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Author Archives: Matt Brown

Metal By Numbers 2/13: The charts can’t resist temptation

Posted by on February 13, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   So the Grammys have come and gone and, yet again, the metal community can really only respond with a shrug. Sure, High On Fire won a Grammy and that’s pretty sweet, but as […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/6: Bring Me The Horizon chart high, sell low

Posted by on February 6, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   An album selling less than its predecessor is a common thing nowadays. Some of it does come down to trends: a band that was doing hot three or four years ago might experience […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/30: Trust the charts

Posted by on January 30, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Papa Roach is the top rock/metal debut this week. On the charts overall, it’s accompanied by other stars of the early 2000’s like Switchfoot, Guster, and Weezer’s covers album (featuring a cover of […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/23: Simulating Sales

Posted by on January 23, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Things are finally livening up on the charts. We got some of the first real noteworthy metal releases on the debuts list, and there’s more to come yet. I know there’s a few […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/16: Searching for a band of gold

Posted by on January 16, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Things still haven’t quite taken off yet in the debut department here at MBN, but here’s a fun tidbit you may have heard about from another news source: the top album on the […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/9: Happy New Year, nothing’s out yet

Posted by on January 9, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Hi all, and welcome back. There’s one debut this week, but that’s really it. Late December/early January is historically a sparse time for album releases. So make sure you check out Mr. Fehl’s New & Noteworthy […]

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Metal Insider’s Matt Brown’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2018

Posted by on December 19, 2018

I went through something of a musical depression this year. There was a lot of great music that came out, music that I recognized was good but for some reason just didn’t connect with me. For a long time, mostly in the middle of the year, there just wasn’t anything that grew on me with […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/5: Record Store Day Rage

Posted by on December 5, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   This week’s edition of MBN reflects the sales numbers of Black Friday/Record Store Day, so you’ll see a lot of albums posted here that you can’t get anymore (not for cheap anyway) and […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/28: Nita Strauss has control

Posted by on November 28, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Nita Strauss has been kicking around a couple years now, playing alongside the likes of The Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale, and most notably Alice Cooper. Landing a gig with a legend like Cooper […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/21: Holy holiday hell

Posted by on November 21, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   For Thanksgiving this year I am thankful that I don’t have to travel anywhere. I did all my traveling last week: I’ve relocated from Tennessee to Massachusetts. Which means…absolutely nothing to you, but […]

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