Welcome to the Family (song)

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"Welcome to the Family"
Single by Avenged Sevenfold
from the album Nightmare
Released October 19, 2010
Format Radio promo, Digital single
Recorded November 2009 - April 2010
Genre Heavy metal
Length 4:06
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) The Rev
Producer(s) Mike Elizondo
Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology
"Nightmare"
(2010)
"Welcome to the Family"
(2010)
"So Far Away"
(2011)

"Welcome to the Family" is a song by the American rock band Avenged Sevenfold, released as the second single for their fifth studio album, Nightmare.[1] It is the band's second single released without former drummer The Rev, who died on December 28, 2009.[2] In the news Theprp.com mention the second single from the album Nightmare is "Welcome to the Family", scheduled to be played on the radio starting on October 19, 2010.[3] In Avenged Sevenfold's "making of" series on YouTube, In the Studio, singer M. Shadows and bassist Johnny Christ say that The Rev wrote most of the song and M. Shadows finished it when they started to record the album. No plans for a music video have been made so far. The song is playable as DLC in the video game Rock Band 3.[4]

Reception[edit]

On Active Rock radio Charts, they are now #1 and #15 on Alternative Songs charts, #2 on U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. Also, on Detroit/Windsor-area radio station 89X, the song set an all time "People's Choice" record, winning 23 straight times.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Welcome to the Family" — 4:06
  2. "4:00 A.M." — 4:58
  3. "Seize the Day (Live in Seattle)" — 5:37

Chart position[edit]

Chart Peak
US Billboard Rock Songs 8
US Billboard Alternative Songs 15
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
UK Rock Chart 8

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Personnel[edit]

Avenged Sevenfold
Additional musicians
Production[2]

References[edit]

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