With 16,125 units moved, The Devil Wears Prada lands atop the metal charts this week with most albums sold. (It’s good for 20th overall on the Billboard Album charts.) 8:18 is the band’s first record without keyboardist James Baney. You can read the full cover story with vocalist Mike Hranica for more on the album.

The band outsold other debuts from Stray from the Path, Carcass and GWAR.

via Metal Insider

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Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.

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Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."

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