Metal By Numbers 9/5: Alice In Charts

Posted by on September 5, 2018

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

It was always going to be a big week with Alice In Chains putting out a new album. On the Top Current Albums they debuted at #2, second only to a South Korean boy band called BTS or the Bangtan Boys. So, in case you were wondering how much people in the US like K-pop, the answer is apparently a lot. Apart from the debuts and a few boosts back into the charts, not much else changed this week. I hardly had to move anything around at all, and let me tell you that’s something that rarely happens.



Notable Debuts:

Alice In Chains, Rainier Fog (BMG)
Debut #2
28,750 sold

Alice In Chains are back with their first album in five years. It had a killer debut even if sales are only half of its predecessor.



The Amity Affliction, Misery(Roadrunner)
Debut #14
6,850 sold

The band’s sixth studio album charts about as high as its predecessor.



Nonpoint, X (Spinefarm)
Debut #28
3,850 sold

This is Nonpoint’s tenth studio album.




Nothing, Dance On The Blacktop(Relapse)
Debut #33
3,025 sold

This is the band’s third studio release.




Wilson, Tasty Nasty (Century Media)
Debut #163
720 sold

This is the band’s third album.



Jesus Piece, Only Self (Southern Lord)
Debut #170
660 sold

This is the debut full-length from this Philly hardcore band.





Mantar, The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze (Nuclear Blast)
170 sold

This is the sludge duo’s third album.






Notable Sales:

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#36 (from 34)
2,900 sold

Only a 1% drop.




Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#37 (from 35)
2,850 sold

A slight drop of 2%.





Halestorm, Vicious (Atlantic)
#52 (from 42)
2,050 sold

A 23% drop with over 40,000 sold.





Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#59 (from 55)
1,900 sold

A 11% drop.




Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#67 (from 63)
1,750 sold

A 3% drop.




Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#74 (from 64)
1,700 sold

After 20 weeks, this has sold over 140,000 copies.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#79 (from 66)
1,575 sold

A drop of 8%.





Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#92 (from 82)
1,350 sold

Just under 40,000 sold.





Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#105 (from 105)
1,175 sold

A 6% boost. Also, the band will be returning to Milwaukee, WI for a special show.




Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal (Napalm)
#123 (from 164)
970 sold

This got a hefty boost of 43%.





Bullet For My Valentine, Gravity (Spinefarm)
#146 (from 144)
790 sold

A 2% boost.





A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#151 (from 163)
780 sold

A 15% boost.





Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
#180 (from 175)
630 sold

A tiny 1% drop.





Red Sun Rising, Thread (Razor & Tie)
370 sold

This got a huge boost back up.






Night Verses, From The Gallery Of Sleep (Equal Vision)
370 sold

This also got boosted way back up.



Erra, Neon (Solid State)
240 sold

A 54% drop.






Primal Fear, Apocalypse (Frontiers)
210 sold

A 47% drop.






Awake At Last, Life/Death/Rebirth(Self-Released)
200 sold

A 8% drop.






Primitive Man and Unearthly Trance, Split(Relapse)
170 sold

A 51% drop.






Doro, Forever Warriors, Forever United (Nuclear Blast)
170 sold

This dropped 75% in week two.





Powerwolf, The Sacrament Of Sin (Napalm)
160 sold

A 36% drop.






Letters From the Fire, Letters From the Fire(Sand Hill)
150 sold

This got a 60% boost back up.






Vein, Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities)
140 sold

A 19% boost is no error.


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