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

The charts always seem to get a bit more packed this time of year. Large releases are coming week after week and they’re all accompanied by smaller but no less noteworthy releases. Before you know it we’ll all be picking through this past year’s releases and putting together top 10’s and whatnot.
Notable Debuts:
Thrice, Palms(Epitaph)
Debut #7
15,700 sold
This is the band’s tenth studio album. It sold slightly less than its predecessor.

Fit For A King, Dark Skies (Solid State)
Debut #13
8,400 sold

The band’s fifth album is their best debut yet.


Deicide, Overtures Of Blasphemy(Century Media)
Debut #88
1,475 sold

This is the band’s twelfth album and first in five years.




Conan, Existential Void Guardian (Napalm)
Debut #174
720 sold

This is the band’s fourth full-length.



Grave Digger,The Living Dead (Napalm)
510 sold

This is the band’s nineteenth album




Monster Truck, True Rockers(Mascot)
430 sold

This is the band’s third album.




Infernal Coil, Within A World Forgotten(Profound Lore)
270 sold

This is the band’s debut album.




Failure, The Furthest Thing(Self-Released)
260 sold

This is the band’s second EP released this year.




Archgoat, The Luciferian Crown(Debemur Morti)
240 sold

This is the band’s third full-length.




Pyrexia, Unholy Requiem (Unique Leader)
200 sold

This is the band’s fifth full-length.




Notable Sales:

Clutch, Book of Bad Decisions  (Weathermaker Music)
#21 (from 6)
4,675 sold
An 82% second week drop, but it’s still in the top 25.


Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#33 (from 36)
3,250 sold

A slight drop of 4%.




Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#42 (from 49)
2,950 sold

A 27% boost.



Alice In Chains, Rainier Fog (BMG)
#53 (from 25)
2,400 sold

A 45% drop.



Alter Bridge, Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Napalm)
#77 (from 27)
1,600 sold

A 63% drop in week two.




Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#83 (from 80)
1,550 sold

Over 150,000 sold.




Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#106 (from 100)
1,325 sold

A 3% boost.



Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#107 (from 97)

A slight 2% drop.



Halestorm, Vicious (Atlantic)
#122 (from 105)
1,075 sold

A drop of 12%.



Bullet For My Valentine, Gravity (Spinefarm)
#133 (from 172)
990 sold

A big 43% boost.



Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#138 (from 89)
940 sold

A 33% drop.



Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#146 (from 121)
890 sold

An 11% drop with over 100,000 sold.



Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
#167 (from 188)
770 sold

A 23% boost.




Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#168 (from 129)
770 sold

A 18% drop.




Pig Destroyer, Head Cage (Relapse)
#176 (from 51)
700 Sold

A 69% drop in week two.




Suicidal Tendencies, Still Cyco Punk After All These Years (Suicidal)
#195 (from 70)
610 Sold

A second week drop of 64%.



Metal Allegiance, Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty (Nuclear Blast)
480 Sold

A 77% drop in week two.




Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal (Napalm)
370 sold

A 2% drop.




Nothing, Dance On The Blacktop(Relapse)
340 sold

A 9% drop.




U.D.O., Steel Factory(AFM)
230 sold

A 20% drop.




Thou, Magus(Sacred Bones)
220 sold

A 39% drop.




The Skull, The Endless Road Turns Dark(Tee Pee)
200 sold

A 60% drop in week two.




Powerwolf, The Sacrament Of Sin (Napalm)
180 sold

A small 2% boost.




Satan, Cruel Magic (Metal Blade)
170 sold

A 47% drop.




Krisiun, Scourge of the Enthroned (Century Media)
170 sold

A 70% second week drop.




Skyharbor, Sunshine Dust (eOne)
170 sold

An 82% drop in week two.