Metal By Numbers 9/18: Sales to Sirens

Posted by on September 18, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I’m sure there are a few of you out there who are tired of hearing about Tool, but I’m not tired of writing about them. It’s still kind of strange that we are now living in a post-new Tool album world. Writing about it a week ago was even stranger. I’ve been doing this column about 7 years now (woah) and I’ve seen multiple artists show up on the charts multiple times across multiple years with multiple releases, so when a band comes up I haven’t seen so many times, it’s pretty exciting. And let me tell you, I wasn’t sure when I’d ever write an MBN featuring the new Tool album. Now that it’s happened, how can the rest of 2019 even hold a candle to such an event? Well, if you’re like me, upcoming releases from Cult of Luna, Opeth, Alcest, Leprous, and Sunn O))) will keep you pretty hyped.
Notable Debuts:
Sleeping With Sirens, How It Feels To Be Lost (Sumerian)
Debut #12
6,525 sold
The band’s sixth album is its second-highest charting after their 2013 album Feel.
Senses Fail, From The Depths Of Dreams (Reissue) (Pure Noise)
Debut #39
2,350 sold
This is a reissue of the band’s 2002 EP.
Black Star Riders, Another State of Grace (Nuclear Blast)
Debut# 71
1,350 sold
The band’s fourth album charted high, sold lower than its predecessor.
Infant Annihilator, The Battle of Yaldabaoth (Self-Released)
Debut #112
850 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Sonata Arctica, Talviyö (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #136
740 sold
The band’s tenth album didn’t chart quite as well as its predecessor.
Vitriol, To Bathe From The Throat Of Cowardice (Century Media)
370 sold
This is the band’s debut full-length.
Kayo Dot, Blasphemy (Prophecy Productions)
310 sold
This is the band’s ninth studio album.
Mizmor, Cairn(Gilead)
170 sold
Mizmor means “psalm” in Hebrew, and so the band name also typically appears as מזמור.
Liv Sin, Burning Sermons(Despotz)
160 sold
This is Liv Sin’s second album following the split of Sister Sin.
Empty, Hope & the Loss of It (Solid State)
160 sold
This is the band’s debut album. Not to be confused with the Spanish black metal band of the same name.
Notable Sales:
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#5 (from 1)
27,175 sold
A second week drop of 89%, but still in the top 5.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#14 (from #8)
5,050 sold
A 37% drop. Also drummer Jay Weinberg did a cool thing.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#29 (from 25)
3,325 sold
A 6% drop.
Killswitch Engage, Atonement (Metal Blade)
#48 (from 31)
2,075 sold
A 38% drop.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#55 (from 44)
1,775 sold
A 13% drop.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#56 (from 86)
1,775 sold
A whopping 58% boost.
Volbeat, Rewind, Replay, Rebound(Republic)
#73 (from 55)
1,325 sold
A 18% drop.
Nirvana, Live And Loud (Geffen)
#109 (from 38)
870 sold
A 65% second week drop. Also doesn’t Ozzy have an album called Live & Loud?
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#117 (from 121)
830 sold
A 3% boost.
Knocked Loose, A Different Shade Of Blue (Pure Noise)
#123 (from 70)
810 sold
A 40% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Infest The Rats’ Nest (Flightless)
#130 (from 77)
770 sold
A 37% drop.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#140 (from 149)
700 sold
A 6% boost.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#160 (from 102)
620 sold
A 36% drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#170 (from 129)
580 sold
A 23% drop.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#179 (fr0m 106)
560 sold
A 41% drop.
Wage War, Pressure (Fearless)
#184 (from 15)
540 sold
A 90% second week drop.
Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#188 (from 135)
530 sold
A 27% drop.
Sabaton, The Great War (Nuclear Blast)
#189 (from 197)
530 sold
A 2% drop.
#192 (re-entry)
520 sold
This has been on and off the chart the past few weeks.
Sons Of Apollo, Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony(InsideOut)
390 sold
Only a 40% drop in week two.
Sacred Reich, Awakening(Metal Blade)
360 sold
A 39% drop.
Witch Vomit, Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave(20 Buck Spin)
280 sold
A second week 32% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
220 sold
A 3% drop.
Torche, Admission (Relapse)
220 sold
A 21% boost.
Tarja, In The Raw (earMUSIC)
210 sold
A 75% second week drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
180 sold
A 25% boost.
Uniform, The Long Walk (Sacred Bones)
170 sold
This came out little over a year ago, but has popped up again likely thanks to the band’s new collaborative album with The Body.
Russian Circles, Blood Year(Sargent House)
160 sold
A 36% drop.
Crobot, Motherbrain(Mascot)
160 sold
A 32% drop.
Ceremony, In The Spirit World Now (Relapse)
160 sold
A 37% drop
Entombed A.D., Bowels Of Earth(Century Media)
150 sold
A 58% drop.
Uniform & The Body, Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back(Sacred Bones)
140 sold
A 22% drop.

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