Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Here are the notable debuts and sales from March 31st, April 7th, and 14th. For the April 14th date, it is noteworthy that the Billboard Top 200 chart incorporates streaming figures. However, the physical and digital sales of Metallica’s latest album, 72 Seasons, have revealed that it achieved the top spot. The legitimacy of Metal Insider’s reporting of physical sales figures over streaming statistics that may need to be more accurate or emphasized depends on the method used to calculate album or streaming sales. Furthermore, it is crucial to consider that the streaming count provided in Billboard’s Top 200 chart does not include the numerous YouTube streams available through various video formats such as lyric videos, music videos, videos for the hearing impaired, and lyric videos in different languages. Hence, the accurate depiction of sales rankings based on physical copies sold is as follows: Metallica attaining the coveted top position.


April 14, 2023 Releases:


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

Debut #: 1

Sold: 133575






Artist/Album: Overkill, Scorched (Nuclear Blast)

Debut #: 12

Sold: 7225






Artist/ Album: L.A. Guns, Black Diamonds (Frontiers)

Debut #: 40

Sold: 2200






Artist/Album: Poison Ruïn, Härvest (Relapse)

Debut #: 53

Sold: 1450






Artist/Album: Infected Rain, The Devil’s Dozen (Napalm Records)

Sold: 130







Notable Sales: 


Artist/Album: Pink Floyd, The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 (Pink Floyd Records)

#: 29

Sold: 2700





Artist/Album: Fall Out Boy, So Much (For) Stardust (Elektra)

#: 30

Sold: 2600






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

#: 35

Sold: 2275






Artist/Album: Godsmack, Lighting Up The Sky (BMG)

#: 52

Sold: 1475







Artist/Album: Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista)

#: 69

Sold: 1150







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

#: 83

Sold: 950







Artist/Album: Kiss, Kiss Off The Soundboard: Live In Poughke (UMe)

#: 90

Sold: 900






Artist/Album: Shinedown, Planet Zero (Atlantic)

#: 92

Sold: 875







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

#: 97

Sold: 800







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


Sold: 775






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

#: 113

Sold: 700







Artist/Album: Disturbed, Divisive (Warner)

#: 121

Sold: 650







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

#: 129

Sold: 615







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

#: 135

Sold: 600






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

#: 150

Sold: 550







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

#: 160

Sold: 500







Artist/Album: Powerwolf, Interludium (Napalm Records)

#: 163

Sold: 485







Artist/Album: Babymetal, The Other One (Cooking Vinyl)

#: 163

Sold: 485







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

#: 185

Sold: 450







Artist/Album: August Burns Red, Death Below (Sharptone)

#: 187

Sold: 440







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

#: 200

Sold: 425







Artist/Album: Ad Infinitum, Chapter Iii – Downfall (Napalm Records)

Sold: 400







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

Sold: 300








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

Sold: 300








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

Sold: 250







Artist/Album: Dayseeker, Dark Sun (Spinefarm)

Sold: 205








Artist/Album: Haken, Fauna (Inside Out Music)

Sold: 200








Artist/Album: Enslaved, Heimdal (Nuclear Blast)

Sold: 185








Artist/Album: Sanguisugabogg, Homicidal Ecstasy (Century Media)

Sold: 155








Artist/Album: Full Of Hell, Suffocating Hallucination (Closed Casket Activities)

Sold: 150








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

Sold: 145








Artist/Album: Ne Obliviscaris, Exul (Season of Mist)

Sold: 140








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

Sold: 135