SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

February 09, 2011 16:13 ET

Avenged Sevenfold's "Welcome to the Family" Is No. 1 at BDS Active Rock Format

Track Is the Second Chart-Topping Single at the Format From the Band's No. 1 Gold Album "Nightmare"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - "Welcome to the Family," the new single from Avenged Sevenfold's gold album "Nightmare," has climbed to No. 1 at BDS Active Rock format in the U.S. this week. This is the band's second No. 1 at the format from "Nightmare," which earned A7X its highest-ever debut on the Billboard album chart when it bowed at No. 1. "Nightmare" also topped Billboard's Rock, Hard Rock, and Digital charts. "Nightmare" was one of the most played current songs at Media Base Active Rock for 2010. The band continues to sell out arenas around the world.

Produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem) and mixed by noted engineer Andy Wallace, "Nightmare" was in the works when the band's beloved drummer, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, passed away. The Los Angeles Times has praised "Nightmare's" "elegiac power ballads," and called it "the band's most personal effort yet." USA Today declared, "A7X has as broad a musical palette as any act in metal, with soaring guitar melodies and sorrowful ballads that offset growling metalcore vocals and Metallica-like jackhammer rhythms."

Avenged Sevenfold are currently on the road for their "Nightmare After Christmas" Tour, which wraps up on February 13th.

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