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#113 (re-entry)
1,025 sold

This dropped off last week then came back with a 79% boost.




Circle of Dust, Machine of Our Disgrace (FiXT)
#156 (re-entry)
750 sold

This got boost way up after dropping off a few weeks ago.





Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#157 (from 169)
750 sold

A 16% drop.





Various Artists, 2018 Warped Tour Compilation (SideOneDummy)
#176 (from 57)
670 sold

A 72% drop is more of what I was expecting last week.





Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#186 (from 170)
630 sold

A 27% drop.





YOB, Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
440 sold

A 2% drop.






Khemmis, Desolation (20 Buck Spin)
400 sold

This sold roughly the same as last week.





Vein, Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities)
300 sold


A 14% drop.




Fates Warning, Live Over Europe (InsideOut)
290 sold

A 57% drop in week two.




Awake At Last, Life/Death/Rebirth(Self-Released)
200 sold

This pops up yet again.

Marduk, Viktoria(Century Media)
200 soldA 40% drop.
The Night Flight Orchestra, Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough (Nuclear Blast)
190 sold
A 55% drop in week two.




Harm’s Way, Posthuman (Metal Blade)
190 sold

A 11% drop.






Zeal & Ardor, Stranger Fruit (MVKA)
170 sold

The tiniest 1% boost.





Like A Storm, Catacombs(Century Media)
170 sold

A 38% drop.






Alien Weaponry,  (Napalm Records)
160 sold

This got boosted up by 34%. Also, is it just me or does the guy on the album cover look like the Mouth of Sauron?




King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Gumboot Soup (ATO)
140 sold

A 19% boost bring this back up.





King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
140 sold

A 5% boost.






King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
130 sold

A 12% drop. This concludes your King Gizzard update for the week.






Dead Cross, Dead Cross EP (Ipecac)
120 sold

A 61% drop.





Rivers Of Nihil, Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade)
120 sold

This got boosted up by 14%.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
190 sold

A 36% drop.






Spock’s Beard, Noise Floor (InsideOut)
120 sold

A 45% drop.





Craft, White Noise and Black Metal(Season Of Mist)
120 sold

A 44% drop.






Gruesome, Twisted Prayers(Relapse)
120 sold

This popped up after dropping off last week, but it still took a 22% drop.


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