Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
This was an interesting week as most bands increased their sales and chart position. We saw the return of fan favorites, such as Metallica, Cerebral Rot, and Fear Factory. Unfortunately, we were saddled with some losses as both Times Of Grace and Lacuna Coil fell off. Shout out to Dee Snider and Jamey Jasta for their strong debut with Leave A Scar. If you like the new record, check out their previous effort, For The Love of Metal. I also recommend checking out the bands listed below, as you might find something new you’ll like. Personally for me, I found a new band with Lantlôs’ new record, Wildhund. Enjoy!
Dee Snider, Leave A Scar (Napalm Records)
The Twisted Sister frontman returns with his Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) produced metal record. FYI, it’s nothing like Twisted Sister.
Seether, Wasteland – The Purgatory Ep (Fantasy Records)
This EP features three new songs and two revisited versions of their single, “Wasteland.”
King Woman, Celestial Blues (Relapse)
Iranian producer and vocalist Kris Esfandiari tells a story about a near death experience she had as a child.
Lantlôs, Wildhund (Prophecy)
The German natives release their highly touted fifth studio album.
Ingested, The Surreption II (Unique Leader Records)
Ingested’s new album is a re-recorded and re-imagined version of 2011’s The Surreption.
Vader, De Profundis (Nuclear Blast)
Vader have re-released their 1995 sophomore album which was nearly impossible to get in physical form. Luckily, it is now available in multiple formats.
Tragedy, Disco Balls To The Wall (Napalm Records)
Do you love metal with a hint of The Bee Gees, Abba, and/or Toto? Check these dudes out!
Axel Rudi Pell, Diamonds Unlocked II (Steamhammer)
The 61 year old German guitarist delivers an LP of covers.
Geezer Butler, The Very Best Of Geezer Butler (BMG)
Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler and his 4 disc set of greatest hits compilations.
Swallow The Sun, 20 Years Of Gloom, Beauty And Despair – Live In Helsinki (Century Media)
A great live album from the Finnish doom metal band.
Paul McCartney, McCartney III Imagined (Capitol)
#23 (from 1)
A 86% drop but that was bound to happen after selling 20,675 units last week. “Imagined” features guest appearances from St. Vincent, Josh Homme, and even Idris Elba.
Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#83 (from 64)
1,000 copies sold but still carries a steady drop by 16%.
Rise Against, Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista)
#85 (from 179)
A big jump in sales and chart position.
Helloween, Helloween(Nuclear Blast)
#95 (from 199)
A massive 111% increase from last week. A very strong week 8 for the German heavy weights.
Foo Fighters, Dee Gees/Hail Satin – Foo Fighters/Live (RCA)
#99 (from 23)
68% drop but hey, hail satin.
Yngwie Malmsteen, Parabellum (Music Theories)
#100 (from 45)
The Swedish guitar virtuoso drops 50% for his 22nd studio album.
Cerebral Rot, Excretion Of Mortality (20 Buck Spin)
Ceberal Rot is back on the charts with a great outing.
Descendents, 9th and Walnut (Epitaph)
#107 (from 9)
87% drop for the Descendents. Songs on this record were originally written between 1977 and 1980 but never were released before.
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#127 (from 129)
A minor 1% drop for Gojira.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Teenage Gizzard (ATO)
Back on the charts with a 23% jump. I’ve never seen a band fall and rejoin the charts as much as these Australian natives.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild (Napalm Records)
Another 59% drop for the story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid.
Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
A 37% increase.
Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
Week five features a 21% drop. Fun Fact: I am currently listening to this album as I type this.
Light The Torch, You Will Be The Death Of Me (Nuclear Blast)
Still staying strong on the charts!
Flotsam And Jetsam, Blood In The Water (AFM)
125 sold (re-entry)
They’re back with a 35% increase!
Liquid Tension Experiment, Liquid Tension Experiment 3 (Inside Out)
A very small 3% jump for LTE3.
The Australian natives deliver an acoustic EP for their fans.
Paradise Lost, At The Mill (Nuclear Blast)
100 sold (re-entry)
Taken live from The Mill Nightclub near the band’s hometown in Yorkshire, England.