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Neilstein Soundscam: This Chart is Getting Ever More Black

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Lots of movement this week despite Dillinger Escape Plan holding on to the top spot. The Black Dahlia Murder edge ever closer to the top while Amon Amarth debut on this chart for what’s sure to be a lengthy stay. Meanwhile Ghost and The Ocean begin to fall off.

More detailed sales figures are available at Metal Insider.

1. ↔ The Dillinger Escape Plan / Peak: 1 / Last Week: 1 / Weeks On: 5

Albums sold: 3,150 (One of Us is the Killer, week two)
Facebook: 7.8% Fan Activity (186,607 likes · 14,597 talking about this)
YouTube: 273,000 (“When I Lost My Bet” official video)

A big but expected week two drop in album sales, although the FB Fan Activity % has stayed remarkably consistent. That’s the sign of a fanbase that really, truly cares.

2. ↑ The Black Dahlia Murder / Peak: 2 / Last Week: 3 / Weeks On: 3

Albums sold: 0 (Everblack, June 11)
Facebook: 2.3% (987,887 likes · 23,163 talking about this)
YouTube: 281,000 (“Into the Everblack” premiere)

FB Fan Activity % more than doubled week over week. Black Dahlia are one of the biggest names in extreme metal and I do not see them relinquishing a spot atop this chart for many weeks to come.

3. ↑ Alice in Chains / Peak: 3 / Last Week: 4 / Weeks On: 4

Albums sold: 0 (The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, May 28)
Facebook: 1.4% Fan Activity (3,528,966 likes · 51,130 talking about this)
YouTube: 919,000 (“Stone” official video)

The album is now out. Let’s see how this bad-boy does next week. FB Fan Activity almost doubled but is still paltry, albeit not surprising for a band whose fans skew older.

4. ↑ ASG / Peak: 4 / Last Week: 5 / Weeks On: 2

Albums sold: 0 (Blood Drive, out May 28)
Facebook: 10.8% (12,276 likes · 1,332 talking about this)
YouTube: 25,000 (“Avalanche” lyric video)

FB Fan Activity % nearly tripled from last week; how about them apples?

5. ↓ Ghost / Peak: 1 / Last Week: 2 / Weeks On: 10

Albums sold: no data [last week: 1,612] (Infestissumamweek six)
Facebook: 4.7% Fan Activity (127,923 likes · 6,104 talking about this)
YouTube: 916,000 (“Secular Haze” official video)

The magic carpet ride is finally coming to an end for Ghost. There’s still plenty of touring to come, though.

6. ↑ Killswitch Engage / Peak: 1 / Last Week: 8 / Weeks On: 9

Albums sold: 2,500 (Disarm the Descent, week eight)
Facebook: 0.94% Fan Activity (2,121,866 likes · 20,058 talking about this)
YouTube: 1.125 million (“In Due Time” official video)

FB Fan Activity % experienced a spike over last week, paltry though it still is, probably due to their current headline tour. 20k “talking about this” is still more than a lot of bands’ entire FB fanbases anyway.

7. Airbourne / Peak: 7 / Last Week: n/a / Weeks On: 1

Albums sold: 4,450 (Black Dog Barking, debut)
Facebook: 5.2% (268,890 likes · 14,014 talking about this)
YouTube: 402,000 (“Live It Up” official video)

4,450 is a significant number, although not really by Roadrunner standards. Still, the FB Fan Activity % and YouTube views seem to indicate that people care about this band even if we aren’t feeling the heat in the metal blogosphere.

8. ↓ Anciients / Peak: 5 / Last Week: 7 / Weeks On: 6

Albums sold: no data (Heart of Oak, week six)
Facebook: 4.6% Fan Activity (4,166 likes · 192 talking about this)
YouTube: 1,800 (“Overthrone” official video)

Finally, a video!

9. Amon Amarth / Peak: 9 / Last Week: n/a / Weeks On: 1

Albums sold: 0 (Deceiver of the Gods, June 25)
Facebook: 5.0% (420,239 likes · 21,105 talking about this)
YouTube: 325,000 (“Deceiver of the Gods” official premiere)

That’s a helluva FB Fan Activity % for a band whose album won’t be out for a full four weeks.

10. ↓ The Ocean / Peak: 2 / Last Week: 6 / Weeks On: 9

Albums sold: no data (Pelagial, week four)
Facebook: 6.3% Fan Activity (35,555 likes · 2,247 talking about this)
YouTube: 65,000 (“Bathyalpelagic II” official premiere)

Things are winding down from the Pelagial release momentum.

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