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Tag Archives: Axel Rudi Pell

Metal By Numbers 5/27: Alexandria is burning down the house

Posted by on May 27, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend. I live in Massachusetts, and it finally feels like someone flipped a switch and made it summertime outside. In turn, I had to flip […]

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Interview with Axel Rudi Pell on new album ‘Sign of the Times’

Posted by on May 21, 2020

  German guitar virtuoso Axel Rudi Pell’s latest masterpiece, Sign of the Times, arrived earlier this month via SPV/Steamhammer (order here). We caught up with Pell to discuss the record, his new fragrance line, and more.    I read there’s been some significant changes with the new album, Sign of the Times, from the production […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/20: Your fake name is good enough for sales

Posted by on May 20, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Do I have any Iron & Wine fans in the house who caught my reference in the article title? No? Ah, oh well then. There’s a handful of new albums on the charts […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/4: No hard feelings on the charts

Posted by on April 4, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s another big week for debuts. Fifteen new albums, a few highly anticipated. For me, The Sword was the big one this week. There aren’t too many bands I can say I’ve stuck with […]

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Wacken Open Air Festival already sold out for 2016

Posted by on August 4, 2015

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival had a good, eight-year run. Meanwhile, next year’s Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival has already sold out – for the 11th year in a row. That’s 75,000 tickets already sold. For an event without a complete line-up announced. From the official Wacken Open Air website: “You are really crazy. Thank you for your loyalty and […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/29: Have an Iced day

Posted by on January 29, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We’re finally getting to the point of the year where there are a decent amount of debuts. The charts this week found many releases from Sunday’s Grammy awards getting a sizable bump, which is […]

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New & Noteworthy, January 21st: Days of Rage

Posted by on January 21, 2014

After two slow weeks to start off the year, our new release calendar gets a major kick in the ass today, with several well-known artists releasing albums. Take a look at what’s in store!     Iced Earth, Plagues of Babylon (Century Media)   The group’s second album with ex-Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block also […]

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‘Ten Worst Metal Albums’ List Is #1 Worst List

Posted by on September 28, 2011

Listen we get it. Any list of something is a) purely subjective and b) link bait because people love it when things get ranked for them. But the list that Yahoo! came out with yesterday of the 10 Worst Metal Albums of All Time is one of the most ill-informed lists we’ve ever read. Using […]

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