Metal By Numbers 8/23: Album sales are hindered

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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

By now you mouth may be forming a grimace at the sight of a Hinder album topping our debuts this week, but I have something even more confounding for you: introducing Now That’s What I Call Tailgate Anthems. No, I am not joking. Last week, this compilation debuted at number 42 on the Billboard 200. What’s on it? Well, the full track list is on the link above, but if you’re too lazy to look, it’s got everything from “We Will Rock You” by Queen to “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas to “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean. So if you’re too lazy to make your own damn playlist or hate things like Spotify, you can now go buy this album to listen to while turning yourself into a drunken dumbass before going in for the big game! Ugh.
Also, just a reminder that this column DOES NOT go by the Billboard 200 numbers. The numbers are taken from the Top Current Album chart and the New Artists Chart.
Notable Debuts: 
Hinder, The Reign (The End)
Debut #97
1,675 sold
Hinder’s sixth album is their lowest charting debut to date.
Hundred Suns, The Prestalis (New Damage)
Debut #133
1,275 sold
This album features current and former members of Norma Jean and Every Time I Die.
Venom Inc, Avé (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #138
1,250 sold
This is the debut album from the members of Venom’s Prime Evil album.
Incantation, Profane Nexus (Relapse)
Debut #139
1,225 sold
The band’s tenth album is their first on Relapse Records.
Motograter, Desolation (EMP Label Group)
Debut #156
1,125 sold 





Varials, Pain Again (Fearless Records)
Debut #197
880 sold

This is the band’s debut album. Here’s some of the music that influenced it.





Exit Eden, Rhapsodies in Black (Napalm)
600 sold

This is a cover album featuring the vocalists of Avantasia and Visions of Atalantis

The Lurking Fear, Out Of The Voiceless Grave (Century Media)
390 sold
This band, featuring two members of At The Gates, releases their debut album.
Notable Sales:

metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#17 (from 22)
6,775 sold

A 5% boost is another drop in the bucket.



Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#24 (from 18)
5,425 sold

A 23% drop as surviving Linkin Park members announce plans for a special event.






Nickelback, Feed the Machine (BMG)
#52 (from 52)
2,700 sold
This holds the same position as last week but has an 18% drop.





Alice Cooper, Paranormal (earMUSIC)
#73 (from 47)
2,175 sold

A 40% drop with just under 20,000 sold.






In This Moment, Ritual (Atlantic/Roadrunner Records)
#85 (from 71)
1,900 sold
A 18% drop with just under 30,000 sold.




Stone SourHydrograd (Roadrunner)
#94 (from 82)
1,725 sold

A 17% drop but this takes them over 50,000.





Accept, The Rise Of Chaos (Nuclear Blast)
#113 (from 27)
1,550 sold
This takes a 72% second week drop.
Dead Cross, Dead Cross (Ipecac Recordings)
#120 (from 35)
1,450 sold
Hopefully Mike Patton’s spill didn’t hurt as much as a 69% drop.
Wage War, Deadweight (Fearless)
#144 (from 14)
1,175 sold
An 86% drop in week two.





Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
#180 (re-entry)
970 sold

A 17% brings this back up after dropping off last week.






Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#181 (from 193)
960 sold

A 10% boost.

Nine Inch Nails, Add Violence (The Null Corporation)
#183 (from 133)
950 sold
A 28% drop.




I Prevail - Lifelines

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

This sold about the same as last week.



Rise Against, Wolves (Virgin)
#196 (from 184)
880 sold
A 5% drop.
Shaman’s Harvest, Red Hands Black Deeds (Mascot)
470 sold
A 29% drop.
Dying Fetus, Wrong One To Fuck With (Relapse)
400 sold
A small 3% drop
Marty Friedman, Wall Of Sound (Prosthetic Records)
370 sold
A 75% drop in week two.

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

A drop of 6%.






Rex Brown, Smoke On This… (eOne Music)
280 sold
A 48% drop isn’t so smokin’.




Ded, Mis•an•thrope (Surestone)
280 sold
 A 5% drop.


Prong, Zero Days (Steamhammer/SPV)
250 sold
A 51% drop.
Oceans Ate Alaska, Hikari (Fearless)
230 sold
A 47% drop.
Wintersun, The Forest Seasons (Nuclear Blast)
220 sold
A 41% drop.

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

A 21% boost brings this back up.



Lorna Shore, Flesh Coffin (Outerloop)
210 sold

This gets boosted back up.






King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Murder Of The Universe (ATO Records)
210 sold
A 40% drop, but closing in on the 10,000 mark.




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

This completes your King Gizzard album report for the week.

Decapitated, Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold

A 33% drop.





Municipal Waste, Slime and Punishment (Nuclear Blast)
200 sold
A 35% drop.



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