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

Yeah, Cannibal Corpse was not the highest debut of the week, but we focused on that album anyway. Why? Well, between them, Motionless In White, and Slash, the band with the bloody zombie music video is probably going to draw the most interest. And the band that was in Ace Ventura. And the band with a singer who inspired the design of another death metal singer. But, you know, that’s just a guess. There are other debuts for this week as well with many of the bands having the best numbers of their careers.


Notable Debuts:

Motionless In White, Reincarnate (Fearless) #9, 30,950 sold

The band lands in the top 10 with its highest charting album yet.


Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, World On Fire (Dik Hayd) #10, 29,275 sold

Slash’s latest solo offering doesn’t land has high as the previous two records, but, hey, can’t complain about a top 10 record.


Cannibal Corpse, A Skeletal Domain (Metal Blade) #31, 8,825 sold

Cannibal Corpse are back with album thirteen, its highest charting album yet.


Flyleaf, Between The Stars (Loud & Proud) #32, 8,250 sold

This is the band’s first album with new vocalist Kristen May.


Otherwise, Peace At All Costs (Century Media) #48, 5,475 sold  

This Las Vegas band outdoes its previous album by landing in the top 50.


The Contortionist, Language (eOne) #51, 5,175 sold

The Contortionist also land its highest debut yet with album three.


Texas In July, Bloodwork (Equal Vision) #70, 4,125 sold

In what seems to be a pattern for this week, Texas In July also nab its highest spot on the charts.


Colossus, Badlands (Facedown) #154, 1,700

The latest offering from this South Dakota Christian metalcore act.


Iron Reagan, The Tyranny of Will (Relapse) 930 sold

The Richmond, VA natives get started on the charts with album two.


Obey The Brave, Salvation (Epitaph) 470 sold

The bands latest album gets its debut while the band tours with The Amity Affliction.


Myrkur, Myrkur (Relapse) 430 sold

This is the debut EP from the one woman black metal band.



Notable Sales:

Godsmack, 1000hp (Universal Republic) #68, 4,225 sold

Being in week 7, this has done well by staying in the top 100.


Linkin Park, The Hunting Party (Warner Bros.) #88, 3,050 sold

A 16% drop.


Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #103, 2,575 sold

A 15% boost bumps this up some.


Rise Against, The Black Market (Interscope) #104, 4,325 sold

This gets an 11% boost putting it nearly at 100,000 sold.


Seether, Isolate & Medicate (The Bicycle Music Company) #120, 2,200 sold

Over 90,000 sold.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #122, 2,150 sold

A slight 8% bump puts this a little under 420,000 sold.


In Flames, Siren Charms (Sony) #123, 2,150 sold

This takes a second week 76% hit.


The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #135, 2,000 sold

This gets a nice bump of 21%.


Theory of a Deadman, Savages (Roadrunner) #137, 1,900 sold

Sitting just under 60,000 sold.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #142, 1,850 sold

This is down a bit farther than its counterpart, but it’s hardly doing bad.


Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #146, 1,800 sold

A small 6% boost.


Opeth, Pale Communion (Roadrunner) #149, 1,775 sold

Last week, we were corrected that Opeth peaked at #3 in Sweden, not #24. That sounds a bit more right.


Thousand Foot Krutch, OXYGEN:INHALE (TFK) #170, 1,550 sold

A 19% drop.


Skillet, Rise (Atlantic) #178, 1,475 sold

Think a 9% boost will get a rise out of people?


Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #189, 1,375 sold

It would appear that the band’s tour with Hellyeah has gotten some more sales, sitting at just under 245,000 total.


Judas Priest, Redeemer of Souls (Epic) #196, 1,325 sold

This may perk up a bit when the band’s tour starts next week.


Earth, Primitive and Deadly (Southern Lord) 640 sold

A primitive drop of 39%.


Hammerfall, (R)evolution (Nuclear Blast) 570 sold

A (d)rop of 34%.


The Haunted, Exit Wounds (Century Media) 460 sold

A haunting 25% decline (okay, that was too easy).


YOB, Clearing The Path To Ascend (Neurot) 450 sold

What if the band’s name stands for You Oughta Buy?


Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 290 sold

A tiny boost of 3%.


King 810, Memoirs of a Murderer (Roadrunner) 290 sold

A drop of 16%.


Babymetal, Babymetal (VAP Japan) 280 sold

A drop of 35%.


Rival Sons, Great Western Valkyrie (Earache) 260 sold

A 3% isn’t so great, but better than nothing.


Eluveitie, Origins (Nuclear Blast) 250 sold

Maybe the band’s US tour will gather some numbers.


Devour the Day,  Time & Pressure (Fat Lady) 250 sold

This pops up for the first time since May.