December 1 street date. Limited edition gold double vinyl LP pressing. "City of Evil" is the third studio album by Avenged Sevenfold, originally released in 2005. Co-produced by Andrew Murdock, "City of Evil" contains a more traditional heavy metal and hard rock sound than Avenged Sevenfold's previous two albums, which showcased a predominantly metalcore sound. The album is also notable for the absence of screaming vocals. M. Shadows worked for months before the album's release with vocal coach Ron Anderson, whose clients have included Axl Rose and Chris Cornell, to achieve a sound that had "grit while still having the tone". In order to increase stamina and strength on the pedals, The Rev would sit for hours practicing until he could get up to 210 beats per minute. The album contains some of Avenged Sevenfold's most popular and famous songs, including "Bat Country", which is arguably their most successful to date, being one of their two singles certified Gold by the RIAA.
December 22 street date. Avenged Sevenfold's self-titled album was the band's 4th studio album and the last to feature their drummer The Rev. "Avenged Sevenfold" has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide and has been streamed over 750 million times and continues to be one of their largest and most popular albums. The album peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, was awarded best album by Kerrang in 2008, was featured on Kerrang's "666 albums you must hear before you die" and was certified gold in 2008.
December 22 street date. "Nightmare" was Avenged Sevenfold's 5th studio album and the first to not feature their drummer The Rev, although parts written by The Rev were used as well as some vocal recordings. "Nightmare" has sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide and has been streamed over 800 million times and continues to be one of their most popular albums. The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and is RIAA certified gold.