Metal By Numbers 8/31: Sabaton make their stand on the charts

Posted by on August 31, 2016

Sabaton - The Last Stand

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

Holy hell, how about a hand for Sabaton, eh? It’s always satisfying to see bands that have long been in the game reach a high point such as this one. Granted, the band is hitting #1 and #2 in Europe, but them hitting the top 20 over here might as well be considered equivalent. I guess it’s not all that surprising considering their previous album cover depicted a Nazi getting punched in the face, and Americans tend to eat that shit up. Skillet also continue to stay in the top 20 in their third week, and Metallica’s “Hardwired” is the top-selling metal digital single in addition to selling another 5,700 copies of The Black Album.


Notable Debuts:

Sabaton, The Last Stand (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #19
8,650 sold

Sabaton’s eighth album lands a stunning top 20 debut, way ahead of their previous album.


geminisyndromemementomoriGemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
Debut #28
5,550 sold

The band’s second album hits the top 30.





traptTrapt, DNA (Crash Collide)
Debut #42
4,450 sold

Trapt’s seventh album charts high than the last one, but sold a little over half as much.





thecolormoraledesolateThe Color Morale, Desolate Divine (Fearless)
Debut #44
4,325 sold

The band’s fifth album makes a solid debut even if its not quite as good as their previous record.





skeletonwitchapothicSkeletonwitch, The Apothic Gloom (Prosthetic)
Debut #84
2,600 sold

This EP is the band’s first recording with their new vocalist Adam Clemans.





soilworkdeathresonanceSoilwork, Death Resonance (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #87
2,550 sold

This compilation of rarities from the band has a modest debut.





Divided_We_Fall FlawFlaw, Divided We Fall (Pavement)
Debut #95
2,325 sold

This is Flaw’s first album in seven years.





badomensBad Omens, Bad Omens (Sumerian)
Debut #124
1,675 sold

The band’s debut album lands on the Billboard.





onelessreason-thememoriesuninvited-cover2016One Less Reason, Memories Uninvited (Tattooed Millionaire)
630 sold

The band’s sixth album is their first after leaving Universal Records (we interviewed their frontman about it).





myrkur_mausoleumMyrkur, Mausoleum (Relapse)
630 sold

Amalie Brunn showcases her music in acoustic form on this live album.






make them sufferMake Them Suffer, Old Souls & Lords of Woe (Rise)
540 sold

This is the deluxe edition of the band’s second album that came out last year.






knives outKnives Out, Left in the Lurch (Razor To Wrist)
450 sold

This is the second album featuring members of Hellyeah and Nothingface.






disintegratorOn Broken Wings, Disintegrator (Artery)
390 sold

This is the band’s first album in nine years.






prophets of rageProphets of Rage, The Party’s Over (Prophets of Rage)
340 sold

The Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy supergroup releases their debut EP.





Notable Sales:

skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#18(from 15)
8,875 sold

This is still the top selling album for metal with only a 25% drop this week.





disturbed_ immortalized__album_cover_2015

Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise)
#43 (from 19)
4,375 sold

A 61% drop now that everyone has gotten this album for 99 cents.





volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#91 (from 86)
2,450 sold

This picks up a small 7% boost.





ffdprsdFive Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#98 (from 82)
2,250 sold

Only a slight dip in sales of 3%. Also, Zoltan Bathory has a monster truck in case you didn’t know.





The_Amity_Affliction_this_could_be_heartbreak_cover_artThe Amity Affliction, This Could Be Heartbreak (Roadrunner)
#121 (from 12)
1,675 sold

An 87% drop in week two.





chevellenorthcorridorcdChevelle, The North Corridor (Epic)
#132 (from 104)
1,600 sold

A 15% drop down the south corridor.





breakingbenjaminBreaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood)
#136 (from 94)
1,550 sold

A 26% drop.





deftones gore album coverDeftones, Gore (Reprise)
#165 (from 84)
1,300 sold

A 44% drop is def-initly not what you want.





shinedown - threat to survivalShinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#169 (from 123)
1,275 sold

A 22% drop with nearly 240,000 sold.





Pierce_The_Veil_-_Misadventures_usePierce the Veil, Misadventures (Fearless)
#185 (from 161)
1,175 sold

A 9% drop, just like last week.





Capsize_A.Reintroduction_Cover_3000x3000Capsize, A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me (Equal Vision)
980 sold

This experienced a huge surge in sales





russian-circles-guidanceRussian Circles, Guidance (Sargent House)
550 sold

A 26% drop.







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

A boost of 28%.






Revocation-GreatIsOurSinRevocation, Great is Our Sin (Metal Blade)
350 sold

A 15% drop. Maybe their tour next month will bring boosts?




rivalsonshollowbonescdRival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
300 sold

A 24% boost.






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

Maybe the band just forgot their Facebook password?





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

A small boost of 7%.





RSR_PZ_2400_REVRed Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
250 sold

A tiny 6% boost with over 20,000 sold.




BlackCrownInitiate_SWCF_CoverBlack Crown Initiate, Selves We Cannot Forgive (eOne)
240 sold

A 3% drop is forgivable.






ghoulGhoul, Dungeon Bastards (Tankcrimes)
240 sold

A 13% boost is ghoud.





despisediconbeastcdDespised Icon, Beast (Nuclear Blast)
220 sold

A 39% drop isn’t the be(a)st.


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