Neilstein Soundscam: The Kings Reign, but with Some Hesitation Marks
Nine Inch Nails definitely should’ve been on this chart before their super-strong debut this week, but what can I say, I flaked. As a result a lot of bands slid down a notch, but for the most part there wasn’t a ton of chart movement. Cult of Luna and Gwar appear on Neilstein Soundscam for the first time this week.
More detailed sales numbers are available at Metal Insider.
1. ↑ Avenged Sevenfold / Peak: 1 / Last Week: 1 / Weeks On: 7
Albums sold last week: 42,000 (Hail to the King, week two)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 2.2% Fan Activity (14,629,435 likes · 317,689 talking about this)
YouTube: 4.52 million (“Hail to the King” official premiere)
Yup, still #1.
2. Nine Inch Nails / Peak: 2 / Last Week: n/a / Weeks On: 1
Albums sold last week: 107,100 (Hesitation Marks, debut)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 1.4% Fan Activity (3,022,881 likes · 42,188 talking about this)
YouTube: 2.66 million (“Came Back Haunted” official video
Should’ve been on this chart before this week. That first week number is better than that of 2008’s The Slip.
3. ↓ Carcass / Peak: 2 / Last Week: 2 / Weeks On: 3
Dropping only because of NIN’s strong debut. Look at that excellent Facebook engagement number: their fans care!
4. ↑ Gorguts / Peak: 4 / Last Week: 10 / Weeks On: 2
Riding a wave of critical acclaim for Colored Sands for a very good reason: it fucking slays! I expected more albums to be sold first week, but that’s an amazing FB engagement percentage.
5. ↓ Ulcerate / Peak: 4 / Last Week: 4 / Weeks On: 2
Stream the entire new album here.
6. ↑ Fit For an Autopsy / Peak: 7 / Last Week: 7 / Weeks On: 2
Everyone I talk to really likes the album. That FB percentage is really solid, indicating those who care at all REALLY care.
7. ↓ Watain / Peak: 3 / Last Week: 3 / Weeks On: 3
I can’t help but feel like this album’s release was somewhat anti-climactic. Perhaps because they aren’t touring North America right now so the buzz faded fast.
8. ↓ Black Sabbath / Peak: 2 / Last Week: 5 / Weeks On: 8
That FB percentage is pretty solid for a band so big… I gotta hand it to ’em.
9. Cult of Luna / Peak: 9 / Last Week: n/a / Weeks On: 1
Band apparently hates MetalSucks now, but what are you gonna do: the new EP is sweet.
10. Gwar / Peak: 10 / Last Week: n/a / Weeks On: 1
This band’s fans are always stoked, and the new album is no exception. They’re also great at staying visible in the media.