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Metal by Numbers: The best-selling rock and metal in 2016

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Mid-last year, we broke down what the biggest-selling albums of 2016 were through the first four months of the year. A lot more records came out since then, and with the year over, we’ve taken a look at what the biggest-selling metal and hard rock records in 2016 were. Notice we didn’t say “of” 2016, […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/4: New year, new Nine Inch

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s been two weeks, but Metal By Numbers is back with its first edition for 2017. If you’re at all familiar with how records sales and release schedules work or you just read this […]

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Metal Insider’s 10 most shocking moments of 2016

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Well, it’s been a year, 2016 has. A year where a gorilla getting shot was one of the least shitty things that happened, 2016 opened with the metal community still in shock over the passing of Lemmy and closed with the death of Princess Leia and her mom a day later, meaning all bets are […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: ‘Star Wars’ metal crossovers

Posted by on December 28, 2016

The world, nay, the galaxy, is mourning the loss of Carrie Fisher. As Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, she was many a female’s role model and many a man’s first crush. And apart from those films, she went on to star in others and become a sought-after script doctor and screenplay writer in her […]

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Amplified: Years End nail the classic metalcore sound

Posted by on December 16, 2016

Amplified is a column focusing on small and emerging artists. If your band fits the bill, drop us a line at [email protected] West Virginia’s Years End are doing it right. Their sound is a 2006 time capsule for sure, but it’s a style that’s tried and true, and there’s a reason it’s still so popular. […]

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