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Tag Archives: Nightwish

Metal By Numbers 12/26: Happy Boxing Day, you bastards

Posted by on December 26, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and/or are having a Happy Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. The next time I post here, it’ll be in 2020, the start of a new decade. What awaits […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/18: A decade of album sales

Posted by on December 18, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   In two weeks, we’ll officially be in the 2020’s. I know you’re all asking the important question: where do metal music and album sales go from here? I don’t have an answer for […]

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New & Noteworthy: December 6th, 2019 – New Releases from the Grave

Posted by on December 6, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new Running Wild and Cro-Mags EPs, as well as the latest live release from Nightwish. And not much else. For last week’s releases you can check out the last […]

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Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish) premieres “Dead Promises” lyric video

Posted by on May 2, 2019

Tarja Turunen has unveiled a lyric video for her latest single, “Dead Promises.” The track is taken from her new studio album In The Raw, which is expected to arrive later this year via earMUSIC. The follow-up to 2016’s The Shadow Self marks the singer’s overall fifth solo full-length rock album, as she has also […]

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The best-selling rock and metal of 2018 so far is…

Posted by on June 15, 2018

If you’re a regular reader of Metal Insider, you likely check out Metal by Numbers, in which we look at the week’s biggest-selling heavy titles. Of course, streaming is more or less taking over as the way many people consume music, but hard rock and metal fans tend to be more loyal. With this current […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/16: May the charts have your attention please

Posted by on May 16, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Yet another week is topped by a top-selling mainstream rock act who, coincidentally, will be heading out on tour with last week’s top rock debut. Of course, more of you are probably interested in […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/9: Godsmack’s sales rise

Posted by on May 9, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Godsmack sit in a weird spot in the world of mainstream hard rock/metal in that no one really talks about them. People have all the time in the world to lob a tired Nickelback […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/2: The elephant on the charts

Posted by on May 2, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. To be fair, A Perfect Circle were longer overdue for a new album than Tool; their last album came out on 2004 whereas 10,000 Days came out in 2006. Plus, that last album was a […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/25: Breaking Benjamin’s sales are hot

Posted by on April 25, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. With each passing year, I feel like I write the phrase “sold less than the previous album/predecessor” more and more. I know that sometimes that’s just the way of the music business: certain albums […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/18: Underoath return to the top 5

Posted by on April 18, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Who is Cardi B? Seriously, I’m not some pop music curmudgeon but every now and again when I look at the charts I see a band or artist at the top that I’ve never […]

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