There aren’t too many bonafide metal bands you can depend on to make a bloody splash on the , but for the past decade or so Lamb of God have proven over and over again that they are indeed one of those bands. And it’s only fitting that the highly anticipated album should be accompanied by a robust debut lineup in this week’s edition of Metal By Numbers. Of course, this isn’t the only Lamb of God related release we expect to see topping the charts this year, so there’s plenty more to come.
Lamb of God, VII: Sturm Und Drang (Epic) #2, 47,175 sold
Lamb of God make a triumphant return with yet another album debuting in the top 3.
We Came As Romans, We Came As Romans (Equal Vision) #8, 22,600 sold
The band’s self-titled fourth album is the second-best debut of their career so far.
Joe Satriani, Shockwave Supernova (Legacy) #19, 9,825 sold
Satch nabs his highest debut spot since 1992’s The Extremist.
Symphony X, Underworld (Nuclear Blast) #36, 6,625 sold
The band’s ninth studio album is its highest charting yet in the US.
Counterparts, Tragedy Will Find Us (Pure Noise) #44, 5,600 sold
Album number four grabs a spot in the top 50.
Northlane, Node (Rise) #76, 3,525 sold
The third album from this progressive Aussiecore act gets a solid debut.
Gus G., Brand New Revolution (Dismanic) 800 sold
The Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne shredder releases his second solo album.
The Bunny The Bear, A Liar Wrote This (Victory) 525 sold
The duo’s fifth album is the first with Haley Roback as The Bear.
Wearing Scars, A Thousand Words (Candyman) 330 sold
This new band is made up of members from Mutiny Within and Sacred Mother Tongue.
Locrian, Infinite Dissolution (Relapse) 270 sold
The Chicago ambient black metal act releases its latest LP.
Awaken The Empire, Aurora (Another Century) 250 sold
Debut album from a band that looks like Black Veil Brides with less makeup.
Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood) #28, 8,200 sold
A 20% drop, but this has crossed over 200,000 sold.
Various Artists, 2015 Warped Tour Compilation (Side One Dummy) #34, 6,950 sold
This has been around for about 6 weeks now and just got an enormous boost of 174%.
Kid Rock, First Kiss (Warner Bros.) #99, 2,425 sold
Remember when Kid Rock voiced a character called Kidney Rock in Osmosis Jones?
August Burns Red, Found In Faraway Places (Fearless) #106, 2,300 sold
Over 40,000 sold.
Between The Buried And Me, Coma Ecliptic (Metal Blade) #130, 1,850 sold
A drop of 39%.
Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner) #133, 1,825 sold
A boost of 12% with over 342,000 sold in week 40.
Halestorm, Into the Wild Life (Atlantic) #138, 1,800 sold
A slight drop of 5%.
Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways (RCA) #186, 1,375 sold
Over 480,000 sold.
Refused, Freedom (Epitaph) 760 sold
As expected, this gets a tour bump, up 23%. It still hasn’t sold 10,000 yet though.
Hundredth, Free (Hopeless) 720 sold
This continues to get Warped Tour bumps, this time with 35%.
Palisades, Mind Games (Rise) 660 sold
An 85% boost thanks to (what else?) Warped Tour.
Our Last Night, Younger Dreams (Self-Released) 660 sold
33% boost. Warped Tour. You know the deal.
Babymetal, Babymetal (VAP Japan) 550 sold
A slight 3% boost as this crosses 25,000 sold.
Lindemann, Skills In Pills (Warner Bros.) 510 sold
Word on das streets is that Rammstein are up to something.
Youth In Revolt, Love is a Liar’s Game (Prosthetic) 420 sold
A 16% drop.
Powerwolf, Blessed & Possessed (Napalm) 280 sold
A big second-week drop of 73%.
Jungle Rot, Order Shall Prevail (Victory) 315 sold
An 18% drop post-Mayhem Fest.
Armored Saint, Win Hands Down (Metal Blade) 260 sold
A drop of 11%.
Iwrestledabearonce, Hail Mary (Artery Recordings) 250 sold
A 25% drop, but the last crop of dates for the All Stars tour could nab some boosts.
Amaranthe, Massive Addictive (Spinefarm) 210 sold
40 weeks in and this is still selling.
Sons of Texas, Baptized in the Rio Grande (Razor & Tie) 210 sold
A small boost of 5%.