Metal By Numbers 7/20: A Journey to the charts

Posted by on July 23, 2022


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 8th releases.


Notable Debuts:

Journey, Freedom (Frontiers/BMG)
Debut #4
9,875 sold

This is their fifteenth studio album and the second to not to feature founding bassist Ross Valory, who was dismissed in 2020.








Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Live – Tour Edition) (Pearl Jam World)
Debut #43
1,975 sold

Recorded from Pearl Jam’s 2021 performances.









Wormrot, Hiss (Earache)
Debut #72
1,350 sold

Singaporean grindcore band drop their fourth album.








Cleanbreak, Coming Home (Frontiers)
Debut #143
650 sold

A new project from former Queit Riot singer / “American Idol” finalist James Durbin,  Stryper members Robert Sweet and Perry Richardson, and Riot guitarist Mike Flyntz.









Powerwolf, The Monumental Mass – A Cinematic Metal Event (Napalm)
Debut #152
625 sold

A live event filmed in 2021 during the lockdown. This is their fourth live album.







Organectomy, Nail Below Nail (Unique Leader)
275 sold

The third album from New Zealand’s favorite slam band.








Vomit Forth, Seething Malevolence (Century Media)
200 sold

Bringing forth br00tal death metal from the highway of Connecticut.








Telekinetic Yeti, Primordial (Tee Pee)
150 sold

A two-man band based out of Iowa delivering sonic brutality melded with psychedelic doom wizardry. Sounds dope.









Plague Years, All Will Suffer (MNRK)
135 sold

Michigan death metal dropping a 4-track EP. Shaun O’Shaughnessy (Sanguisugabogg) engineered the drums, with mixing duties handled by Roger Camero (Night Demon, Grave Maker, The Warriors).








Blind Channel, Lifestyles Of The Sick & Dangerous (Century Media)
125 sold

Post-hardcore band from Oulu, Finland. The band themselves define their musical style as “violent pop”.







Crossing Rubicon, Perfect Storm (Frontiers)
110 sold

A new collaboration featuring Turkish artist Cenk Eroglu (ex-Winger, Xcarnation) and singer John Bisaha (The Babys).








Notable Sales:

Shinedown, Planet Zero (Atlantic)
#10 (from 1)
6,700 sold

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









Def Leppard, Diamond Star Halos (UME)
#14 (from 18)
5,300 sold

Week 7 has a fortunate 74% increase for the band’s twelfth album. It’s also the first in seven years.








Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love (Warner)
#32 (from 38)
2,475 sold

Red Hot Chili Peppers increase be 18% in week 15.








The Smile, A Light For Attracting Attention (XL)
#49 (from 25)
1,825 sold

This week has another 49% drop. This is a new band consisting of Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood along with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner.








Coheed and Cambria, Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind (Roadrunner)
#63 (from 23)
1,525 sold

A 43% drop in week three. This is their tenth studio album continuing their story from, The Unheavenly Creatures.








Porcupine Tree, Closure/Continuation (Music For Nations/Megaforce)
#66 (from 44)
1,500 sold

The British band falls 15% in week three. This is their eleventh studio album and their first since 2009’s The Incident.








Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista/Concord)
#93 (from 102)
1,025 sold

A 32% jump for the nameless ghouls. Catch them on tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox.








Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
#98 (re-entry)
1,015 sold

The German band returns to the charts with their nineteenth studio album.








Rise Against, Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista)
#113 (re-entry)
925 sold

A big jump and return for Rise Against’s 2021 album.








Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
#134 (re-entry)
725 sold

Another return to the chart! These are the first Steely Dan albums without founding member Walter Becker who passed away back in 2017.








Halestorm, Back From The Dead (Atlantic)
#141 (from 116)
650 sold

The fifth studio album from Lzzy Hale and her brother drop only 4%.








Municipal Waste, Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast)
#154 (from 33)
615 sold

Virginia’s favorite thrash band drops 72% in week two.







KoRn, Requiem (Loma Vista)
#156 (re-entry)
600 sold

Korn’s fourteenth album returns to the charts!







Three Days Grace, Explosions (RCA)
#159 (from 165)
575 sold

Their seventh studio album experiences an 18% increase.







Rammstein, Zeit (Universal)
#173 (from 141)
500 sold

The German shock unit drops 13% in week 11.








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

The horror theme band ties with Rammstein but still drops 18% this week.








Ted Nugent, Detroit Muscle (Pavement)
#176 (re-entry)
474 sold

The 73 year old guitarist drops his sixteenth solo record.







Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
#183 (re-entry)
450 sold
Skillet are back on the charts!







Kreator, Hate Uber Alles (Nuclear Blast)
275 sold

The German thrash unit drops 11% in week five.








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

A 19% drop for the appropriately titled seventh studio album. Scottish heavy metal.









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

A surprising 8% rise for their third album. Staying strong 20 weeks straight.









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

Frontwoman, Dorothy Martin’s third studio album falls 15%.









Bloodbath, Breeding Dead EP (Century Media)
150 sold

This is the first EP by Bloodbath. It was released on February 8th, 2000.








The Warning, Error (Lava/Republic)
140 sold

The third studio album by the Mexican rock band drops by 3%.








Candy, Heaven Is Here (Relapse)
135 sold

The sophomore album by the sweet named hardcore band drops 25%.








Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album (DualTone/Entertainment 720)
125 sold (re-entry)

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat return to the charts!









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.








Conjurer, Páthos (Nuclear Blast)
315 sold

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








Pathology, Everlasting Plague (Nuclear Blast)
115 sold (re-entry)

A return to the charts!









Saor, Origins (Season Of Mist)
100 sold

A 64% decrease for the folky black metal band hailing from the hills of Scotland. Fun fact, SAOR, in Scottish Gaelic means free.








Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
160 sold

Poppy returns…again! I never seen an album return more.








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

The hardcore unit drops 7% on week 29. Will they make it to 30?
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.



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