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7/27/2010

Book Of Nightmares (Ltd. Ed.)
7/27/2010

Nightmare (Digital Single)
5/18/2010
 
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Avenged Sevenfold To Chat With Fans Via Ustream Tomorrow
July 28, 2010
Avenged Sevenfold, whose fifth studio album 'Nightmare' was released yesterday, July 27th, will chat with fans this Thursday, July 29th at 5PM EDT at http://ustream.tv/avengedsevenfold. Fans that bought a copy of the new album are invited to join the band LIVE to discuss the new record, ask questions and tell them what you think. Also beginning this Thursday, July 29th, fans can purchase a copy of the album at the Best Buy store in Orange, CA (2375 N Tustin Street.) and receive a wristband for a chance to meet the band at their in-store signing on Friday, August 6th. This Saturday, July 31st, A7X will perform a special live concert webcast from Syracuse, NY. The webcast can be seen Below, as well as at: Avenged Sevenfold Website; MySpace; UStream TV

The deluxe version of 'Nightmare' is currently No.1 on the iTunes album chart, and No.3 on Amazon.com. The special edition direct to consumer piece has sold out all 7,000 copies of its limited run. The album's first single and title track "Nightmare" is No. 2 at BDS Active Rock, and in the top 15 at Alternative Radio. The official video for Nightmare" premiered on MTV2, MTV.com, and MTV2.com on July 17th and became the second most popular video on YouTube, racking up more than 1,280,865 views last week. (Watch it below or at YouTube).

In August, Avenged Sevenfold will set out co-headlining the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival with Disturbed. Also on the bill are Stone Sour, Halestorm, and HellYeah. The Uproar tour, which will hit amphitheatres and arenas, marks the band's first tour since the passing of Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre, who plays drums on 'Nightmare', will also tour with the band for Uproar.
 
 
 
 
 
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Avenged Sevenfold Launch Limited Edition Pre-Order
June 4, 2010
Avenged Sevenfold have just launched a pre-order for the Limited Edition version of their new album 'Nightmare', which is available everywhere July 27th. The package can be ordered here.

The Limited Edition includes:
- Full Nightmare album on CD.
- Expanded booklet featuring lyric sheets from the band and exclusive artwork.
- Housed in a synthetic leather bound book with special silver plated "Nightmare" crest.
- Limited 24" x 36" lithograph entitle "Death Bat Anatomy" featuring original artwork on special textured paper embossed with a silver colored Death Bat.
- Instant download of the new single "Nightmare"

The band also recently released a lyric video for their new single, "Nightmare", which can be seen below.
 
 
 
 
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Uproar TV Ep. 4: In The Studio With Avenged Sevenfold
May 30, 2010
This past week Uproar TV hung out with Avenged Sevenfold in the studio. The clip gives the fans their first glimpse into anything involving the recording of Avenged's new record 'Nightmare' - It's also the first look at Mike Portnoy's (legendary drummer from Dream Theater) tracking the drum intro to their first single "Nightmare" that Jimmy "The Rev" wrote for the album before his passing.

Watch the video now below!

Mike
tracked all the drums on the record, and as a tribute to The Rev he followed what Jimmy wrote pretty much to a "T", with some improvisation here and there at the bands discretion. The band's choice to have Portnoy play on the record was especially appropriate as he was also Jimmy's favorite drummer. Mike will be filling in as their touring drummer for Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival and through the end of the year.

For more information on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival visit: www.RockstarUproar.com
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Avenged Sevenfold Release 'Nightmare' Single
May 21, 2010
"Nightmare," the new single from Southern California's Avenged Sevenfold, is the No. 1 Most Added track at Active Rock Radio in the United States this week. It is also the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes in the United States selling over 23,666 units in its first day. Additionally, across the pond in the United Kingdom, "Nightmare" is the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes. On the band's official website, www.avengedsevenfold.com, "Nightmare" premiered via a Youtube "Lyric" Video that received over 275,000 plays in 24 hours.

The song is the title track to the band's upcoming fifth studio album, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on July 27th', 2010. 'Nightmare' was produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem) and mixed by noted engineer Andy Wallace.

In August, Avenged Sevenfold will set out co-headlining the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival with Disturbed. Also on the bill are Stone Sour, Halestorm, and HellYeah. The Uproar tour, which will hit amphitheatres and arenas, marks the band's first tour since the passing of beloved friend and drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre plays drums on 'Nightmare' and will also tour with the band for Uproar.
 
 
 
 
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Avenged Sevenfold Announce Album Title, Release Date
May 21, 2010
Southern California's Avenged Sevenfold have announced the title and release date for their upcoming fifth studio album: 'Nightmare' will be released by Warner Bros. Records on July 17th, 2010.

The album's explosive first single (and title track) hit radio earlier this week and is now available from all digital service providers. 'Nightmare' was produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem) and mixed by noted engineer Andy Wallace.

In August, Avenged Sevenfold will set out co-headlining the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival with Disturbed. Also on the bill are Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hell Yeah. The Uproar tour, which will hit amphitheatres and arenas, marks the band's first tour since the passing of beloved friend and drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre plays drums on 'Nightmare' and will also tour with the band for Uproar.

