It’s a strange feeling when something so highly anticipated is finally in your hands. The new Mastodon album was being hyped before recording had officially begun, and if you’re at all like me you get a feeling of satisfaction (assuming you love the album) paired with a slight sense of wanting. Now that you have what you’ve been waiting so long for, what’s next? It’s here, you listen to it over and over, and maybe you’re hoping to see the band on tour in the near future if you didn’t get to see them a few months ago. But you’re left with looking for something else to look forward to on the horizon. What should your ears yearn for next? For me? That’s an easy one: the new Opeth album. See? Not so hard. Anyway, here are this week’s numbers.
Mastodon, Once More ‘Round The Sun (Reprise) #6, 34,050 sold
Mastodon have their best chart debut yet with their sixth album launching into the top 10. While Crack the Skye sold more copies (41,000), that was back when more people were buying records.
Nothing More, Nothing More (Eleven Seven) #33, 8,575 sold
I honestly can’t find much about this band apart from their Facebook bio that’s seven paragraphs too long, but they did have a solid debut for not being very well known.
Slaves, Through Art We Are All Equals (Artery) #50, 5,500 sold
This is the debut album from the experimental group fronted by Jonny Craig of Emarosa and Dance Gavin Dance.
For All Those Sleeping, Incomplete Me (Fearless) #74, 3,925 sold
This is the band’s third album, marking their best debut yet.
Septicflesh, Titan (Prosthetic) #195, 1,525 sold
The symphonic death metallers get their best US debut yet.
Allegaeon, Elements of the Infinite (Metal Blade) 1,375 sold
This is the technical melodic death metal band’s
second third album.
Those Who Fear, Death Sentence (Facedown) 1,150 sold
This is the second album from this Christian hardcore band.
Our Last Night, Oak Island Acoustic (Self-released) 1,050 sold
This the acoustic side of the band’s previously released EP.
Outline In Color, Masks (Standby) 550 sold
If this band hadn’t been included in Metal By Numbers one other time, it probably wouldn’t be included here.
Cannabis Corpse, From Wisdom To Baked (Season of Mist) 470 sold
Here’s the third album from everyone’s favorite potheads, Cannabis Corpse.
Death of an Era, Black Bagged (Artery) 460 sold
This is the latest album from this metal band from Columbus, Ohio.
Deathstars, Perfect Cult (Nuclear Blast) 380 sold
The fourth album for this Swedish gothic metal band.
Incantation, Dirges of Elysium (Listenable) 270 sold
This is the band’s ninth studio album.
Linkin Park, The Hunting Party (Warner Bros.) #9, 28,800 sold
We’ll give this the official entry into Metal By Numbers this week as the album maintains its top 10 status.
Various Artists, 2014 Vans Warped Tour Compilation (Side One Dummy) #55, 5,100 sold
This will be a familiar site for the next couple of weeks.
Hellyeah, Blood For Blood (Eleven Seven) #99, 2,825 sold
A bloody drop of 46%.
Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #106, 2,650 sold
This isn’t far from crossing over 490,000 sold.
The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #114, 2,500 sold
At week 15, this is only a week or so away from 90,000 total in sales.
Tesla, Simplicity (Tesla) #126, 2,300 sold
A drop of 46%. Shocking.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #129, 2,200 sold
After about seven months or so, there is now only one Five Finger Death Punch album on the charts.
Chevelle, La Gargola (Epic) #132, 2,100 sold
This is sure to cross the 100,000 mark next week.
Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #166, 1,700 sold
Just under 230,000 sold.
Arch Enemy, War Eternal (Century Media) #172, 1,675 sold
Another drop this week of 34%.
Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #181, 1,600 sold
Hard to believe this album’s been out for a year, but since they won over people on Warped Tour last year, it’s kept selling.
Beartooth, Disgusting (Red Bull) #189, 1,550 sold
A disgusting 29% drop.
Vanna, VOID (Pure Noise) 1,000 sold
A 26% drop.
Stars In Stereo, Leave Your Mark (Hundred Handed) 690 sold
A 73% drop is gonna leave a mark.
Righteous Vendetta, The Fire Inside (EBM) 650 sold
The band’s summer tour has boosted this back up.
Boris, Noise (Sergent House) 525 sold
A second week drop of 71%.
Godflesh, Decline & Fall (Shellshock) 420 sold
With the release of the EP, the new full length seems so close, yet so far.
Get Scared, Everyone’s Out To Get Me (Fearless) 410 sold
Well okay, maybe not everyone is out to get you. Just a few sunburnt kids from Warped Tour.
Rival Sons, Great Western Valkyrie (Earache) 400 sold
This band has been getting some attention as of late.
Mayhem, Esoteric Warfare (Season of Mist) 390 sold
A 31% drop.
Ice Nine Kills, The Predator Becomes the Prey (Outerloop) 350 sold
More Warped Tour sales.
Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 330 sold
The band are finishing up their tour with Pallbearer tonight.
Marty Friedman, Inferno (Prosthetic) 310 sold
A 24% drop.
Anathema, Distant Satellites (Kscope) 310 sold
A distant drop of 43%.
Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 290 sold
This is still hanging in there after over a year on the charts.
Vader, Tibi Et Igni (Nuclear Blast) 280 sold
This debuted at #16 in Poland if you wanted to know.
Trap Them, Blissfucker (Prosthetic) 280 sold
Trapped in a 52% drop.