Metal By Numbers 7/4: Charts and stripes forever

Posted by on July 4, 2018

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

Happy 4th. Whether you’re eager to celebrate the ol’ red, white, and blue or you think this country could be doing, I dunno, just a little bit better, I hope you get all the beer, burgers (bet they meat or veggie), and buns that your heart desires. And if you’re just annoyed that the 4th fell smack dab in the middle of the week this year then, well, how about reading about some album sales to turn that frown inside out—er, I mean upside down?

Notable Debuts:

Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
Debut #2
26,125 sold

This the ninth studio album from NIN, the first in five years.



Impending Doom, The Sin And Doom Vol. II (eOne)
Debut #38
3,650 sold

The band’s sixth album might not have sold as much as its predecessor, but it sure as hell charted higher.



Vein, Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities)
Debut #50
2,875 sold

The band’s debut album managed to chart in the top 50.




Various Artists, 2018 Warped Tour Compilation (SideOneDummy)
Debut #51
2,800 sold

It’s that time again, and quite possible for the last time. This is the compilation for the final edition of Vans Warped Tour.



Like A Storm, Catacombs (Century Media)
Debut #73
1,950 sold

This is the band’s third album, and it’s their biggest debut yet in the US.




Pantera, Live At Dynamo 1998 (F.R.E.T.)
Debut #86
1,725 sold

This came out the same day that Vinnie Paul died. Yes, writing that sentence is very weird.




Khemmis, Desolation (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #133
1,175 sold

Khemmis’ third album marks their best debut yet.




Marduk, Viktoria (Century Media)
Debut #158
970 sold

This is Marduk’s fourteenth studio album.




Hatchet, Dying To Exist(Combat)
720 sold

The band’s fourth album sold better than the last.




Haken, L-1VE (InsideOut Music)
610 sold

This is the band’s first live album.




Craft, White Noise and Black Metal (Season Of Mist)
540 sold

This is the band’s first album in seven years.




Mortuous, Through Wilderness(Tankcrimes)
180 sold

This is the band’s debut album.





Notable Sales:

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#29 (from 25)
4,800 sold

A 20% drop with over 100,000 sold.




Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#37 (from 29)
3,775 sold

A 32% drop with over 80,000 sold




Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#44 (from 41)
3,225 sold

A 21% drop.



Mike Shinoda, Post Traumatic (Warner Bros.)
#46 (from 6)
3,150 sold

This is still in the top 50 after a second week 86% drop.




Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#61 (from 61)
2,550 sold

This is in the same chart position as last week.




Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#64 (from 52)
2,425 sold

A 23% drop.




Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#71 (from 79)
2,175 sold

A 2% boost with over 130,000 sold at week 30.




Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#80 (from 85)
1,825 sold

A slight drop of 4%.




Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#93 (from 102)
1,650 sold

This has sold just over 27,000 so far.




Nine Inch Nails, Add Violence (The Null Corporation)
#102 (re-entry)
1,525 sold

As is wont to happen, Nine Inch Nail’s EP from a year ago got a boost alongside the new album.




A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#104 (from 91)
1,475 sold

A 18% drop.




Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#145 (from 54)
1,100 sold

A 65% drop.



Nine Inch Nails, Not the Actual Events(The Null Corporation)
#152 (re-entry)
1,000 sold

This got boosted back up too, meaning all three albums of Nine Inch Nail’s purported trilogy are on the charts.




Dance Gavin Dance, Artificial Selection(Rise)
#157 (from 59)
990 sold

A second week drop 67%.




Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#170 (from 161)
870 sold

A 14% drop.




Megadeth, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! – The Final Kill (Century Media/Legacy)
#176 (from 118)
830 sold

A 43% drop.




Sleep, The Sciences (Third Man)
#178 (from 162)
810 sold

A 20% drop. Too bad it wasn’t a 420% drop, amirite? Heh. I’ll see myself out.




Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#179 (from 174)
810 sold

A 16% drop.




Tremonti, A Dying Machine (Napalm)
#181 (from 126)
800 sold

A 43% drop.




YOB, Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
600 sold

A 33% drop is a raw deal.




Madball, For The Cause (Nuclear Blast)
320 sold

A 76% drop in week two.




Lizzy Borden, My Midnight Things(Metal Blade)
290 sold

A 75% drop. Another one like this and this album gets the axe.




Spock’s Beard, Noise Floor (InsideOut)
290 sold

A 79% drop after popping back up.




ASG, Survive Sunrise (Relapse)
280 sold

A second week 78% drop.




Zeal & Ardor, Stranger Fruit (MVKA)
240 sold

A 56% drop.




King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
240 sold

On the latest episode of “The Three King Gizzard Albums”, this got a 44% boost.




Orange Goblin, The Wolf Bites Back(Candlelight)
220 sold

A 77% second week drop bites.





Dead Girls Academy, Alchemy (Victory Records)
220 sold

A 76% drop in week two (this all sound familiar?).





Amorphis, Queen Of Time (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold

A 23% drop.





King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
190 sold

A 11% boost.





Gruesome, Twisted Prayers(Relapse)
180 sold

A 30% drop.




Harm’s Way, Posthuman (Metal Blade)
180 sold

This got boosted back up.




Kataklysm, Meditations (Nuclear Blast)
160 sold

A 8% drop.


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