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heh
07-26-2006, 09:17 PM
U.S. only. Sales through clubs such as BMG aren't included. Rounded to the nearest 1,000 (or 100 when applicable). *'s indicate that an album was released prior to 5/25/91, so not all sales are counted.

As of July 26, 2006:


Megadeth

* Killing is My Business...And Business is Good! (original, out of print) - 198,000

Killing is My Business...And Business is Good! (2002 remaster) - 56,000

Killing is My Business...And Business is Good! (2002 remaster, clean version) - 6,000

* Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? - 616,000

* So Far, So Good...So What! - 393,000

* Rust In Peace - 791,000

* Rusted Pieces (video, out of print) - 37,000

Countdown to Extinction - 2,288,000

Exposure of a Dream (video, out of print) - 27,000

Youthanasia - 945,000

Evolver: The Making of Youthanasia (video, out of print) - 25,000

Hidden Treasures (out of print) - 286,000

Cryptic Writings - 792,000

Risk - 324,000

Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years (out of print) - 200,000

Behind the Music (Extended Version DVD) - 13,000

The World Needs A Hero - 221,000

Rude Awakening (live album, two CD version) - 67,000

Rude Awakening (alternate versions) - 9,000

Rude Awakening (DVD) - 60,000

Still, Alive...& Well? - 26,000

The System Has Failed - 181,000

Video Hits (DVD) - 35,000

Greatest Hits: Back to the Start - 177,000

Greatest Hits: Back to the Start (Limited Edition) - 20,000

The Arsenal of Megadeth (DVD) - 21,000


Lamb of God

Burn the Priest - 50,000

New American Gospel - 89,000

As the Palaces Burn - 180,000

Terror and Hubris (Video) - 38,000

Ashes of the Wake - 255,000

Killadelphia - 19,000

Killadelphia (Video) - 62,000

Killadelphia (CD + Video) - 7,000


Opeth

Orchid - 28,000

Morningrise - 29,000

My Arms, Your Hearse - 34,000

Still Life - 27,000

Blackwater Park - 78,000

Deliverance - 55,000

Damnation - 61,000

Ghost Reveries - 64,000


Arch Enemy

Black Earth - 6,000

Stigmata - 9,000

Burning Bridges - 11,000

Wages of Sin - 56,000

Anthems of Rebellion - 61,000

Dead Eyes See No Future (EP) - 18,000

Doomsday Machine - 73,000


Over Kill

* Feel the Fire - 18,000

* Taking Over - 39,000

* Fuck You (EP) - 6,000

* Under the Influence - 45,000

* The Years of Decay - 80,000

Horrorscope - 117,000

I Hear Black - 73,000

W.F.O. - 48,000

Wrecking Your Neck (live) - 23,000

The Killing Kind - 30,000

Fuck You And Then Some - 11,000

Fuck You And Then Some/Feel the Fire - 2,500

From the Underground And Below - 32,000

Necroshine - 26,000

Coverkill - 13,000

Bloodletting - 18,000

Wrecking Everything (live) - 5,300

Wrecking Everything (DVD) - 6,300

Killbox 13 - 16,000

ReliXIV - 14,000


Into Eternity

Dead or Dreaming - 6,500

Buried in Oblivion - 13,000


Sanctity

This band was self-financed before being signed to Roadrunner earlier this year. No reasonably accurate sales information, sorry.


The Smashup

Being and Becoming - 3,200



Discuss! Comparisons with #'s from last year to come soon as well.

Spivonious
07-26-2006, 09:39 PM
Interesting to see...CTE blows away all other albums on there.

And it proves that Overkill, while their fans are diehard, their fans are few and far between.

Sir Surcoat
07-26-2006, 10:26 PM
I saw The Smashup's album at Best Buy the other day. Needle in a Haystack.

Didn't buy it though :eek:

mechajesus
07-26-2006, 10:28 PM
Arch Enemy's Doomsday Machine moved more copies than Opeth's Ghost Reveries.

Interesting... I would not have guessed that.

coolsnow7
07-27-2006, 12:50 AM
I would have. Arch Enemy is basically the trend right now. Opeth is just getting really popular.

What surprised me is that Lamb of God only sold 225,000 or so of Ashes of the Wake. Though of course, they still beat out of The System Has Failed. Also, they're clearly selling a whole lot more than Overkill at the moment...

What also surprised me was how few copies of Buried In Oblivion were sold. Into Eternity's getting very popular now, everyone seems to know about them.

Trust My Anger
07-27-2006, 01:39 AM
Countdown to Extinction has probably sold more alone then all the other bands sales combined have sold. So ya... don't compare current to current compare best to best.

Plus Lamb of God have a lot more PR then Megadeth has in the past 7 years.




