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Neilstein Soundscam: The Kings Reign, but with Some Hesitation Marks

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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

Albums sold last week: 0 (Surgical Steel, September 17)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 10.0% (272,104 likes · 27,182 talking about this)
YouTube: 309,000 (“Captive Bolt Pistol” official premiere)

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

Albums sold last week: 1,325 (Colored Sands, debut)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 12.6% (45,989 likes · 5,773 talking about this)
YouTube: 114,000 (“Forgotten Arrows” lyric video)

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

Albums sold last week: 0 (Vermis, September 17)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 7.5% (12,348 likes · 933 talking about this)
YouTube: 38,000 (“Confronting Entropy” official premiere)

Stream the entire new album here.

6. ↑ Fit For an Autopsy / Peak: 7 / Last Week: 7 / Weeks On: 2

Albums sold last week: 0 (Hellbound, September 10)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 10.0% (39,321 likes · 3,930 talking about this)
YouTube: 30,000 (“Still We Destroy” lyric video)

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

Albums sold last week: 690 (The Wild Hunt, week three)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 4.7% (121,902 likes · 5,785 talking about this)
YouTube: 116,000 (“All That May Bleed” lyric video)

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

Albums sold last week: 4,100 (13, week thirteen)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 3.5% (8,659,236 likes · 304,880 talking about this)
YouTube: 3.79 million (“God is Dead?” official stream)

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

Albums sold last week: 0 (Vertikal II, September 17)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 4.0% (52,938 likes · 2,082 talking about this)
YouTube: 45,000 (“Vicarious Redemption” official video)

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

Albums sold last week: 0 (Battle Maximus, September 17)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 3.0% (245,925 likes · 7,325 talking about this)
YouTube: 35,000 (“Madness at the Core of Time” official stream)

This band’s fans are always stoked, and the new album is no exception. They’re also great at staying visible in the media.

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