Avenged Sevenfold Releasing ‘Nightmare’ Vinyl on Old Label
Who says rock stars forget where they came from? Orange County modern metal marvels Avenged Sevenfold have chosen their old label Hopeless Records to release exclusive vinyl editions of the band’s new record, ‘Nightmare,’ which comes out July 27. Back in 2002, Hopeless issued Avenged Sevenfold’s debut album, ‘Sounding the Seventh Trumpet.’
The vinyl edition of ‘Nightmare’ is available in six formats, ranging from a standard black double LP set for $18 to a deluxe blood-red colored LP and a T-shirt emblazoned with the band’s ‘deathbat’ logo for $42. The deluxe editions feature blood red 180 gram vinyl in a double gatefold and are limited to 2,500 copies, each individually numbered.
‘Nightmare’was produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem) and mixed by Andy Wallace. The album is the first without drummer Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan, who died from an accidental overdose in December. Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy filled in for the band on the new album and will tour with Avenged Sevenfold on the upcoming Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, which launches Aug. 17 in Minneapolis and runs through Oct. 4 in Madison, Wis. Co-headliners Disturbed will also be on the bill, as wil Stone Sour, Hellyeah, Halestorm, Airbourne, Hail the Villain and New Medicine.