It still really pisses me off to see how shitty OverKill sales are, hopefully they'll jump a bit. Hey Heh, if you can when you post last years band sales make marks on how much they sold if you could man.

FoReVeR MeTaL
07-27-2006, 04:00 AM
What also surprised me was how few copies of Buried In Oblivion were sold. Into Eternity's getting very popular now, everyone seems to know about them.

Hmmm, maybe it's because these are only US sales and Into Eternity are a Canadian band? Although I can't see a whole lot more being sold in Canada than the states.. just a guess though. I thought they would ahve sold more too.

WhiteTiger
07-27-2006, 05:36 AM
I'm one of the 13,000 that has bought Buried in Oblivion and one of the 6,500 that has bought Dead or Dreaming?. These are awesome albums, and by the end of this tour, the sales will have doubled because i think a lot of people will really like them (i've yet to find someone that's actually heard them and not liked them) so my hopes are high for this band.

justis11
07-29-2006, 09:06 AM
have to say im impressed with megadeths back to the start figures.With the right promotion(which im sure roadrunner with give)the next megadeth album will do very well.:megadeth:

BringItToTheUK!
07-29-2006, 12:01 PM
Where did you find this info?

heh
07-29-2006, 03:21 PM
have to say im impressed with megadeths back to the start figures.With the right promotion(which im sure roadrunner with give)the next megadeth album will do very well.:megadeth:

Agreed. BTTS oughtta go Gold in the next few years. Capitol needs to get off their butts and certify "Arsenal" pronto too. :)

heh
08-06-2006, 11:26 PM
It should be really interesting to see how much each band benefits from this tour from a sales perspective. I'm also looking forward to seeing the little uptick that each Megadeth album gets the week of October 31 when UA hits stores. Traditionally, bands get a pretty big increase for ALL albums when a new release comes out.

On a side note, I listened to a Sanctity track over at Gigantour 2006's MySpace page. They should be a lot of fun live! Sounds solid!

down_with_tallica
08-06-2006, 11:32 PM
a pretty big increase for ALL albums when a new release comes out.

On a side note, I listened to a Sanctity track over at Gigantour 2006's MySpace page. They should be a lot of fun live! Sounds solid!


youd think that...the fucker that is the singer asked me and my friends if we were ready 2 do some hardcore dancing at the dragonforce concert in wich case the entire place went silent and half the people left...ive hated them ever since..they sound better on cd then live.....

I think LoG will see a spike in sales as they continue to grow in popluarity, Into Eternity and Overkill I think will benefit the most from this tour....thansk to this tour I am quickly becoming an Into Eternity fan!

Trust My Anger
08-08-2006, 12:05 AM
I think Megadeth will benefit a lot more this year then last year because they have 3 of the biggest newer metal bands on tour with them this year. Last year all the bands were pretty well established and if you liked them chances were you liked Megadeth so that's why sales only prolly jumped by like 5k for Megadeth.

But now if you like Lamb Of God that basically means you like Slipknot, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Slayer, Mastodon, As I Lay Dying, Shadows Fall... etc... the direct link to Megadeth is no where.

So I expect Megadeth to get a well needed boost, OverKill to actually have respectable sales for a band 20+ years old and of course the smaller bands will have a big boost, because they didn't have much to begin with.

down_with_tallica
08-08-2006, 04:45 AM
I think Megadeth will benefit a lot more this year then last year because they have 3 of the biggest newer metal bands on tour with them this year. Last year all the bands were pretty well established and if you liked them chances were you liked Megadeth so that's why sales only prolly jumped by like 5k for Megadeth.

But now if you like Lamb Of God that basically means you like Slipknot, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Slayer, Mastodon, As I Lay Dying, Shadows Fall... etc... the direct link to Megadeth is no where.

So I expect Megadeth to get a well needed boost, OverKill to actually have respectable sales for a band 20+ years old and of course the smaller bands will have a big boost, because they didn't have much to begin with.

agreed on all points...I especially think Into Eternity will win over quite a few Opeth fans as well...the only band I dont expect to gain much from it will be the Smashup...just because they dont fit on a metal bill..has nothing to do with if their good or not..

WhiteTiger
08-08-2006, 07:22 AM
Overkill has some pretty sad sales. 14,000 for RelixIV?! Into Eternity almost has that many. wow. Hopefully a lot of megadeth fans will see Overkill and grab their album, because they really deserve to get a lot of sales.
the more i think about this tour, the more i realize how amazing it's going to be.

down_with_tallica
08-08-2006, 04:42 PM
Overkill has some pretty sad sales. 14,000 for RelixIV?! Into Eternity almost has that many. wow. Hopefully a lot of megadeth fans will see Overkill and grab their album, because they really deserve to get a lot of sales.
the more i think about this tour, the more i realize how amazing it's going to be.


same...at first I liked it, but didnt think it would compare to last years..starting to change my mind, but I think ultimatily it wont due to the co headlining compared to 2nd last stage slot of Dream Theater to LoG

Trust My Anger
08-09-2006, 02:37 AM
Ya last years lineup was more solid but didn't leave much room for sales increases except with the lesser known bands. But now they all have a chance of gaining a lot of new fans because the spectrum is diverse.

heh
08-10-2006, 09:54 PM
youd think that...the fucker that is the singer asked me and my friends if we were ready 2 do some hardcore dancing at the dragonforce concert in wich case the entire place went silent and half the people left...ive hated them ever since..they sound better on cd then live.....

