Enlarge The band saw a less-than-ten-percent dip in first week sales from their last album, 2016's Low Teens.

Every Time I Die’s Radical: First Week Sales Revealed

  • Axl Rosenberg

High fives for the dudes in Every Time I Die, whose much-anticipated new album, Radical, did radically on the charts in its first week of release.

According to Stream N’ Destroy, Radical sold 14,000 copies in its first week of release, 11,000 of which where in pure album sales (i.e., not compiled streams). 7,000 of those pure album sales were in vinyl alone (in case you’re wondering how the vinyl market is doing these days).

That was enough to land it the following Billboard chart postions:

  • No. 45 – Billboard 200 
  • No. 2 – Current Hard Music 
  • No. 2 – Vinyl Albums 
  • No. 4 – Current Rock 
  • No. 7 – Internet Albums 
  • No. 8 – Album Sales 

Lambgoat notes that ETID’s previous album, 2016’s Low Teens, sold 15,500 copies in its first week of release to land at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 — their highest sales debut to date. Radical‘s first week figures mark a mere 9.6% dip from those of Low Teens.

That would be an impressive hold regardless, but it’s especially impressive in the post-Napster, post-Spotify world (in the middle of a pandemic no less). By way of comparison, Asking Alexandria’s recent See What’s on the Inside suffered a 66% first week sales drop from their last album, 2020’s Like a House on Fire, while Hatebreed’s Weight of the False Self didn’t even sell a third as many copies the band’s last albumThe Concrete Confessional, did during that same time frame in 2016. Point being, even really famous, extremely popular metal bands are having a hard time retaining their audience right now. Every Time I Die have every reason to be really proud of how Radical has done so far.

If you have yet to indulge in Radical, you can stream it at the bottom of this post.

Upcoming ETID live dates:


12/10-11, 2021   Buffalo, NY            ‘TID The Season [tickets]

2022, supporting Underoath

2/18         Dallas, TX                    Southside Ballroom [tickets]
2/19         Houston, TX                 Bayou Music Center [tickets]
2/20         San Antonio, TX           The Aztec Theatre [tickets]
2/23         Phoenix, AZ                 The Van Buren [tickets]
2/24         Los Angeles, CA          The Wiltern [tickets]
2/25         Anaheim, CA                House of Blues [tickets]
2/26         San Francisco, CA       The Warfield [tickets]
2/28         Seattle, WA                  Showbox SODO [tickets]
3/1           Vancouver, BC             The Vogue Theater [tickets]
3/2           Spokane, WA               Knitting Factory [tickets]
3/4           Salt Lake City, UT        The Complex [tickets]
3/5           Denver, CO                  The Ogden Theatre [tickets]
3/7           Minneapolis, MN          The Fillmore [tickets]
3/8           Chicago, IL                   Radius [tickets]
3/9           Detroit, MI                    The Fillmore [tickets]
3/11         Toronto, ON                 History [tickets]
3/12         Cleveland, OH             Agora [tickets]
3/13         Wallingford, CT            The Dome [tickets]
3/14         Boston, MA                  House of Blues [tickets]
3/15         Pittsburgh, PA              Stage AE [tickets]
3/17         Brooklyn, NY                Brooklyn Steel [tickets]
3/18         Silver Spring, MD         The Fillmore [tickets]
3/19         Philadelphia, PA          The Fillmore [tickets]
3/20         Sayreville, NJ               Starland Ballroom [tickets]
3/22         Cincinnati, OH              ICON [tickets]
3/23         Charlotte, NC               The Fillmore [tickets]
3/25         Atlanta, GA                  Tabernacle [tickets]

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