Metal By Numbers 9/4: The charts get knocked about

Posted by on September 4, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Hey, it’s September. This month means different things for different people. If you’re a student, it means you’re back at school. If you’re Billy Joe Armstrong, it means it’s time to go to sleep for a whole month. If you love fall, it means pumpkins and putting up Halloween decorations a month in advance. No judgement on that last one by the way: if people can get all Christmasy in November, you can certainly get all spooky in September. And if you’re me, it means you’re psyched because you’re getting new albums from Cult of Luna and Opeth very soon. Fall’s a pretty metal time of year anyway, right?
Notable Debuts:
Knocked Loose, A Different Shade Of Blue (Pure Noise)
Debut #5
14,550 sold
The band’s second album lands in the top five and marks their best debut yet.
Sacred Reich, Awakening(Metal Blade)
Debut #48
2,025 sold
Sacred Reich’s first album in 23 years makes a respectable debut.
Ceremony, In The Spirit World Now (Relapse)
Debut #76
1,225 sold
This is the band’s sixth studio album.
Crobot, Motherbrain (Mascot)
Debut #108
920 sold
The band’s highest charting album to date.
The Dead Daisies, Locked and Loaded: The Covers Album (Steamhammer)
460 sold
This album includes covers of classic rock bands like CCR and Grand Funk Railroad.
Freedom Call, M.E.T.A.L.(Steamhammer)
170 sold
This is the band’s tenth album.
Notable Sales:
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#9 (from #3)
9,225 sold
A 51% drop, but this is still in the top 10.
Killswitch Engage, Atonement (Metal Blade)
#13 (from 2)
6,325 sold
A 71% drop in week two.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#25 (from 17)
3,575 sold
A 15% drop.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#31 (from 18)
2,900 sold
A 30% drop.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#34 (fr0m 65)
2,725 sold
Another big boost, this time of 83%.
Volbeat, Rewind, Replay, Rebound(Republic)
#50 (from 28)
1,975 sold
A 28% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Infest The Rats’ Nest (Flightless)
#58 (from 7)
1,750 sold
A second week drop of 80%.
Off With Their Heads, Be Good(Epitaph)
#66 (from 108)
1,550 sold
This defies a second week drop and instead boosts by 55%.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#84 (from 52)
1,150 sold
A 36% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#89 (from 85)
1,050 sold
A 7% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#138 (from 142)
750 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#143 (from 135)
730 sold
A 5% drop.
Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell (UMe)
#145 (re-entry)
720 sold
A 45% boost back onto the charts.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#150 (from 154)
710 sold
This sold the same as last week.
Sabaton, The Great War (Nuclear Blast)
#157 (from 184)
670 sold
A 12% boost.
#171 (re-entry)
620 sold
This dropped off last week but got a 63% boost back up.
Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#174 (from 178)
610 sold
A 1% drop.
Pathology, Reborn To Kill (Pavement)
#175 (Debut)
610 sold
In week three, this got boosted high enough to crack the Current Albums chart.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#185 (from 131)
570 sold
A 28% drop.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#187 (from 191)
560 sold

A 2% drop.





#196 (from 199)
530 sold
This sold about the same as last week.
Shadow of Intent, Melancholy(Self-Released)
390 sold
A 77% drop in week two.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
380 sold
A 40% boost.
 HammerFall, Dominion (Napalm)
300 sold
A second week drop of 80%.
Cerebral Rot, Odious Descent Into Decay (20 Buck Spin)
270 sold
A 59% drop in week two.
Uniform & The Body, Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back(Sacred Bones)
260 sold
Only a 14% second week drop.
Russian Circles, Blood Year(Sargent House)
250 sold
A 33% drop.
Devourment, Obscene Majesty (Relapse)
220 sold
A 80% drop in week two.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
160 sold
A 24% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
150 sold
A 9% drop.
Jinjer, Micro EP (Napalm)
150 sold
A 60% boost back up.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
140 sold
A 3% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
140 sold
A 42% boost back up.

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