Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Metal By Numbers is back! After a delay with summer vacations, the column has returned, which includes seeing how albums from Cavalera, Queens of the Stone Age, Extreme, and more debuted in charts in June and July 2023.


July 14th, 2023 Releases:


Artist/Album: Cavalera, Morbid Visions (Nuclear Blast)

Debut#: 34

Sold: 2500







Artist/Album: Cavalera, Bestial Devastation (Nuclear Blast)

Debut #: 38

Sold: 2225







Artist/Album: Foreigner, Farewell – The Very Best Of Foreigner

Debut #: 51

Sold: 1575

Note: Limited edition only available at Foreigner tour stops and independent retailers. Only 5,000 numbered copies available. 





Artist/Album: Evile, The Unknown (Napalm Records)

Debut #: 166

Sold: 450






Artist/Album: End Reign, The Way Of All Flesh Is Decay (Relapse Records)

Sold: 325








Artist/Album: Voyager, Fearless In Love (Season of Mist)

Sold: 315








Artist/Album: Edge Of Paradise, Hologram (Frontiers)

Sold: 215








Artist/Album: Eleine, We Shall Remain (Atomic Fire)

Sold: 115






Notable Sales:


Artist/Album: Foo Fighters, But Here We Are (RCA)

#: 37

Sold: 2250







Artist/Album: Metallica, 72 Seasons (Blackened Recordings)

#: 40

Sold: 2000







Artist/Album: Queens Of The Stone Age, In Times New Roman… (Matador)

#: 53

Sold: 1550






Artist/Album: Ghost, Phantomine (Loma Vista Recordings)

#: 59

Sold: 1275






Artist/Album: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation

#: 65

Sold: 1125






Artist/Album: Nita Strauss, The Call Of The Void (Sumerian Records)

#: 74

Sold: 1025






Artist/Album: Fall Out Boy, So Much (For) Stardust (WEA/Fueled by Ramen)

#: 79

Sold: 1000







Artist/Album: Dirty Heads, Midnight Control (Better Noise Records)

#: 80

Sold: 975







Artist/Album: Sleep Token, Take Me Back To Eden (SpineFarm)

#: 85

Sold: 900








Artist/Album: Avenged Sevenfold, Life Is But A Dream… (Warner)

#: 87

Sold: 875






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

#: 101

Sold: 725







Artist/Album: Extreme, Six (earMUSIC)

#: 112

Sold: 650







Artist/Album: Drain, Living Proof (Epitaph)

#: 123

Sold: 600







Artist/Album: Pierce The Veil, The Jaws Of Life (Fearless Records)

#: 127

Sold: 575







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

#: 133

Sold: 550







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

#: 136

Sold: 545







Artist/Album: Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista)

#: 144

Sold: 525







Artist/Album: Disturbed, Divisive (Warner)

#: 173

Sold: 435







Artist/Album: Depeche Mode, Memento Mori (Columbia)

#: 181

Sold: 425







Artist/Album: Shinedown, Planet Zero (Atlantic)

#: 199

Sold: 375







Artist/Album: Blackbraid, Blackbraid Ii

Sold: 365








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

Sold: 300








Artist/Album: Power Trip, Live In Seattle (Southern Lord)

Sold: 225








Artist/Album: Rival Sons, Darkfighter (Atlantic)

Sold: 175








Artist/Album: Enforced, War Remains (Century Media)

Sold: 150








Artist/Album: Pupil Slicer, Blossom (Prosthetic Records)

Sold: 135








Artist/Album: Electric Callboy, Tekkno (Century Media)

Sold: 130







Artist/Album: Cynic, Refocus (Season of Mist)

Sold: 125








Artist/Album: Blackbraid, Blackbraid I

Sold: 120








Artist/Album: Immortal, War Against All (Nuclear Blast)

Sold: 110