Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I never really got into Static-X, but when Wayne Static died, I saw the shock that reverberated through the metal community. He was way too young, a mere 48, born the same year as my father. You don’t need to be a fan to understand how awful that is. I don’t know how people feel about this new release, but I hope its satisfying. This week also features some beefed up numbers for Dance Gavin Dance and Th Hu.
Notable Debuts:
Static-X, Project Regeneration Vol. 1 (Otsego Entertainment Group)
Debut #4
12,500 sold
The band’s seventh album is its first in 11 years and the first album since the death of founder and frontman Wayne Static.
Mike Shinoda, Dropped Frames, Vol. 1 (Kenji Kobayashi Productions)
Debut #54
1,375 sold
Mike Shinoda’s second solo album isn’t quite metal, but I know better than to neglected a Linkin Park-related release.
Inter Arma, Garbers Days Revisited (Relapse)
Debut #88
890 sold
This cover album features tracks by Venom and Nine Inch Nails.
Ensiferum, Thalassic (Metal Blade)
Debut #94
840 sold
This is the band’s eighth studio album.
Tokyo Motor Fist, Lions (Frontiers)
Debut #123
620 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Skeleton, Skeleton (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #148
440 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Executioner’s Mask, Despair Anthems (Profound Lore)
200 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Bloody Heels, Ignite The Sky (Frontiers)
150 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Outline In Color, Imposter Syndrome (970870 Records)
140 sold
This is the band’s second EP.
Shining Black, Shining Black (Frontiers)
120 sold
This band features vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire) and guitarist Ölaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine).
Dawn of Ashes, The Antinomian (Artoffact)
100 sold
This comes only a year after The Crypt Injection II.
Kiko Loureiro, Open Source (Kiko Loureiro)
100 sold
 This is the Megadeth guitarist’s fifth solo album.
Rebel Wizard, Magickal Mystical Indifference (Prothetic)
90 sold
This is the one man band’s third studio album.
Notable Sales:
Dance Gavin Dance, Afterburner (Rise)
#3 (re-entry)
12,925 sold
After debuting at #1 back in May, the band’s new album is back at the top after the physical release of its new album.
The Hu, The Gereg (Eleven Seven)
#43 (re-entry)
2,000 sold
A huge 561% boost back up the charts after the release of a deluxe edition.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8 (Better Noise)
#49 (from 40)
1,700 sold
A 9% boost.
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
#56 (from 26)
1,350 sold
A 39% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#63 (from 47)
1,225 sold
A 13% drop.
Make Them Suffer, How To Survive A Funeral (Rise)
#70 (re-entry)
1,200 sold
This gets boosted back up.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits (Sony Legacy)
#95 (from 87)
830 sold
A 5% drop.
Grey Daze, Amends (Loma Vista)
#101 (from 64)
820 sold
A 31% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#104 (from 103)
750 sold
A 3% drop.
Mushroomhead, A Wonderful Life (Napalm)
#120 (from 130)
630 sold
A 12% boost.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#129 (from 96)
580 sold
A 29% drop.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#149 (from 139)
440 sold
A 13% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#177 (from 144)
370 sold
A 23% boost.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#180 (from 158)
360 sold
A 14% drop.
Hum, Inlet (Earth Analog)
230 sold
A 68% drop.
Bury Tomorrow, Cannibal (Sony)
150 sold
A 89% second week drop.
Alestorm, Curse Of The Crystal Coconut (Napalm)
140 sold
A 6% drop.
Currents, The Way It Ends (SharpTone)
120 sold
A 65% drop.
Exhorder, Mourn The Southern Skies (Nuclear Blast)
110 sold
A 98% boost back up.
110 sold
A 49% boost after dropping off last week.
Carach Angren, Franckensteina Strataemontanus (Season Of Mist)
100 sold
A 70% drop.