Metal By Numbers 8/28: Killswitch unleash sales

Posted by on August 28, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Ever since Killswitch Engage got back together with Jesse Leach, each subsequent album release has always made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I think it’s because of how everything worked out for the band: when Howard Jones left to focus on his personal health, Leach was able to step back into the role and was welcomed with open arms. Not only that, but KSE and Howard Jones have been on nothing but good terms since the split, so much so that Jones makes a guest appearance on “The Signal Fire” off the new album. Seeing these two great vocalists side-by-side is just so wholesome. In addition to the new KSE, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard cracked the top 10 (and got boosts for a few of their previous albums as well) and Slipknot are still in the top 5.
Notable Debuts:
Killswitch Engage, Atonement (Metal Blade)
Debut #2
21,475 sold
Killswitch Engage’s eighth album doesn’t sell quite as much as 2016’s Incarnate, but it is the band’s highest charting album yet.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Infest The Rats’ Nest (Flightless)
Debut #7
8,575 sold
This is the band’s best US debut yet, topping Fishing For Fishies from this past April. Speaking of, you’ll find three more albums from the band on MBN this week.
Shadow of Intent, Melancholy (Self-Released)
Debut #54
1,700 sold
This is the band’s third album and it gets a pretty good debut despite being self-released.
 HammerFall, Dominion (Napalm)
Debut #62
1,525 sold
This is the band’s eleventh album.
Life Right Now, Avant Garde (Luxor)
Debut #82
1,175 sold
This is the debut album from members of Attila and It Lies Within.
Devourment, Obscene Majesty (Relapse)
Debut #93
1,075 sold
This is the band’s first album in 6 years.
Off With Their Heads, Be Good (Epitaph)
Debut #108
1,000 sold
This is the band’s fifth album.
Cerebral Rot, Odious Descent Into Decay (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #165
670 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Diocletian, Amongst The Flames of a Bvrning God(Profound Lore)
360 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Uniform & The Body, Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (Sacred Bones)
310 sold
This the second collaboration between Uniform & The Body.
Notable Sales:
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#3 (from #1)
18,975 sold
A second week 81% drop only took this down 2 spots.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#17 (from 23)
4,225 sold
A 1% boost.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#18 (from 10)
4,125 sold
A 32% drop.
Volbeat, Rewind, Replay, Rebound(Republic)
#28 (from 16)
2,750 sold
A 40% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#52 (from 56)
1,775 sold
A 6% boost.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#65 (fr0m 138)
1,500 sold
A big 101% boost.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#85 (from 94)
1,125 sold
A 3% boost with just under 260,000 sold.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#131 (from 130)
790 sold
A 3% boost.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#135 (from 126)
770 sold
This sold the same as last week.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#142 (from 164)
740 sold
A boost of 18%.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits (Sony Legacy)
#154 (from 108)
710 sold
A 25% drop.
Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#178 (from 162)
620 sold
A 4% drop.
Strung Out, Songs of Armor and Devotion(Fat Wreck Chords)
#182 (from 44)
600 sold
A second week drop of 70%.
Sabaton, The Great War (Nuclear Blast)
#184 (from 127)
600 sold
A 22% drop.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#184 (from 173)
600 sold
This sold the same as last week.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#191 (from 168)
570 sold

A 7% drop.





#199 (from 200)
530 sold
Over 40,000 sold.
Tomb Mold, Planetary Clairvoyance (20 Buck Spin)
430 sold
A 13% drop.
Russian Circles, Blood Year(Sargent House)
380 sold
A 45% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
270 sold
A 38% boost.
Sleep Signals, At the End of the World(Self-Released)
260 sold
A 36% drop.
Pathology, Reborn To Kill (Pavement)
230 sold
Only a 9% drop in week two.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
210 sold
A 29% boost.
Northlane, Alien (UNFD)
210 sold
A 7% drop.
Abbath, Outstrider (Season Of Mist)
190 sold
A 25% boost.
David Ellefson, Sleeping Giants(EMP)
170 sold
A 19% drop.
Destruction, Born To Perish(Nuclear Blast)
170 sold
A 77% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
170 sold
A 42% boost back up after dropping off last week.
Torche, Admission (Relapse)
150 sold
A 45% drop.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
150 sold
A 34% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Gumboot Soup(ATO)
140 sold
A 52% boost up.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
140 sold
A 31% boost back up the charts.
140 sold
A 53% boost after dropping off.

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