Avenged Sevenfold recently released “Nightmare” (July 27th) and have since topped the Billboard charts. In an interview with MTV, bassist Johnny Christ shared his reaction.
“I got the call from my manager last night. Unfortunately, Matt [Sanders, better known as M. Shadows] and Zack [a.k.a. Zacky Vengeance] were doing press in L.A., but me and Brian [a.k.a. Synyster Gates] went out to celebrate and had some dinner together. It was pretty fun. It was more about the drinks. We were just drinking, having a good time. We should have been being good boys and not drinking last night, but it’s the first time we’re on the top of the Billboard,and that only happens once. We had to do something.”
Johnny also commented on how the album is a form of tribute to their late drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, who passed away from a drug overdose in 2009.
“The only thing we were worried about was getting it done and doing the best job we can for our brother,” he said. “We wanted to make this record as big and strong as possible. We wanted to make this a really huge record and get it out there to as many people as possible to extend Jimmy’s legacy.”
Avenged Sevenfold is going to kick off a new tour starting August 13th and continuing through early November. For show details be sure to check out their website.