AVENGED SEVENFOLD’S “NIGHTMARE” IS NO. 1 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO, A FIRST FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HARD ROCK BAND

EXPLOSIVE FIRST SINGLE IS TITLE TRACK TO BAND’S CHART-TOPPING FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM OUT NOW ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Photo Credit: Clay Patrick McBride

Burbank, CA – “Nightmare,” the current single from Southern California’s Avenged Sevenfold, has climbed to No. 1 at Active Rock Radio in the U.S. this week, marking the first time the band has achieved Number 1 in radio airplay. 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.

“Nightmare,” is the title track to the band’s highly personal new album, which bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart and also topped Billboard’s Rock, Hard Rock, and Digital charts. Its No. 1 debut is the band’s highest first-week chart position ever.

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.” USA Today declared, “A7X has as broad a musical palette as any act in metal, with soaring guitar melodies and sorrowful ballads that offset growling metalcore vocals and Metallica-like jackhammer rhythms.”

Avenged Sevenfold are currently out on the road co-headlining the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Disturbed. Also on the bill are Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hell Yeah. Please visit www.RockstarUproar.com for tour dates.

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