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.
Sabaton, The Last Stand (Nuclear Blast)
Sabaton’s eighth album lands a stunning top 20 debut, way ahead of their previous album.
Gemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
The band’s second album hits the top 30.
Trapt, DNA (Crash Collide)
Trapt’s seventh album charts high than the last one, but sold a little over half as much.
The Color Morale, Desolate Divine (Fearless)
The band’s fifth album makes a solid debut even if its not quite as good as their previous record.
Skeletonwitch, The Apothic Gloom (Prosthetic)
This EP is the band’s first recording with their new vocalist Adam Clemans.
Soilwork, Death Resonance (Nuclear Blast)
This compilation of rarities from the band has a modest debut.
Flaw, Divided We Fall (Pavement)
This is Flaw’s first album in seven years.
Bad Omens, Bad Omens (Sumerian)
The band’s debut album lands on the Billboard.
One Less Reason, Memories Uninvited (Tattooed Millionaire)
The band’s sixth album is their first after leaving Universal Records (we interviewed their frontman about it).
Myrkur, Mausoleum (Relapse)
Amalie Brunn showcases her music in acoustic form on this live album.
Make Them Suffer, Old Souls & Lords of Woe (Rise)
This is the deluxe edition of the band’s second album that came out last year.
Knives Out, Left in the Lurch (Razor To Wrist)
This is the second album featuring members of Hellyeah and Nothingface.
On Broken Wings, Disintegrator (Artery)
This is the band’s first album in nine years.
Prophets of Rage, The Party’s Over (Prophets of Rage)
The Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy supergroup releases their debut EP.
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
This is still the top selling album for metal with only a 25% drop this week.
Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise)
#43 (from 19)
A 61% drop now that everyone has gotten this album for 99 cents.
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#91 (from 86)
This picks up a small 7% boost.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#98 (from 82)
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 (Roadrunner)
#121 (from 12)
An 87% drop in week two.
Chevelle, The North Corridor (Epic)
#132 (from 104)
A 15% drop down the south corridor.
Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood)
#136 (from 94)
A 26% drop.
Deftones, Gore (Reprise)
#165 (from 84)
A 44% drop is def-initly not what you want.
Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#169 (from 123)
A 22% drop with nearly 240,000 sold.
Pierce the Veil, Misadventures (Fearless)
#185 (from 161)
A 9% drop, just like last week.
Capsize, A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me (Equal Vision)
This experienced a huge surge in sales
Russian Circles, Guidance (Sargent House)
A 26% drop.
Stitched Up Heart, Never Alone (Another Century)
A boost of 28%.
Revocation, Great is Our Sin (Metal Blade)
A 15% drop. Maybe their tour next month will bring boosts?
Rival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
A 24% boost.
Nails, You Will Never Be One Of Us (Nuclear Blast)
Maybe the band just forgot their Facebook password?
Fates Warning, Theories of Flight (InsideOut Music)
A small boost of 7%.
Red Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)