More details about 'Nightmare' will be available in the coming weeks.
 
 
 
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HOME TOWN: Orange County, CA
MEMBERS:
M. Shadows (vocals)
Synyster Gates (guitar)
Zacky Vengeance (guitar)
Johnny Christ (bass)
The Reverend (drums)

It�s not always recognized in today�s �I want it all now� world, but patience is a virtue. And Huntington Beach, California rockers Avenged Sevenfold are being rewarded for remembering that golden rule. After releasing two highly successful albums on an indie label (Sounding The Seventh Trumpet and Waking The Fallen), the quintet is set to unleash its major label debut, City Of Evil, on Warner Bros. Records. City Of Evil, co-produced by Avenged Sevenfold, reunites the group with producer Mudrock (Waking The Fallen). �We�re at the point now where we�ve come into our own,� vocalist M. Shadows says of the ambitious City Of Evil, an 11-song collection that gives a middle finger to the idea of categorization, bridging the sonic guitar assault of Iron Maiden with the frenetic pace of Bad Religion and the musicianship of Dream Theater. �In Southern California you�re really brought up in the whole punk world. At the same time, we were growing up listening to Pantera, Megadeath, Metallica and Slayer records,� Shadows recalls. �So then you think, �I want to play in that kind of band, but I want to play in this kind of band.� Then you pass that point and all of a sudden you�re just writing music and it comes out naturally. But that�s what happens cause of all the different influences we have. And we�re definitely not afraid to put anything in our songs if we think it calls for it.� Yes, Avenged Sevenfold can rock, as the band recently did at a sold-out show at Hollywood�s Music Box Theater, where they turned the intensity of the new tunes up from 11 to about a 20, but these are musicians as well. However, as the group evidenced during the orchestral interlude in �The Wicked End,� a perfect metal moment live complemented by a boys choir and 14-piece string section, Avenged Sevenfold, in the tradition of Zeppelin, Queen, and Guns �N� Roses� �November Rain,� meld their intensity with a musical daring their hard rock forefathers would be proud of. Those looking primarily for a cathartic release live, as so many of the kids moshing their brains out at the Music Box were, need only turn to the ferocious energy of �Bat Country,� a song written for Hunter S. Thompson about the band�s own adventures in Vegas, and the Maiden-esque guitar and Shadows� perfect caterwaul of the line �city of evil� (where the album�s title stems from) in the opening �Beast & The Harlot.� And while Avenged, whose influences range from Maiden, Pantera, and Guns �N� Roses (Shadows calls Use Your Illusions 1 and 2 his favorite albums of all time) to Billy Joel, Queen, and Elvis Costello, may not be your typical hard rock band musically, they can hang with the best of them. Epic nights of late night fun have followed this band around the country, and it�s something all of the members freely acknowledge. They like to party, and they like to drink: and plenty. Additionally, and fitting with their chosen lifestyle, the members of Avenged could write the A7X equivalent of the Zagut guide to strip clubs in America. �Strippers and bands have this bond,� Vengeance says. �They totally do. The band walks in and it�s like special treatment,� Shadows adds. So, what makes a good strip club? �I like strip clubs that are out of control,� he says, citing Vegas, New York and New Orleans (�It�s fucking Bourbon Street. It better be crazy,� he says) as home to some of the better establishments they�ve frequented. Reflecting the complex personalities though that can lead a hard rock band to throw in a beautiful Flamenco guitar solo near the end of the new album�s savage �Sidewinder,� Avenged Sevenfold is far from just a party band, and it shows on City Of Evil. The album is bursting with displays of their virtuoso musicianship, from the intricate tempo changes of �Burn It Down� to the tender acoustic intro into a Spaghetti Western mixed with classical melody that provides the calm before the storm in the savage �Strength Of The World.� The group has learned a great deal having spent the last three summers as part of the Warped tour. Shadows got some valuable advice from Fat Mike of NOFX, besides how to play Texas Hold �Em. �He�s like, �You know what, if you do this stuff long enough, you gotta fucking have fun. If you can�t have fun on tour then you�ll never last,�� Shadows recalls. �I think that�s a really important thing.� Additionally, the quintet, which started on a Warped side stage, graduated to the second stage, and then made the move last year to main stage, a spot they�ll be returning to this year, learned a lot by the gradual progression. �We�ve seen bands that we started out with that got a little bit of a head start or an early break and they�re done. We�ve learned so much more doing it from the ground up. We�ve got so many more stories than other bands will have; so many more good times, bad times. It has made us stronger as a band too,� Vengeance says. Hard work is what also accounts for the band�s fiercely loyal following, according to Shadows. �It�s rewarding �cause you know you have this really solid core fan base that has been through a lot and they believe in the band now as more than a band, it�s like a lifestyle,� he says. �If anything happens we don�t ever fall, it�s like they�re holding us up. We�re not on the radio, but everywhere we go we always have this rabid group of fans. We would�ve never had that if we had some lucky break and just jumped to the point we�re at now. I hope it gradually keeps going up. The slower you go the more I think it builds underneath you and we�re grateful for that. They can�t just get pulled out from underneath us. There�s nothing you can grab to pull; it�s fans that love that band. So, it�s very gratifying to be at this place now.