I think LoG will see a spike in sales as they continue to grow in popluarity, Into Eternity and Overkill I think will benefit the most from this tour....thansk to this tour I am quickly becoming an Into Eternity fan!

I see Gold in LOG's future...

WhiteTiger
08-11-2006, 07:11 AM
I see Gold in LOG's future...

i see Gold on their next album.

heh
08-12-2006, 06:55 PM
i see Gold on their next album.

If it's good and the record company puts $ behind it...I think so too.

Trust My Anger
08-12-2006, 10:23 PM
well hey United Abominations is getting better PR than TSHF did so I expect UA to debut in the top 10 and go gold within 6 months of release.


High expectations maybe... but I'd love to see it, and think it's very possible with G2 and Roadrunner doing the pr work.

JOP
08-13-2006, 01:22 PM
well hey United Abominations is getting better PR than TSHF did so I expect UA to debut in the top 10 and go gold within 6 months of release.


High expectations maybe... but I'd love to see it, and think it's very possible with G2 and Roadrunner doing the pr work.
Christ I hope Roadrunner will play it through. Sanctuary blew so much it ain't close to being funny!

hello?
08-13-2006, 03:35 PM
It'd be nice to see the next Opeth and Arch Enemy albums to sell over 100,000. Doomsday will probably hit it eventually. LOG will definately hit 500,000 for this new CD. They have such a huge fanbase. I'm not sure about Megadeth now, there's a lot benefitting them this time around. Overkill and IE definately deserve more than what they're selling now. Hopefully Gigantour will help them out. Sanctity will definately get exposure for this and should do good for a debut album.

heh
08-14-2006, 12:43 AM
I don't know if the new Megadeth one will go Gold or not, but I'd say that 300k plus sold over the counter is a good goal right now. If it doesn't at least top "System" then I don't think they'll ever regain past sales "glory".

Roadrunner needs to continue supporting the album after it hits shelves, bottom line. Sanctuary failed to do that TWICE.


I don't think Top 10 is out of the question, but I'm sure anything in the Top 20 will leave smiles on the guys' faces.

slaytanic
08-14-2006, 12:52 AM
the majority of Overkill's album sales where before 91 so the numbers are way off but hopefully this tour will help raise the sells of the newer albums.






Overkill rulez

Trust My Anger
08-14-2006, 03:08 AM
Over Kill

* Feel the Fire - 18,000 - realistically it's probably about 50,000

* Taking Over - 39,000 - realistically it's probably 85,000

* Fuck You (EP) - 6,000 - realistically it's probably about 22,000

* Under the Influence - 45,000 - realistically this could be about 100,000

* The Years of Decay - 80,000 - realistically this is prolly about 120,000


So it's really not a huge spike, plus even if they are higher then what I'm guessing they've still had a huge drop off from their sales peak Years of Decay/Horrorscope. Plus it's not the majority man... it's 4 studio albums out of 14... so ya... definatly not majority.

So ya... either way you look at it, OverKill's sales aren't great, but they're still one of the best band around, ever!

Trust My Anger
08-30-2006, 05:45 PM
Hey Heh,


where are the other numbers, and also you know better than I do... are my numbers realistic?

alwayrocking
09-20-2006, 03:43 PM
Where do you find these numbers. I would like to see the album sales for a lot of bands but can never seem to find them.

Thanks

Trust My Anger
09-20-2006, 05:05 PM
Soundscan, I think you have to be a member or something though. I'm not really sure. :lol:

Neckwrecker95
03-27-2013, 09:25 PM
U.S. only. Sales through clubs such as BMG aren't included. Rounded to the nearest 1,000 (or 100 when applicable). *'s indicate that an album was released prior to 5/25/91, so not all sales are counted.

