Metal By Numbers 9/29: Notable Debuts Everywhere

Posted by on October 19, 2021

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 9/29! A lot of notable debuts! Enjoy!


Notable Debuts:

Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
Debut #3
19,100 sold

An incredible debut for such a fairly new band. One of the biggest bands to rise out of the pandemic. Well deserved chart success!






Carcass, Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #15
4,100 sold

The seventh studio album from the Liverpool natives. It’s the first album to feature guitarist Rom Draper.





Eidola, The Architect (Blue Swan/Rise)
Debut #29
2,600 sold

Salt Lake City’s own Eidola drops a post-hardcore rager.







Candlebox, Wolves (Pavement Entertainment)
Debut #33
2,450 sold

The seventh studio album from the Seattle hard rock band.






Thrice, Horizons/East (Epitaph)
Debut #35
1,950 sold

Thrice drops their experimental and relevant eleventh album.






Dream Theater, Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Master Of Puppets – Live In Barcelona, 2002 (InsideOut)
Debut #77
1,025 sold

This is the next release of the ‘Lost Not Forgotten Archives.’ The main purpose is to re-release and reissue the entire Ytsejam Records catalog.






Mono, Pilgrimage Of The Soul (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
Debut #85
950 sold

This Japanese experimental band has been around for 22 years and has now released their 11th studio album.






Alien Weaponry, Tangaroa (Napalm Records)
Debut #124
700 sold

The second studio album from Waipu, New Zealand.






Vulvodynia, Praenuntius Infiniti (Unique Leader)
Debut #133
630 sold

“Vulvodynia is a chronic, severe vaginal pain with no identifiable cause.” The fifth album from South African slam juggernauts.






InsomniumArgent Moon (Century Media)
Debut #141
600 sold

Something new from the softer side of Insomnium. Check out our interview with bassist/vocalist Niilo Sevänen!






The Plot In You, Swan Song (Fearless)
500 sold

The Ohio based band released their fifth studio album.







Edge Of Paradise, The Unknown (Frontiers Music Srl)
Debut #191
450 sold

The Canadian band recruited Mike Plotnikoff (Halestorm, Three Days Grace) and Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace) for their fourth studio album.





Brainstorm, Wall Of Skulls (AFM)
400 sold

It’s their 13th studio album. Crazy how time flies!






Arcturus, Stars And Oblivion: The Complete Works 1991-2002 (Prophecy)
230 sold

The Norwegian avant-garde metal legends release a massive boxset of their legacy.






Rage, Resurrection Day (Steamhammer/SPV)
220 sold

What a rager for the German natives 25th studio record.







Vega, Anarchy And Unity (Frontiers)
170 sold

The band’s seventh studio album still features that classy, but mature sound.






Employed To Serve, Conquering (Spinefarm)
160 sold

The British outfit release their highly acclaimed fourth studio album.





Notable Sales:

Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#9 (from #2)
8,400 sold

Iron Maiden’s seventeenth studio album drops 47% in week three.






Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#23 (from 21)
3,100 sold

A small 3% decrease for the Michigan band.







King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000  (KGLW)
#39 (from 20)
1,800 sold

The Melbourne natives stay alive with a 47% drop for their 18th studio album.







Staind, Live: It’s Been Awhile  (BMG)
#42 (re-entry)
1,725 sold

Staind “Can’t Believe” they are “Right Here” but they’ll “Take It.”







Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
#76 (from 93)
1,025 sold

A 9% jump for the Ukrainian metalcore outfit. They’ve sold about 8,000 copies as of 9/23.






Twiztid, Unlikely Prescription (Majik Ninja Entertainment)
#83 (from 14)
950 sold

The 15th album from the Detroit based hip hop duo drops 77% in week two.







Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#89 (from 70)
925 sold

The Baltimore band’s fourth album drops 25% in week four.






GWAR, Scumdogs XXX Live (The Pit Records)
#128 (from 82)
675 sold

The live album filmed in an empty crack house in Richmond, VA drops 37%.






Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight (Roswell)
#147 (from 163)
575 sold

A 12% jump! Now There Is Nothing Left to Lose.






AC/DC, Power Up (Columbia)
#154 (from 149)
550 sold

A 2% decrease. I’m sure they’ll power up next week, right?






Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#164 (from 116)
500 sold

WvH continues to fall with 32% this week.






AbortedManiaCult (Century Media)
#175 (from 55)
475 sold

The 11-track effort for the Belgian death metal band decreases by 67%.






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

The rare and limited acoustic album drops 6% in week four.






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

The solo record from the former Dance Gavin Dance singer drops 52%.





Witch Vomit, Abhorrent Rapture (20 Buck Spin)
275 sold

The EP might be back on the charts but drops 35%.






Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom (Sumerian Records)
240 sold

Their second studio album drops another 4% in week six. Do yourself a favor and taste the brutality here!






Leprous, Aphelion (InsideOutMusic)
225 sold

A 9% increase for the seventh studio album from the Notodden natives.





Wolves In The Throne Room, Primordial Arcana (Relapse Records)
215 sold

The seventh studio album drops 80%.





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

A 42% fall in week four. Still, Andy Dwyer will always be proud.






Ex Deo, The Thirteen Years Of Nero (Napalm Records)
180 sold

The side project of Kataklysm frontman, Maurizio Iacon, drops their fourth album focusing on the history of the Roman Empire.






Darkthrone, Eternal Hails (Peaceville)
160 sold

A 12% increase in week 13. It’s a great album.






Inferi, Vile Genesis (The Artisan Era)
160 sold

An ugly 93% fall for the the Nashville-based tech death outfit and their 6th studio album.






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

A 20% rise for the story of a man-eating half-wolf, half-dog hybrid.







King Woman, Celestial Blues (Relapse)
140 sold

A 5% decrease for the Iranian producer and vocalist Kris Esfandiari. This album tells a story about a near death experience she had as a child.





Seven Spires, Gods Of Debauchery (Frontiers)
130 sold

“An American metal quartet specializing in melancholic tales and tenebrous grandeur.” – Awesome but they still dropped by 65% this week.






The Night Flight Orchestra, Aeromantic II (Nuclear Blast)
130 sold

The side project from Soilwork masterminds, Björn Strid and David Andersson. It re-enters the chart with a 17% increase.


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