The song is released as the third single from their self-titled album. The song itself features a string orchestra and was written by the band's drummer, The Rev. It was voted the best song of the new album on the band's homepage. The single and a live-action music video were released in early In the album version, there is a string section in the intro and later in the song, both of which are cut out of the video, along with the bridge of the song, which features The Rev's vocals. It was released for Rocksmith on October 30, Shadows running shirtless, Zacky Vengeance dancing with a woman, Synyster Gates holding a skull in a sea of lit candles, The Rev lying down with a Spider on his face, and Johnny Christ holding a flock of doves which he sends flying off all at once at the end of the video.
Nightmare is an official video by American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. An unedited version of the video premiered later on that day. The video can be seen on the band's official YouTube page. The video depicts lead vocalist M. Shadows about to undergo surgery, when the surgeons take him out of the room on a gurney. Shadows then notices the torn-down former drum kit of the band's deceased drummer, The Rev, when he toured with them to support their record City of Evil. The surgeons move him through halls and he sees the members of Avenged Sevenfold acting mentally insane, such as lead guitarist Synyster Gates continually banging his bloody head against the window of a door, bassist Johnny Christ crawling on the ceiling, and seeing rhythm guitarist Zacky Vengeance in a straitjacket, and later waltzing with a skeleton, as well as disturbing images of children playing and soaked in blood. The video shifts between this and the band performing in a black environment with a small bit of background light.
It was released on May 18, , as the lead single for their fifth studio album, Nightmare. Lyrically, "Nightmare" deals with an individual who is damned for his wrongdoings on earth. The song is sung from the point of view of a resident of hell, who may have once been a living person too, mocking the other character and pointing out that it's his own fault he's in hell. It is their first single released without former drummer The Rev , who died on December 28, It was discovered by fans that the face of Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, the band's deceased drummer, can be seen on both the single and album cover. The song was released for Rocksmith on October 30, The song was the No. It was also the No.
Their videos often help advance the stories in their songs, which are filled with rich and vivid lyrical imagery. Whether it's a simple, black and white performance clip, a montage of scenes that depict life on the road, a full-on narrative featuring actors and actresses or a visual homage to Tim Burton, A7X have assembled a hearty, attention-getting collection of videos that span all of their albums and the past decade-plus. Noisecreep has collected what we think are the 10 best Avenged Sevenfold videos.