NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: THE RELEASE YEAR IS WINDING DOWN
The release year is winding down. Aside from new Megadeth and Animals as Leaders records, I think we’re pretty much done with bigtime new albums until 2012.
The #1 record on the Current Hard Music chart last week came from a band whose music it’d be a stretch to call “hard.” Click through to find out who it was. Blessthefall, Misfits and Wayne Static had solid debuts, while a number of last week’s releases jumped off the second week cliff. All that and more, right here:
1 NEW FOUND GLORY – RADIOSURGERY
Last week: 12,538 (debut)
New Found Glory: still a thing.
2 CHICKENFOOT – CHICKENFOOT III
Last week: 11,978
3 BLESSTHEFALL – AWAKENING
Last week: 11,376 (debut)
4 MASTODON – HUNTER
Last week: 9,367
76% drop in Week 2… par for the course these days. Still, this record seems destined to break 100k pretty quickly, which is great for a modern metal band.
6 MISFITS – DEVIL’S RAIN
Last week: 6,045 (debut)
7 STATIC*WAYNE – PIGHAMMER
Last week: 4,771
I’m in shock that this many people care about a Wayne Static solo record. I’d be shocked if this many people cared about a new Static X record.
8 MACHINE HEAD – UNTO THE LOCUST
Last week: 4,579
73% 2nd week drop. I wonder how these stack up against The Blackening‘s numbers?
14 DREAM THEATER – DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS
Last week: 3,116
I guess these are pretty good numbers for Dream Theater? Like most bands these days I gather it’s all about the touring for DT. And being the elder statesmen they now are, they can charge a pretty penny for that. Yeah, I’d say Dream Theater are doing just fine.
15 OPETH – HERITAGE
Last week: 2,939
27 BACH*SEBASTIAN – KICKING & SCREAMING
Last week: 1,639
Last week I proclaimed that Sebastian Bach was probably bummed the record only scanned around 7,000 first week. This week I gladly eat those words; he was actually pretty pumped! It’s good to know Baz has got some humility left.
56 BROWNING – BURN THIS WORLD
Last week: 745 (debut)
57 MAYLENE & THE SONS OF DISASTER – IV
Last week: 707
67 WARBRINGER – WORLDS TORN ASUNDER
Last week: 594
Warbringer have not turned out to be the re-thrash breadwinners Century hoped they’d be. I wonder if they have them in a 360 deal? Because Warbringer is finally in a place where they do quite well on the road.
78 SAXON – CALL TO ARMS
Last week: 472