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Author Archives: Matt Brown

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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Metal By Numbers 11/7: Chevelle are b-side themselves

Posted by on November 7, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Would you believe that one of the greater challenges of writing this column is coming up with a witty, punny title? Bram Teitelman was (still is) a master at the craft, and ever since […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/31: Greta Van Fleet have a scary good debut

Posted by on October 31, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Let’s talk Greta Van Fleet a minute. They sound just like Zeppelin. Some people (over 80,000 in fact) love them because of this. Others hate them because of this. Others hate them because of […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/24: Polyphia reach a new level in sales

Posted by on October 24, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Sometimes I like to listen to one of the debut albums while I’m writing the charts, so I went with Polyphia. And damn, I’ve seen their name floating around the past couple years but […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/17: Sales are at their darkest

Posted by on October 17, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I’ve been looking forward to this particular edition of MBN for weeks now, namely because of new albums from Behemoth and High On Fire. I’ve had a hard time getting into new music lately […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/10: Beartooth take a bite out of the charts

Posted by on October 10, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Good morning (or afternoon depending on your timezone). I have been knocking back mug of tea after mug of tea while writing this but that hasn’t prevented me from typing out “Voidbod” instead of […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/3: Slash’s new album is Myles ahead on the charts

Posted by on October 3, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week boasts another list of debuts that is robust both in size and pedigree from the return of Slash’s solo albums to Voivod’s first album in five years to another slab of post […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/26: Thrice have the charts in the palm of their hand

Posted by on September 26, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The charts always seem to get a bit more packed this time of year. Large releases are coming week after week and they’re all accompanied by smaller but no less noteworthy releases. Before you […]

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