Metal By Numbers 8/3: Albums Sales Shall Perish, Just Not Yet

Posted by on August 3, 2011

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

With four out of eight metal/hard rock new releases hitting the top 200 this week, the top debut comes from ex-Escape The Fate singer Ronnie Radke’s new band Falling In Reverse. Though we know Escape The Fate have a hardcore following (even for ex members apparently), we’re still surprised that Falling In Reverse’s debut album was able to crack the top 20.

However, the surprise of the week that we’re more pleased about is how well All Shall Perish did on the charts. Coming in at #47 with just under 8,500 copies sold, All Shall Perish’s fourth studio album is easily their best selling album to date. The strong first week could be due to numerous things, like their stint on this Summer’s Mayhem Fest or the fact that Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Machine Head’s Robb Flynn are vocal about their love for them. Either way, a deathcore/death metal group cracking the top 50 is pretty awesome.

 Notable Debuts:

Falling In Reverse, The Drug In Me Is You (Epitaph) #18, 17,860 sold
Guess it just goes to show that you can still crack the top 20 despite serving jail time.

All Shall Perish, This is Where it Ends (Nuclear Blast) #47, 8,420 sold
How does this album stack up against their last album? Well, 2008’s Awaken The Dreamer debuted at #126, selling under 5,000 copies.

iwrestledabearonce, Ruining it for Everybody (Century Media) #75, 5,340 sold
The avant-garde metal group’s sophomore album is easily their best selling as well, with 2009’s It’s All Happening selling 4,300 copies and ranking in at #122 in its first week.

Jamey Jasta, Jasta (eOne) #115, 3,990 sold
Though it doesn’t necessarily match Hatebreed’s sales, Jamey Jasta’s first solo album has a slightly better first week than Kingdom Of Sorrow’s latest release Behind The Blackest Tears (which debuted at #130 with 3,800 copies sold in June, 2010).

Rival Sons, Pressure & Time (Earache) 950 sold
The UK blues rock group’s first full length via Earache Records has a solid first week.

World Under Blood, Tactical (Nuclear Blast) 910 sold
Impressive first week sales for CKY frontman Deron Miller and Divine Heresy/Morbid Angel drummer Tim Yeung’s death metal group. This is especially good news for Miller considering CKY’s current state.

As Hell Retreats, Volition (Ain’t No Grave) 560 sold
The progressive death metal group’s first album through Century Media Record’s imprint ANGR (Ain’t No Grave Recordings) has a decent first week.

Dead Letter Circus, This is the Warning (Sumerian) 470 sold
The Australian alt rock group’s debut album does a lot better in their homeland (having debuted at #2 on the Australian album charts).
Notable Sales:

Incubus, If Not Now, When? (Epic) #29, 13,240 sold
Despite a 42% decrease, Incubus remain in the top 30 after three weeks.

Theory Of A Deadman, Truth Is (Roadrunner) #37, 10,440 sold
A 33% decrease in the mainstream rock group’s third week isn’t enough to kick them out of the top 40.That said, we have to ask…who is still buying this album? (We promise not to judge, just be honest)

Foo Fighters, Wasting Light (RCA) #60, 6,740 sold
Another 29% decrease for Grohl and co. Maybe their set at this weekend’s Lollapalooza will help boost sales.

Seether, Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray (Wind-Up) #80, 5,200 sold
Despite a 14 spots down the charts with a 21% decrease, we’re still surprised that Seether have lasted so long on the charts.

Kid Rock, Born Free (Atlantic) #81, 5,160 sold
Only a 9% decrease for the “Bawitdaba” singer. He’s a little bit country, a little bit – no, pretty much all country.

Hollywood Undead, American Tragedy (A&M/Octone) #116, 3,930 sold
Shucks, we missed the rapcore group’s live stream performance on Facebook last week. Bummer…not.

Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare (Warner Bros.) #133, 3,470 sold
10 spots down the charts for A7X after 53 weeks on the charts.

Suicide Silence, The Black Crown (Century Media) #137, 3,400 sold
A 32% decrease is enough to kick the deathcore group down the charts by 44 spots in their third week, but it’s already sold 23,000.

Limp Bizkit, Gold Cobra (Interscope) #154, 3,110 sold
After five weeks on the charts, the one-time rap kings have sold under 47,000 copies of their latest album. I guess none of the stuff they’re breaking is records any more.

Black Veil Brides, Set the World on Fire (Universal Republic) #158, 3,040 sold
Only a 1% decrease for BVB as they slip only four spots down the charts.

Attack Attack!, Attack Attack! (Deluxe Edition) (Rise) #173, 2,770 sold
The crabcore princes fall down the charts by 84 spots thanks to a 47% decrease. Still pretty impressive considering that this is a reissue of an album released just last year.

Cold, Superfiction (Eleven Seven) #161, 3,000 sold
Last week’s top hard rock debut experiences a massive 73% decrease, falling a whopping 126 spots down the charts. Now that is cold.

Linkin Park, A Thousand Suns (Warner Bros.) #189, 2,590 sold
After an impressive jump in sales last week, LP experiences a 37% decrease which finds them falling 71 spots down the charts.

Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven (Universal) 1,400 sold
A 30% increase for the Danish garage metallers is good news indeed.

Sleeping Giant, Kingdom Days in an Evil Age (Ain’t No Grave) 820 sold
Another 24% decrease for the metalcore group in their third week.

Decapitated, Carnival is Forever (Nuclear Blast) 770 sold
Also experiencing a 24% decrease in their third week is the Polish death metal group’s latest release.

Toxic Holocaust, Conjure and Command (Relapse) 520 sold
A 53% decrease for the blackened thrash metal group in their second week on the charts.

George Lynch, Kill All Control (Rocket Science) 490 sold
The former Dokken guitarist’s eleventh solo album experiences a 61% decrease in its second week on the charts.

Burn Halo, Up from the Ashes (Rawkhead) 430 sold
The former 18 Visions singer’s other group returns with a 19% increase.

Straight Line Stitch, The Fight of Our Lives (eOne) 410 sold
Selling the same amount as last week is further proof that their stint on Mayhem Fest is paying off.

Vampires Everywhere!, Kiss The Sun Goodbye (Century Media) 400 sold
Thanks to a nice 39% increase, the group comes back to the charts after a month long absence. Maybe because True Blood is back on the air?

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