Metal By Numbers 8/10: Paranormal chart activity

Posted by on August 10, 2017

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

 We’re still operating on limited sales info, but I do have some extra numbers to share as requested by a few fine upstanding commenters from last week. I’ve added Projected’s new album to the charts below, and Korn’s new album sold 600 copies this week and has sold about 127,000 overall. I unfortunately don’t have any numbers for Maiden’s new album at this time.


Notable Debuts: 
Alice Cooper, Paranormal (earMUSIC)
13,000 sold
Alice Cooper’s latest album doesn’t chart as high as 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare, but it’s still solid.
Rings Of Saturn, Ultu Ulla (Nuclear Blast)
8,000 sold
The band’s fourth album marks their best debut yet.
Shaman’s Harvest, Red Hands Black Deeds (Mascot)
3,000 sold
This is the band’s sixth studio album.
Oceans Ate Alaska, Hikari (Fearless)
3,000 sold
The band’s sophomore efforttheir debut.
Rex Brown, Smoke On This… (eOne Music)
This is Rex Brown’s first true blue solo album.
Make Them Suffer, Worlds Apart (Rise)
2,000 sold
This is the band’s third album. It’s #29 in their native Australia.
Prong, Zero Days (Steamhammer/SPV)
1,300 sold
Prong latest sells a little less than last year’s release.
Byzantine, The Cicada Tree (Metal Blade)
1,100 sold
Signing to Metal Blade appears to have paid off for the Byz as their sixth album debuted with almost double what their last album sold.
Spite, Nothing Is Beautiful (Stay Sick)
1,100 sold
This is the band’s second LP.
Celldweller, Offworld (FiXT)
1,100 sold
This is the seventh album for multi-instrumentalist Celldweller.
Seventh Day Slumber, Found (VSR)
800 sold
This Christian rock band (as you can tell by the name) releases its eleventh LP.
Jackyl, Jackyl 25 (INgrooves)
700 sold
This is a compilation album from Jackyl.
Notable Sales:
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
10,000 sold

By next week this will probably hit the 200,000 mark.





metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
5,000 sold

500 less than last week.






In This Moment, Ritual (Atlantic/Roadrunner Records)
4,000 sold
An 81% second week drop.

Nickelback, Feed the Machine (BMG)
4,000 sold
80,000 sold so far.





Stone SourHydrograd (Roadrunner)
2,500 sold

Nearly 50,000 sold.






Nine Inch Nails, Add Violence (The Null Corporation)
24,000 sold
A 92% drop in week two.
Rise Against, Wolves (Virgin)
1,200 sold
A 16% boost.
Motionless In White, Graveyard Shift (Roadrunner)
1,200 sold
 A 43% drop.


Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
1,100 sold

Over 201,000 sold.


I Prevail - Lifelines

I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
1,100 sold

Nearing 90,000 sold.





Wintersun, The Forest Seasons (Nuclear Blast)
950 sold
A 66% second week drop.

Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
900 sold

Over 52,000 sold.





Mr. Big, Defying Gravity (Frontiers)
750 sold
A 74% drop in week two.


Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
600 sold

100 less than last week.


Silverstein, Dead Reflection (Rise)
700 sold
A 42% drop.
Dying Fetus, Wrong One To Fuck With (Relapse)
500 sold
A slight boost from last week.
Ded, Mis•an•thrope (Surestone)
500 sold
Over 3,000 sold.

The Acacia Strain, Gravebloom (Rise)
400 sold

Over 9,000 sold.



Projected, Ignite My Insanity (Ratpak)
400 sold
Over 5,000 sold thus far.

Decapitated, Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
400 sold

This sold the same as last week.





Decrepit Birth, Axis Mundi (Nuclear Blast)
400 sold
A second week 73% drop.

Hundredth, Rare (Hopeless Records)
300 sold
Over 6,000 sold.




Municipal Waste, Slime and Punishment (Nuclear Blast)
300 sold
6,500 sold so far.




Origin, Unparalleled Universe (Nuclear Blast)
250 sold
Up 50 copies from last week.

 Sworn In, All Smiles (Fearless)
250 sold
This again sells half of what it sold last week.
Goatwhore, Vengeful Ascension (Metal Blade)
200 sold
This sold the same as last week.




Bloodclot, Up In Arms (Metal Blade)
200 sold
100 less copies than last week.





Alestorm, No Grave But The Sea (Napalm)
200 sold
Still hanging in there with over 66,000 sold





Boris, Dear (Sargent House)
200 sold

A slight drop. Oh, dear.



Melvins, A Walk With Love And Death (Ipecac Recordings)
200 sold
This sells the same as last week.
To Speak Of Wolves, Dead In The Shadow (Solid State)
200 sold
A 75% drop.

Suffocation, Of The Dark Light (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold
Sold the same as last week.


Knocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
150 sold

50 less than last week.


Shattered Sun, The Evolution Of Anger (Victory Records)
150 sold
A 75% drop.

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