SOUNDSCAN WEDNESDAY: HOW HIGH CAN HIGH ON FIRE GO?
Apparently Sade has a new hit record and scored the #1 record last week. Who knew? Good for her… Sade’s pretty rad. I know at least one death metal dude who will be REALLY psyched to hear this news.
But I’m guessing you all care more about the new High on Fire record. Let’s find out how that and other metal and hard rock releases charted last week after the jump.
61 ZOMBIE*ROB – HELLBILLY DELUXE 2
This week: 8,892
62 HIGH ON FIRE – SNAKES FOR THE DIVINE
This week: 8,631 (debut)
That’s a pretty good number for this band, no? Seems like E1 is getting the hang of marketing metal releases.
77 SHINEDOWN – SOUND OF MADNESS
This week: 7,164
86 ORIANTHI – BELIEVE
This week: 6,724
I didn’t realize how huge the song “According to You” is until I left New York and heard it all over the radio… not just in the rest of America, but in fucking Egypt. Constantly. I hope she sells 10x this many records and helps to close the gender gap for guitar players.
89 MUSE – RESISTANCE
This week: 6,646
96 ALICE IN CHAINS – BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE
This week: 5,979
Very happy to see this is still selling.
102 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – WAR IS THE ANSWER
This week: 5,662
116 WALKER*BUTCH & THE BLACK WIDOWS – I LIKED IT BETTER WHEN YOU HAD NO HEART
This week: 4,689 (debut)
If you’re wondering what Butch Walker is doing on a metal site I suggest you consult Wikipedia. Fucking brilliant songwriter. Fan for life.
131 HIM – SCREAMWORKS
This week: 4,251
That Cume number is less than I was expecting. I have a feeling this band never quite caught on in the U.S. the way label folks were expecting.
133 MUDVAYNE – MUDVAYNE
This week: 4,173
137 SLIPKNOT – ALL HOPE IS GONE
This week: 4,041
Another platinum album on the way, although Roadrunner is surely claiming this one is already platinum because it’s “shipped” more than 1 million units. I fucking hate that bullshit standard. Still, kudos to Slipknot and RR.
178 HALESTORM – HALESTORM
This week: 2,931
191 FEAR FACTORY – MECHANIZE
This week: 2,748
Gotta be the biggest release Candlelight has put out in years.
Elsewhere on the Hard Music charts, one release that didn’t chart high enough to make it onto the overall Top 200:
71 CARNIFEX – HELL CHOSE ME
This week: 1,403
Generic number for a generic band.
Looking forward to getting back into these Soundscan columns as the release schedule for Spring heats up. Especially 4/20… that’s a monster day for metal releases.