Metal By Numbers 9/13: Sales find some solace

Posted by on September 13, 2017

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

Welcome back, missed you all last week. While this week’s edition of MBN doesn’t features the chart topping debuts that occurred last week, the wealth of material release should certainly not go unnoticed. My personal tip of the hat goes to Paradise Lost’s Medusa. Of course, with three and a half months left to go in 2017, a cavalcade of albums will soon be gracing this column. I still keep track of what’s coming via this Wikipedia page, though new stuff is being added all the time as more bands announce album releases.

Notable Debuts: 
Epica, The Solace System (Nuclear Blast)
2,700 sold
The band’s new EP tops the heavy debuts this week.
Paradise Lost, Medusa (Nuclear Blast)
1,500 sold
The band’s fifteenth album debuts slightly higher than its 2015 predecessor.
Septicflesh, Codex Omega (Prosthetic)
1,100 sold
This sold slightly less than 2014’s Titan.
Motörhead, Under Cöver (Motörhead Music)
800 sold
If you wanted a recording of Motörhead’s killer rendition of “Whiplash” along with a few songs, this album has you covered.
Anubis Gate, Covered In Black (Nightmare Records)
250 sold
This is the band’s seventh album.
The Convalescence, This Is Hell (Unique Leader)
200 sold
The band’s new album comes little over a year after their 2016 sophomore effort.
Flaw, United We Stand (Pavement)
175 sold
This new EP comes a year after their fourth LP.
Tony MacAlpine, Death of Roses (SunDog)
175 sold
This is MacAlpine’s thirteenth solo album.
Berried Alive, Fool’s Gold (Self-Released)
150 sold
I’m not 100% sure what this is, but I can’t pretend that album art isn’t awesome.
Notable Sales:

Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
12,000 sold

This debuted last week at #3 on the Billboard and has sold 81,000 so far.





Nickelback, Feed the Machine (BMG)
3,200 sold
95,000 sold in total.




Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
3100 sold

Around 218,000 sold in total.





Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
1,800 sold

This is nearing 20,000 sold.





metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
1,500 sold

Another drop in the bucket.





Steven Wilson, To The Bone (Caroline)
1,500 sold
Fun fact: a video game about Steven Wilson’s music is being made.





Stone SourHydrograd (Roadrunner)
1,500 sold

Around 55,000 sold.






Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
1,200 sold

Around 206,000 sold so far.





In This Moment, Ritual (Atlantic/Roadrunner Records)
1,200 sold

Around 34,000 sold.





I Prevail - Lifelines

I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
1,100 sold

Around 93,000 sold.





Alice Cooper, Paranormal (earMUSIC)
1,100 sold

Around 23,000 sold.





Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
800 sold

Around 56,000 sold.





Rise Against, Wolves (Virgin)
800 sold
46,000 sold.




Thy Art Is Murder, Dear Desolation (Nuclear Blast)
700 sold
8,300 in sold in total.


Brendon Small, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm (Megaforce)
650 sold
4,300 sold in total so far.



Dead Cross, Dead Cross (Ipecac Recordings)
500 sold
9,000 sold in total.




Accept, The Rise Of Chaos (Nuclear Blast)
500 sold
Also 9,000 sold in total.




Eluveitie, Evocation II – Pantheon (Nuclear Blast)
250 sold
2,100 sold.

Decapitated, Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
250 sold

Well, this isn’t going to be getting any more tour boosts that’s for sure.




Venom Inc, Avé (Nuclear Blast)
250 sold
Around 2,100 sold.
Ded, Mis•an•thrope (Surestone)
200 sold
4,400 sold in total.
Shaman’s Harvest, Red Hands Black Deeds (Mascot)
200 sold
5,000 sold.
Dying Fetus, Wrong One To Fuck With (Relapse)
200 sold
9,400 sold in total.

Leprous, Malina (InsideOut Music)
200 sold

This debut last week and has sold 1,000 so far.





Incantation, Profane Nexus (Relapse)
200 sold
1,900 sold so far.
Rex Brown, Smoke On This… (eOne Music)
150 sold
3,400 sold

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