Journey, Freedom (Frontiers/BMG)
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)
Recorded from Pearl Jam’s 2021 performances.
Wormrot, Hiss (Earache)
Singaporean grindcore band drop their fourth album.
Cleanbreak, Coming Home (Frontiers)
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)
A live event filmed in 2021 during the lockdown. This is their fourth live album.
Organectomy, Nail Below Nail (Unique Leader)
The third album from New Zealand’s favorite slam band.
Vomit Forth, Seething Malevolence (Century Media)
Bringing forth br00tal death metal from the highway of Connecticut.
Telekinetic Yeti, Primordial (Tee Pee)
A two-man band based out of Iowa delivering sonic brutality melded with psychedelic doom wizardry. Sounds dope.
Plague Years, All Will Suffer (MNRK)
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)
Post-hardcore band from Oulu, Finland. The band themselves define their musical style as “violent pop”.
Crossing Rubicon, Perfect Storm (Frontiers)
A new collaboration featuring Turkish artist Cenk Eroglu (ex-Winger, Xcarnation) and singer John Bisaha (The Babys).
Shinedown, Planet Zero (Atlantic)
#10 (from 1)
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)
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)
Red Hot Chili Peppers increase be 18% in week 15.
The Smile, A Light For Attracting Attention (XL)
#49 (from 25)
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)
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)
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)
A 32% jump for the nameless ghouls. Catch them on tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox.
Scorpions, Rock Believer (Spinefarm)
The German band returns to the charts with their nineteenth studio album.
Rise Against, Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista)
A big jump and return for Rise Against’s 2021 album.
Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
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)
The fifth studio album from Lzzy Hale and her brother drop only 4%.
Municipal Waste, Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast)
#154 (from 33)
Virginia’s favorite thrash band drops 72% in week two.
Korn’s fourteenth album returns to the charts!
Three Days Grace, Explosions (RCA)
#159 (from 165)
Their seventh studio album experiences an 18% increase.
Rammstein, Zeit (Universal)
#173 (from 141)
The German shock unit drops 13% in week 11.
Motionless In White, Scoring The End Of The World (Roadrunner)
#173 (from 131)
The horror theme band ties with Rammstein but still drops 18% this week.
Ted Nugent, Detroit Muscle (Pavement)
The 73 year old guitarist drops his sixteenth solo record.
Kreator, Hate Uber Alles (Nuclear Blast)
The German thrash unit drops 11% in week five.
Alestorm, Seventh Rum Of A Seventh Rum (Essential Music)
A 19% drop for the appropriately titled seventh studio album. Scottish heavy metal.
Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)
A surprising 8% rise for their third album. Staying strong 20 weeks straight.
Dorothy, Gifts From The Holy Ghost (Roc Nation)
Frontwoman, Dorothy Martin’s third studio album falls 15%.
Bloodbath, Breeding Dead EP (Century Media)
This is the first EP by Bloodbath. It was released on February 8th, 2000.
The Warning, Error (Lava/Republic)
The third studio album by the Mexican rock band drops by 3%.
Candy, Heaven Is Here (Relapse)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Poppy returns…again! I never seen an album return more.
Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
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.