Metal By Numbers 7/19: Decapitated get ahead in sales

Posted by on July 19, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Summer touring season usually yields some good numbers for album sales, even if the album isn’t really considered new anymore. A few bands have popped up again as a result of Vans Warped Tour, sporting albums released over a year ago. Others like Decapitated, our top debut this week, will be heading out a little later in the summer. And then, of course, albums from the likes of Metallica and Nickelback that will be up here for a long, long time. Also, I was really, really hoping Decapitated would be the top debut this week just so I could make a punny title.
Notable Debuts: 
Decapitated, Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #50
2,775 sold
Decapitated’s seventh album marks their best debut in the US.
Melvins, A Walk With Love And Death (Ipecac Recordings)
Debut #66
2,150 sold
This double comes a year after the release of its predecessor.

Blind Guardian, Live Beyond The Spheres (Nuclear Blast)
630 sold

This is the band’s third live album. It’s #9 on the charts in their naive Germany.





Forthteller, Nihilist (Imminence)
530 sold

Formerly known as I Shot the Albatross, this is the band’s first release under their new moniker.

Northern Ghost, Happy : Sad : Depressed : Suicidal (Tragic Hero)
520 sold
This is the band’s debut LP.





M.O.D., Busted, Broke & American (Megaforce)
450 sold

The band’s eighth album is their first in ten years.






River Black, River Black  (Season of Mist)
350 sold

This is the debut album from River Black, which is comprised of members from the now defunct Burnt by the Sun.





Orden Ogan, Gunmen (AFM)
320 sold

This is the German band’s sixth album.






Apothesary, Accept Loss Forever (M-Theory Audio)
180 sold

This is the band’s second LP.

Notable Sales:

metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#19 (from 40)
6,575 sold

A 44% boost back into the top 20.





Stone SourHydrograd (Roadrunner)
#21 (from 1)
6,300 sold

A second week 79% drop doesn’t take this down too far.





Nickelback, Feed the Machine (BMG)
#22 (from 19)
5,675 sold
A 29% drop.




Various Artists, Vans Warped Tour 2017 (SideOneDummy)
#43 (from 89)
3,050 sold
This gets a 43% boost halfway through this year’s Warped Tour run.
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#65 (from 66)
2,175 sold

A 20% drop.





Rise Against, Wolves (Virgin)
#98 (from 87)
1,600 sold
A 26% drop.

The Acacia Strain, Gravebloom (Rise)
#118 (from 34)
1,375 sold

A 73% drop in week two.



Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
#135 (from 133)
1,200 sold

A 15% drop with just under 50,000 sold.





I Prevail - LifelinesI Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#137 (from 171)
1,175 sold

A 12% boost.





skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#156 (from 173)
1,025 sold

Just under 200,000 sold.





volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#168 (re-entry)
930 sold

A 21% boost back up and over 150,000 sold.





Incubus, 8 (Island)
#170 (re-entry)
920 sold
A 9% boost back up.





Iced Earth, Incorruptible (Century Media)
#192 (re-entry)
810 sold
This keeps popping on and off the charts.




Papa Roach, Crooked Teeth (Eleven Seven Music)
#198 (from 162)
790 sold

A 29% drop with over 30,000 sold.





King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Murder Of The Universe (ATO Records)
750 sold
A 25% drop. Side note: this is the first King Gizzard album I’ve listened to in full and I gotta say it’s pretty damn good. Better late than never, right?



Dying Fetus, Wrong One To Fuck With (Relapse)
700 sold
A 40% drop.
Municipal Waste, Slime and Punishment (Nuclear Blast)
590 sold
A second week 39% drop.
Sworn In, All Smiles (Fearless)
540 sold
A 64% drop in week two.
Goatwhore, Vengeful Ascension (Metal Blade)
480 sold
A 29% drop.
Righteous Vendetta, Cursed (Century Media)
440 sold
A 15% drop.
Hundredth, Rare (Hopeless Records)
420 sold
A 28% drop.





Origin, Unparalleled Universe (Nuclear Blast)
420 sold
A 77% drop in week two.
Suffocation, Of The Dark Light (Nuclear Blast)
310 sold
A 30% drop.





CHON, Homey (Sumerian)
230 sold
A 26% drop.





Alestorm, No Grave But The Sea (Napalm)
230 sold
I sea a 17% drop.





Mutoid Man, War Moans (Sargent House)
180 sold
Another boost, this time by 24%.





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

A 36% drop is bananas.






knocked-looseKnocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
200 sold

A 28% boost brings this up thanks to Warped Tour.




badomensBad Omens, Bad Omens (Sumerian)
190 sold

This also gets boosted back up thanks to Warped Tour.






Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
190 sold
A 40% boost is powerful.





King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
180 sold

A 34% drop, but the band still have three LP’s on the charts.






Pallbearer, Heartless (Profound Lore)
180 sold
A 69% boost has heart.

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