Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Now I know what you’re all thinking: why isn’t the top debut of the week Voyager by 311? Well, partially because the only time we really talk about 311 on here is on “311” day a.k.a. March 11th because it’s funny. But also, I just thought Torche should be the focus this week because they’re Torche. But, hey, in case you really want to know: Voyager debuted at #2 and sold 18,125 copies. So yeah, 311 is doing just fine. Moving on!
Notable Debuts:
Torche, Admission (Relapse)
Debut #30
2,825 sold
Torche’s fifth album didn’t sell as much as its predecessor, but it’s their highest charting yet.
Oh, Sleeper, Bloodied/Unbowed (Solid State)
Debut #32
2,725 sold
The band’s fourth album is its first since 2011 and is their highest charting yet.
Wear Your Wounds, Rust On The Gates Of Heaven (Deathwish Inc.)
Debut #164
600 sold
This is the second album from the Jacob Bannon-led band.
Batushka, Hospodi (Metal Blade)
Debut #199
480 sold
This is the version of Batushka led by Bartłomiej “Bart” Krysiuk.
RVNT, These Thoughts I Cannot Bear EP (Self-Released)
380 sold
This is the band’s second EP. Also, it’s pronounced “Revenant”, not “Runt”, as I initially thought.
False, Portent (Gilead)
320 sold
This is the black metal band’s second album.
Disentomb, The Decaying Light (Unique Leader)
290 sold
This is the band’s third full-length.
Joe Satriani, Squares (Earmusic)
240 sold
Before hitting it big time, Joe Satriani was in a band called The Squares. This album features previously unreleased demos from that band.
Auras, Binary Garden (eOne)
240 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Falls Of Rauros, Patterns In Mythology (Gilead)
170 sold
This is the band’s fifth full-length album.
Elder, The Gold & Silver Sessions (Blues Funeral)
160 sold
Elder’s new EP is released ahead of next year’s planned LP.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#9 (from 26)
5,200 sold
A boost of 14%.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#86 (fr0m 69)
1,075 sold
Over 220,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#88 (from 42)
1,075 sold
A 38% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#104 (from 96)
910 sold
A 1% boost
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
#106 (from 83)
900 sold
A 7% drop.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#107 (from 113)
900 sold
A boost of 20%.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#126 (from 99)
750 sold
A drop of 13%.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#127 (from 111)
740 sold
Remember a couple years ago when Godsmack wrote a song about Motley Crue called “Cryin’ Like A Bitch”? Man, what a time to be alive.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#149 (from 138)
630 sold

A 1% boost.





Baroness, Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns)
#154 (from 117)
620 sold
A 15% drop.
Abbath, Outstrider (Season Of Mist)
#159 (from 32)
610 sold
A 69% drop in week two.
Hollywood Vampires, Rise(Earmusic)
#161 (from 87)
610 sold
A 34% drop.
Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#187 (from 150)
520 sold
A 11% drop.
#189 (from 147)
510 sold
A 13% drop.
AngelMaker, AngelMaker (Self-Released)
370 sold
This got boosted back up.
Striker, Play to Win(Record Breaking)
310 sold
A 110% boost in week two.
3Teeth, Metawar (Century Media)
290 sold
A drop of 80% in week two.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
250 sold
A 41% drop in week two.
Awake At Last, The Change (Outlerloop)
240 sold
This got boosted back up.
Unimagined, Friendless(Standby)
230 sold
This EP came out at the end of May but is just now popping up.
Darkthrone, Old Star (Peaceville)
220 sold
A 26% boost.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
180 sold
A 5% boost.
Texas Hippie Coalition, High In The Saddle (eOne)
180 sold
A 10% drop.
Possessed, Revelations Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
160 sold
A 8% boost.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
150 sold
A 25% drop.
150 sold
A 9% drop.
Cave In, Final Transmission (Hydra Head)
140 sold
A 153% boost brings this back up.
Black Mountain, Destroyer (Jagjaguwar)
130 sold
This sold the same as last week.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
130 sold
Last week it was Flying Microtonal Banana, this week it’s Polygondwanaland.