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Author Archives: Matt Brown

Metal By Numbers 4/18: Underoath return to the top 5

Posted by on April 18, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Who is Cardi B? Seriously, I’m not some pop music curmudgeon but every now and again when I look at the charts I see a band or artist at the top that I’ve never […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/11: Light the Torch light the way

Posted by on April 11, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The debuts just keep on coming. This week sports thirteen new albums topped by Light The Torch, formerly known as Devil You Know. It’s odd when a band changes their name, though it’s not […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/4: No hard feelings on the charts

Posted by on April 4, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s another big week for debuts. Fifteen new albums, a few highly anticipated. For me, The Sword was the big one this week. There aren’t too many bands I can say I’ve stuck with […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/28: Stone Temple Pilots soar to the top 10; Nihil annihilates

Posted by on March 28, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I haven’t listened to much of Stone Temple Pilots, but man this band has been through a lot. A band moving forward following the death of a frontman is a sad yet familiar story, […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/21: Judas Priest display some firepower with their best US debut yet

Posted by on March 21, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. For the past seven years, words like “retirement”, “farewell”, and phrases like “final album” have dogged Judas Priest. There was the Epitaph Tour, K.K. Downing’s retirement, and their studio first album in six years. […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/14: Andrew W.K. brings the party to the charts

Posted by on March 14, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The first thing I think of when I hear the name Andrew W.K. is that one time I met him at a party/band showcase and was asked to watch over his DJ equipment while […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/7: The charts have (turn)stile

Posted by on March 7, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Once again, the debut section is stacked in this week’s edition of MBN. There’s 17 albums, same as last week, with the usual smattering of knowns and unknowns. If you follow the column New […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/28: The charts will find you

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I haven’t actually checked, but I’m pretty sure this is the largest list of debuts compiled yet for 2018. There’s a whopping 17 albums listed below, some you likely know, some you don’t know, […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/21: Good tigers, bad tigers

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I don’t know about you, but to me January 2018 moved a pace so slow that Electric Wizard got jealous. Hell, I’m convinced the only reason we’re getting real Tool album updates is some cosmic […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/14: Have a saxy Valentine’s Day

Posted by on February 14, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. So it’s Valentine’s Day, and if you’re reading this column chances are you either don’t care, forgot and now have to run out and buy flowers for your significant other, or you’re snuggling your […]

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