Release date
26 Jul 2010
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Nightmare 6:15 243,158
2 Welcome To The Family 4:05 192,510
3 Danger Line 5:25 125,034
4 Buried Alive 6:45 150,283
5 Natural Born Killer 5:15 119,943
6 So Far Away 5:27 173,009
7 God Hates Us 5:17 112,605
8 Victim 7:28 100,245
9 Tonight the World Dies 4:40 98,546
10 Fiction 5:06 98,947
11 Save Me 10:55 84,389

About this album

Nightmare is the fifth studio album by American rock band Avenged Sevenfold, which is due to be released on July 27, 2010 through Warner Bros. Records; it was produced by Mike Elizondo and mixed in New York City by noted engineer Andy Wallace. Nightmare is the first Avenged Sevenfold record without James “The Rev” Sullivan performing drums because of his death in December 2009, although he wrote some of the songs before that time and is therefore the last studio album on which he contributed as a tribute, The Rev’s vocals are still on the album. Mike Portnoy, from Dream Theater, who performed as the drummer for the album in his place, will also play with the band for all the upcoming tours through the end of 2010. Avenged Sevenfold, along with Disturbed, will co-headline the first annual Uproar Festival.

The first single, “Nightmare”, was released digitally on May 18, 2010. A preview for the song was released on May 6, 2010 on, but was removed soon after for unknown reasons. However, on May 10, 2010, a 30-second audio uncensored sample was again revealed, but this time at SoundCloud and on the band’s official website. The band also posted, the same day, a video of the song on their official YouTube channel with animated lyrics, which received over 275,000 plays in 24 hours.

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  • Aarny

    I just looked and I made basically the same comment in 2010. WHOOPS

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Aarny

    I think this album only really gets good on So Far Away and after.

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Sliver65

    Masterpiece [140] I love this album!

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Stormehange

    Masterpiece[13] Their best album

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • cannibal_ism666

    get's sooo boring halfway, I used to enjoy this album... I'll revisit it again another time

    16 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Razors15

    Nightmare I think is the best Avenged Sevenfold album of all time. The best things here because they more experimental but still stick in their genre. They became more progresssive with Save Me and Natural Born Killer and they bring back metalcore with their God Hates Us. I don't care if they put many ballad songs, this album still the best and has better ballad song than Dear God (Victim is epic as November Rain XD )

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    You guys really need to listen to more music if you actually believe this is a masterpiece. It's far from it. [2]

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Drummer_Bitter

    Masterpiece. [12]

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    3/10 when all can't get worse, they start to make ballads. HOLY SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. But this album receives my 3 because of two things: 1. Mike Portnoy, the drums are SO BETTER with him, the rev was so bad..; 2. God Hates Us, this tune is good.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • EltonSSouza

    Masterpiece. [11]

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Just_Paradise

    Masterpiece. [10]

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Lieberdog

    Masterpiece. [8]

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • MetalFission

    Natural Born Killer!

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • FeedingWhatIAm

    You guys really need to listen to more music if you actually believe this is a masterpiece. It's far from it.

    6 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Kaazt2010

    Masterpiece???? LOL! This sucks BALLZ!!

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    Masterpiece. [5]

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • leandro_xps

    LOL, Why the tag metalcore is in this album?

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • gabrielamaganha

    Masterpiece. [4]

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • RomaN_TrixteR

    Masterpiece. [3]

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • guilhermecu

    Masterpiece. [2]

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
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