Heavy metal/ hard rock act, Avenged Sevenfold lost their drummer The Rev this past December. His unexpected death could have easily brought down the band. Instead, A7x asked one of The Rev’s heroes to sit on his thrown. Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy sat in with the band in the studio to record their new album, and will be touring with A7x as well as his band Dream Theater for the foreseeable future.
Nightmare is A7x’s first single off of their new album (due in stores on July 27), and they sound great. Judging from the almost 900,000 views that the video has on YouTube as of today, I think a lot of other people agree me.
It looks like Avenged Sevenfold is in it for the long-haul.