So you may have heard that Nightmare, the new album from Avenged Sevenfold, debuted at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s album chart and also No.1 on Billboard’s Hard Music, Digital, Internet and Alternative Album Charts last week. Not too shabby boys!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve got a cool A7X litho to give away to one lucky fan. It looks like that <— over there!
Want to win it? Easy. All you have to do is follow us on twitter, and retweet this contest. On Tuesday, August 17th, the day their tour kicks off, we’ll pick one lucky retweeter and the litho will be yours! All yours! So get tweeting! How do you retweet? You can either hit the “retweet” button at the top of this post or you can retweet it directly from our Twitter page. (By the way, if you’re not following Avenged Sevenfold on Twitter yet, you might want to do that too! @theofficiala7x )
On August 17th, Avenged Sevenfold will set out to co-headline the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Disturbed. Also on the bill are Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hell Yeah. Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre plays drums on Nightmare and will also tour with the band for UPROAR. For a list of the dates check out the tour’s website: www.RockstarUproar.com.
Check out our live photos of Avenged Sevenfold on their one Mayhem Fest show here.
*Contest only open to US residents
*Contest will end at 5pm on August 17, 2010. Winner will be notified via twitter.
Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has announced some special eBay VIP Ticket Auctions that could put you onstage with your favorite band and all for a good cause – proceeds to Benefit Child Find of America: Dedicated to the Prevention & Resolution of Child Abduction.
The top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: ONSTAGE! They will also receive: Level 1 Premium Reserved seats OR General Admission “Pit” tickets, a backstage guided tour to see the “inner workings” of a large scale concert festival (who knows who they’ll meet?), limited edition “Working Crew” shirts, all-day access to the VIP Rockstar Energy Drink Lounge, front-of-the-line access to all Best Buy artist signings, and one limited edition, custom tour art EVANS drumhead hand-signed by Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour and Halestorm.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival eBay ticket auctions will begin on Sunday, August 1, 2010, when 35 pairs of tickets with accompanying stage access passes for all 35 UPROAR dates will be posted to eBay as 10 day auctions. Those interested in bidding on these very special UPROAR FESTIVAL VIP tickets can access the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival eBay ticket auctions by clicking on the “UPROAR on eBay” link found at http://www.rockstaruproar.com or by searching for “UPROAR VIP TICKETS” on eBay.com.
This week UPROAR TV hangs out with Avenged Sevenfold in the studio. The clip gives the fans their first glimpse into anything involving the recording of Avenged’s new record “Nightmare” – It’s also the first look at Mike Portnoy’s (drummer from Dream Theater) tracking the drum intro to their first single “Nightmare” that Jimmy “The Rev” wrote for the album before his passing. Watch the video now at: http://www.Youtube.com/RockstarUproar
Mike tracked all the drums on the record, and as a tribute to The Rev he followed what Jimmy wrote pretty much to a “T”, with some improvisation here and there at the bands discretion. The band’s choice to have Portnoy play on the record was especially appropriate as he was also Jimmy’s favorite drummer. Mike will be filling in as their touring drummer for Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and through the end of the year.