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    After just one week, Coheed and Cambria's The Afterman: Ascension has sold nearly 50,000 copies, scoring them a #5 spot on Billboard! You can read the full article here.

    Join us in congratulating the Coheed crew and all those who made this album a reality!
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    Pretty cool. Good to see people still buy music. Somewhat. Sort of.
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    Awesome to hear this...Congrats to Coheed for making such a tremendous album and the high debut on the charts.
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    I wonder if they count the deluxe edition sales in with that, or if it's all normal record sales?
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    That's what I was wondering too. Either way...CONGRATS COHEED! I think we should predict where Descension would land. Higher? #1 perhaps?
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    Finally some good music on the charts. Way to go Coheed!
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    If they count deluxe editions I wonder if all the deluxe box sales will go towards descension too.

    I also remember seeing somewhere that if the cd is included with the vinyl it counts as 2 record sales. If that's the case, I've bought this 3 times! (4 if you include ascension demos vinyl preorder)
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    yeah this is freakin awesome, i hope my deluxe edition counted toward their victory!
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    Good on ya Coheed. Good on the COTF too.
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    I own two copies of this album already and have a deluxe on the way. :) It's fantastic news though although hardly surprising for such an amazing album.
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    Will Descension outsell Ascension?
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    I think most of Cobalt bought 2 copies or more, awesome.
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    After reading that article, I really like seeing music break the Top 10/Top 100 without major record labels. Fuck those guys and their money grubbing raping of bands. They've ruined the drive and creativity for so many bands over the years (aka The Starting Line). Everything we can do to make Coheed more cash with this self-financed release and to help major labels fold, I'm for it.

    EDIT: And of course, I am pumped to be a part of something like these Top 10 debuts for each album. I think I am going to go out and buy a second CD, a regular CD, of Ascension today.
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    It's two spots ahead of Streisand's new album! VICTORYYYYY!
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    This is awesome! Grats to the band, and round of applauds to all fans!
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    Extremely impressive given the almost zero marketing done for this record.
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    This is awesome ! I'm so proud of them! hopefully we will see the same for Descension or better! We need to make the world know how strong of a Fence we are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy1990 View Post
    This is awesome ! I'm so proud of them! hopefully we will see the same for Descension or better! We need to make the world know how strong of a Fence we are.
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    This is just awesome. I'm glad to see that Coheed can make do without any major label backing. Must be nice to work at their own pace and have it pay off.
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    I'm incredibly stoked for them. I don't think precisely where an album peaks is a direct indication of its quality, but I'm certainly happy that Ascension made it as high up as it did because the exposure is wonderful for Coheed. I too hope my deluxe edition counts.
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    I think we just might have to thank the delay in getting the preorders for this, at least in part. I mean, I know we got the download but I can't keep track of all the times people have posted that they were so antsy about getting their hands on the album that they had to go buy an extra one until the preorder came in. I'm not saying it wouldn't have charted without the delay, but it may have been in 9th or 10th instead of 5th.

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    The real question is how the album will do in week 2. You have to assume any hardcore Coheed fans would buy the album in the first week. It would be nice if the album didn't drop off the charts after this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCrowing_2113 View Post
    If they count deluxe editions I wonder if all the deluxe box sales will go towards descension too.

    I also remember seeing somewhere that if the cd is included with the vinyl it counts as 2 record sales. If that's the case, I've bought this 3 times! (4 if you include ascension demos vinyl preorder)
    Ascension demos vinyl preorder? link? You can preorder RSD stuff? Will we get the same for Descension? Not trying to sound greedy, just being a vinyl snob.

    ALSO CONGRATS TO THE HEED! THIS IS AMAZING NEWS!
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    I'm not sure if this has been mentioned but the album also charted at #5 on the UK Rock Charts.

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    I just checked the billboard 200 and was gonna comment on my own, but see there is a thread........ soooooo RIGHT ON!!!!! COHEED!!! Hopefully Afterman will will gain more and more momentum and top out at Numero Uno for like as many months until Descension comes out and can go one-two. A kid can dream.
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    Don't have the time here at work to read through the whole thread right now, so I don't know if this has been discussed, but am I the only one saddened that a top 5 record only nets 50,000 sales now-a-days? Buy music, people (no one here, we all buy it here, obviously) support the musicians you like, don't fucking steal from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pocketses View Post
    Don't have the time here at work to read through the whole thread right now, so I don't know if this has been discussed, but am I the only one saddened that a top 5 record only nets 50,000 sales now-a-days? Buy music, people (no one here, we all buy it here, obviously) support the musicians you like, don't fucking steal from them.

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    yeah I totally agree. Most people are culprits of steeling (myself included).
    its amazing to think that coheed got a gold record for 100,000 sales on good Apollo and now it's a struggle for even the pop bands to get that high. Let alone a platinum record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekeyworks View Post
    yeah I totally agree. Most people are culprits of steeling (myself included).
    its amazing to think that coheed got a gold record for 100,000 sales on good Apollo and now it's a struggle for even the pop bands to get that high. Let alone a platinum record.
    Gold records are sales above 500,000. Not 100,000. Platinum is sales over 1,000,000.
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    NWFT charted at #6 but with sales of 62 000. And Good Apollo was over 70 000 and only charted at #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBlackHeart View Post
    NWFT charted at #6 but with sales of 62 000. And Good Apollo was over 70 000 and only charted at #7
    It's a pretty far cry from 2001 when all the TOP 10 albums sold at least 100,000 for that week. Some over 1,000,000 in a week.
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    Some of that may be the tendency to download individual songs rather than whole albums
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coheedsive View Post
    Some of that may be the tendency to download individual songs rather than whole albums
    One of Taylor Swift's new songs had 623,000 downloads in the first week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n8lbs View Post
    One of Taylor Swift's new songs had 623,000 downloads in the first week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coheedsive View Post
    Some of that may be the tendency to download individual songs rather than whole albums
    I think the digital music marketplace (as per Coheedsive's comment) is a bigger culprit than music theft. Casual music fans seldom buy albums because they can instead only pay for the few songs they will listen to.
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    I still buy an odd physical album every now and then but this was the first time in probably over 8 years I bought two albums on the same day (Coheed and BTBAM). With the way things are going I can't even imagine the next time that will happen.
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