Metal By Numbers 8/15: Welcome To 10 Years’ Machine

Posted by on August 16, 2012

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

It’s a slow week for new debuts – in fact, an active rock radio band and a remix album from the second best Halloween director ever are the only two  new loud things that sold this week. However, a look at what came out this week proves that next week is going to be a big one.


Notable Debuts

10 Years, Minus the Machine (Palehorse) #25, 11,850 sold
The pride of Knoxville TN, this  is a pretty solid debut for a band that most of America has no idea who is. However, 10 Years’ fifth album (and first for their own label), has a lower debut than their last two, which debuted at 12 and 17.

Rob Zombie, Mondo Sex Head (Geffen) #42, 7,200 sold
Zombie’s first solo remix album, 1999’s American Made Music to Strip By, debuted at 38, so this seems like it’s doing about the same as the last one. Yet White Zombie’s Supersexy Swingin’ Sounds debuted at #17 when it came out in 1996.

Notable Sales

Testament, Dark Roots of Earth (Nuclear Blast) #50, 6,400 sold
For two weeks in a row, Testament has an album in the top 50. Pretty awesome, even despite a 69% drop. I said “69…”

Slipknot, Antennas to Hell (Roadrunner) #55, 5,900 sold
Most Slipknot fans most likely have all the songs on here, but it’s still sold over 33,000  in three weeks.

Pierce The Veil, Collide With the Sky (Fearless) #70, 5,000 sold
This band formed from the ashes of a band called Before Today. Wonder if For Today knows anything about that? At any rate, with 45,000 sold in four weeks, these guys definitely benefited from being on the Warped Tour.

Rush, Clockwork Angels (Roadrunner) #73, 4,900 sold
White this wasn’t the 20,000 the band sold last week, that’s probably (read, definitely) because the album isn’t on sale for 99 cents on Amazon this week.

Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (Prospect Park) #89, 3,900 sold
This album’s slowly creeping up toward gold status. 44 weeks in and it’s sold 440,000. Trespass can’t be hurting it either.

Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #96, 3,750 sold
A nice 30% jump right before the band’s tour with Godsmack and Staind kicks off.

Shinedown, Amaryllis (Atlantic) #99, 3,600 sold
The Uproar tour is just about to kick off, just as the band’s new album is about to cross 300,000 sold.

Various Artists, Rock of Ages Soundtrack (Water Tower Music/Warner Bros.) #103, 3,350 sold
This album falls out of the top 100 in its 10th week, or about nine weeks after the movie fell out of the public’s conciousness.

Hellyeah, Band of Brothers (Eleven Seven) #118, 3,000 sold
33,000 copies sold in four weeks is a little more Damageplan than Pantera.

Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven (Universal) #141, 2,450 sold
A 2% increase from last week. This album just keeps on selling.

P.O.D., Murdered Love (Razor & Tie) #174, 2,000 sold
In it’s fifth week, P.O.D. is still alive, but just barely.

Jackyl, Best in Show (Mighty Loud) #191, 1,900 sold
At his point, more people probably recognize Jesse James Dupree from ‘Full Throttle Saloon’ than as the frontman of Jackyl.

Otherwise, True Love Never Dies (Century Media) 740 sold
Another 23% decrease in sales after 14 weeks. Otherwise, they’re doing pretty good.

Turbonegro, Sexual Harassment (Volcom Entertainment) 600 sold
Looks like Turbonegro scored more sales thanks tothis album’s physical release.

Nachtmystium, Silencing Machine (Century Media) 590 sold
Blake Judd and crew experience a 58% decrease in sales in their second week on the charts.

Charm City Devils, Sins (eOne) 590 sold
The Baltimore rock group haven’t quite lost their charm yet, despite a 45% decrease in sales.

Glass Cloud, Royal Thousand (Equal Vision) 570 sold
A slight decrease isn’t enough to kick them off of their cloud.

Om, Advaitic Songs (Drag City) 500 sold
Omm… we guess this album is still doing decently well…

The Contortionist, Intrinsic (eOne/Good Fight Entertainment) 470 sold
After four weeks, the group has sold around 5,860 copies.

Vampires Everywhere!, Hellbound and Heartless (Century Media) 460 sold
If vampires really are everywhere, then shouldn’t this album have sold more copies in the past eight weeks?

Nile, At the Gate of Sethu (Nuclear Blast) 390 sold
The Egyptian metal group experience another 35% decrease in sales after six weeks on the charts.

For the Fallen Dreams, Wasted Youth (Artery/Razor & Tie) 380 sold
Will this group receive a boost in sales in the near future? Keep dreaming.

The Company Band, Pros & Cons (Weathermaker) 360 sold
This supergroup experiences a 62% decrease in sales after only two weeks on the charts.

Kreator, Phantom Antichrist (Nuclear Blast) 350 sold
After ten weeks on the charts, the German metal legends have sold over 10,200 copies of their latest album.

Dying Fetus, Reign Supreme (Relapse) 340 sold
Sadly for Dying Fetus, albums sales aren’t reigning supreme after eight weeks on the charts.


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