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Metal By Numbers 10/28: Sales adrift

Posted by on October 28, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I’m always kind of impressed when a band puts out a new studio album only a year after its predecessor. Two years is more of the standard, but it’s typical to see three […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/21: The charts have got the blues

Posted by on October 21, 2020

EDIT 10/22/20: I’ve added Corey Taylor to the list because I guess he’s a big deal or something. Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The Symbol Remains is Blue Öyster Cult’s first studio album in 19 years. When that album, Curse of […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/14: DevilDriver’s devilish dealings

Posted by on October 14, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I haven’t included Bon Jovi on here in the past because, well, do I really have to? Yeah I know, Slippery When Wet is a seminal glam metal album but the band has steered farther […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/7: Ohms my god, Deftones are #3

Posted by on October 7, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died. And man am I bummed about it. I spent the morning listening to Van Halen’s self-titled debut all the way through for the first time in […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/30: Ace Frehley flies up the charts

Posted by on September 30, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I already made an “Aces High” pun the last time Ace Frehley put out an album, so the title took me a minute to come up with. Sixteen debuts is pretty hefty but […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/23: Yes we are Marilyn Manson, yes we are

Posted by on September 23, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I haven’t listened to Manson’s new album, but the statement We Are Chaos is sure as hell true this year as its ever been. I hate to keep beating the dead horse that is […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/16: The devil believes Stryper’s sales

Posted by on September 16, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Have you actually looked at Stryper’s album covers in recent years? From 2013’s No More Hell To Pay and onward, they all depict biblical figures in scenarios that look deserving of their own anime intro […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/11: Metallica orchestrate the sales

Posted by on September 11, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I love S&M, so the fact that there’s an S&M2 must mean the world can’t be all bad. If you, like me, didn’t get the chance to see the show last year, you can listen to […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/2: Unleash the charters

Posted by on September 2, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I hate to continue to be a downer after the death of Riley Gale, but the death of Chadwick Boseman continued the bummer train only four days later. Two cases of very talented […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/26: (Re)imagine all the people

Posted by on August 26, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Last night, news broke that Riley Gale, frontman of Power Trip, had died at age 34. I was shocked, as I’m sure many of you were. Power Trip have garnered a strong rapidly […]

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