Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Prophets of Rage, The Party’s Over (Prophets of Rage)
Though we had this listed last week, this should be considered the EP’s true debut.
Twelve Foot Ninja, Outlier (Volkanik)
The band’s much anticipated sophomore album makes a solid debut. We’re not sure what the last one sold in its first week here, but it couldn’t have been anywhere near as much as this.
Delain, Moonbathers (Napalm)
Delain land their best US debut yet with album number five.
Fire From the Gods, Narrative (Rise)
Were you looking for the newest rap metal band? If so, this might be your jam.
Inquisition, Bloodshed Across the Empyrean (Season of Mist)
This is Inquisition’s best US debut yet, selling almost double what their last record debuted.
SubRosa, For This We Fought the Battle of Ages (Profound Lore)
This is the fourth album from this doom metal band.
Sodom, Decision Day (SPV/Steamhammer)
The German thrashers are at it again with their fifteenth album.
Any Given Day, Everlasting (Redfield)
Another German band of the metalcore vein releasing their second album.
Running Wild, Rapid Foray (SPV/Steamhammer)
Yet another German band with their sixteenth studio album.
Solution .45, Nightmares in the Waking State – Part 2 (AFM)
This makes its debut less than a year after the release of Part 1.
Vicious Rumors, Concussion Protocol (SPV/Steamhammer)
This is the twelfth album from the long-running power metal band.
Twilight Force, Heroes of Mighty Magic (Nuclear Blast)
This is the band’s sophomore album. Incidentally, this photo of the band is the best thing I’ve seen so far today.
Netherlands, Audubon (Prosthetic)
This is the band’s third album. Also they’re actually from New York.
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#30 (from 18)
This takes a 27% drop, but is still in the top 30 in week four.
Steven Tyler, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere (Dot Records)
#97 (from #60)
This popped back up on the charts a few weeks ago but I didn’t notice because, well, I’m not normally on the lookout for Steven Tyler.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#98 (from 98)
This holds the same chart position as last week.
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#106 (from 91)
A slight drop of 18%. Maybe they’ll get a boost on their tour with Avenged Sevenfold?
Sabaton, The Last Stand (Nuclear Blast)
#111 (from 19)
This takes a second week drop of 77%, which is about standard.
Chevelle, The North Corridor (Epic)
#162 (from 132)
A drop of 18%.
Deftones, Gore (Reprise)
#164 (from 165)
A small 1% boost as the band’s tour comes to an end. .
Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#183 (from 169)
50 weeks on and this has sold over 240,000 copies.
Skeletonwitch, The Apothic Gloom (Prosthetic)
#188 (from 84)
A 56% drop in week two.
Gemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
A second week 81% drop.
Russian Circles, Guidance (Sargent House)
A 22% drop.
Rival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
A 12% boost, no bones about it.
Stitched Up Heart, Never Alone (Another Century)
Last weeks boost of 28% is followed by a drop of 28%.
Nails, You Will Never Be One Of Us (Nuclear Blast)
This post is the most recent relevant post to the band’s Facebook page.
Bad Omens, Bad Omens (Sumerian)
An 85% drop in week two.
Despised Icon, Beast (Nuclear Blast)
A boost of 12%.
Red Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
Revocation, Great is Our Sin (Metal Blade)
A 38% drop.