Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s a pretty slow week for metal debuts. Unlike last week, there aren’t any heavy albums landing in the top ten. Active rock band Seether have a pretty solid debut for themselves, but that’s almost to be expected at this point. Every Time I Die, however, who are name-checked in the song Metal by Numbers is named after, had another solid debut, and any week when Corrosion of Conformity drop a new album is a good week indeed.
Seether, Isolate & Medicate (The Bicycle Music Company) #4, 32,225 sold
This is almost half of what the band’s last album, 2011’s Holding Onto Strings Left to Fray, sold.
Every Time I Die, From Parts Unknown (Epitaph) #22, 12,475 sold
On the other hand, the latest ETID album sells just slightly less than the 14,000 that 2011’s Ex Lives sold. Bet Seether wishes they were them right about now.
Corrosion of Conformity, IX (Candlelight) 1,375 sold
This is significantly less than their 2012 comeback album, which sold over 3,800 copies its first week.
Kobra and the Lotus, High Priestess (Titan) 600 sold
This ridiculous 239% increase from last week just miiiight have something to do with the band’s current road status – opening for KISS and Def Leppard this summer.
Linkin Park, The Hunting Party (Warner Bros.) #16, 15,950 sold
155,000 sold in three weeks. Hard to tell whether that’s good or bad for the band.
Mastodon, Once More ‘Round The Sun (Reprise) #32, 8,900 sold
A second week 74% drop, but this is still keeping some solid numbers up.
Various Artists, 2014 Vans Warped Tour Compilation (Side One Dummy) #64, 4,275 sold
If you haven’t heard, a Warped Tour attendee has been missing since July 4.
Nothing More, Nothing More (Eleven Seven) #75, 3,550 sold
A 2nd week drop of 59% really isn’t that band for these guys.
Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #92, 2,950 sold
Mayhem Fest has begun, so we’ll likely be seeing more sales for bands like Avenged Sevenfold (up 12%) in the near future.
The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #114, 2,400 sold
This is in the same position as last week and has now crossed over 90,000 in total.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #117, 2,325 sold
A 6% increase for this albumin its 33rd week. Also, it’s sold nearly 270,000 copies.
Hellyeah, Blood For Blood (Eleven Seven) #119, 2,275 sold
Falling pretty quickly in its fourth week. Guess a lot of people are saying hellno.
Chevelle, La Gargola (Epic) #123, 2,175 sold
Ready to feel old? The band’s Wonder What’s Next (the album with “The Red” and “Send the Pain Below”) is 12 years old.
Tesla, Simplicity (Tesla) #164, 1,750 sold
Wanna read about what Frank Hannon’s expectations of this album were? Of course you do!
Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #177, 1,600 sold
230,000 sold, and the band’s going to be touring again later this fall.
Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #181, 1,600 sold
This is in the same standing as last week and is just under 200,000 sold in total.
For All Those Sleeping, Incomplete Me (Fearless) #185, 1,575 sold
A drop of 60%.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #185, 1,575 sold
To no one’s great surprise, this is back after disappearing last week.
Septicflesh, Titan (Prosthetic) 640 sold
I can’t imagine Septicflesh smelling all that good. The band either.
Allegaeon, Elements of the Infinite (Metal Blade) 430 sold
68% drop in week two.
Mayhem, Esoteric Warfare (Season of Mist) 370 sold
This has sold 2,5000 copies in four weeks, which is pretty grim.
Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 370 sold
A healthy boost of 28%.
Boris, Noise (Sergent House) 360 sold
Up to about 2,700 sold.
Get Scared, Everyone’s Out To Get Me (Fearless) 330 sold
This has sold about 9,500 and will cross 10k before they’re off the Warped tour.
Our Last Night, Oak Island Acoustic (Self-released) 310 sold
These guys are currently on tour with Set it Off and Heartist. Wanna hear an unnecessary cover? Here ya go!
Ice Nine Kills, The Predator Becomes the Prey (Outerloop) 310 sold
Another band benefiting from being on Warped.
Righteous Vendetta, The Fire Inside (EBM) 310 sold
This Christian metal band has sold over 11,000 copies so far.
Expire, Pretty Low (Bridge 9) 290 sold
This disappeared the week after its debut, but it’s back now.
Rival Sons, Great Western Valkyrie (Earache) 290 sold
The least heavy band on Earache? That’s a distinct possibility.
Marty Friedman, Inferno (Prosthetic) 275 sold
He’s a superstar in Japan, but has sold 4,5000 copies of his Prosthetic debut in 6 weeks. Still not bad for an guitarist. Check his latest video here.
Cannabis Corpse, From Wisdom To Baked (Season of Mist) 270 sold
This has sold a relatively scarce 788 copies in two weeks. That number’s the only thing about them that isn’t high.
Anathema, Distant Satellites (Kscope) 250 sold
This band turned from death and doom to a Porcupine Tree soundalike even though the two bands have been around roughly as long.
Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 240 sold
In its 33rd week on the charts, Sunbather has sold 33,000 copies of their sophomore album. It’s the biggest selling black metal shoegaze album in history.
Vader, Tibi Et Igni (Nuclear Blast) 240 sold
This sells roughly what it sold last week.
Stars In Stereo, Leave Your Mark (Hundred Handed) 240 sold
Our parents had to listen to stars in mono.
King Buzzo, This Machine Kills Artists (Ipecac) 230 sold
The Melvins frontman’s solo album has a nice 23% increase in sales in its third week.