Avenged Sevenfold's 'Nightmare' Goes Gold
Avenged Sevenfold's fifth studio album, Nightmare, has been officially certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies in the United States. This marks the band's fourth gold record, following 2003's Waking The Fallen, 2005's City Of Evil and 2007's self-titled offering. To date, City of Evil is the band's only Platinum-certified album.
Mike Portnoy, who played drums on Nightmare had this to say upon receiving his plaque: "Thanks so much to the Avenged Sevenfold fans for making me feel so welcome and loved during my time with the band." Check out the picture of Portnoy receiving his plaque for the gold certification of Nightmare below.
Avenged Sevenfold recently picked up the Best Album award for Nightmare at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods (full list of winners here.) The band took home three of the four fan-voted awards they were nominated for, with M. Shadows taking home the award for Best Vocalist and Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance winning for Best Guitarists. Mike Portnoy also won the Best Drummer award, which included his work with Avenged Sevenfold on Nightmare. You can check out pictures from the show, including Avenged Sevenfold's headlining performance, here.