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Tag Archives: Paul Gilbert

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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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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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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