Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Record Store Day came and made its impact on the charts! For those unaware, the event started back in 2007 and is used to “celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store.” Many bands either team up for split EP’s or put out their own exclusive record. Topping the chart this week was Foo Fighter’s LP of Bee Gee’s covers. I would have never thought that Foo Fighters covering the Bee Gees would work so well. With the emergence of so many RSD releases, a good amount of bands fell off the chart, including Evanescence, Buckcherry, and At The Gates. However, their hiatus should only be temporary. Check out all the Record Store Day releases here!
Foo Fighters, Dee Gees/Hail Satan – Foo Fighters/Live (RCA)
Foo Fighters drop an interesting LP with a mix of covers and live originals exclusively for record store day.
Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild (Napalm Records)
Eighth studio album from the Sarbrücken natives. This album contains bagpipes and Jonathan Davis would be proud.
(Hed) P.E. Best of Suburban Noize Years (Regime Music)
What can be better than celebrating a 15 year label anniversary with a special Record Store Day release? Not much.
Bad Omens, Live + Unplugged (Sumerian)
Bad Omens contributes with their Record Store Day release.
Wizardthrone, Hypercube Necrodimensions (Napalm Records)
A nice debut from the members of Alestorm, Gloryhammer, and Nekrogoblikon.
Soen, The Undiscovered Lotus (Silver Lining)
More Record Store Day releases! This features three unreleased songs from the Lotus era.
Cognitive, Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction (Unique Leader)
Death metal at its finest.
Paradise Lost, At The Mill (Nuclear Blast)
Taken live from The Mill Nightclub near the band’s hometown in Yorkshire, England.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#91 (from 78)
Another band that’s chart position fell but still sold 30% more copies. Just in time to kick off their tour.
AFI, Bodies (Rise)
Back on the charts from #167.
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#151 (from 73)
Gojira drop by 19%.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Teenage Gizzard (ATO)
#155 (from 38)
Mayhem, Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando – Ep(Century Media)
161 (from 108)
18% increase for the Nordic black metal cover EP.
Alcatrazz, Born Innocent (Silver Lining)
First album in 35 years for the 80’s metal band.
Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
Another 16% drop for week four.
VCTMS, Vol. IV Numb the Ache (Self-Released)
A 84% drop for the DIY underground metalcore trio.
Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
A 41% drop for the Boston hardcore outfit.
Babymetal, 10 Babymetal Years (BMD Fox Records)
It shocks me that Babymetal is already 10 years old. Time flies.
Light The Torch, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast)
Sadly, another 35% drop for Howard and the gang. Check out my review here!
Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
An unexpected 17% increase for the proggy supergroup.
9% increase after being on the charts for 17 weeks.