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Metal By Numbers 2/26: We Have Some Issues With The Charts

Posted by on February 26, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We get a lot of bands on the charts we haven’t really heard of before, but usually they don’t break the top 200 or at least aren’t very high up. Sometimes they drop off […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/19: Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Charts

Posted by on February 19, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Does Chino Moreno ever take a moment to breathe? Deftones put out Koi No Yokan (or as I sometimes like to call it “the one that sounds like a Street Fighter move”) back in 2012, then Moreno […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/19: Sales Head To The Gallows

Posted by on September 20, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week Seriously, what kind of world is this when we have a soundtrack for a book full of BDSM porn for 40 year old women – that began as Twilight fan fiction – on the […]

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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 8/8: 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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