Metal By Numbers 7/8: July burns red

Posted by on July 8, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

So, I made an oopsie last week; I listed the numbers for the new August Burns Red and Refused albums when, in actuality, they were pre-order numbers that sometimes appear. The numbers you’re seeing this week are the real debut numbers for the two albums. Guess I’ll have to keep better track of album release dates; I don’t want to cause confusion after all. So take a look at this week’s numbers and be prepared for the new Tool album next week!


Notable Debuts: 

August Burns Red, Found In Faraway Places (Fearless) #4, 28,600 sold

The band’s seventh album marks their best debut yet.


Failure, The Heart Is A Monster (INgrooves) #42, 7,250 sold

Failure returns with its first new album in well over a decade. Judging from the reaction, they were missed.


Thy Art Is Murder, Holy War (Nuclear Blast) #43, 7,125 sold

The band’s third album makes it into the top fifty and is sure to pull in more numbers thanks to Mayhem Fest.


Refused, Freedom (Epitaph) #65  4,475 sold

The first new album in 17 years gets a solid debut. It’s definitely the biggest chart week they’ve ever had in the States.


Being As An Ocean, Being As An Ocean (InVogue) #72, 3,775 sold

This California post-hardcore debuts its third album.


Mutoid Man, Bleeder (Sargent House) 1,225 sold

The first LP from the trio featuring members of Cave In and Converge is off to a nice start.


Jungle Rot, Order Shall Prevail (Victory) 990 sold

The band releases its eighth studio album.


Wilson, Right To Rise (Razor & Tie) 950 sold

This is the second album from Detroit rockers Wilson, who have the phrase “full blast fuckery” written on their info page no less than four times.


Goblin Rebirth, Goblin Rebirth (Relapse) 570 sold

One of the four current incarnations of Goblin has released its self-titled debut.


Bitter End, Illusions of Dominance (Deathwish) 440 sold

This is the latest album from this San Antonio hardcore act.



Ecstatic Vision, Sonic Praise (Relapse) 320 sold

This Philly psychedelic metal band featuring former A Life Once Lost members makes its debut.


Notable Sales:

Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood) #5, 27,750 sold

This takes an 80% drop, but is still in the top five.


Kid Rock, First Kiss (Warner Bros.) #48, 6,275 sold

This gets a 75% boost and I’m running out of clever ways to rag on this.


Halestorm, Into the Wild Life (Atlantic) #116, 2,525 sold

A slight boost of 3%.


Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways (RCA) #145, 2,075 sold

Following the band’s 20th anniversary show, this gets boosted by 34%.


AC/DC, Rock or Bust (Columbia) #175, 1,800 sold

This dropped off again last week, but a 72% bumps this back up.


Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner) #162, 1,775 sold

A boost of 4%.


High On Fire, Luminiferous (eOne) #168, 1,700 sold

This takes a drop of 37%.


Lindemann, Skills In Pills (Warner Bros.) 1,300 sold

This takes a 72% drop.


Hundredth, Free (Hopeless) 960 sold

A drop of 39%.


Our Last Night, Younger Dreams (Self-Released) 730 sold

Dreaming of a 9% drop.


Straight Line Stitch, Transparency (Pavement) 630 sold

The band’s latest EP is a follow-up to their self-titled EP from last year.


Babymetal, Babymetal (VAP Japan) 530 sold

A 34% drop.


Armored Saint, Win Hands Down (Metal Blade) 430 sold

A 33% drop sain’t that good.


Outlands, Grave Mind (Tragic Hero) 330 sold

A second 50% drop.


Amaranthe, Massive Addictive (Spinefarm) 290 sold

Still holding on with a slight drop of 5%.


iwrestledabearonce, Hail Mary (Artery) 290 sold

Bearing a 33% drop.


Silent Planet, The Night God Slept (Solid State) 280 sold

A tiny 1% boost.


Shattered Sun, Hope Within Hatred (Victory) 270 sold

No doubt Mayhem Fest is why this has gotten boosted back onto the charts.


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