Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

These are the chart rankings from 9/22! Enjoy!


Notable Debuts:


Twiztid, Unlikely Prescription(Majik Ninja Entertainment)
Debut #14
4,150 sold

The 15th album from the Detroit based hip hop duo.





Inferi, Vile Genesis (The Artisan Era)
Debut #28
2,450 sold

Nashville-based tech death outfit release their 6th studio album.





Andrew W.K., God Is Partying (Napalm Records)
Debut #42
1,800 sold

Andrew W.K partying hard with his sixth studio album. Produced by Ted Young and himself.





Metallica and Various Artists, The Metallica Blacklist (Blackened Recordings)
Debut #44
1,800 sold

I must say, I am shocked Metallica didn’t chart higher. Perhaps it’s because it’s all covers?





GWAR, Scumdogs XXX Live (The Pit Records)
Debut #82
1,050 sold

A live album filmed in an empty crack house in Richmond, VA. I wish I was there.





AbortedManiaCult (Century Media)
Debut #55
1,500 sold

An 11-track effort for the Belgian death metal band.






Jonny Craig, The Places We’ll Never Be (Indepenent)
Debut #139
600 sold

A new solo record from the former Dance Gavin Dance singer.






The Dead Deads, Tell Your Girls It’s Alright (Rumble Records)
550 sold

A great album from McQueen, Daisy, and Meta dead!






Seven Spires, Gods Of Debauchery (Frontiers)
375 sold

“An American metal quartet specializing in melancholic tales and tenebrous grandeur.” – Awesome.





Notable Sales:

Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#2 (from #1)
16,150 sold

Crazy debut for Iron Maiden’s seventeenth studio album. Again, this shouldn’t really be a surprised, right?





King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
#20 (re-entry)
3,400 sold

The Melbourne natives re-enter the charts #20.






Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#21 (from 14)
3,250 sold

A 16% decrease for the  Michigan band.






Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#70 (from 27)
1,225 sold

The Baltimore band’s fourth album drops 46%.







Wolves In The Throne Room, Primordial Arcana(Relapse Records)
#84 (from 112)
1,050 sold

The seventh studio album rises 54%.





Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
#93 (from 64)
925 sold

A 24% drop for the Ukrainian metalcore outfit.






Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#116 (from 83)
750 sold

WvH falls 23% but still rock hard?






AC/DC, Power Up(Columbia)
#149 (from 104)
575 sold

A 20% decrease. They’ll power up next week.






A Place To Bury Strangers, Hologram (Dedstrange)
#150 (re-entry)
550 sold

The NYC noise rock band release their 5 track EP on their own label.






Deafheaven, Infinite Granite (Sargent House)
#161 (from 91)
530 sold

Their fifth studio album continues it’s descend with 39%. Give it a listen on Bandcamp!






Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#163 (from 123)
525 sold

A 4% drop! Have we’ve seen Foo Fighters this low before!?






Megadeth, Unplugged In Boston – Live 2001 (Cleopatra Records)
#165 (from 99)
500 sold

The rare and limited acoustic album drops 33% in week three. But hey, they charted higher than Metallica’s S&M2!







Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#182 (from 139)
450 sold

A 13% decrease and Megadeth charted higher.






Witch Vomit, Abhorrent Rapture(20 Buck Spin)
#191 (re-entry)
425 sold

The EP is back on the charts!







Carnifex, Graveside Confessions (Nuclear Blast)
#198 (from 29)
425 sold

Carnifex drops a massive 81% in week two.





Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album (DualTone/Entertainment 720)
350 sold

A 29% fall in week three. Andy Dwyer will always be proud.







Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom(Sumerian Records)
250 sold

Their second studio album drops another 26% in week five. Do yourself a favor and taste the brutality here!




Pentakill, III: Lost Chapter (Independent)
240 sold

A 12% drop.







220 sold

ERRA dropped their amazing self-titled record March 19th and now dropped a new version of “Vanish Canvas” with Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante. Check it out!!







Leprous, Aphelion (InsideOutMusic)
200 sold

A 21% increase for the seventh studio album from the Notodden natives. Get your prog rock here!




Hooded Menace, The Tritonus Bell(Season of Mist)
150 sold

A 37% drop in week three. A full force of 80’s heavy metal for their sixth album.







Grayscale, Umbra (Fearless)
150 sold

The Pennsylvania natives drop their Fearless third studio album but fall 35% in week three.






King Woman, Celestial Blues (Relapse)
150 sold

A 3% increase for the Iranian producer and vocalist Kris Esfandiari. This album tells a story about a near death experience she had as a child.







Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
150 sold

A 10% drop in week 12.




Dee Snider, Leave A Scar (Napalm Records)
140 sold

Dee Snider with a 40% dencrease.



The Bronx, Bronx VI (Cooking Vinyl)
140 sold

A massive 85% drop in week two. This is their sixth studio album in eighteen years.







Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
130 sold

A 9% increase! Fiddlehead keeps truckin’.






Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild(Napalm Records)
130 sold

Another 8% drop off for the story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid.
Matt Heafy (Trivium) guests on “Fist By Fist”  and kills it.






Portrait, At One With None (Metal Blade Records)
120 sold

The Swedish heavy metal outfit drop 50% with their sophomore record.