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Author Archives: Chris Annunziata

Metal By Numbers 7/29: Record store day success

Posted by on July 29, 2021

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Record Store Day came and made its impact on the charts! For those unaware, the event started back in 2007 and is used to “celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store.” […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/22: Cocked & Loaded

Posted by on July 22, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week’s releases weren’t as strong as previous weeks but the numbers didn’t fall too far. We also saw some bands fall off, such as Go Ahead And Die, Crypta, Burning Witches, and some […]

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Album Review: Times of Grace – ‘Songs of Loss and Separation’

Posted by on July 20, 2021

  After ten long years, we finally have the follow-up to The Hymn of a Broken Man.The duo counterparts of Killswitch Engage, Jesse Leach and Adam Dutkiewicz, put forth an emotional album that spoke to the natural transgression of the band. Let me preface this by saying that their debut album was flawless from start […]

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Iron Maiden reveal new song “The Writing On The Wall”

Posted by on July 15, 2021

  After much anticipation, Iron Maiden have dropped a new song dubbed, “The Writing On The Wall.” The band kept teasing “You are invited to Belshazzar’s Feast” on social media for the past couple of days and now we know why— new Iron Maiden! As of now, there’s no word on a new record but […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/15: A day behind

Posted by on July 15, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. A day late but the charts are in! To contrast the week prior, not many records had a substantial increase. A couple of bands climb the charts but most had a slight dip in […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/7: The beginning of a new era

Posted by on July 7, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Hello there! Unfortunately, last week was the final Metal By Numbers entry by longtime contributor Matt Brown. However, he taught me his craft and I’m proud to be amongst his learned flock! As this […]

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Album Review: Light The Torch – ‘You Will Be the Death of Me’

Posted by on June 25, 2021

    The long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s Revival has finally arrived. You Will Be the Death of Me is the sophomore record under the Light The Torch moniker and is arguably their best record to date, including their previous Devil You Know material with The Beauty of Destruction and They Bleed Red.  This album takes a turn from its predecessor as it […]

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Bullet For My Valentine drop new single “Knives;” self-titled album out in October

Posted by on June 18, 2021

  Bullet For My Valentine are back and have dropped their new song, “Knives” with an accompanying music video. This is the first single from their upcoming self-titled record that is scheduled to be released on October 22nd via Spinefarm Records. Guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget was previously on Doc Coyles’ “The Ex-Man” podcast and hyped […]

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Carcass unleash new song “Kelly’s Meat Emporium;” new album arriving in September

Posted by on June 18, 2021

  Carcass has announced that their upcoming seventh album, Torn Arteries will drop September 17th via Nuclear Blast. The band also shared a new track off their record dubbed, “Kelly’s Meat Emporium.” Jeff Walker comments: “It’s very clean, white, which we’ve never done before. It doesn’t look evil, or typically death metal, but I like how clean […]

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Megadeth will replace David Ellefson’s bass tracks on new album

Posted by on June 18, 2021

  Megadeth mastermind, Dave Mustaine recently hosted his own ‘The Dave Mustaine Show’ on Gimme Radio and revealed that the band is working on replacing the bass tracks previously laid down by recently removed bassist, David Ellefson. The frontman hinted that Ellefson’s replacement is a “stellar bass player”, “I just wanna thank you for all […]

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