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Metal By Numbers 10/16: Creeping up the charts

Posted by on October 16, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Once again we have a week featuring a large amount of debuts, 15 to be exact. Gatecreeper leads the pack with a top 30 debut. Not only did the band’s second album chart, […]

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Borknagar’s Øystein on the emotional journey of ‘True North’

Posted by on September 27, 2019

Borknagar went back to the basics with their new album, True North, which is available now via Century Media (order here). The record is arguably one of the best albums of the year as it requires multiple listens to grasp the variety of dark and honest emotions layered throughout each song. It’s haunting and unbearable […]

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Borknagar streaming new song “The Fire That Burns”

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Borknagar have recently revealed their new album True North will be released on September 27th. Today (2nd), these Norwegian avantgarde black metallers have unveiled the first single from their upcoming effort with, “The Fire That Burns.”  Øystein G. Brun commented:  “Finally, the very first single from our upcoming album ‘True North’ is unleashed upon the […]

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Borknagar to release new album in September

Posted by on June 19, 2019

Borknagar have revealed their new album True North will be released on September 27th via Century Media Records. This marks the official follow-up to the Norwegian avant-garde metaller’s 2016 effort, Winter Thrice, as they’ve once again teamed up with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden for the mix and mastering. The group’s founder and […]

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Borknagar announce vocalist “Vintersorg” has left the band

Posted by on February 25, 2019

Borknagar will no longer be fronted by lead vocalist Andreas “Vintersorg” Hedlund. After nearly twenty years, the man known as “Vintersorg” has left the band citing personal reasons. Bassist Simen “I.C.S. Vortex” Hestnæs will take over vocal duties once again. Hestnæs recorded vocals on The Archaic Course (1998), and Quintessence (2000) before Hedlund took over on […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/24: The holy grail of album sales

Posted by on February 24, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If you’re at all familiar with Metallica, then you know that The Black Album is one of the best-selling albums of all time. What you might not have known is that for the past couple weeks, The […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/17: The charts have a cult following

Posted by on February 17, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. So Ghost won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance, and while those little golden phonographs are among the many things metalheads like to slag on (usually for good reason), seeing Papa get up onstage […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/10: Some astonishing debuts

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. With eleven debuts, this week is the biggest week yet for metal in 2016, spearheaded by the always dependable Dream Theater. And just looking ahead in February, it doesn’t look like we’ll be slowing […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/3: Megadeth have mega sales

Posted by on February 3, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. So Megadeth’s Dystopia is the big star this week and the first major release of 2016. It’s in the top five and it’s the second highest debut of the band’s (or Mustaine’s, I should say) […]

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New & Noteworthy, January 22nd – Don’t Turn Your Back

Posted by on January 22, 2016

This is not normal. January is supposed to be a month with few, if any, big-name releases. Yet here we are, three weeks into the release calendar, and several extremely significant albums are all hitting shelves this week. The game is changing, it would seem, since January is no longer dead time for the music industry. […]

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