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

So there isn’t too much action this week in terms of debuts, but what we do have is pretty cool: a Coheed live album, some German, some black metal, and some sophomore efforts. Well, not every week can be full of big bombastic debuts especially when Luke Bryan puts out an album. Also, we have no idea who the hell Luke Bryan is or why he’s number one. Anywho, go find the album sales for you favorite bands.


Notable Debuts:

Coheed and Cambria, The Afterman (Live Edition) (Hundred Handed) #154, 2,125 sold

This live album is bundled with the deluxe edition of The Afterman (which consists of both Afterman albums).


We Butter The Bread With Butter, Goldkinder (BMG) 470 sold

This German band has supposedly has a tribute band in their home land called I Can’t Believe It’s We Butter The Bread With Butter. They also have a pretty solid debut for their first album available stateside.


Watain, The Wild Hunt (Century Media) 430 sold

Need your black metal fix? Watain has put out its fifth studio album.


Black Water Rising, Pissed and Driven (Metalville) 280 sold

The second album from the band was produced by its own frontman Rob Traynor.


Notable Sales: 

Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #10, 22,050 sold

FFDP are still hanging around in the top 10.


Asking Alexandria, From Death To Destiny (Sumerian) #32, 9,975 sold

Over 50,000 sold in the band’s second week.


Kid Rock, Rebel Soul (Atlantic) #54, 6,875 sold

A huge boost of 230%. For some reason.


Skillet, Rise (Atlantic), #60, 6,125 sold

Over 136,000 sold thus far.


Black Sabbath, 13 (Universal) #51, 5,500 sold

At week 10, Sabbath has sold over 295,000 in total. Another week or so until the 300,000 mark.


Newsted, Heavy Metal Music (Collective Sounds) #108, 3,150 sold

A second week 59% drop with over 10,000 sold.


Queens Of The Stone Age, …Like Clockwork  (Matador)  #115, 3,000 sold

We can expect some touring sales for this one soon.


Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #121, 2,800 sold

Over 267,000 sold in week 70.


Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #122, 2,800 sold

Bring me week 20 with over 95,000 sold. This album will get to 100,000 sold much quicker than their last did.


Shinedown, Amaryllis (Atlantic) #128, 2,550 sold

A 29% boost for this album which is now over 431,000 sold.


We Came As Romans, Tracing Back Roots (Equal Vision) #137, 2,450 sold

This came as over 40,000 total sold.


Sleeping With Sirens, Feel (Rise) #138, 2,450 sold

Just under 110,000 sold, ya feel me?


Alice In Chains, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here  (Virgin) #139, 2,425 sold

With the Uproar Tour just starting, they’ll improve on the just under 125,000 they’ve sold so far.


Various Artists, Rock of Ages Soundtrack (Water Tower Music/Warner Bros.) #122, 2,225 sold

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but with this on the charts.


Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #156, 2,125 sold

Album sales will be picking up more once the band is on tour.


Various Artists, 2013 Warped Tour Compilation (Side One Dummy) #158, 2,100

A drop of 52% now that the tour is over (in the US at least).


Norma Jean, Wrongdoers (Razor & Tie) #175, 1,925 sold

A drop of 77% in the album’s second week.


The Winery Dogs, The Winery Dogs (Loud & Proud) #187, 1,800 sold

Just under 20,000 sold in week 4.


Falling In Reverse, Fashionably Late (Epitaph) #175, 1,700 sold

This might be falling off the top 200 soon.


James LaBrie, Impermanent Resonance (Inside Out) 1,050 sold

This dropped by 51% in its second week.


Revocation, Revocation (Relapse) 960 sold

After a good first week, sales have been slightly revoked with a drop of 62%.


Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) 610 sold

This got a slight boost of 13% this week.


Exhumed, Necrocracy (Relapse) 550 sold

A 58% drop in this album’s second week.


Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 530 sold

Over 11,000 sold. Obviously this album hasn’t fallen on deaf ears.


Otherwise, True Love Never Dies (Century Media) 460 sold

Over 46,000 sold and counting.


Volto! Incitare (Concord) 420 sold

If Volto! and Volbeat ever toured together, people would get pretty confused, huh?


Karnivool, Asymmetry (Density/Workhorse) 380 sold

This dropped 75% after the big boost it got last week.


Battlecross, War of Will (Metal Blade) 330 sold

Another band people have raved about thanks to Mayhem.


Butcher Babies, Goliath (Century Media) 310 sold

Sales aren’t the goliath they were before with a 49% drop.


Texas Hippie Coalition, Peacemaker (Carved) 300 sold

These hippies have sold over 20,000 copies, and they’re about to hit the road with Danzig.


Black Star Riders, All Hell Breaks Loose (Nuclear Blast) 270 sold

Whiskey in the charto.


Scorpion Child, Scorpion Child (Nuclear Blast) 250 sold

This album has gained sales likes thanks to the band’s recent stint on Mayhem.


Thy Art Is Murder, Hate (Nuclear Blast) 240 sold

This came out back in April and just popped its head up to say hello on the charts.