Metal By Numbers 9/2: Unleash the charters

Posted by on September 2, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I hate to continue to be a downer after the death of Riley Gale, but the death of Chadwick Boseman continued the bummer train only four days later. Two cases of very talented people gone far too soon. So, like many of you, in times of trouble I turn to music. And holy hell, that new Unleash The Archers record is a banger. The fact that its our top hard rock/metal debut of the week is even better. Whatever other misfortunes come of this year, at least there’s good music.
Notable Debuts:
Unleash The Archers, Abyss (Napalm)
Debut #14
4,950 sold
Unleash The Archers’ fifth album is its best debut yet, selling over 3 times its predecessor.
Incantation, Sect Of Vile Divinities (Relapse)
Debut #33
2,000 sold
The band’s eleventh studio album outsold its predecessor.
Be Well, The Weight and the Cost (Equal Vision)
Debut #60
1,200 sold
This is the debut album from the band featuring members of Darkest Hour and Bane.
Atramentus, Stygian (20 Buck Spin)
Debut #101
740 sold
This is the funeral doom band’s debut album.
Buried Alive, Death Will Find You (Bridge 9)
Debut #119
650 sold
This is the band’s first release is almost 20 years.
Blues Pills, Holy Moly! (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #156
490 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Cytotoxin, Nuklearth (Unique Leader)
380 sold
This is the German band’s fourth album.
Kill The Lights, The Sinner (Fearless)
310 sold
This is the band’s debut album. They were recently featured on our Metal Inside(r)Home Quarantine column.
Expander, Neuropunk Boostergang (Profound Lore)
260 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Outer Heaven, Live at Saint Vitus Bar, 02-22-20 (Relapse)
160 sold
This live album is a limited edition one time pressing. Probably it’ll be one of the few live albums recorded in 2020.
Notable Sales:
Deep Purple, Whoosh! (earMUSIC)
#55 (from 20)
1,425 sold
A 48% drop.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#74 (from 88)
1,025 sold
A 5% boost.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#76 (from 70)
1,025 sold
A 14% drop with just under 100,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#104 (from 121)
730 sold
A 2% boost.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#116 (from 130)
670 sold
A 1% boost.
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
#131 (from 118)
600 sold
A 17% drop with just under 40,000 sold.
Dance Gavin Dance, Afterburner(Rise)
#147 (from 97)
530 sold
A 40% drop with just under 40,000 sold.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#168 (from 143)
470 sold
A 25% drop.
Debut #86
430 sold
A 59% drop in week two.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#184 (from 170)
420 sold
A 13% drop.
Grey Daze, Amends (Loma Vista)
#189 (re-entry)
410 sold
A 9% boost brings this back up after dropping off last week.
Avatar, Hunter Gatherer(eOne)
#191 (from 149)
400 sold
A 31% drop.
Static-X, Project Regeneration Vol. 1 (Otsego Entertainment Group)
#197 (from 144)
390 sold

A 37% drop.

In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
Debut #198

390 sold

A 4% boost bring this back onto the charts.
Septicflesh, Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX (Season Of Mist)
270 sold
This gets boosted back up after dropping off last week.
King Buzzo (with Trevor Dunn), Gift of Sacrifice(Ipecac)
250 sold
A 80% drop in week two.
Imperial Triumphant, Alphaville(Century Media)
220 sold
A 33% drop.
Russian Circles, Blood Year(Sargent House)
200 sold
This pops up for the first time since March.
Black Crown Initiate, Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape (Century Media)
200 sold
A 9% drop.
Ingested, Where Only Gods May Tread (Unique Leader)
190 sold
A 83% second week drop.
Wilderun, Veil Of Imagination (Century Media)
190 sold
This gets boosted following the band’s signing to Century Media.
Primal Fear, Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast)
160 sold
A 18% drop.
Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal Live (Napalm)
160 sold
A 23% drop.
Primitive Man, Immersion (Relapse)
150 sold
A 91% drop in week two.
Alcatrazz, Born Innocent (Silver Lining)
130 sold
A 21% drop.
Power Trip, Live In Seattle 05.28.2018 (Dark Operative)
130 sold
Power Trip’s live album gets a boost following the death of Riley Gale.
Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, Stygian Bough Volume 1 (Profound Lore)
120 sold
A 54% boost.
Terminal Nation, Holocene Extinction(20 Buck Spin)
120 sold
A 3% boost.
Haken, Virus(Inside Out)
120 sold
A 66% drop.

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