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

What did I tell you? First step towards the fall months and we get thirteen albums dropped on us. As always, I point you to Chris Colgan for details on new releases and the 2016 in heavy metal music Wikipedia page for a general list album releases, on which, you’ll note, September and October are pretty packed. If you haven’t found your favorite album this year yet, you’ll surely find it in the coming months.


Notable Debuts:
Prophets of Rage, The Party’s Over (Prophets of Rage)
Debut #26
7,225 sold

Though we had this listed last week, this should be considered the EP’s true debut.



Twelve_Foot_Ninja_OutlierTwelve Foot Ninja, Outlier (Volkanik)
Debut #55
3,725 sold

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 - MoonbathersDelain, Moonbathers (Napalm)
Debut #81
2,825 sold

Delain land their best US debut yet with album number five.





fire from the godsFire From the Gods, Narrative (Rise)
Debut #185
1,175 sold

Were you looking for the newest rap metal band? If so, this might be your jam.





Inquisition-Bloodshed-AcrossInquisition, Bloodshed Across the Empyrean (Season of Mist)
Debut #186
1,175 sold

This is Inquisition’s best US debut yet, selling almost double what their last record debuted.





subrosa-for-this-we-fought-the-battle-of-agesSubRosa, For This We Fought the Battle of Ages (Profound Lore)
1,025 sold

This is the fourth album from this doom metal band.





sodomdecisionSodom, Decision Day (SPV/Steamhammer)
870 sold

The German thrashers are at it again with their fifteenth album.






any given dayAny Given Day, Everlasting (Redfield)
500 sold

Another German band of the metalcore vein releasing their second album.






runningwildRunning Wild, Rapid Foray (SPV/Steamhammer)
400 sold

Yet another German band with their sixteenth studio album.






Solution .45, Nightmares in the Waking State – Part 2 (AFM)
360 sold

This makes its debut less than a year after the release of Part 1.






viciousrumorsconcussioncdVicious Rumors, Concussion Protocol (SPV/Steamhammer)
270 sold

This is the twelfth album from the long-running power metal band.






twilightforce-heroesofmightymagicTwilight Force, Heroes of Mighty Magic (Nuclear Blast)
250 sold

This is the band’s sophomore album. Incidentally, this photo of the band is the best thing I’ve seen so far today.






netherlandsNetherlands, Audubon (Prosthetic)
230 sold

This is the band’s third album. Also they’re actually from New York.




Notable Sales:

skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#30 (from 18)
6,450 sold

This takes a 27% drop, but is still in the top 30 in week four.





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Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise)
#70 (from 43)
3,200 sold

A 27% drop with just under 480,000 sold.





steventylerwereallcdcoverSteven Tyler, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere (Dot Records)
#97 (from #60)
2,200 sold

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.




ffdprsdFive Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#98 (from 98)
2,175 sold

This holds the same chart position as last week.





volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#106 (from 91)
2,000 sold

A slight drop of 18%. Maybe they’ll get a boost on their tour with Avenged Sevenfold?






Sabaton - The Last StandSabaton, The Last Stand (Nuclear Blast)
#111 (from 19)
1,950 sold

This takes a second week drop of 77%, which is about standard.





chevellenorthcorridorcdChevelle, The North Corridor (Epic)
#162 (from 132)
1,325 sold

A drop of 18%.





deftones gore album coverDeftones, Gore (Reprise)
#164 (from 165)
1,300 sold

A small 1% boost as the band’s tour comes to an end. .





shinedown - threat to survivalShinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#183 (from 169)
1,175 sold

50 weeks on and this has sold over 240,000 copies.





skeletonwitchapothicSkeletonwitch, The Apothic Gloom (Prosthetic)
#188 (from 84)
1,150 sold

A 56% drop in week two.





geminisyndromemementomoriGemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
1,050 sold

A second week 81% drop.





russian-circles-guidanceRussian Circles, Guidance (Sargent House)
430 sold

A 22% drop.






rivalsonshollowbonescdRival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
340 sold

A 12% boost, no bones about it.






stitchedupheartStitched Up Heart, Never Alone (Another Century)
310 sold

Last weeks boost of 28% is followed by a drop of 28%.





Nails-You-Will-Never-Be-One-of-UsNails, You Will Never Be One Of Us (Nuclear Blast)
250 sold

This post is the most recent relevant post to the band’s Facebook page.






badomensBad Omens, Bad Omens (Sumerian)
250 sold

An 85% drop in week two.





despisediconbeastcdDespised Icon, Beast (Nuclear Blast)
250 sold

A boost of 12%.





RSR_PZ_2400_REVRed Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
240 sold

A slight drop of 4%

Revocation-GreatIsOurSinRevocation, Great is Our Sin (Metal Blade)
220 sold

A 38% drop.