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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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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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Deftones & Gojira tour rescheduled to 2022

Posted by on July 12, 2021

  Deftones have postponed their North American tour with Gojira to the spring of 2022. The tour was originally scheduled for last summer but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was pushed to August of this year and will now (hopefully) take place in April and May of 2022. Poppy will no longer be part […]

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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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Metal By Numbers 6/30: I fear this is farewell

Posted by on June 30, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Readers and friends, I regret to inform you that today’s edition of Metal By Numbers will be my last. After 9 years of pouring over the charts every week, the time has come for […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s Best Songs of 2021 So Far

Posted by on June 28, 2021

  We’re just about halfway through 2021 and I know we’re all still eagerly awaiting the return to live concerts. It’s happening soon! Some of these new releases in 2021 have got me really excited to hear some this new music live.  Here are my favorite songs of 2021 so far in no particular order. […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/23: Wolfgang Van Halen has a mammoth debut

Posted by on June 23, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I was in high school when Van Halen announced they would be going on tour with Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang, on bass guitar. I heard many friends complain about Michael Anthony’s absence or […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/16: Rising nowhere

Posted by on June 16, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This was another week heavy on the debuts (14 to be exact) and features some heavy hitters. Also, just a heads up, the quotation marks/apostrophe key on my laptop is broken, so if notice […]

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Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier talks influences and why Metallica’s Lars Ulrich is a genius

Posted by on June 15, 2021

Gojira’s Mario Duplantier has been busy promoting the group’s latest release, Fortitude. However, the drummer made time to speak to Louder Sound about his drumming influences. Duplantier names Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich as perhaps his biggest influence and the reason he became a drummer. It was him seeing Lars as the best drummer in the world when […]

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