California’s Avenged Sevenfold have announced the title and release date for their upcoming fifth studio album: Nightmare will be released by Warner Bros. Records on July 26th, 2010. Nightmare was produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem) and mixed by noted engineer Andy Wallace.
The album’s explosive first single (and title track) was made available on 19th May, and went straight to the top of the iTunes rock chart. The single's popularity was highlighted by the success of the accompanying lyrics video on YouTube. Having been debuted on May 17th, the track has so far received over 1.5 Million views and over 16,000 comments.
In August, Avenged Sevenfold will set out co-headlining the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Disturbed around the USA. Also on the bill are Stone Sour, Halestorm, and HellYeah. 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 in December last year. Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre plays drums on Nightmare and will also tour with the band for UPROAR.
More details about Nightmare will be available in the coming weeks.