Avenged Sevenfold Release "Nightmare", Title Track To Upcoming Album
"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 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.