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Category Archives: Metal By Numbers

Metal By Numbers 1/17: Watain eclipse the charts

Posted by on January 17, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The ball is finally rolling in 2018 with a trio of black metal releases and one metal video game album. Lots more releases are coming up in January and we’re also getting some big […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/10: The charts don their gay apparel

Posted by on January 10, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Okay, so it’s two weeks too late to make Christmas jokes, but in my defense I didn’t show up today thinking I was going to be writing about a deathcore band that screams/growls about […]

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Metal by Numbers: the best selling metal and rock of 2017

Posted by on January 4, 2018

  It should surprise no one that streaming is surpassing sales as the medium of choice for people buying albums. Yet as evidenced by the list below, people are still buying music, too. Nielsen just released their year-end report that found that streaming grew 12.5% with album sales down about 19%. Vinyl sales still increased, […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/3: Last of the 2017 sales

Posted by on January 3, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The first MBN of 2018 isn’t usually all that exciting. There’s always a bit of a drought in new releases and it takes a bit for things to get rolling again. I always like […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/20: War on Christmas

Posted by on December 20, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. No, there isn’t actually any Christmas music on here nor do I think there is a war on Christmas. Anyway, it’s a pretty sizable list of debuts this week including the surprise live album […]

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