NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: CAN’T FIGHT THE SEETHER
Seether are still around? Apparently they are, and apparently they still sell buttloads of records. While Seether nabbed the top spot on the Top Hard Music chart, Scar Symmetry also had a good debut, as did, um, Vampires Everywhere. Foo Fighters, Hollywood Undead, Black Label Society and others are still selling lots of records too. Numbers after the jump.
1 SEETHER – HOLDING ONTO STRINGS BETTER LEFT TO FRAY
Last week: 61,283
The very definition of “Red State Rock.”
2 FOO FIGHTERS – WASTING LIGHT
Last week: 17,662
Steady freddy. This record will go platinum.
3 HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Last week: 7,060
I can’t wait for this band’s 15 minutes to end.
5 SIXX:A.M. – THIS IS GONNA HURT
Last week: 5,500
Got off to a better start, but it doesn’t have the radio hit the last album did and will peter out quickly.
10 QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
Last week: 4,116
Reissue, obviously. Through Josh Homme’s own label, Rekords Rekords.
11 BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME
Last week: 4,052
What can I say? The man moves units.
28 ASKING ALEXANDRIA – RECKLESS & RELENTLESS
Last week: 2,506
33 VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! – KISS THE SUN GOODBYE
Last week: 2,191 (debut)
Don’t let that paltry number fool you; this band is selling bucketloads of merch, and you better believe Century Media’s making money off of more than just record sales.
40 WARRANT – ROCKAHOLIC
Last week: 1,874
Uh, ok, that’s night. Anyone heard this record? Any good?
47 GUNS ‘N ROSES – CHINESE DEMOCRACY
Last week: 1,755
1,755 x $1.99 = $3,492.45. That probably doesn’t even cover the cost of shipping the CDs into the stores. Best Buy is making bank!
56 AMON AMARTH – SURTUR RISING
Last week: 1,544
Dropping week by week, but Metal Blade hasn’t even made a video yet and the band will be coming back for more touring this summer. Should be a consistent seller.
59 SCAR SYMMETRY – UNSEEN EMPIRE
Last week: 1,511
No idea how this stacks up against their past releases… but hey, it’s better than what The Haunted did first week.
89 LEGEND – PALE HORSE
Last week: 1,168 (debut)
Rise Records, all you need to know.