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Tag Archives: Ayreon

Metal By Numbers 4/11: Light the Torch light the way

Posted by on April 11, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The debuts just keep on coming. This week sports thirteen new albums topped by Light The Torch, formerly known as Devil You Know. It’s odd when a band changes their name, though it’s not […]

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New & Noteworthy: March 30th, 2018: I am New Music

Posted by on March 30, 2018

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week brings new music from Escape the Fate, and a bunch of new live recordings! If you would like to check out the last New & Noteworthy, you can do so […]

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Ayreon premiere live video for “Everybody Dies”

Posted by on January 30, 2018

Last September, Ayreon performed three shows at Tilburg’s 013 venue and it was called Ayreon Universe. The event featured 18 singers and 11 musicians along with mastermind Arjen Lucassen as well as Nightwish’s Floor Jansen, Marco Hietala, Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kursch, Kamelot’s Tommy Karevik, Vuur’s Anneke van Giersbergen, and more. These performances will now be […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zach Fehl’s top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 15, 2017

Here we are, prematurely wrapping up the dumpster fire that was 2017 and looking optimistically towards the nuclear irradiated fires of 2018. While it’s certainly been interesting in terms of world events, at least there has been a lot of good music released along the way. Having taken up writing New & Noteworthy (shameless self […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zenae Zukowski’s Top Ten of 2017

Posted by on December 7, 2017

When 2017 began, I was overly excited to hear countless new albums from artists including Ensiferum, Myrkur, Chelsea Wolfe, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse Iced Earth and, many more. Unfortunately, a multitude of these new releases by talented artists felt more as a contractual obligation instead of a brilliant creative execution. The overall production quality remained […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/14: Miss May I missed some sales

Posted by on June 14, 2017

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Fourteen debuts are listed here today, and that’s just one week of the slew of albums you’ll be seeing on here in the month of June. Not only that, but we’re t-minus […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/31: Linkin Park light up the charts

Posted by on May 31, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Linkin Park may be more pop than rock nowadays but not many psudo-metal-related bands can put out a number one record with nearly 100,000 copies sold, let alone six times in a row. […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/24: Of Seether and Soundgarden

Posted by on May 24, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   It’s always a somber affair looking at the charts after the death of a renowned musician. I’m of course speaking of the passing of Chris Cornell and the fact that Soundgarden’s Superunknown is currently at […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/17: Motionless In White make a grave debut

Posted by on May 17, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   We’re still operating on limited info for Metal By Numbers, but I do have a treat for you. A few weeks ago I mentioned having total sales numbers for the Big Four, a […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/11: Madness remains on the charts

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   This week’s list of debuts is even bigger than the last. While last week contained many Records Store Day numbers, this week is everything from returning veterans to live albums (no really, like […]

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