Metal By Numbers 9/30: Ace Frehley flies up the charts

Posted by on September 30, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I already made an “Aces High” pun the last time Ace Frehley put out an album, so the title took me a minute to come up with. Sixteen debuts is pretty hefty but expected this time of year, and they don’t even include two of my most anticipated albums that came out last week. That would of course be Deftones and The Ocean’s new releases. I’ve said it before, but whatever you think of 2020 at least there’s been great music.
Notable Debuts:
Ace Frehley, Origins Vol. 2 (eOne Music)
Debut #6
9,650 sold
Frehley’s ninth album charted higher, sold less than its predecessor.
Fit For A King, The Path (Solid State)
Debut #10
8,750 sold
The band’s sixth album marks its best debut yet.
Movements, No Good Left To Give(Fearless)
Debut #14
5,375 sold
The band’s second album is its best debut yet.
10 Years, Violent Allies (Mascot)
Debut #23
3,650 sold
This is the band’s ninth album.
Nine Inch Nails, Quake Soundtrack (Interscope)
Debut #30
2,800 sold
NIN’s soundtrack to 1996’s Quake got a remastered vinyl release.
Napalm Death, Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (Century Media)
Debut #41
1,925 sold
Napalm Death’s sixteenth album is its first in five years, the longest gap yet between albums.
Heathen, Empire Of The Blind (Nuclear Blast)
Debut #51
1,675 sold
Heathen’s fourth album is its first in 11 years.
Flying Colors, Third Stage: Live In London(Music Theories)
Debut #114
760 sold
This is the prog supergroup’s third live album.
Finntroll, Vredesvävd (Century Media)
Debut #135
630 sold
The band’s seven album is its first in seven years.
Derek Sherinian, The Phoenix (Century Media)
Debut #145
560 sold
Sherinian’s eighth solo album is his first since 2011.



Raven, Metal City (SPV/Steamhammer)
Debut #164
490 sold
This is the band’s fourteenth album and its first in five years.
Vatican Shadow, Persian Pillars of the Gasoline Era(20 Buck Spin)
Debut #181
440 sold
This is the latest release from Dominick Fernow under the Vatican Shadow moniker.
Carnation, Where Death Lies(Season Of Mist)
340 sold
This is the Belgian band’s second album.
Plague Years, Circle of Darkness (eOne)
 220 sold
This the band’s second album.
Seventh Day Slumber, Unseen: The Lamb(Nashville)
150 sold
This is Seventh Day Slumber’s second release this year after Unseen: The Lion.
Fires In The Distance, Echoes From Deep November (Prosthetic)
140 sold
This is the band’s full length debut.
Notable Sales:
Marilyn Manson, We Are Chaos (Loma Vista)
#11 (from 1)
6,775 sold
A 76% second week drop.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#16 (from 5)
5,300 sold
A 9% drop.
#56 (from 31)
1,500 sold
A 17% drop.
Stryper, Even The Devil Believes(Frontiers)
#68 (from 38)
1,250 sold
A 21% drop.
Mastodon, Medium Rarities (Reprise)
#75 (from 8)
1,125 sold
A 76% second week drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#89 (from 112)
950 sold

A 42% boost.





Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#93 (from 61)
910 sold

A 19% drop.





Deep Purple, Whoosh! (earMUSIC)
#104 (from 83)
800 sold
A 4% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#117 (from 92)
740 sold

A 3% drop.





Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#127 (from 46)
660 sold
A 55% drop with just under 75,000 sold.




All Them Witches, Nothing As The Ideal (New West)
#148 (from 98)
530 sold
A 28% drop.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#163 (from 125)
500 sold

A 20% drop.





The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#171 (from 171)
480 sold
This gets a 13% boost and has over 40,000 sold.
Lamb Of God, Lamb Of God (Epic)
#176 (from 144)
470 sold

A 11% drop.

Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#183 (from 169)
440 sold
A 2% boost.
Necrot, Mortal (Tankcrimes)
#192 (from 140)
410 sold
A 23% drop.
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
380 sold
A drop of 43% in week two.
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
280 sold
A large boost thanks to the second vinyl pressing that just released.
The Pineapple Thief, Versions of the Truth(Kscope)
280 sold
A 64% drop.
Skeletal Remains, The Entombment Of Chaos (Century Media)
270 sold
A 62% drop in week two.
Unleash The Archers, Abyss (Napalm)
260 sold

A 11% drop.

Oceans Of Slumber, Oceans Of Slumber(Century Media)
190 sold

A 6% drop.





King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
180 sold

A 63% drop.
Neal Morse, Sola Gratia(Century Media)
180 sold
A 82% drop in week two.
Uniform, Shame(Sacred Bones)
140 sold
A 74% second week drop.
Incantation, Sect Of Vile Divinities (Relapse)
130 sold

A 55% drop.

Ihsahn, Pharos (Candlelight)
130 sold
A 74% drop in week two.
120 sold
A 52% drop.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
120 sold
A 13% drop.
Myrkur, Folkesange(Relapse)
110 sold
Back after a 206% b00st.

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