The Rev's empty drumkit - a sad sight indeed!

AVENGED SEVENFOLD have released an unedited version of their video for the lead single “Nightmare.” The title track is the first single off their upcoming album “Nightmare,” due from Warner Bros. Records on July 27. The band’s fifth studio album was produced by Mike Elizondo.

This is the first video that AVENGED SEVENFOLD have shot since the passing of the band’s original drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. Mike Portnoy from DREAM THEATER, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest metal drummers, plays drums on “Nightmare.” In a touching tribute to their friend and bandmate, the video ends with The Rev’s drumkit, marked shockingly and sadly by his absence. Mike Portnoy doesn’t make an appearance in the video.

Check out the video right here: