Metal By Numbers 8/26: (Re)imagine all the people

Posted by on August 26, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Last night, news broke that Riley Gale, frontman of Power Trip, had died at age 34. I was shocked, as I’m sure many of you were. Power Trip have garnered a strong rapidly growing following since the started and particularly after the release of their acclaimed sophomore album Nightmare Logic. Speaking personally, “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Ax)” has a been a staple on my workout playlist since it came out. I wouldn’t be surprised if the band sees a spike in album sales, such is the sad reality of musicians dying. Whether or not Power Trip continues as a band, we’ll all remember Gale as a powerful vocalist gone way too soon.
Notable Debuts:
 Halestorm, Reimagined EP (Atlantic)
Debut #44
1,700 sold
This EP features 6 rerecorded tracks from earlier in the band’s career, including a cover of “I Will Always Love You.”
Primitive Man, Immersion (Relapse)
Debut #45
1,675 sold
This is the band’s third studio album and best debut yet.
King Buzzo (with Trevor Dunn), Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac)
Debut #69
1,200 sold
Buzz Osbourne’s latest solo album is a collaborative effort with Trevor Dunn of Mr. Bungle.
Ingested, Where Only Gods May Tread (Unique Leader)
Debut #75
1,125 sold
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Psychosexual, Torch The Faith (6ex)
Debut #84
1,075 sold
This is the debut album from the band led by Jeremy Spencer (ex-Five Finger Death Punch).
Debut #86
1,050 sold
This is the band’s third live album.
Within Destruction, Yōkai (Ultra Heavy)
Debut #138
640 sold
I know this was one the debuts list last week, but it turns out this actually came out August 12th, so this should be considered the debut proper.
Notable Sales:
Deep Purple, Whoosh! (earMUSIC)
#20 (from 11)
2,700 sold
A 61% second week drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#70 (from 77)
1,200 sold
A 4% boost.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#88 (from 79)
980 sold
A 12% drop.
Dance Gavin Dance, Afterburner(Rise)
#97 (from 74)
880 sold
A 24% drop.
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
#118 (from 106)
730 sold
A 13% drop with just under 40,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#121 (from 110)
720 sold
A 7% drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#130 (from 115)
660 sold
A 12% drop.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#143 (from 140)
620 sold
A 7% boost.
Static-X, Project Regeneration Vol. 1 (Otsego Entertainment Group)
#144 (from 140)
620 sold

A 5% boost.

Avatar, Hunter Gatherer (eOne)
#149 (from 17)
580 sold
A 87% drop in week two.
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Metallica(Music Brokers Arg)
#151 (from 130)
580 sold
A 14% drop.



The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#170 (from 154)
490 sold
A 9% drop.
Bush, The Kingdom(BMG)
#185 (from 159)
430 sold
A 16% drop.
Haken, Virus (Inside Out)
350 sold
A hearty 83% boost.
Imperial Triumphant, Alphaville(Century Media)
330 sold
A 14% boost.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
220 sold
A 66% boost.
Black Crown Initiate, Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape (Century Media)
210 sold
A drop of 80% in the album’s second week.
Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal Live (Napalm)
210 sold
A 25% drop.
Primal Fear, Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold
A 19% drop.
Alcatrazz, Born Innocent (Silver Lining)
170 sold
A 45% drop.
Gaerea, Limbo (Season Of Mist)
150 sold
This gets a whopping 185% boost back up.
Seventh Day Slumber, Unseen: The Lion(Nashville)
150 sold
A second week drop of 84%.
Tokyo Motor Fist, Lions(Frontiers)
140 sold
A 48% boost back up.
Onslaught, Generation Antichrist(AFM)
140 sold
A 65% second week drop.
Powerwolf, The Best of the Blessed (Napalm)
130 sold
This compilation gets boosted back up by 115%.
Terminal Nation, Holocene Extinction(20 Buck Spin)
120 sold
A 76% drop in week two.

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