Neilstein Soundscam



soundscanI used to do these Soundscan chart recaps regularly, if not quite weekly, but I’ve kind of been slacking lately. There are three reasons for this: 1) I no longer have access to Soundscan. If any MS readers who happen to be employed by major labels wouldn’t mind sending me the report when it comes out each week I would be much obliged, 2) I don’t believe that album sales are necessarily a bellwether of a band’s popularity anymore. One element, sure, but just a piece of the overall pie. 3) Metal Insider‘s Zach Shaw has got that shit on lockdown. Let’s see how various hard rock and metal releases performed this past week, with a special nod to Mr. Shaw for doing the research.


Linkin Park, A Thousand Suns (Warner Bros.) #1, 241,000

Sully Erna, Avalon (Republic) #24, 13,900

Kamelot, Poetry for the Poisoned (Kamelot Media Group) #72, 6,100 sold

Pantera, Cowboys from Hell [Reissue] (Rhino) #117, 4,200 sold

Accept, Blood of the Nations (Nuclear Blast) #170, 2,900 sold

Death Angel, Relentless Retribution (Nuclear Blast) #188, 2,700 sold

Terror, Keepers of the Faith (Century Media) 2,400 sold

Lordi, Babez for Breakfast (The End) 1,000 sold

The Absence, Enemy Unbound (Metal Blade) 800 sold

Flotsam and Jetsam, The Cold (Driven Music Group) 600 sold

Valient Thorr, Stranger (Volcom) 480 sold

Head on over to Metal Insider to see the myriad charting records that have been on the charts for longer than one week.


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