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Metal By Numbers 11/21: No One Is Out To Get Records

Posted by on November 21, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Remember how last week we didn’t have much in the way of debuts besides that one Stryper album and Melvins? Well, there’s even less this time considering our top debut is….Get Scared? Guess there’s […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/13: Stryper has a hell of a debut

Posted by on November 14, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We had A LOT of debuts last week. Naturally, there isn’t much this week besides Impending Doom and Melvins. Still, it’s all worth checking out to display your record selling knowledge to your friends […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/6: The Charts Doth Protest The Hero Too Much, Methinks

Posted by on November 6, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. So, apparently every band in the whole damn world had an album debut this week. But there are a lot of awesome bands and albums in there, particularly Protest The Hero and Skeletonwitch, who […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/30: Motörhead’s 21st Album Shocks The Charts

Posted by on October 30, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. When it comes to metal (or really any kind of music), there’s a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” outlook on a band’s musical direction. If a band changes its sound, there […]

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New & Noteworthy, August 20th – The Imposition

Posted by on August 20, 2013

Metal has been regularly intruding on the mainstream charts for quite some time now, and it’s not unexpected these days for the more prolific bands to chart in the higher ranks of the charts upon release. But what happens when it’s only underground bands or the heaviest, most extreme artists that are releasing new material? […]

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March Is Metal Month: Earache’s Al Dawson Talks About Signing Criteria, Retail, Spotify; Win An Earache Prize Pack

Posted by on March 22, 2012

How does an Australian wind up running the American arm of influential UK metal label Earache? It’s kind of a long story, but Al Dawson was more than happy to oblige. Starting out as a tape trader in the ’80s (he was thanked on a 1984 compilation by Pushead), he eventually visited the UK, where […]

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Overkill Release First Single, While God Forbid Premiere New Song Live

Posted by on February 27, 2012

Starting in April, Overkill will be hitting the road with God Forbid as part of the Electric Age Tour. It’s a rather fitting combo since both bands will be releasing new albums right around the same time. And it just so happens that we have tastes of new music from both bands today as well. […]

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Overkill To Tour With God Forbid, Diamond Plate And Suidakra

Posted by on February 14, 2012

Overkill was originally supposed to hit the road this Spring on the Killfest 2 tour. However, the past few weeks saw many of the bands originally on the bill drop off. The dates for the tour remain the same, while Diamond Plate and Suidakra are still slated for the two month trek as well. However, […]

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Killwitch Engage, The Black Dahlia Murder Confirmed To Headline 2012 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

Posted by on December 12, 2011

The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has announced the lineup for its 14th year. And after dropping an obvious hint last week, it’s been confirmed that Killswitch Engage will be one of the three day festival’s headliners. The festival also confirmed that The Black Dahlia Murder will be headlining one of the nights as […]

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New & Noteworthy, August 9th – Ember to Inferno

Posted by on August 9, 2011

Time has proven that young metal bands that hit their stride in the early to mid-2000s have had the most success since bands reaching similar levels in the early ’80s. More household metal names emerged between 2002 and 2006 than at any other time in the past two decades. The eruption of talent from those […]

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