Thursday, 5 August 2010

Avenged Sevenfold album goes Number One

Yes we can! Thanks to Avenged Sevenfold’s dedicated fans (and our unflagging support), the band’s new record, Nightmare, has claimed the Number One spot on the Billboard Top 200, knocking Eminem’s Recovery down to Number Two. Nightmare sold 163,000 copies in its first week, according to Billboard, while Eminem only hocked 159,000 copies of Recovery.

Nightmare also reached the Number One mark on Billboard’s Hard Music, Digital, Internet and Alternative Album Charts, which basically makes this the band’s best week ever. This is not only A7X’s highest selling debut, but also the band’s first Number One album. The band’s previous best-seller was their 2007 self-titled disc, which debuted, and peaked at Number Four, selling 94,000 copies its first week.

When MySpace Music spoke with guitarist Zacky Vengeance last week, the musician told us what this kind of milestone would mean for his band, especially in light of the tragic passing of the band’s drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan last year. “Obviously (Rev’s death) left us in a very difficult and sad situation, but we had to let the world hear his music and the last stuff that he’d written with us,” Vengeance said. “So that right there was the way to honor our friend, just by finishing the album and letting the world hear it. We worked so hard on it and the fact that it’s achieving some really great accomplishment and defying some expectations, that’s what really makes us feel good.”

We, for one, are pleased to have helped spread the word about the possibility of this triumph. We’d love to think our support helped sell those few extra copies that drove Nightmare’s sales to the top. In all seriousness, though, congrats to AX7. You guys deserve it!
by: Emily Zemler

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