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Tag Archives: Wolves in the Throne Room

Metal By Numbers 10/8: Marilyn Manson has a heavenly debut

Posted by on October 18, 2017

Sometimes it’s awkward to write about album sales in 2017, specifically when it comes to bands and artists with longstanding careers. You have to put out qualifiers like “it’s a good debut but it’s nowhere near their best.” Take Marilyn Manson for example: he’s our to debut this week with 32,000 copies sold. Now, that’s […]

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Metal by Numbers 10/11: Primus are Primed

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Hello, Matt Brown here returning to bring you the charts once again. Well, mostly. It’s another week where we’ve only got sales numbers to display. But good lord do we have along list of debuts, fifteen to be exact. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that with less than three months to […]

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Metal by Numbers 10/4: Even Mastodon’s EPs sell

Posted by on October 4, 2017

  While we cover a solid handful of hard rock (like, y’know, Foo Fighters) along with the metal, there’s no reason for us to cover other types of rock that’s less guitar-driven. However, it should be noticed that the umbrella of “rock” has landed a solid amount of #1 albums this year. The Killers just […]

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Metal by Numbers 9/27: Foos, Nothing More, The Contortionist debut high

Posted by on September 28, 2017

There’s been some debate about whether or not we should include Foo Fighters in Metal by Numbers. Are they metal? No, and we’re pretty sure they’d be the first to tell you that. However, Dave Grohl was responsible for his solo project Probot, which featured everyone from Max Cavalera and Lee Dorrian to Wino and […]

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Wolves in the Throne Room to release new album in September

Posted by on June 28, 2017

It has been three years since Wolves in the Throne Room released 2014’s Celestite, their first album under their own Artemisia Records. Now, these American black metallers have returned, hungry to unleash a new album. Thrice Woven will be released on September 22nd and it will include guest musicians such as Swedish vocalist Anna von […]

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Psycho Las Vegas adds Carcass, Cult of Luna, Oathbreaker, Sumac many more

Posted by on December 19, 2016

After three years as a destination fest in Southern California, the Psycho California Fest became Psycho Las Vegas earlier this year. Giving attendees everyone from stoner legends like Boris and Yob to cool uncle music like Alice Cooper and Blue Oyster Cult in Sin City proved to be a huge success, and 2017’s lineup including […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/29: The charts are hot like magma

Posted by on June 29, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I’m spending my first summer in the south, and I have no elegant way of describing the heat that doesn’t involve using the words “hot” and “balls.” I sweat buckets just sitting in my […]

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In Defense of Their Good Name: Deafheaven

Posted by on August 24, 2015

It’s been a while since we put on the cape to defend what many consider to be outrageously wrong in the annals of metal history. We’ve talked about some  infamous releases like Iron Maiden’s X-factor or the time Judas Priest was Halford-less and had Mr. Tim “Ripper” Owens fronting it, but those are classic bands who have […]

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Headbangers Brawl: A metal renaissance, or just hipster metal?

Posted by on February 16, 2015

As just about anyone who’s read about music on the Internet knows, websites and publications (ourselves included!) love doing end-of-year top album lists. And while there tend to be certain touch points of universal acclaim – if you wrote a top 10 metal albums list for 2014, either At The Gates, Pallbearer or both were […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/30: Overkill’s ‘Armory’ army out in force

Posted by on July 30, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We’re Metal Insider, not Scene Kid Insider, so that’s why Overkill is our top story. Any time a band with a 35 year career gets the highest charting album of their career, you’ve gotta […]

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