Bloody-Disgusting and MySpace Horror have received sketches and drawings straight from the Avenged Sevenfold archives of Zacky Vengeance. These drawings take you through the behind the scenes evolution of one of Avenged Sevenfold’s album covers. Let’s see if you can guess which one before we make it to the final image. We’ll be posting a new image each day to clue you in.
You can grab Avenged Sevenfold’s new single “Nightmare” off their upcoming album also titled Nightmare on iTunes here.
Avenged Sevenfold have been in the studio working hard on their latest album with drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) filling in after the untimely death of Jimmy Sullivan. The first single “Nightmare” will be available on iTunes next Tuesday May 18th, but you can get an early listen right now. Mike Portnoy not only recorded drums on the new album, but he also announced that he’ll be joining A7X on tour duties.
Read on to check out the track and let us know what you think. READ MORE
Up until now the future of Avenged Sevenfold was uncertain after the death of drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, but today the band dropped some big news on their myspace page. A7X will be entering the studio Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater fame behind the drum set.
Here’s what they had to say in the official update,
“I want our fans to know that with Jimmy in our hearts, our journey to record has officially began. Jimmy helped leave this world an amazing gift and now it’s our job to make sure to deliver that gift to our fans. We asked Jimmy’s all time favorite drummer Mike Portnoy to record on behalf of him. Mike said it would be an honor and without question that’s what Jim would have wanted. Its comforting to us that someone like Mike, who is undoubtedly revered as one of the best drummers in the world, held such respect and adoration for the Rev’s abilities.”
“Even though it will never be the same without our brother by our side, his essence lives in our hearts and through the music he helped create. He was a legend before any of the success or any of that bullshit and we are fucking excited to lay this down for our fans, and especially for Jimmy.” READ MORE
Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan of Avenged Sevenfold was found dead yesterday in his Huntington Beach home. An autopsy is pending but Lt. John Domingo of the Huntington Beach Police Department said that he appeared to have died of natural causes and that it’s a “coroners case” now.
“The decedent is a 28-year-old male discovered unresponsive inside of his residence,” the Coroner’s Department stated on its Web site. It said that an “investigation is ongoing.”
Avenged Sevenfold issued a statement on its Web site Monday.
“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy `The Rev’ Sullivan,”
“Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
Sullivan is survived by his wife, Leana MacFadden. READ MORE