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

After catching up from Round 11 of 70000tons of metal, we’re back and catching up on the recent Metal By Numbers Charts. There will be three this week. Here’s the first of the three with notable debut and sales from January 20, 2023.


Notable Debuts:


Artist/Album: Katatonia, Sky Void Of Stars (Napalm Records)

Debut #: 10

Sold: 3600





Artist/Album: Twilight Force, At The Heart Of Wintervale (Nuclear Blast)

Debut #: 140

Sold: 500





Artist/Album: Imperium Dekadenz, Into Sorrow Evermore (Napalm Records)

Sold: 215






Artist/Album: Laura Cox, Head Above Water (EarMusic)

Sold: 200





Notable Sales: 


Artist/Album: Foo Fighters, The Essential Foo Fighters (RCA)

#: 45

Sold: 1275






Artist/Album: Ozzy Osbourne, Patient Number 9 (Epic)

#: 48

Sold: 1180





Artist/Album: Iggy Pop, Every Loser (Atlantic)

#: 49

Sold: 1175





Artist/Album: Obituary, Dying Of Everything (Relapse Records)

Debut #: 55

Sold: 1075





Artist/Album: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Return Of The Dream Canteen (Warner)


Sold: 1030





Artist/Album: Nickelback, Get Rollin’ (BMG)

#: 58

Sold: 1025





Artist/Album: Rise Against, Nowhere Generation II (Loma Vista)

#: 65

Sold: 950





Artist/Album: Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista)

#: 67

Sold: 930





Artist/Album: Disturbed, Divisive (Warner)

#: 76

Sold: 815





Artist/Album: Five Finger Death Punch, Afterlife (Better Noise Records)

#: 87

Sold: 775





Artist/Album: Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner)

#: 98

Sold: 675





Artist/Album: I Prevail, True Power (Fearless Records)

#: 110

Sold: 615





Artist/Album: VV, Neon Noir (Spinefarm)

#: 112

Sold: 605





Artist/Album: Slipknot, The End, So Far (Roadrunner) 

#: 115

Sold: 600





Artist/Album: Shinedown, Planet Zero (Atlantic)

#: 122

Sold: 575





Artist/Album: Jeff Beck & Johnny Depp, 18 (Rhino)

#: 126

Sold: 545





Artist/Album: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Unlimited Love, (Warner)

#: 151

Sold: 465





Artist/Album: Lamb of God, Omens (Epic)

#: 159

Sold: 450





Artist/Album: Sleep Token, This Place Will Become Your Tomb (Spinefarm)

#: 176

Sold: 400





Artist/Album: Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)

#: 190

Sold: 375





Artist/Album: Ice Nine Kills, Welcome To Horrorwood: The Silver Scream 2 (Fearless Records)

#: 196

Sold: 360




Artist/Album: Ahab, The Coral Tombs (Napalm)

Sold: 330






Artist/Album: The Hu, Rumble Of Thunder (Better Noise)

Sold: 235






Artist/Album: Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)

Sold: 225






Artist/Album: SpiritWorld, Deathwestern (Century Media)

Sold: 175






Artist/Album: Candlemass, Sweet Evil Sun (Napalm)

Sold: 150






Artist/Album: Bad Omens, The Death Of Peace Of Mind (Sumerian)

Sold: 145






Artist/Album: Dorothy, Gifts From The Holy Ghost (Roc Nation)

Sold: 130






Artist/Album: Darkthrone, Astral Fortress (Peaceville)

Sold: 120






Artist/Album: Municipal Waste, Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast)

Sold: 115






Artist/Album: AlexisOnFire, Otherness (Dine Alone Music)

Sold: 100