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Sludge Scans

Hey, I’m Lita Love, and here are some of the latest Sludge Scans, or as they say in the business, Sound Scans.  Sound Scan only started in 1991, so some of these releases are only counting sales from 1991 till today.  
The bands listed below are some of the requests we’ve gotten.  Now for once, you can see what bands are selling and which bands are bombing!
SLUDGE SCAN NOTES – Read This Stuff First!
Some of you might see some numbers and say, "But so and so went Gold and you don’t have them listed as such."  Well certifications (such as Gold and Platinum) are based on shipments to retail accounts from the label, not actual over the counter sales.  The figures I get come from Soundscan, which is the recognized source for ACTUAL sales to consumers. 
Many of the stores that report to Soundscan are weighted in order to make up for those that don’t have Soundscan.  For example, let’s assume Tower Records Las Vegas is weighted 9 times.  That means that if some knucklehead walks in and buys 1 copy of Slaughter’s "Back To Reality", it counts for 9 albums sold in Soundscan.  I believe this more than makes up for the mom and pop stores that don’t report.  The system is not perfect, but it’s the recognized industry source for actual sales.  After all, this is what the Billboard charts are based on.
There is no website or magazine I’m getting this info from.  You can only get it if you have access to the Sludge Scan computer.  Basically, you have to be in the business.  And as far as I know, Metal Sludge is the only website spitting out Sound Scan numbers.  Worship us!
These figures are for the U.S. only.  
Send all requests or questions to SludgeScan@metal-sludge.com
Please be reasonable when asking for a request.  If you want a band’s album looked up, give me the title.  Don’t just say, "Hey, I want you to do some Metallica."  If you are too lazy to give me the title, I’m too lazy to look if up for you.  So give me the titles.  
* Means total is only counting since Soundscan went into affect in the middle / late part of 1991.  


Sludge Scan For November 1999

  As of November 3, 1999 Aerosmith Tribute Record "Not The Same Old Song And Dance" 5,096 Anthrax "Sound Of White Noise" 504,375 Anthrax "Stomp 442" 113,545 Chris Cornell "Euphoria Morning" 190,984 Bruce Dickinson "Accident Of Birth" 40,518 Dokken "Erase ...

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Sludge Scan for September 8, 1999

  As of October 4, 1999 AEROSMITH "Get A Grip" 4,531,239 AEROSMITH "Nine Lives" 1,926,317 AEROSMITH "A Little South Of Sanity" 490,698 ARCADE 103,639 ARCADE "A2" 20,284 BABYLON A.D. 29,690 * BABYLON A.D. "Nothing Sacred" 35,788 BON JOVI "Keep The ...

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Sludge Scan For September 1999

  As Of September 8, 1999 Cradle Of Filth "Cruelty And The Beast" 45,701 Death "Sound Of Perseverance"  22,732 Def Leppard "Euphoria"  387,239 Detroit Rock City Soundtrack 74,691 Dimmu Borgir "Spiritual Black Dimensons" 6,843 Dokken "Erase The Slate" 26,174 Emperor ...

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Sludge Scan For August 1999

AS OF AUGUST 10TH, 1999 Dokken "Dysfunctional" 120,836 Drain sth "Freaks Of Nature" 19,702 Extreme "Waiting For The Punchline" 113,794 Iron Maiden "Virtual XI" 54,417 Orgy "Candyass" 849,854 David Lee Roth "Your Filthy Little Mouth" 61,612 AS OF AUGUST 21, ...

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Sludge Scan For July 14, 1999

    AS OF JULY 14TH, 1999     Artist, title                                                                 Number of units sold Dokken "Erase The Slate" 14,353 Enuff Znuff "Paraphernalia" 3,149 Gamma Ray "Powerplant" 1,292 Jackyl "Cut The Crap" 75,228 Jackyl "Stayin’ Alive" 12,055 Kiss "Psycho Circus" 428,598 Sammy ...

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