Category Archives: Metal By Numbers

Metal By Numbers 10/29: Wait, you already knew Slipknot was #1?

Posted by on October 29, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Through collective industry clairvoyance, everyone already knew that Slipknot’s long-awaited new album would top the charts. Hell, people were talking about this last week. People were probably even talking about it months ago before the […]

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Slipknot hit #1 with .5: The Gray Chapter

Posted by on October 29, 2014

Slipknot hit number one. Again. After months of hype and intrigue, the band’s latest album, .5: The Gray Chapter, topped the Billboard charts this past week, selling around 132,000 copies in its first week of release. This comes after a long promotional campaign which started back on August 1st, with the release of ‘The Negative One,‘ […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/23: Charts are pretty witchin’

Posted by on October 23, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Missed this column last week? We did too. That’s why we did all we could to make this week’s edition extra great. How you ask? By including new albums from the likes of Exodus, […]

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No artist album has sold one million copies this year (but vinyl is way up)

Posted by on October 17, 2014

It’s no surprise that we’re in the middle of a transition from buying music to streaming it, but in a Billboard report last week, it was revealed just how grim music sales have gotten. In the first three quarters of the year, not a single artist album has gone platinum, or sold one million copies. Sales have […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/8: The Return Trip

Posted by on October 8, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Was last week’s list of debuts not robust enough for you? Then perhaps you’ll find this week more to your liking because Christ on a bicycle, do we have numbers for you. Doom metal […]

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