Metal By Numbers 7/6: King Gizzard and the The Lizard Wizard Deliver the charts

Posted by on July 6, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Happy late 4th, hope you left a copy of the Declaration of Independence out under your American Flag Tree so that Nicholas Cage can come steal it and leave a copy of one of his movies (most likely The Wicker Man). Any who, I spent a few minutes trying to find another word that rhymes with ‘Gizzard”, “Lizard”, and “Wizard”, but it turns out those are pretty much the main three. “Scissored” is another one, but I don’t know how to properly implement that and the word alone will probably cause people to snicker. The point is that King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard’s second album of 2017 is our top debut for this week, followed closely by Dying Fetus.
Notable Debuts: 
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Murder Of The Universe (ATO Records)
Debut #28
6,150 sold
The band’s tenth album lands them their best debut yet. It topped their predecessor from back in March and is the second in a trilogy of album’s begin released in 2017.
Dying Fetus, Wrong One To Fuck With (Relapse)
Debut #39
4,475 sold
Dying Fetus’ eighth album is their highest charting yet. Did you check out our review?
Municipal Waste, Slime and Punishment (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #44
3,825 sold
If Iron Reagan wasn’t enough for you, here’s a new Municipal Waste album debuting in the top 50.
Goatwhore, Vengeful Ascension (Metal Blade)
Debut #49
3,300 sold
Goatwhore’s latest charts higher but sells a little lower than their previous album.
Broken Hope, Mutilated And Assimilated (Century Media)
690 sold
The band’s seventh LP is the second studio album to be released following 2012’s reunion.
Ex Eye, Ex Eye (Relapse)
370 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Conveyer, No Future (Victory)
280 sold
This is the band’s second LP.
Notable Sales:
Nickelback, Feed the Machine (BMG)
#13 (from 4)
10,975 sold
This is down 74% in its second week, but it’s still in the top 15.

metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#41 (from 14)
4,175 sold

A 68% drop.





Various Artists, Vans Warped Tour 2017 (SideOneDummy)
#60 (from 77)
2,925 sold
A boost of 9% in week two.
Rise Against, Wolves (Virgin)
#69 (from 51)
2,550 sold
A drop of 35%.
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#71 (from 57)
2,450 sold

A 27% drop.





CHON, Homey (Sumerian)
#116 (from 25)
1,475 sold
An 83% drop in week two.
Iced Earth, Incorruptible (Century Media)
#118 (from 42)
1,475 sold
A 74% drop in week two.

Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
#128 (from 105)
1,325 sold

A 35% drop.





Papa Roach, Crooked Teeth (Eleven Seven Music)
#129 (from 152)
1,300 sold

This moved up on the charts but dropped 7% in sales.





I Prevail - LifelinesI Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#162 (from 187)
1,075 sold

A tiny decrease by 2%.





skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#166 (from 94)
1,050 sold

A drop of 53%.





Hundredth, Rare (Hopeless Records)
850 sold
A 60% drop in week two.





Suffocation, Of The Dark Light (Nuclear Blast)
720 sold
A 40% drop.





Doyle, Doyle II: As We Die (EMP)
640 sold
This got a big, big boost of 137%.





Alestorm, No Grave But The Sea (Napalm)
390 sold
I sea a 16% drop.





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

Thanks to the release of the new album, this got boosted back up after dropping off last week.






Righteous Vendetta, Cursed (Century Media)
330 sold
A 12% drop.




Tombs, The Grand Annihilation (Metal Blade)
310 sold
A second week 17% drop isn’t bad.
Our Last Night, Selective Hearing (Self-Released)
310 sold
A 15% boost.

bad-seed-risingBad Seed Rising, Awake In Color (Roadrunner)
310 sold

An 11% drop.






Entrails, World Inferno (Metal Blade Records)
280 sold
A second week 15% drop.

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

I’m not sure if even Five Finger Death Punch has had three albums on here in the same week.






Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
260 sold
This is up by 28%.





Wednesday 13, Condolences (Nuclear Blast)
230 sold
A small 5% boost.
Anathema, The Optimist (Kscope)
220 sold
I’m not optimistic about a 48% drop.

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