Metal By Numbers 8/12: Dee left a scar

Posted by on August 12, 2021

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 MetalI 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!


Notable Debuts:

Dee Snider, Leave A Scar (Napalm Records)
Debut #19
3,800 sold

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)
Debut #21
2,825 sold

This EP features three new songs and two revisited versions of their single, “Wasteland.”




King Woman, Celestial Blues (Relapse)
Debut #35
2,275 sold

Iranian producer and vocalist Kris Esfandiari tells a story about a near death experience she had as a child.




Lantlôs, Wildhund (Prophecy)
Debut #118
700 sold

The German natives release their highly touted fifth studio album.




Ingested,  The Surreption II (Unique Leader Records)
Debut #157
500 sold

Ingested’s new album is a re-recorded and re-imagined version of 2011’s The Surreption.




Vader, De Profundis (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #179
450 sold

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)
275 sold

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)
240 sold

The 61 year old German guitarist delivers an LP of covers.





Geezer Butler, The Very Best Of Geezer Butler (BMG)
140 sold

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)
130 sold

A great live album from the Finnish doom metal band.




Notable Sales:


Paul McCartney, McCartney III Imagined (Capitol)
#23 (from 1)
2,800 sold

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.




Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#24 (from 25)
2,675 sold

6% increase for the young trio.




Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#52 (from 51)
1,575 sold

A 12% rise for the man who finds live backing tracks lame. Is he wrong though?




Various Artists, Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack (Loma Vista)
#82 (from 48)
1,000 sold

The comic book crossover soundtrack drops 31% in week four.




Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#83 (from 64)
1,000 sold

1,000 copies sold but still carries a steady drop by 16%.




Rise Against, Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista)
#85 (from 179)
975 sold

A big jump in sales and chart position.




Helloween, Helloween(Nuclear Blast)
#95 (from 199)
900 sold

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)
850 sold

68% drop but hey, hail satin.




Yngwie Malmsteen, Parabellum (Music Theories)
#100 (from 45)
840 sold

The Swedish guitar virtuoso drops 50% for his 22nd studio album.




Cerebral Rot, Excretion Of Mortality (20 Buck Spin)
#102 (re-entry)
825 sold

Ceberal Rot is back on the charts with a great outing.




AFI, Bodies (Rise)
#106 (from 184)
800 sold

72% increase. Could this be from their recently announced 2022 US tour with Cold Cave?!




Descendents, 9th and Walnut (Epitaph)
#107 (from 9)
800 sold

87% drop for the Descendents. Songs on this record were originally written between 1977 and 1980 but never were released before.




AC/DC, Power Up (Columbia)
#109 (from 139)
775 sold

AC/DC rise another 21%.




Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#127 (from 129)
650 sold

A minor 1% drop for Gojira.




King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Teenage Gizzard (ATO)
#168 (re-entry)
500 sold

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.




Evanescence, The Bitter Truth (BMG)
#171 (from 191)
500 sold

9% increase for Amy Lee and the gang.




Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2 (Prospect Park)
#172 (from 193)
475 sold

This might be the highest chart position for this album. A solid 24% increase.




The Offspring, Let The Bad Times Roll (Concord Records)
#173 (re-entry)
475 sold

The Offspring return to the charts but are missing drummer Pete Parada after firing him.




Fear Factory, Aggression Continuum (Nuclear Blast)
#173 (re-entry)
475 sold

Good to see Fear Factory resurfaced on the charts. They even tied with The Offspring! We here at Metal Insider all agree that this album rules.




Paul McCartney, McCartney III (Capitol)
#185 (from 122)
450 sold

I don’t think Sir James Paul McCartney cares much about his 36% drop.




Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2 (Blackened)
#190 (re-entry)
425 sold

Metallica return to the charts! Who’s ready for the remastered Black Album and podcast!?





Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild (Napalm Records)
350 sold

Another 59% drop for the story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid.





Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
150 sold

A 37% increase.





Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
150 sold

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)
140 sold

Still staying strong on the charts!





Babymetal, 10 Babymetal Years (BMD Fox Records)
130 sold

Maybe with this 25% increase Babymetal won’t disappear?!





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)
120 sold

A very small 3% jump for LTE3.





Northlane, 2D(UNFD)
100 sold

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.



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