album sales


retarded penguin

nevermore albums sales as of may 17 2000 in america

Nevermore "S/T" 7,675
Nevermore "Politics Of Ecstasy" 9,648
Nevermore "In Memory" 4,948
Nevermore "Dreaming Neon Black" 12,816
Nevermore "Dead Heart In A Dead World" 11,547

Metallica Black Album 12,947,472
Metallica "Ride The Lightning" 3,225,412*
Metallica "Master Of Puppets" 3,184,127*
Metallica "S&M" 2,330,556

Halford "Resurrection" 49,909
Halford "Crucible" 11,366

In Flames "Clayman" 12,146

Judas Priest "Jugulator" 106,451

Iron Maiden "Brave New World" 193,352
Iron Maiden "Rock In Rio" 8,301

Korn s/t 1,900,040
Korn "Follow The Leader" 3,282,955
Korn "Untochables" 712,887

Pantera "Reinventing The Steel" 514,754

Alice In Chains "Facelift" 1,915,268 *
Alice In Chains "Dirt" 2,966,902
Alice In Chains "Sap"
re-issue 3/25/95 368,864
Alice In Chains "Alice In Chains" 1,629,787
Alice In Chains "Music Bank" 74,305
Alice In Chains "Live" 66,836

Megadeth "Countdown to Extinction" 2,069,950
Megadeth "Youthanasia" 858,804
Megadeth "Hidden Treasures" 266,148
Megadeth "Cryptic Writings" 741,832
Megadeth "Risk" 293,042
Megadeth "Capitol Punishment" 95,659
Megadeth "Rude Awakening" 29,964
THESE ARE ACCORDING TO SOUNDSCAN.....that means it only includes the 17,000 record stores who they ask....this doesn't include the small record stores like in my small town or internet sales or sales at any live shows......your name fits you though:p :lol: :lol:
The sales as of May 17 2000??? That has to be wrong. Some of these albums weren't even out yet. Even if you mean May 17 2002, Halford's new album still hadn't been released.
my computer was crashing when I posted this and I didn't want to lose the info.

the first 4 albums were as of may 17

the rest is from different points in 2001

to look for stuff yourself go here

request nevermore sales and other good metal like blind guardian or death

I requested Nevemore, Iced Earth and two slayer albums(reign in blood and South of heaven)
btw...I am fully awar that album sales do not reflect talent but it is cool to see how bands are doing in america

The sales are all from america alone
btw...I am fully aware that album sales do not reflect talent but it is cool to see how bands are doing in america

The sales are all from america alone
The last soundscan i saw Dead Heart had about 19.000.

Does anyone know where soundscans can be found from other countries such as places in europe. Id like to see the difference as there definetely is one.
I think soundscan only exists in canada and the USA but I think you need permission to enter soundscan records, because if you go to it won't let you see anything without passwords.
take a look at creed

Creed "My Own Prison" 5,822,282
Creed "Human Clay" 10,630,749
Creed "Weathered" 5,092,047

this is from may 29 2002
a lot of these are based on how many cds are shipped from the factory
megadeth and metallica

* Means total is only counting since Soundscan went into affect in the middle / late part of 1991.

Megadeth "Killing Is My Business..." 193,643*
Megadeth "Peace Sells..." 532,939*
Megadeth "Rust In Peace" 685,409*
Megadeth "Countdown To Extinction" 2,102,870
Megadeth "Youthanasia" 885,767
Megadeth "Hidden Treasures EP" 272,092
Megadeth "Cryptic Writings" 750,847
Megadeth "Risk" 300,158
Megadeth "Capitol Punishment: Megadeth Years" 148,953
Megadeth "World Needs A Hero" 166,127

Kill 'Em All 1,785,5073 *
Ride The Lightning 3,225,412*
Master Of Puppets 3,184,127*
Garage Days Revisited 2,613 *
And Justice... 3,688,941 *
Metallica 13 000 000
Live Shit: Binge & Purge" 457,436
Load 4,429,208
Re-load 3,276,890
Garage Inc. 2,393,827
Metallica "S&M 2,330,556
Originally posted by Unregistered
a lot of these are based on how many cds are shipped from the factory

Exactly. A friend of mine used to work in DVD distribution and explained it to me. All records sales through Soundscan are the sales of the initial order from the supplier to the retailer. This does not accurately count the actual sale to the consumer. That is why pop artists are always called "the multi-platinum recording artist." The thing is this. How often do you see large quantities of Nevermore, Iced Earth, Opeth, etc in large retail chains? Not very often. So the Soundscan report on bands like these are actually closer to what was actually purchased by the consumer. That is also why there are hundreds of copies of Brittany Spears and that putrid ilk still on the shelves.
I think the first three Metallica's cds are better than the first three ones of Megadeth. Then Megadeth always did better records, but only the "name" matters to sell, and the promotion was different. In America there are too many little trendy brainless kids. We need more metal freaks! It's unfair that a great singer like Warrel is forced to do the cook to live. He'd deserve to live just by his wonderful music. Fuck the fuckin' media! Fuck the trends!
I think the best way to look at this for us is that we are lucky.

After all we've made the effort to find this great music so lets enjoy it to its full potential. Here on this board there is a community that isnt to big to spoil it and then there is the band who have no pressure to sell out, making the music they love.

It is dissapointing when you look at these scans and ill do my bit to help promote these such bands. Maybe it will change one day but until then we should take it as it is.