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Tag Archives: Def Leppard

Metal By Numbers 10/30: Alter Bridge walk to the top

Posted by on October 30, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Halloween is tomorrow, so it’s only natural that Christmas music is showing up on the charts. Luckily, one of those albums comes from the one and only Rob Halford, so that should make […]

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Brazilian research names spider species after heavy metal artists

Posted by on October 21, 2019

Christina Rheims, a researcher at Instituto Butantan in São Paulo, Brazil, discovered 4 new spider species and decided to name them after her favorite heavy metal artists. Extraordinarius bruceickinsoni – Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson Extraordinarius klausmeinei – Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine Extraordinarius rickalleni – Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen Extraordinarius andrematosi – Original Angra vocalist Andre Matos […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/11: Tool over Taylor

Posted by on September 11, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   The Tool news cycle over the past 2 to 3 weeks has progressed thusly: Tool’s new album is coming out; Tool’s new album is out; Tool’s new album is great; Tool are going […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/4: The charts get knocked about

Posted by on September 4, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Hey, it’s September. This month means different things for different people. If you’re a student, it means you’re back at school. If you’re Billy Joe Armstrong, it means it’s time to go to […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/28: Killswitch unleash sales

Posted by on August 28, 2019

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Ever since Killswitch Engage got back together with Jesse Leach, each subsequent album release has always made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I think it’s because of how everything worked out […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/21: Slipknot are your No. 1

Posted by on August 21, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   There really only a handful of hard rock/metal bands that are sure to take the #1 spot on the charts. Sure, many make it into the top 10, maybe 5. Hell, last week […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/13: Skillet are victorious; Tool are on top

Posted by on August 14, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   In case you somehow weren’t aware, Tool is not only coming out with a new album at the end of the month, but they’ve finally made their discography available for streaming. It didn’t […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/24: Torche gain admission to sales

Posted by on July 24, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Now I know what you’re all thinking: why isn’t the top debut of the week Voyager by 311? Well, partially because the only time we really talk about 311 on here is on “311” day […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/17: Abbath outstrides the charts

Posted by on July 17, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I’m not always sure what to write about in this little blurb. Sometimes it’s a soapbox, sometimes it’s just typical intro fluff. This week, I decided to look into how many album covers […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/10: Moving futha up in the world

Posted by on July 10, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   No, that’s not a typo in the title. It’s the name of the top debut this week from the Danish/Norwegian/German folk group Heilung. Their music isn’t metal in the traditional sense, but fans […]

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