Metal By Numbers 8/3: A crown atop the charts

Posted by on August 3, 2016

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

I just got back from vacation and after having not done the charts for two weeks lets just say that the pace at which I completed this particular edition felt similar to playing a Neurosis song at half speed. But no matter, for its another round of debuts this week with two metal albums in the top ten and few other big releases with big numbers as well. And of course there’s the usual round of Warped Tour surges to bring albums back from the dead. And in case you were wondering, Metallica’s Black Album sold another 5,000 copies this week.

Notable Debuts:

Crown The Empire, Retrograde (Rise)
Debut #3
17,650 sold

The band third album lands, appropriately, at the number three spot on the charts, making it their highest charting album yet. Their previous album, however, sold a bit more.



periphery select difficultyPeriphery, Periphery III: Select Difficulty (Sumerian)
Debut #6
14,850 sold

Periphery’s fifth album is their highest charting yet following last year’s Juggernaut double album, which sold 35,000 in total its first week.




Revocation-GreatIsOurSinRevocation, Great is Our Sin (Metal Blade)
Debut #54
3,800 sold

Revocation’s sixth album marks the band’s best debut yet.





despisediconbeastcdDespised Icon, Beast (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #63
3,150 sold

The band’s first album in seven years is their best debut ever by a wide margin.





Capsize_A.Reintroduction_Cover_3000x3000Capsize, A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me (Equal Vision)
Debut #64
3,125 sold

The band’s latest has a solid debut no doubt thanks to their stint on Warped Tour.





BlackCrownInitiate_SWCF_CoverBlack Crown Initiate, Selves We Cannot Forgive (eOne)
Debut #115
1,825 sold

The band avoids a sophomore slump (at least in terms of sales) with their best debut yet.





forevermoreForevermore, Integral (Solid State)
Debut #122
1,725 sold

The Christian metal band’s fourth album is their best debut so far.






diodecadeboxcdDio, A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993 (Rhino/Warner Bros.)
Debut #132
1,600 sold

This set featuring Dio’s first six solo albums makes its debut.





The-New-Low-ContinuanceThe New Low, Continuance (Razor & Tie)
Debut #160
1,300 sold

Another band off Warped Tour releases their debut album.






riversideRiverside, Love, Fear And The Time Machine Special Edition (InsideOut)
350 sold

This edition of the band’s 2015 album is a new Hi-Res Stereo and Surround Sound Mix.






dunsmuirDunsmuir, Dunsmuir (Hall of Records)
340 sold

Neil Fallon and Vinnie Appice release the debut album of their new group.






hammer of misfortuneHammers of Misfortune, Dead Revolution (Metal Blade)
330 sold

The band’s sixth album is their first in five years.







witherscapeWitherscape, The Northern Sanctuary (Century Media)
310 sold

The duo’s second album sells exactly the same as their debut.






a promise to burnA Promise To Burn, This Knife (Self-Released)
230 sold

This self-released debut EP made it on here, so I have to give them credit for that.









Notable Sales:

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Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise)
#26 (from 27)
6,275 sold

A slight boost of 2%.





steventylerwereallcdcoverSteven Tyler, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere (Dot Records)
#31 (from #7)
5,625 sold

A 66% drop doesn’t bring this too far down the charts.






warped tour 16Various Artists, 2016 Warped Tour Compilation (SideOne Dummy)
#37 (from 67)
4,750 sold

Must’ve been a good week for Warped Tour because this rose up by 60%.





chevellenorthcorridorcdChevelle, The North Corridor (Epic)
#43 (from 24)
4,525 sold

A 36% drop, but this is still a pretty good third week.







breakingbenjaminBreaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood)
#65 (from 75)
3,100 sold

This gets another boost, this time of 13%.






ffdprsdFive Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#74 (from 79)
2,875 sold

A boost of 11% puts this over 375,000 sold.






volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#82 (from 64)
2,650 sold

A drop of 19% is not a good deal.






shinedown - threat to survivalShinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#86 (from 117)
2,350 sold

A big 48% boost ensures this album’s continued survival.






Pierce_The_Veil_-_Misadventures_usePierce the Veil, Misadventures (Fearless)
#129 (from 126)
1,625 sold

A slight boost of 7%.






RobzombieelectricRob Zombie, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (UMe)
#166 (from 153)
1,250 sold

Nearly 75,000 sold.






gojiramagmaGojira, Magma (Roadrunner)
#169 (from 109)
1,225 sold

After a boost last week, this takes a drop of 31%.






deftones gore album coverDeftones, Gore (Reprise)
#177 (from 199)
1,150 sold

This nearly dropped off the charts, but received a 13% boost instead.







Hellyeah_Undeniable_albumartHellyeah, Unden!able (Eleven Seven)
#184 (from 149)
1,125 sold

A 16% drop.






Issues_HeadspaceIssues, Headspace (Rise)
#199 (from 188)
1,050 sold

This might not be on the charts next week. Is that an issue?





Ice Nine KillsIce Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless)
870 sold

A slight drop of 2%, but this is still having a good streak.







canehillsmileCane Hill, Smile (Rise)
740 sold

An 80% drop in week two.






Nails-You-Will-Never-Be-One-of-UsNails, You Will Never Be One Of Us (Nuclear Blast)
580 sold

This nailed a 13% boost. In other news, we still don’t know if Nails is a band anymore.







invent animateInvent, Animate, Stillworld (Tragic Hero)
54o sold

This won’t sit still after a 56% drop








Vanna-All-HellVanna, All Hell (Pure Noise)
440 sold

A slight 5% drop. Aw, hell.









9electric9electric, The Damaged Ones (Another Century)
430 sold

This only went down by 10% in week two.







rivalsonshollowbonescdRival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
430 sold

With a 13% boost, this is officially over 10,000 sold.






scourScour, Scour (Housecore)
420 sold

A slight 8% boost in its second week. Maybe people figured out who’s actually in the band?






Wage_War_-_BlueprintsWage War, Blueprints (Fearless)
410 sold

A 9% boost is good, I’ll wager.






fates warning theories of flightFates Warning, Theories of Flight (InsideOut Music)
390 sold

A 37% drop came without warning.






stitchedupheartStitched Up Heart, Never Alone (Another Century)
310 sold

A 30% drop will break your heart.








gone is goneGone Is Gone, Gone Is Gone (Rise)
300 sold

A 41% drop. And this is going, going…







interarmaInter Arma, Paradise Gallows (Relapse)
290 sold

A 17% drop isn’t quite paradise.






melvinsbassesloadedMelvins, Basses Loaded (Ipecac)
225 sold

This sold the same as last week.







RSR_PZ_2400_REVRed Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
220 sold
50 weeks on and this is over 19,000 sold.



through fire breathThrough Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
210 sold

A 51% drop is not so hot.





whitfordWhitford St. Holmes, Reunion (Mailboat)
220 sold

This drops by 28%.







OceansAteAlaska-LostIsles_500_500_70_s_c1Oceans Ate Alaska, Lost Isles (Fearless) #89, 3,700 sold
210 sold


This came out over a year ago, but Warped Tour gave this a 27% boost to sales.







ErraErra, Drift (Sumerian) 280 sold
210 sold

This album got a huge boost of 75% to ensure that you see two album covers depicting jellyfish in a row.






old woundsOld Wounds, The Suffering Spirit (Good Fight)
210 sold

A 33% drop after last week’s boost.






nighthidesSpellcaster, Night Hides the World (Prosthetic)
210 sold

A 24% boost keeps this from being hidden.



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