Metal By Numbers 8/16: Wage War weigh in on the charts

Posted by on August 16, 2017

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

It flummoxes me sometimes how fast summer seems to go by. Where I live kids are already back in school and college students are moving in. In just sixteen days we’ll enter September, and while Labor Day weekend is usually considered the last hurrah of the summer, August always ends up feeling like the Sunday of months: you want to get out and enjoy things before summer is over but you’re always aware that September and fall are looming in the background. Nothing against fall, obviously, especially since now we know we’re getting a new Converge album in November.


Notable Debuts: 
Wage War, Deadweight (Fearless)
Debut #14
8,350 sold
Wage War’s second album  marks their best debut yet following their 2015 debut LP.
Accept, The Rise Of Chaos (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #27
5,425 sold
Accept’s fifteenth album is their highest charting yet in the US.
Dead Cross, Dead Cross (Ipecac Recordings)
Debut #35
4,650 sold
The debut album from the group including Dave Lombardo and Mike Patton.
Doom Side Of The Moon, Doom Side Of The Moon (Self-Released)
Debut #81
2,100 sold
This doom rendition of Pink Floyd’s legendary album has a pretty solid start on the charts.
Quiet Riot, Road Rage (Frontiers Music)
Debut #111
1,625 sold
Quiet Riot’s thirteenth studio album features American Idol contestant James Durbin on lead vocals.
Marty Friedman, Wall Of Sound (Prosthetic Records)
Debut #123
1,475 sold
Friedman’s latest album charts higher but sells less than its predecessor.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Lime And Limpid Green (ATO Records)
Debut #135
1,275 sold
This is the second album from Les Claypool and Sean Lennon following last year’s debut.
Lakeshore, 41 (Outerloop)
Debut #139
1,250 sold
New band featuring the Lionetti brothers, originally of Emmure.
 Pentakill, Grasp of the Undying (Self-Released)
530 sold
This is the sophomore releade from the League of Legends themed band.
Notable Sales:
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#18 (from 11)
7,100 sold

Over 200,000 sold. 





metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#22 (from 31)
6,450 sold

A 20% boost as their North American tour winds down.






Alice Cooper, Paranormal (earMUSIC)
#47 (from 6)
3,625 sold

This takes a 73% drop in week two.





Nickelback, Feed the Machine (BMG)
#52 (from 41)
3,275 sold
A 15% drop.





In This Moment, Ritual (Atlantic/Roadrunner Records)
#71 (from 40)
2,325 sold
A 40% drop.


Stone SourHydrograd (Roadrunner)
#82 (from 66)
2,075 sold

A 18% drop with nearly 50,000 sold.





Various Artists, Vans Warped Tour 2017 (SideOneDummy)
#130 (from 106)
1,375 sold
A 12% drop with just under 20,000 sold.





Nine Inch Nails, Add Violence (The Null Corporation)
#133 (from 70)
1,325 sold
A 45% drop with nearly 30,000 sold.


Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#182 (re-entry)
930 sold

An 11% boost back up to the charts.



I Prevail - Lifelines

I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#183 (from 168)
930 sold

A 6% drop.



Rise Against, Wolves (Virgin)
#184 (from 118)
930 sold
A 34% drop.


Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#193 (from 155)
880 sold

A 17% drop.

Rings Of Saturn, Ultu Ulla (Nuclear Blast)
#200 (from 20)
850 sold
This took a second week 89% drop to the bottom of the charts.
Shamans Harvest, Red Hands Black Deeds (Mascot)
670 sold
A 79% second week drop.
Rex Brown, Smoke On This… (eOne Music)
550 sold
A 72% drop in week two.
Prong, Zero Days (Steamhammer/SPV)
500 sold
A 60% drop.

Hundredth, Rare (Hopeless Records)
470 sold
A boost of 37%.





Oceans Ate Alaska, Hikari (Fearless)
440 sold
An 85% drop.




Dying Fetus, Wrong One To Fuck With (Relapse)
410 sold
A drop of 24%.




Wintersun, The Forest Seasons (Nuclear Blast)
380 sold
A 61% drop.
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Murder Of The Universe (ATO Records)
360 sold
A big 62% boost.

letters-from-the-fireLetters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
330 sold

A drop of 5%.






Municipal Waste, Slime and Punishment (Nuclear Blast)
310 sold
A 4% boost.






Ded, Mis•an•thrope (Surestone)
300 sold
A 44% drop.

Decapitated, Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
300 sold

A 22% drop.






Seventh Day Slumber, Found (VSR)
270 sold
A 66% drop in week two.



 Sworn In, All Smiles (Fearless)
270 sold
A 10% boost.
Byzantine, The Cicada Tree (Metal Blade)
260 sold
A 77% drop in week two.
Decrepit Birth, Axis Mundi (Nuclear Blast)
250 sold
A 35% drop.

Boris, Dear (Sargent House)
230 sold

A 16% boost.



Melvins, A Walk With Love And Death (Ipecac Recordings)
230 sold
A 17% boost as the band’s tour with Spotlights continues on.





Make Them Suffer, Worlds Apart (Rise)
210 sold
An 88% drop.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
210 sold

A 21% boost brings this back up.
Warbeast, Enter The Arena (Housecore Records)
200 sold
Warbeast release their third and final album.

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