Avenged Sevenfold’s “Nightmare” Is No. 1 in the U.S.—Special Issue of Revolver Out Now!
Avenged Sevenfold's highly personal fifth studio album, Nightmare, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's album chart this week and also No.1 on Billboard's Hard Music, Digital, Internet, and Alternative Album Charts. Its No. 1 debut is the band's highest first-week chart position ever. It sold over 162,500 units in its first week thanks to the band's devoted and rabid fanbase, who consider themselves part of a worldwide A7X family. The fans came out in droves to buy the album and spent the past week exhorting one another to make the band's record No. 1 through Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and fansites. The band's previous album, 2007's Avenged Sevenfold, moved 94,000 in its first week of release.
Nightmare's impressive chart showing has been fueled by the success of its title track. It has enjoyed airplay at Active Rock, Mainstream, and Modern Rock radio stations across the country and was the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes in the U.S. and the U.K. in its debut week. The band also is currently featured on the cover of a special issue of Revolver Magazine completely devoted to them. It is also available as a box set with seven different covers, available exclusively here.
Produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem) and mixed by noted engineer Andy Wallace, Nightmare was in the works when the band's beloved drummer, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, passed away. The Los Angeles Times has praised Nightmare's "elegiac power ballads," and called it "the band's most personal effort yet." On August 17, Avenged Sevenfold will set out to coheadline the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Disturbed. Also on the bill are Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hellyeah. Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater plays drums on Nightmare and will also tour with the band for UPROAR. The current tour dates are as follows. For complete ticket and tour information visit www.RockstarUproar.com and www.livenation.com.