AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s video for the song “This Means War” was helmed by Andrew Baird (CAGE THE ELEPHANT, CARRIE UNDERWOOD) and was previously described as “a grisly street fight on the dark streets of an urban metropolis. Haunted by dark creatures and lost souls.”
“This Means War”, which, by AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows‘ own admission, bears a strong resemblance to METALLICA‘s “Sad But True”, is taken from AVENGED‘s sixth and latest album, “Hail To The King”, released last year and the band’s second straight CD to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, following 2010’s “Nightmare”.
Rock Radio‘s Tom Russell conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates at this year’s edition of the Download festival, which is being held June 10-12, 2011 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
Orange County, California’s AVENGED SEVENFOLD performed its track “Save Me” live for the first time at Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City. The nearly 11-minute-long epic closes the band’s latest album, “Nightmare”, which came out last summer and was AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s first No. 1 record.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD kicked off the “Nightmare After Christmas” tour with STONE SOUR and HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD in Reading, Pennsylvania. Here’s some fan-filmed video footage of AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s concert in Lowell, Massachusetts:
Avenged Sevenfold made their live debut with Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy over the weekend as part of the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, QC. The show marked the bands first performance since the passing of their drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan late last year. Portnoy, who also tracked the drums for the bands new album, will also be handling the live percussion duties for the next few months. The groups new album “Nightmare” is in stores today. Here’s some fan-filmed footage of the show:
Avenged Sevenfold have made the uncensored version of their music video for their track “Nightmare” available for viewing online. The song is the title track to the bands forthcoming new album, which will see a July 27th release date through Warner Bros.
“Nightmare” 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. The album has already attracted 8,000 pre-orders through digital retailers and the special edition direct to consumer piece has nearly sold through all of the 7,000 units bringing the album preorder to over 15,000 units.
“Afterlife” is a single by the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. The song is the fourth on their self-titled album and it features string instruments like violins and double basses in the intro and post the second chorus.
The music video is directed by Wayne Isham who have shot videos for bands like Metallica, Judas Priest and Motley Crue.