Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s that time of year again for summer festivals. And summer festivals come with a number of great things: standing outside in either the blazing hot sun or in the rain, chugging bottles of water that cost a kidney, watching your favorite band play a 15-30 minute set (if that), and dealing with the massive amount of shitheads who can’t drive when trying to leave the parking lot. Oh, and album sales! A lot of our debuts for this week are bands that are on either Vans Warped Tour or Mayhem Festival. Other albums have gotten boosts due to the tours as well. So stay inside with Mr. Central Air for a bit longer and see what mid-summer touring season has for us.
Like Moths To Flames, An Eye For An Eye (Rise) #58, 5,550 sold
The band’s sophomore release is our top debut this week as the band continues its trek on Warped Tour.
letlive, The Blackest Beautiful (Epitaph) #68, 4,875 sold
The third album from letlive has a fine debut as well and can also expect sales to come in from Warped Tour.
Butcher Babies, Goliath (Century Media) #101, 3,325 sold
The band’s debut album likely got a boost in sales thanks to the exposure on Mayhem Fest.
Battlecross, War of Will (Metal Blade) #118, 2,725
Battlecross gets a good start that will hopefully benefit from some Mayhem magic.
Sirenia, Perils of the Deep Blue (Nuclear Blast) 920 sold
The Norwegian symphonic metallers have released their sixth full length.
King Kobra, King Kobra II (Universal) 540 sold
Was anyone aware King Kobra had an album coming out? And title of the album makes the band’s discography more confusing since they have King Kobra III which came out before this and King Kobra.
My Heart To Fear, Algorithm (Solid State) 440 sold
This metalcore band’s new album gets a modest debut.
The Burial, In The Taking of Flesh (Facedown) 360 sold
With a debut like this, this album might be buried prematurely.
Black Sabbath, 13 (Universal) #19, 11,950 sold
We can expect even more numbers when Sabbath makes its way across the States.
Queens Of The Stone Age, …Like Clockwork (Matador) #56, 5,575 sold
Another week and this will hit the 150,000 mark.
Kid Rock, Rebel Soul (Atlantic) #59, 5,500 sold
Apparently, people needed more Kid Rock. For some reason.
Various Artists, 2013 Warped Tour Compilation (Side One Dummy) #63, 5,300 sold
Funny how this is doing better than some of the actual albums of bands from the tour.
August Burns Red, Rescue & Restore (Solid State) #75, 4,450 sold
Though it’s dropped a bit since its debut, we expect this to get a surge of sales soon.
Sleeping With Sirens, Feel (Rise) #78, 4,250 sold
A few more weeks and this will hit the 100,000 mark. That’s amazing for any album in its sixth week.
Alice In Chains, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (Virgin) #86, 3,750 sold
A 20% drop? What the devil and dinosaur is going on here?
Amon Amarth, Deceiver of the Gods (Metal Blade) #87, 3,700 sold
A 41% drop, but since the band is in the midst of Mayhem Fest, this could be back to pillaging the charts soon.
Falling In Reverse, Fashionably Late (Epitaph) #105, 3,150 sold
This fashionably falls 21%.
Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #107, 3,075 sold
This is higher up on the charts, but sold 2% less than last week.
Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #110, 3,025 sold
This album keeps climbing bit by bit.
Megadeth, Super Collider (UMe) #129, 2,500 sold
This shares similar sales with…
Queensrÿche, Queensrÿche (Century Media) #130, 2,500 sold
Over 20,000 for the second Queensrÿche album this year. No, not that Queensrÿche, that Queensrÿche.
30 Seconds To Mars, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (Virgin) #137, 2,400 sold
A drop of 22% this week.
Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #138, 2,400 sold
The band’s newest tour mates will be Iced Earth.
Black Veil Brides, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones (Lava/Universal Republic) #142, 2,350 sold
Oh, a 1% increase. Whoop.
Attila, About That Life (Razor & Tie) #144, 2,350 sold
If the band were called Annie instead, the album would be titled About That Hard Knock Life.
Rob Zombie, Venemous Rat Regeneration Vendor (T-Boy/UMe) #152, 2,250 sold
Another small increase courtesy of Mayhem Fest.
Shinedown, Amaryllis (Atlantic) #184, 1,825 sold
Sales continue to shine down on this album (did we make that joke already? Probably).
Oh, Sleeper, The Titan EP (N/A) #200, 1,675 sold
It’s a good second week for Oh, Sleeper who got a solid boost of 32%.
Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 770 sold
If you tried sunbathing in this heatwave, you’d probably just disintegrate.
Affiance, Campaign (Bullet Tooth) 640 sold
The band has completed the run with Killswitch, and it definitely helped out with album sales.
Huntress, Starbound Beast (Napalm) 630 sold
With a 49% drop, this could do with hunting for some sales.
Fit For A King, Creation/Destruction (Tooth & Nail) 610 sold
The continued boosts for this album are fit for a king.
Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) 560 sold
Sales continue to rise with a 26% boost this week.
Black Star Riders, All Hell Breaks Loose (Nuclear Blast) 420 sold
A sudden 38% boost this week.
Scorpion Child, Scorpion Child (Nuclear Blast) 390 sold
Feel the sting of a 24% drop.
Havok, Unnatural Selection (Candlelight) 370 sold
Unfortunately, after a nice start, this album isn’t exactly wreaking havoc on the charts.
Scale The Summit, The Migration (Prosthetic) 340 sold
With a 22% drop, this album hasn’t been scaling much.
Color Morale, Know Hope (Rise) 330 sold
Wait, what color is morale?
The Amity Affliction, Chasing Ghosts (Roadrunner) 275 sold
This sold exactly the same amount as last week.