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First 16 bands announced for 70000 Tons of Metal 2018

Posted by on July 6, 2017

There are a handful of people who have attended 70,000 Tons of Metal since the beginning, and 2018 will find it sailing into its eighth journey. During this past holiday weekend, Andy Piller, the Skipper of this four-day voyage, started the band announcements on Facebook. We are one day away from ticket sales for “survivors,” […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/30: The sales are alive

Posted by on March 30, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Every week I check out what albums are scheduled for release in the coming months and it always gets me giddy (the absence of a new Tool album notwithstanding). Things look pretty stacked from […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/23: A killer debut

Posted by on March 23, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. As you may have already heard, the monster debut for this week is Killswitch Engage, who continue the trend of keeping metal high up the charts in the early months of 2016. Good thing […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/17: High hopes on the charts

Posted by on March 17, 2016

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 isn’t as much of a heavy hitter as last week, but what do you expect when a Big Four album comes out? We’ll get another big one next week, […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/9: The charted again shall be king

Posted by on March 9, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Within the past six months, three-fourths of the Big Thrash Four have released new albums, all of which had their own buzz surrounding them. Slayer’s latest was their first without the late Jeff Hanneman, […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/2: Can you dig it?

Posted by on March 2, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The death of a band member is a terrible thing, and on this week’s MBN we have two bands who suffered through such a trial, those being After The Burial and Last In Line. […]

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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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New & Noteworthy, February 5th – A Transcendental Serenade

Posted by on February 5, 2016

The technical gods smile upon us today, as some of the best technical metal bands in the world unleash new music today. These new albums come amidst a week already packed with great releases, so this should be a great week for metal. If all goes well, there will be some new albums making an impact […]

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Obscura are back with another track from ‘Akroasis’

Posted by on January 14, 2016

German tech death doesn’t get any better than Obscura, who will be releasing their fourth album, Akroasis, next month. While Steffen Kummerer is the only original member of the band, the new album sounds pretty excellent so far, as witnessed by the title track and “Sermon of the Seven Suns,” the two songs we’ve heard from it so […]

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