Lamb of God’s third album As The Palaces Burn is back on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart, ten years after its initial release.
And if that isn’t the saddest commentary on the music business ever, I don’t know what is.
Yes, yes — the album was reissued in the form of a remixed, reworked special 10th-anniversary edition, but when new records aren’t selling as well as albums people already basically own, you know the industry’s fucked — even worse than we imagined.
Lamb of God’s landmark release — originally produced by Devin Townsend but reimagined by Josh Wilbur — sold around 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of re-release to land at the chart’s #64 position.
In ten years, As The Palaces Burn has shifted just 270,000 units, if you can believe that.
I would have thought they’d have sold more copies of that one, but I’m usually wrong.
OK, that’s not true. But I am no perfect, unlike Kate Upton’s rack.
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