Unholy Confessions

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"Unholy Confessions"
Unholy confessions singlecover.jpg
Single by Avenged Sevenfold
from the album Waking the Fallen
Released August 2, 2004
Format 12", DVDr, promo single
Length 4:43
Label Hopeless
Writer(s) Avenged Sevenfold
Producer(s) Andrew Murdock
Fred Archambault
Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology
"Second Heartbeat"
"Unholy Confessions"
"Burn It Down"

"Unholy Confessions" is a song by Avenged Sevenfold, from their second album, Waking the Fallen. It was the first single by the band to receive mainstream exposure and was heavily rotated on MTV2's Headbangers Ball.[1]

The song was first performed live on January 21, 2004. and has remained a permanent staple of the band's live set (Though there have been a few occasions where it was omitted) as of May 2015, it has been performed live a total of 657 times, and is Avenged Sevenfold's most played live song. Beating the runner up "Bat Country" which has been played a total of 591 times. It is also the only song from "Waking the Fallen" to have remained a staple of their live set. The song is about two people, who are a couple, whom find out they are both cheating on each other. This song was one of Avenged Sevenfold's last songs in which lead singer M. Shadows uses a raspy, screaming voice. He later switched to a cleaner voice on their third studio album, "City of Evil".

Track listing[edit]

12" single
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Unholy Confessions" 4:43
2. "Eternal Rest" 5:12
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Eternal Rest" (Live at the Ventura Theatre; recorded January 2004) 5:16
No. Title Length
1. "Unholy Confessions" (Music Video) 4:50
Promo single
No. Title Length
1. "Unholy Confessions" 4:43



The video for the song features clips of fans and a live performance with the studio version playing over. To coincide with the re-release of the album, Waking the Fallen: Resurrected, The original first cut was released onto YouTube on August 25, 2014. The video features the band performing in an abandoned warehouse, similar to that of the video for Metallica's 1989 single "One," off their 1988 album, ...And Justice For All.


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