Metal By Numbers 8/8: Halestorm get vicious on the charts

Posted by on August 8, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

It’s only been three years since Halestorm’s last album, but for whatever reason it feels like it’s been a lot longer. They’re one of those bands that were blowing up right around the time I started writing for this website back in 2012, so it’s been interesting watching their sales performance since then now that they’re one of the bigger modern rock bands. Also noteworthy this week is Dee Snider with a new solo album, which marks the shortest gap between Snider’s solo album releases (his first was in 2000, then 2012 and 2016).



Notable Debuts:

Halestorm, Vicious (Atlantic)
Debut #2
26,875 sold

Halestorm’s fourth album has a great debut, though it sold little more than half what their previous album started with in week one.



Rise Against, The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Virgin)
Debut #9
10,225 sold

This compilation album features reworked songs from Rise Against’s catalogue.




Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal (Napalm)
Debut #20
4,625 sold

Dee Snider’s fourth solo album manages to outdo its 2016 predecessor.





Otep, Kult 45 (Napalm)
Debut #60
1,850 sold

Otep’s eighth album doesn’t quite do as well as its 2016 predecessor.





Michael Romeo, War Of The Words Pt. 1  (Music Theories)
Debut #110
1,050 sold

This is the second solo album from Symphony X guitarist Michael Romeo.






Psychostick, Do (Self-Released)
Debut #165
740 sold

This is the comedy rock band’s fifth album.






Redemption, Long Night’s Journey Into Day (Metal Blade)
Debut #174
700 sold

This is the band’s seventh studio album.






Thou, Rhea Sylvia (Deathwish)
Debut #199
620 sold

This is the band’s third EP released this year.






Tarja, Act II (earMusic)
260 sold

This is Tarja’s latest live album.





Notable Sales:

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#25 (from 25)
4,125 sold

An 6% boost.



Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#29 (from 15)
3,725 sold

A 21% drop with over 120,000 sold.





Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#50 (from 55)
2,400 sold

A 17% boost.




Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#54 (from 53)
2,100 sold

A drop of 3%.



Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#56 (from 47)
1,900 sold

A 17% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#61 (from 70)
1,800 sold

This sold about the same as last week.





Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#63 (from 54)
1,775 sold

A 14% drop.





Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#78 (from 82)
1,450 sold

A 4% drop.





Bullet For My Valentine, Gravity (Spinefarm)
#87 (from 73)
1,300 sold

Gravity makes Gravity drop by 26%.




Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
#115 (from 87)
990 sold

A 32% drop.




A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#156 (from 138)
780 sold

A 17% drop.




Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#157 (from 172)
770 sold

A 5% boost give this just a bit of firepower.






Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#168 (from 78)
730 sold

The push and pull of this album continues with a 53% drop.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#185 (from 136)
670 sold

A 30% dropped.





Mike Shinoda, Post Traumatic (Warner Bros.)
#185 (from 107)
670 sold

A 44% drop.





Deafheaven, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti-)
#188 (from 99)
670 sold

A 48% drop.





Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
#197 (from 129)
630 sold

This is still hanging around after last week’s big boost despite a 38% drop.





Powerwolf, The Sacrament Of Sin (Napalm)
480 sold

A 79% drop in week two.






Like A Storm, Catacombs(Century Media)
440 sold

This stormed in and got a 31% boost






Hopesfall, Arbiter (Equal Vision)
380 sold

There’s hope after a 93% drop.






Jungle Rot, Jungle Rot (Victory)
310 sold

A 74% drop in week two.





Epica, Epica Vs Attack On Titan (Nuclear Blast)
230 sold

A second week 80% drop.






Immortal, Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast)
220 sold

A 51% drop.






Obscura, Diluvium (Relapse)
210 sold

A 50% drop.






King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
200 sold

A 12% boost.





YOB, Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
150 sold

A 37% drop is a raw deal (did I make that joke already? Meh, whatever)

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