Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Well, we knew this might happen. Inevitably, when an artist dies, their sales increase. Old fans that grew up on a band’s music pick up the album that meant so much to them that they might have only had on CD or cassette.Others find listening to an artist’s music is the best way to mourn them. Either way, last week’s sad suicide of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington found their albums returning to the chart, with One More Light, just nine weeks old, becoming the #2 most-sold album in the country, kept only from the top by their former Collision Course EP-mate Jay Z. Meanwhile, Canadian post-hardcore/emo band Silverstein had a great debut week.
The metalcore band’s first record for Spinefarm is a concept album.
Boris, Dear (Sargent House)
This is the Japanese band’s follow-up to the three full length albums they put out in 2015. But hey, Tool, do whatever you want.
#2 (from 65)
A 730% increase from last week, and that’s with only three days of sales after Bennington’s death.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#21 (from 19)
Dropping 34% from last week, this has sold about 41,000 in three weeks.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#111 (from 127)
This album gets an impressive 25% boost, made more impressive when you factor in that it’s been on the charts for 37 weeks and has sold about 85,000 so far.
#135 (from 98)
Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
#122 (from 135)
This gets a boost in it’s 10th week, likely from Chicago Open Air. It’s sold 50,000
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#174 (from 156)
This album has been on the charts for nearly a year.
The Acacia Strain, Gravebloom (Rise)
#176 (from 118)
Still hanging in there in it’s third week.
#187 (from 170)
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#190 (from 168)
This also sells similar to last week.
Decapitated, Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
The band’s first 2017 album has a 64% gain. It’s been out for five months.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
Another boost for a 2017 album from the Australian weirdos.
Knocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
Another band to benefit from Warped, this has sold 10,ooo.
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