Category Archives: Metal By Numbers

Metallica sell another 100,000 copies of ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Last week, Metallica’s Hardwired… To Self Destruct had a monster week, selling 81,000 copies. It’s return to the upper echelon of the chart was due to the fact that anyone that bought a ticket for their forthcoming WorldWired tour got a copy of the album as well. The sales counted once those that bought tickets got the […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/15: Look at yourself, now back to me, now at the charts, now back to me

Posted by on March 15, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. What better way to follow up the release of a controversial Suicide Silence album than with a new release from another band that seems universally reviled. Not that you’d know it considering said band […]

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Concert sales help Metallica jump in the fire on Billboard charts

Posted by on March 14, 2017

  Metallica should be considered as geniuses when it comes to selling albums. When Metallica released Hardwired…To Self-Destruct in November, we saw it debut at #1 on The Billboard 200 album charts, selling 291,000 copies in its first week. We assumed that had everything to do with releasing a music video for each track prior to […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/8: Suicide’s sales are silenced

Posted by on March 8, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We have twenty debuts listed here, making it the biggest week so far for metal in 2017. Spearheading it is Suicide Silence, and though they’re still the top metal debut of the week, you’ve […]

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Suicide Silence have the lowest debut of their career with self-titled album

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Suicide Silence knew that they were taking a big chance by jettisoning the deathcore sound that defined their first four albums. Their fifth one, which was released on February 24th, was produced by Ross Robinson and featured a ton of clean singing from Eddie Hermida for his second album with the band. It was a bold […]

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