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Tag Archives: Paul Gilbert

Metal By Numbers 6/26: Baroness strike gold (and grey)

Posted by on June 26, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   There were a lot of boosts in sales this week. It’s interesting how I write “A (number)% drop in sales” so often that when a boost happens I get this odd little beat […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/12: Death Angel deliver

Posted by on June 12, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   The first Death Angel album I heard was The Dream Calls for Blood in 2013. Between end-year lists and MBN, I saw that album cover everywhere. So when I saw the cover to Humanicide I sort of […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/7: Earth is burning up the charts

Posted by on June 7, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Earth is also on its way to burning up for real, but we’re not talking about that right now. It’s June now, meaning we’re heading into a slew of summer releases. As always, […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/29: Rammstein triumph in Amerika

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   It should come as no surprise that Rammstein’s first album in ten years topped the list this week. It’s #4 in pure album sales and #1 on the Billboard 200, which makes this […]

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Shrapnel Records acquired by The Orchard, catalog to be released digitally

Posted by on November 20, 2015

If you are an avid guitar-shredder or at least enjoy the art of that genre, you may know who Shrapnel Records is, but for those who don’t, they’re a instrumental-oriented label established in the early 80’s that has guitar-centric  artists like Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, and many other shredders in their roster. The […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/20: Upon A Burning Body isn’t missing from the charts

Posted by on August 20, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Well, any press is good press is what they say. Some might say Upon A Burning Body’s “publicity stunt” from a month ago soured their debut, but most people probably don’t care. It still […]

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Destrage’s Top 10: Virtuoso Musicians

Posted by on March 3, 2014

As we mentioned before, Destrage find an interesting and fun way to blend Protest The Hero’s offbeat technicality with Every Time I Die’s grittiness. Hell, the group’s new album Are You Kidding Me? No (out today via Metal Blade Records) features a guest appearance from Guns N’ Roses’ guitar virtuoso Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. With that […]

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Ephel Duath Turns Into A Progressive Metal Supergroup

Posted by on December 7, 2011

If you’re familiar with Italian progressive/avant-garde metal band Ephel Duath, then you know that guitarist/ core songwriter Davide Tiso is the only constant member in the band’s 13 year life span. In fact, the band has gone through more lineup changes than we can keep track of. But Tiso has recently put together one hell […]

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Mike Portnoy’s Beatles’ Tribute Announces Shows

Posted by on January 11, 2011

Yellow Matter Custard, The Beatles tribute band featuring ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert, has announced dates for their first shows in eight years.

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