Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Pig Destroyer, Head Cage (Relapse)
The grindcore masters’ sixth studio album and their first album since 2012.
Metal Allegiance, Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty (Nuclear Blast)
This is Metal Allegiance’s second studio album, proving that they’re more than just a live all-star jam.
Suicidal Tendencies, Still Cyco Punk After All These Years (Suicidal)
This is a re-recording of Mike Muir’s debut solo album from 1996.
Korpiklaani, Kulkija (Nuclear Blast)
This is the group’s tenth studio album.
Satan, Cruel Magic (Metal Blade Records)
Hail Satan! Actually, if they sold 339 more it would’ve meant more.
Cauldron, New Gods (Dissonance Productions)
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#36 (from 29)
Hard to believe these guys haven’t released a full-length yet, but that’s coming next month. It’ll be interesting to see if these guys evolve from being the Zeppelin tribute band they claim they aren’t. “Watching Over” is a good start.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#80 (from 61)
Even their old stuff!
Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#121 (from 112)
This has sold 100,000 copies, and “Dance Macabre” just went out to rock radio, which should be another huge hit (“Rats” was #1 at rock radio for eight weeks straight).
Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#129 (from 93)
The band’s cover of “Zombie” is platinum.
A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#200 (from 185)
A 7% drop, but this has sold 108,000 copies already.
Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal (Napalm)
There’s still a lot of people that love metal. 9,000 at last count.
Nothing, Dance On The Blacktop(Relapse)
The Philly neo-shoegazers will cross 4,000 sold next week.
Thou, Magus(Sacred Bones)
A pretty big second week drop finds this dropping 83%.
U.D.O., Steel Factory(AFM)
U.D.O.’s sixteenth studio album drops a bit in it’s second week.
Yob, Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
This has enough of an increase in sales to bring it back on the charts. As well it should.
Powerwolf, The Sacrament Of Sin (Napalm)
Never underestimate the power of power metal. This gets a 9% boost in it’s eighth week on the chart.
Immortal, Northern Chaos Gods (Nuclear Blast)
If a black metal band films a video in the woods and no one’s there to see it, did it even happen? This has another boost from last week as well, up 16%