Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Yeah, we know Ace Frehley isn’t technically the Spaceman anymore; we’ve written enough stories about that to know, trust us. But you have to admit that the man still has a strong, uh, affinity for space. See also: Frehley’s Comet, his previous album titled Anomaly, and his latest album Space Invader. So unless Frehley has been playing a whole lot of the arcade game of the (almost) same name, we’re pretty sure he’s still got a thing for space. Either way, he’s got a top 10 record, so it’s obviously working for him. There are lots of other notable debuts this week as well from bands that really put your balls to the wall as they send you on an inhuman rampage (please laugh).
Ace Frehley, Space Invader (eOne) #9, 19,300 sold
This is not only Frehley’s best debut, but is the best debut any member of KISS (ex or otherwise) has had on a solo album. That might be enough to make Gene Simmons depressed.
Accept, Blind Rage (Nuclear Blast) #35, 6,425 sold
The band’s fourteenth album marks the highest debut they’ve had in the US.
Buckcherry, Fuck (F-Bomb) #38, 6,200 sold
This blatantly-titled EP is the latest from Buckcherry.
DragonForce, Maximum Overload (Metal Blade) #62, 4,400 sold
The band’s sixth album and first release on Metal Blade isn’t their highest, but it does feature a Johnny Cash cover.
Pallbearer, Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore) #85, 3,375 sold
With its sophomore album, Pallbearer have launched themselves into the top 100.
He Is Legend, Heavy Fruit (Tragic Hero) #119, 2,275 sold
The latest from He Is Legend is the band’s first album since coming off hiatus.
Sleeping Giant, Finished People (Century Media) #158, 1,800 sold
The band has released their latest album following a tour with This Or They Apocalypse.
King 810, Memoirs of a Murderer (Roadrunner) 1,800 sold
The much-buzzed band gets its debut. Oh, and we had a chat with them a week ago.
Trioscapes, Digital Dream Sequence (Metal Blade) 480 sold
This is the second album from Trioscapes, which features bassist Dan Briggs of Between The Buried And Me.
Punch, They Don’t Have To Believe (Deathwish) 480 sold
This is the third album from these thrashcore Californians.
Darkness Divided, Written In Blood (Victory) 440 sold
The band is the latest on the Christian metalcore scene.
Acrania, Totalitarian Dystopia (Unique Leader) 330 sold
This is the debut album for this London-based death metal band.
Godsmack, 1000hp (Universal Republic) #15, 12,400 sold
A 42% drop, but this still isn’t going anywhere.
Linkin Park, The Hunting Party (Warner Bros.) #32, 6,875 sold
A drop of 58% in week 10 with over 220,000 sold.
Rise Against, The Black Market (Interscope) #57, 4,675 sold
This doesn’t rise much this week.
Seether, Isolate & Medicate (The Bicycle Music Company) #64, 4,225 sold
Over 80,000 sold.
Theory of a Deadman, Savages (Roadrunner) #70, 4,000 sold
A drop of 30% with just under 50,000 sold.
Judas Priest, Redeemer of Souls (Epic) #100, 2,850 sold
This is sitting at just under 70,000 sold.
Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #113, 2,525 sold
Mayhem Fest might be over, but this still isn’t going anywhere.
The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #114, 2,425 sold
A little 13% boost keeps this from going to hell.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #128, 2,050 sold
Another day, another double dose of sales for FFDP.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #143, 1,950 sold
40 weeks on the charts. Too bad they’ve got nothing to show for it (he said sarcastically).
Chevelle, La Gargola (Epic) #147, 1,900 sold
A small 14% boost.
Nothing More, Nothing More (Eleven Seven) #174, 1,650 sold
A boost of 16%. That’s something more.
Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #176, 1,625 sold
Sales ought to boost when the band heads out with A Day To Remember next month.
Mastodon, Once More ‘Round The Sun (Reprise) #181, 1,550 sold
Not much change ’round here. It’s sold about 61,000 so far.
Suicide Silence, You Can’t Stop Me (Nuclear Blast) #184, 1,525 sold
A 22% drop.
Upon A Burning Body, The World Is My Enemy Now (Sumerian) #194, 1,475 sold
A monster drop in week two of 79%.
Skillet, Rise (Atlantic) #196, 1,450 sold
Looks like Uproar has brought this back up.
Eluveitie, Origins (Nuclear Blast) 650 sold
A drop of 25%.
Heartist, Feeding Fiction (Roadrunner) 450 sold
A second week 75% drop.
Alestorm, Sunset on the Golden Age (Napalm) 450 sold
The sun sets on a 35% drop.
Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 430 sold
A large bump up in sales of 53%, maybe due to the new song that isn’t available on the album.
Belphegor, Conjuring the Dead (Nuclear Blast) 500 sold
A drop of 29%.
Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 330 sold
A tiny 7% boost.
Monuments, Amanuensis (Century Media) 290 sold
This was absent last week, but is back after a huge 92% boost.
Rival Sons, Great Western Valkyrie (Earache) 280 sold
A tiny drop of 6%.
Fallujah, The Flesh Prevails (Unique Leader) 280 sold
A big 50% drop doesn’t prevail.
Babymetal, Babymetal (VAP Japan) 250 sold
This sold nearly the same as last week, which still isn’t bad considering that it’s only available digitally domestically.