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Neilstein Soundscam: Fit For a Solid Debut

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Neilstein Soundscam

 

Not a whole lot of new releases came out last week so there wasn’t much movement on the charts this week (save Fit For an Autopsy), but next week should see a ton of action with a lot of big records on the way.

More detailed sales numbers are available at Metal Insider.

1. ↑ Nine Inch Nails / Peak: 1 / Last Week: 2 / Weeks On: 2

Albums sold last week: 22,975 (Hesitation Marks, week two)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 0.7% Fan Activity (3,036,107 likes · 21,427 talking about this)
YouTube: 2.70 million (“Came Back Haunted” official video

It’s a toss-up between NIN and A7X, but Trent feels a little more buzzed about right now.

2. ↓ Avenged Sevenfold / Peak: 1 / Last Week: 1 / Weeks On: 8

Albums sold last week: 22,900 (Hail to the King, week three)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 0.8% Fan Activity (14,718,227 likes · 117,155 talking about this)
YouTube: 4.68 million (“Hail to the King” official premiere)

 

Facebook fan engagement percentage is very low (down from 2.2% last week) but otherwise these numbers are remaining solid.

3. ↔ Carcass / Peak: 2 / Last Week: 3 / Weeks On: 4

Albums sold last week: 0 (Surgical Steel, September 17)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 9.3% (278,685 likes · 26,097 talking about this)
YouTube: 336,000 (“Captive Bolt Pistol” official premiere)

Next week we’ll finally get the much-awaited first week number. Will it be strong despite the early leak?

4. ↑ Fit For an Autopsy / Peak: 4 / Last Week: 6 / Weeks On: 3

Albums sold last week: 1,300 (Hellbound, debut)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 20.1% (46,551 likes · 9,390 talking about this)
YouTube: 36,000 (“Still We Destroy” lyric video)

Yeah that FB fan engagement percentage is absolutely ridiculous!

5. ↓ Gorguts / Peak: 4 / Last Week: 4 / Weeks On: 3

Albums sold last week: 710 (Colored Sands, week two)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 15.9% (52,661 likes · 8,371 talking about this)
YouTube: 119,000 (“Forgotten Arrows” lyric video)

A drop of less than 50% in week two — that’s good these days! Another band with a double-digit Facebook fan engagement percentage: solid.

6. ↓ Ulcerate / Peak: 4 / Last Week: 5 / Weeks On: 3

Albums sold last week: 0 (Vermis, September 17)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 17.3% (14,108 likes · 2,443 talking about this)
YouTube: 49,000 (“Confronting Entropy” official premiere)

Finally building up that Facebook number. Stream the entire new album here.

7. ↑ Gwar / Peak: 7 / Last Week: 10 / Weeks On: 2

Albums sold last week: 0 (Battle Maximus, September 17)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 4.7% (247,963 likes · 11,658 talking about this)
YouTube: 42,000 (“Madness at the Core of Time” official stream)

Killin it. Somehow this band always manages to stay relevant.

8. ↑ Cult of Luna / Peak: 8 / Last Week: 9 / Weeks On: 2

Albums sold last week: 0 (Vertikal II, September 17)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 7.2% (53,516 likes · 3,878 talking about this)
YouTube: 47,000 (“Vicarious Redemption” official video)

You’re welcome, Cult of Luna, for that bump in Facebook fan engagement percentage.

9. Protest the Hero / Peak: 9 / Last Week: n/a / Weeks On: 1

Albums sold last week: 0 (Volition, October 29)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 5.0% (281,691 likes · 14,068 talking about this)
YouTube: 27,000 (“Clarity” lyric video)

Yeah you’re gonna be hearing about this album here a lot for the next month plus. New video for first single “Clarity” is awesome!

10. Dream Theater / Peak: 10 / Last Week: n/a / Weeks On: 1

Albums sold last week: 0 (Dream Theater, September 24)
Facebook Fan Engagement: 2.0% (3,268,479 likes · 64,605 talking about this)
YouTube: 602,000 (“The Enemy Inside” lyric video)

The new album comes out next week — how will it sell? I’d bet right in that 20-40k comfort zone Dream Theater always seem to be in, like clockwork. Stream the record in full here.

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