Buried Alive (Avenged Sevenfold song)

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"Buried Alive"
Single by Avenged Sevenfold
from the album Nightmare
Released September 20, 2011
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Heavy metal
Length 6:44
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) M. Shadows
Producer(s) Mike Elizondo
Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology
"Not Ready to Die"
"Buried Alive"
"Carry On"

Buried Alive is the fourth and final single from American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold's fifth album Nightmare.[1][2]


In September 2011, the band announced plans for a music video for this single. They tried to get Rob Zombie to direct the video, but he declined due to being focused on another project. The band did not announce any other plan for a music video for the song.

The single was released the September 20, 2011, although the lyric video for it had been already released on July 17, 2010 in the official band's YouTube channel. The lyric video has gotten 16.5 million views as of August 19, 2016. The "Buried Alive tour" (the promotion tour for Nightmare) takes its name from this song.

In 2014, a demo for the song leaked. The demo features The Rev on lead vocals and some different lyrics, as well as some breaks where M. Shadows sang in the original. The demo was probably an early version of the song written by The Rev solely, before M. Shadows finished it for Nightmare.


Avenged Sevenfold
Session musicians


Chart (2011–12) Peak
US Rock Songs (Billboard) 10
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[3] 26


  1. ^ http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/avenged-sevenfold-hit-the-road-in-november-for-headlining-buried-alive-tour-1562625.htm
  2. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (September 8, 2011). "Avenged Sevenfold, 'Buried Alive' – Song Review". Loudwire. loudwire.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Chart Highlights: Band Perry's 'Young' Tops Adult Contemporary". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 31, 2011. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 

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