Avenged Sevenfold have released the first single Nightmare off their upcoming album of the same name. The song clocks in at over 6 minutes and if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that it was still The Rev behind the drums. You can watch the “lyric video” for the song here.
If you didn’t know, Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater has temporarily taken over drum duties after The Rev’s unexpected death late last year. Portnoy will also tour with the band on the Rockstar Uproar Festival. Tour details are available here.
This will be A7X’s first studio album since their self-titled release in 2007, and their fifth full-length effort to date. The album is scheduled to drop July 27th via Warner Bros. Records.