Welcome to the Family (song)
|"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|
|Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology|
"Welcome to the Family" is a song by the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold, released as the second single for their fifth studio album, Nightmare. It is the band's second single released without former drummer The Rev, who died on December 28, 2009. 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. A physical release, however, was not available until December 21. 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.
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.
- "Welcome to the Family" — 4:06
- "4:00 A.M." — 4:58
- "Seize the Day (Live in Seattle)" — 5:37
|US Billboard Rock Songs||8|
|US Billboard Alternative Songs||15|
|US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||2|
|UK Rock Chart||8|
- Avenged Sevenfold
- M. Shadows - vocals
- Zacky Vengeance - rhythm guitar, backing vocals on "Seize The Day"
- The Rev - drum arrangement, drums and backing vocals on "Seize The Day"
- Synyster Gates - lead guitar, backing vocals on "Seize The Day"
- Johnny Christ - bass, vocal intro on "Seize The Day"
- Additional musicians
- Mike Elizondo - producer
- Andy Wallace - mixing
- Ted Jensen - mastering
- Cam Rackam - paintings and portraits
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- "Late AVENGED SEVENFOLD Drummer 'Appears' On Band's New Album". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner. May 14, 2010. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
- "The second single from albums Nightmare is Welcome to the Family, will play at October 19, 2010 on radio".
- "The Nightmare After Christmas Tour and Welcome to the Family charts - Avenged Sevenfold". Retrieved Nov 17, 2010.