Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
You’d think a band with 21 studio albums would just be old and tired, but Deep Purple has been bringing it to the table the past couple years. Ever since 2013’s Now What?! the group has experienced a resurgence of sorts. And while there’s no point in comparing these newer albums with the likes of Machine Head, these albums stand as a testament to the band’s decades of resilience after a multitude of lineup changes and one break-up.
Notable Debuts:
Deep Purple, Whoosh! (earMUSIC)
Debut #11
6,900 sold
Deep Purple’s 21st studio album had better first-week sales than its previous two.
Avatar, Hunter Gatherer (eOne)
Debut #17
4,500 sold
The band’s eighth album is in the top 20, thought it sold slightly less than its predecessor.
Misery Signals, Ultraviolet (Basick)
Debut #24
2,900 sold
The band’s fifth studio album is its first in seven years.
Slaves, To Better Days (SBG)
Debut #41
1,875 sold
The band’s fourth album will be its final release under its current moniker.
Year Of The Knife, Internal Incarceration (Pure Noise)
Debut #67
1,250 sold
This is the bands debut LP.
Black Crown Initiate, Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape (Century Media)
Debut #85
1,075 sold
The band’s third album charted higher, sold lower than its predecessor.
Seventh Day Slumber, Unseen: The Lion (Nashville)
Debut #89
1,025 sold
This is the band’s second EP.
Blue Öyster Cult, 45th Anniversary – Live in London (Frontiers)
Debut #101
900 sold
This is Blue Öyster Cult’s third live release this year.
In Hearts Wake, Kaliyuga (UNFD)
Debut #137
610 sold
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Terminal Nation, Holocene Extinction (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #162
500 sold
This is the band’s debut full-length.
Onslaught, Generation Antichrist (AFM)
Debut #194
390 sold
This is the band’s seventh album and first in seven years.
Lionville, Magic Is Alive (Frontiers)
300 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Lord of the Lost, Swan Songs III(Napalm)
230 sold
This is the classical ensemble album from Lord of the Lost.
Within Destruction, Yōkai(Ultra Heavy)
180 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Good Tiger, Raised In A Doomsday Cult (Good Tiger)
170 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Steve Von Till, No Wilderness Deep Enough(Neurot)
160 sold
This is the fifth solo album from the Neurosis guitarist.
Crystal Lake, The Voyages(Cube)
160 sold
This is rerecorded material from the band’s earlier days.
Faceless Burial, Speciation (Dark Descent)
150 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Notable Sales:
Dance Gavin Dance, Afterburner(Rise)
#74 (from 48)
1,150 sold
A 27% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#77 (from 54)
1,150 sold
A 19% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#79 (from 56)
1,125 sold
A 21% drop.
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
#106 (from 102)
830 sold
A 4% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#110 (from 120)
780 sold
A 3% boost.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#115 (from 103)
750 sold
A 19% drop.
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Metallica(Music Brokers Arg)
#130 (from 142)
680 sold
A 6% drop.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#140 (from 129)
590 sold
A 17% boost drop.
Static-X, Project Regeneration Vol. 1 (Otsego Entertainment Group)
#140 (from 128)
590 sold

A 18% drop.





The Hu, The Gereg (Eleven Seven)
#154 (from 172)
530 sold
A 3% boost.
Bush, The Kingdom(BMG)
#159 (from 133)
500 sold
A 29% drop.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#169 (from 77)
470 sold
A 56% drop with just under 30,000 sold.
The Acacia Strain, Slow Decay (Rise Records)
#182 (from 163)
420 sold
A 24% drop with over 10,000 sold.
Grey Daze, Amends (Loma Vista)
#188 (from 133)
400 sold
A 41% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#188 (from 192)
400 sold
A 41% drop.
Alcatrazz, Born Innocent (Silver Lining)
300 sold
A 53% drop in week two.
Imperial Triumphant, Alphaville (Century Media)
290 sold
A second week 53% drop.
Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal Live (Napalm)
280 sold
A 74% drop in week two.
O’Brother, You and I(Favorite Gentlemen)
240 sold

A 71% drop.

Primal Fear, Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast)
240 sold
A 49% drop.
Moon Tooth, Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections(Pure Noise)
200 sold
This didn’t chart after its first week of sales, but got a 122% boost the following week.
Haken, Virus(Inside Out)
190 sold
A 67% drop.
Hum, Inlet (Earth Analog)
160 sold
This gets a 50% boost back up.
Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, Stygian Bough Volume 1 (Profound Lore)
140 sold
A 3% boost.
Zombi, 2020 (Relapse Records)
140 sold
A 28% boost.
Septicflesh, Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX (Season Of Mist)
130 sold
A 71% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies (ATO)
130 sold
A 113% boost back up.
Warkings, Revenge(Napalm)
130 sold
A 71% drop in week two.
Make Them Suffer, How To Survive A Funeral (Rise)
120 sold
A 20% drop.
Skeleton, Skeleton (20 Buck Spin)
120 sold
A 25% boost back up.