As of July 26, 2006:


Megadeth

* Killing is My Business...And Business is Good! (original, out of print) - 198,000

Killing is My Business...And Business is Good! (2002 remaster) - 56,000

Killing is My Business...And Business is Good! (2002 remaster, clean version) - 6,000

* Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? - 616,000

* So Far, So Good...So What! - 393,000

* Rust In Peace - 791,000

* Rusted Pieces (video, out of print) - 37,000

Countdown to Extinction - 2,288,000

Exposure of a Dream (video, out of print) - 27,000

Youthanasia - 945,000

Evolver: The Making of Youthanasia (video, out of print) - 25,000

Hidden Treasures (out of print) - 286,000

Cryptic Writings - 792,000

Risk - 324,000

Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years (out of print) - 200,000

Behind the Music (Extended Version DVD) - 13,000

The World Needs A Hero - 221,000

Rude Awakening (live album, two CD version) - 67,000

Rude Awakening (alternate versions) - 9,000

Rude Awakening (DVD) - 60,000

Still, Alive...& Well? - 26,000

The System Has Failed - 181,000

Video Hits (DVD) - 35,000

Greatest Hits: Back to the Start - 177,000

Greatest Hits: Back to the Start (Limited Edition) - 20,000

The Arsenal of Megadeth (DVD) - 21,000


Lamb of God

Burn the Priest - 50,000

New American Gospel - 89,000

As the Palaces Burn - 180,000

Terror and Hubris (Video) - 38,000

Ashes of the Wake - 255,000

Killadelphia - 19,000

Killadelphia (Video) - 62,000

Killadelphia (CD + Video) - 7,000


Opeth

Orchid - 28,000

Morningrise - 29,000

My Arms, Your Hearse - 34,000

Still Life - 27,000

Blackwater Park - 78,000

Deliverance - 55,000

Damnation - 61,000

Ghost Reveries - 64,000


Arch Enemy

Black Earth - 6,000

Stigmata - 9,000

Burning Bridges - 11,000

Wages of Sin - 56,000

Anthems of Rebellion - 61,000

Dead Eyes See No Future (EP) - 18,000

Doomsday Machine - 73,000


Over Kill

* Feel the Fire - 18,000

* Taking Over - 39,000

* Fuck You (EP) - 6,000

* Under the Influence - 45,000

* The Years of Decay - 80,000

Horrorscope - 117,000

I Hear Black - 73,000

W.F.O. - 48,000

Wrecking Your Neck (live) - 23,000

The Killing Kind - 30,000

Fuck You And Then Some - 11,000

Fuck You And Then Some/Feel the Fire - 2,500

From the Underground And Below - 32,000

Necroshine - 26,000

Coverkill - 13,000

Bloodletting - 18,000

Wrecking Everything (live) - 5,300

Wrecking Everything (DVD) - 6,300

Killbox 13 - 16,000

ReliXIV - 14,000


Into Eternity

Dead or Dreaming - 6,500

Buried in Oblivion - 13,000


Sanctity

This band was self-financed before being signed to Roadrunner earlier this year. No reasonably accurate sales information, sorry.


The Smashup

Being and Becoming - 3,200



Discuss! Comparisons with #'s from last year to come soon as well.

Can you get an updated version of these bands sales? Megadeth and Overkill in particular?

Neckwrecker95
04-03-2013, 03:57 AM
My estimates (including pre-SoundScan)

Feel the Fire-65,000
Taking Over-100,000
Under the Influence-110,000
The Years of Decay-150,000
Horrorscope-125,000
I Hear Black-75,000
W.F.O-52,000

Killing is My Business-530,000 I'm pretty sure it hit Gold
Peace Sells-1,750,000
SFSGSW-1,500,000
Rust in Peace-2,000,000 This thing Had to have hit Double Platinum by now considering its credibility and all the promotion for its 20th Anniversary
Countdown to Extinction-2,500,000
Youthanasia-1,100,000 (officially hit Platinum already)
Cryptic Writings-1,000,000

Any way I can get an official update of their sales numbers?

Neckwrecker95
04-04-2013, 01:48 AM
Over Kill

* Feel the Fire - 18,000 - realistically it's probably about 50,000

* Taking Over - 39,000 - realistically it's probably 85,000

* Fuck You (EP) - 6,000 - realistically it's probably about 22,000

* Under the Influence - 45,000 - realistically this could be about 100,000

* The Years of Decay - 80,000 - realistically this is prolly about 120,000


So it's really not a huge spike, plus even if they are higher then what I'm guessing they've still had a huge drop off from their sales peak Years of Decay/Horrorscope. Plus it's not the majority man... it's 4 studio albums out of 14... so ya... definatly not majority.

So ya... either way you look at it, OverKill's sales aren't great, but they're still one of the best band around, ever!

Yeah but I think they've gone up a bit by now here's my estimates counting pre-SoundScan:
Feel the Fire-60,000
Taking Over-100,000
Under the Influence-110,000
This next one is a fact I know a guy who used to work at a record company who had access to some numbers
The Years of Decay-178,000
Horrorscope-125,000

By now Overkill has with all likeliness sold over 1 million copies in the United States