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!
Mayhem, Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando – Ep(Century Media)
Norway’s black metal heroes jump the charts with their 2 side EP featuring various covers.
The L.I.F.E. Project – The L.I.F.E. Project EP (Self)
Xasthur, Victims Of The Times (Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions)
The 2 CD artbook is advertised as, “..an acid folk road trip through the dark underbelly of the American dream.” Grab it.
Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#47 (from 21)
WvH continues to fluctuate on the charts but still holds strong in the top 50.
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#73 (from 110)
Gojira with a 44% increase as they gear up for their tour in September.
Various Artists, Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack (Loma Vista)
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)
Only dropped seven spots but are still selling over a grand. They’re about to hit the road next week too.
AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#100 (from 86)
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)
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)
Big 75% drop for week two on their sixth studio album.
Helloween, Helloween(Nuclear Blast)
#125 (fr0m 118)
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)
Another 6% dip in the charts for the Chicago natives.
Buckcherry, Hellbound (Round Hill Records)
Ninth studio album from Anaheim’s Buckcherry. They’re back!
Beartooth, Below (Red Bull Records)
#168 (from 73)
Beartooth continues it’s drop with another 56% blow.
Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#169 (from 120)
29% drop on their sixteenth week on the charts. Can someone bring them to life?
The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
Another 450 sold for week 19.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#189 (from 184)
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)
Same chart position but a 6% decrease in sales for Gene. I think he’ll be fine.
Paul McCartney, McCartney III (Capitol)
At age 79, The Beatles legend is still killing the game.
The Offspring, Let The Bad Times Roll (Concord Records)
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)
A massive 200% increase for the Boston hardcore outfit.
Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
A big 37% drop for week three.
Light The Torch, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast)
41% drop for these guys. They need more love! Check out my review here!
Structures, None Of The Above – EP (Self-Released)
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)
Another 150 sold for the proggy supergroup.
Amenra, De Doorn (Relapse Records)
36% drop for their seventh studio album.
Sunbomb, Evil and Divine (Frontiers Music Srl)
The Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) and Michael Sweet (Stryper) collaboration makes the chart.
Flotsam And Jetsam, Blood In The Water (AFM)
Their fourteenth studio album drops another 27% in week six.
Lord Of The Lost, Judas (Napalm Records)
Not a favorable week as Napalm’s gothic outfit drops 80%.
A substantial 51% drop for the Iron Maiden guitarist.
Witch Vomit, Abhorrent Rapture (20 Buck Spin)
The EP falls 31% from last weeks resurgence.
Turnstile, TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION, (Roadrunner Records)
Third week drop for the hardcore outfit with 36%.
Perturbator, Lustful Sacraments(Blood Music)
A big 57% decrease.