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

This week’s releases weren’t as strong as previous weeks but the numbers didn’t fall too far. We also saw some bands fall off, such as Go Ahead And Die, Crypta, Burning Witches, and some more. To my surprise, L.A. Guns lead the Notable Debuts. Enjoy!


Notable Debuts:

L.A. Guns, Cocked & Loaded Live (Frontiers Music Srl)
Debut #85
975 sold
Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns put forth their live effort celebrating the 31st anniversary of “Cocked & Loaded.”



Mayhem, Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando – Ep(Century Media)
Debut #108
725 sold

Norway’s black metal heroes jump the charts with their 2 side EP featuring various covers.

Hardline, Heart, Mind And Soul (Frontiers)
Debut #121
650 sold
Solid debut for the L.A. natives and their seventh full-length studio album.

The L.I.F.E. Project – The L.I.F.E. Project EP (Self)
190 sold

Stone Sour’s guitarist Josh Rand and vocalist Casandra Carson team up on a new EP.
Laurenne & Louhimo, The Reckoning (Frontiers Music Srl)
170 sold
We had a great chat with both Finnish vocalists Noora Louhimo (Battle Beast) and Netta Laurenne (Smackbound). Check it out here!

Xasthur, Victims Of The Times (Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions)
130 sold

The 2 CD artbook is advertised as, “ acid folk road trip through the dark underbelly of the American dream.” Grab it.




Notable Sales:

Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#47 (from 21)
1,575 sold

WvH continues to fluctuate on the charts but still holds strong in the top 50.




Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#50 (from 52)
1,497 sold

The young trio staying strong to the course with a 3% increase.




Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#73 (from 110)
1,125 sold

Gojira with a 44% increase as they gear up for their tour in September.




Various Artists, Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack (Loma Vista)
1,100 sold

A solid push from the comic book crossover limited series featuring Mastodon, Greg Puciato, Rise Against, and more!



Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#78 (from 71)
1,050 sold

Only dropped seven spots but are still selling over a grand. They’re about to hit the road next week too.

Black Label Society, Black Label Society: None More Black Box Set (eOne)
#83 (re-entry)
975 sold
This massive boxset has re-entered the charts.

AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#100 (from 86)
775 sold

AC/DC are still in the top 100 after it’s release was in November 2020.




At The Gates, The Nightmare Of Being (Century Media)
#115 (from 14)
700 sold

78% drop on it’s second week but I sense a change of pace for week 3.
Check out our interview with frontman Tomas Lindberg here!



Born Of Osiris, Angel Or Alien (Sumerian Records)
#123 (from 19)
650 sold

Big 75% drop for week two on their sixth studio album.




Helloween, Helloween(Nuclear Blast)
#125 (fr0m 118)
666 sold

A steady decline for the German natives but on one hand, they sold the number of the beast.




Rise Against, Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista)
#135 (from 129)
575 sold

Another 6% dip in the charts for the Chicago natives.




Buckcherry, Hellbound (Round Hill Records)
#164 (re-entry)
475 sold

Ninth studio album from Anaheim’s Buckcherry. They’re back!




Beartooth, Below (Red Bull Records)
#168 (from 73)
475 sold

Beartooth continues it’s drop with another 56% blow.




Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#169 (from 120)
475 sold

29% drop on their sixteenth week on the charts. Can someone bring them to life?




Fear Factory, Aggression Continuum(Nuclear Blast)
#176 (from 113)
450 sold

Sadly, another drop this week by 38%. We here at Metal Insider all agree that this album rules.




The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#177 (180)
450 sold

Another 450 sold for week 19.




Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2 (Prospect Park)
#182 (from 192)

Only a 2% drop from their debut week. If you didn’t know from last week, bassist Chris Kael is a Kentucky colonel! The more you know..



Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#189 (from 184)
400 sold

Metallica still in the charts after S&M2 being released in August 2020. A small 8% drop for the juggernauts.



KISS, KISS Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 (UMe)
#191 (from 191)
400 sold

Same chart position but a 6% decrease in sales for Gene. I think he’ll be fine.




Paul McCartney, McCartney III (Capitol)
#195 (re-entry)
400 sold

At age 79, The Beatles legend is still killing the game.




The Offspring, Let The Bad Times Roll (Concord Records)
#199 (re-entry)
375 sold

The Offspring dropped their tenth studio album in April 2021. I had no idea but RTD sales are 31,900.




Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
450 sold

A massive 200% increase for the Boston hardcore outfit.




Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
350 sold

A big 37% drop for week three.





Light The Torch, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast)
300 sold

41% drop for these guys. They need more love! Check out my review here!




Structures, None Of The Above – EP (Self-Released)
180 sold

Produced by Zakk Cervini, this is the band’s first taste of new music since 2014.





Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
150 sold

Another 150 sold for the proggy supergroup.





Amenra, De Doorn (Relapse Records)
140 sold

36% drop for their seventh studio album.





Sunbomb, Evil and Divine (Frontiers Music Srl)
130 sold

The Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) and Michael Sweet (Stryper) collaboration makes the chart.





Flotsam And Jetsam, Blood In The Water (AFM)
125 sold

Their fourteenth studio album drops another 27% in week six.





Lord Of The Lost, Judas (Napalm Records)
115 sold

Not a favorable week as Napalm’s gothic outfit drops 80%.





Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen(BMG)
115 sold

A substantial 51% drop for the Iron Maiden guitarist.




Witch Vomit, Abhorrent Rapture (20 Buck Spin)
110 sold

The EP falls 31% from last weeks resurgence.




Turnstile, TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION, (Roadrunner Records)
100 sold

Third week drop for the hardcore outfit with 36%.




Perturbator, Lustful Sacraments(Blood Music)
100 sold

A big 57% decrease.