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Metal By Numbers 9/12: Screaming For Ghandi

Posted by on September 12, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If you’re one of the people who for some reason still cares about Matchbox 20, then you probably didn’t notice that it’s been a slow week in terms chart debuts for metal. Propaghandi is […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/5: One Wing To Rule Them All

Posted by on September 5, 2012

We don’t know much (just ask our commenters), but we do know that it’s pretty rare for a band to sell double what their last album did in this day and age of declining sales. The Georgia band did just about that with their fifth album, One Wing. That’s impressive, and might have something to do […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/29: Charts Shrouded In Darkness

Posted by on August 29, 2012

We believe in a thing called sales. And for this week, those sales involve The Darkness, having returned after a five-year break-up, with their new album Hot Cakes. Anyone who forgot about the band was reminded of its existence this past Super Bowl. And over 9,000 were reminded this past week, with Hot Cakes. Also […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/15: Welcome To 10 Years’ Machine

Posted by on August 16, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s a slow week for new debuts – in fact, an active rock radio band and a remix album from the second best Halloween director ever are the only two  new loud things that […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/8: A Testament To Strong Album Sales

Posted by on August 8, 2012

Nuclear Blast is having one hell of a year. The German label set a record in April when Meshuggah’s Koloss sold over 18,000 copies. Now they’ve broken it just four months later with Testament’s 10th album. Dark Roots of the Earth sold over 8,000 copies more than 2009’s The Formation of Damnation. The Bay Area thrash […]

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Metal By Numbers: Album Sales Have Gone To Hell

Posted by on August 1, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. A slow week for new metal releases this week, with the top debut coming in the form of a compilation. However, that particular greatest hits package just so happens to come from Slipknot. Antennas […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/24: Say Yellow To My Little Friend

Posted by on July 25, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. While it’s a week jam packed with new releases, all eyes arguably are on Baroness. With all the buzz that has surrounded the group over the past few years, many wondered whether their adventurous […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/19: P.O.D. Is Still Alive

Posted by on July 19, 2012

Ah, 2001. It was a simpler time. People still cared about rap-metal, and San Diego’s Payable On Death released their fourth album, Satellite – on September 11th. In the wake of what else happened on that day, the album’s first single, “Alive” became somewhat of an inspirational anthem. After that album, they slowly lost relevance, yet […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/11: Djamn Periphery Djid Good This Week!

Posted by on July 11, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Anyone that thinks the djent movement was just a fad is probably eating their palm-muted words right now. Periphery’s sophomore album has a debut that many more established bands would kill for. For a […]

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New & Noteworthy, May 10th – Rising Legions of Black

Posted by on May 10, 2011

Is it just me, or does it seem like there are a LOT more bands debuting this year than in years past? Virtually every week on this column, I have a debut release from a band freshly signed to their first deal and eagerly trying to make a name for themselves. By the same token, […]

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