SOiL To Release New Covers Album “Play It Forward” In August, Share Video For Their Cover Of Halsey’s “Nightmare”

SOiL have announced that they will be releasing a new covers album, titled “Play It Forward,” on August 26. A video for the effort’s latest single, a cover of Halsey‘s “Nightmare,” can be found below:

“Play It Forward” Track Listing:

01. “Runnin’ Down A Dream” (Tom Petty cover)
02. “Thunder Kiss ’65” (White Zombie cover)
03. “Nightmare” (Halsey cover)
04. “No Voices In The Sky” (Motörhead cover)
05. “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” (Prong cover)
06. “Monkey Wrench” (Foo Fighters cover)
07. “What It’s Like” (Everlast cover)
08. “I Wanna Be Sedated” (Ramones cover)
09. “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Neil Young cover)
10. “Unsung” (Helmet cover)
11. “Black Betty” (Lead Belly cover)

Bassist Tim King commented:

“When we were approached by Cleopatra Records with the idea to record a covers album, it seemed both exciting and challenging. Outside of the song ‘Black Betty‘, we have never really covered any songs before. This gave us a chance to explore some songs we enjoyed growing up on and also taking songs that were never intended to be hard rock or metal and put our own spin on them.

It proved to be quite the challenge with our downtuning and figuring out all the different parts and effects in the original versions that you never quite notice during casual listens. The songs we thought were going to be super easy turned out to be the most challenging.

In the end, we were very happy with the way it all came out and we feel it will give the SOiL fans something to enjoy and have fun with. That was our main goal. To do something fun in the wake of all the horrible things that have been going on in the world.”

Within Destruction Premiere “Nightmare” Music Video

Within Destruction have premiered a new video for their new song “Nightmare.“ Drummer Luka Vezzosi commented:

“We’re very excited to finally start showing everyone what we’ve been working on for the past two years. ‘Nightmare‘ continues in the direction we envisioned with ‘Yokai‘ in 2020 and is one of the grooviest songs we’ve ever made. The song is packed with heavy riffs, distorted 808 basslines, groovy drums and is built around a big chorus that includes something we’ve never done before, but finally had the perfect moment and reason to do. Mixing and mastering was done by Jeff Dunne who worked with Motionless in White, Ice Nine Kills, Veil of Maya, etc. and he without a doubt made the most massive sound we’ve ever had.”

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Mikaela Premieres “Nightmare” Music Video

Mikaela has shared a new video for her song “Nightmare.” This track is from her latest album “Nocturne In Red.”

The following was said about the video:

“A nightmare that has tormented a dead woman’s mind, making her turn in her grave as a ritual is conducted bringing her to life, ending a nightmare that caused her her life. We experience the nightmare as it is relived in her subconscious until she is finally awake and ready to live again.

This short film is a direct metaphor in its entirety reflecting a true nightmare that we have all lived everyday through this pandemic running over way too many moons and causing too much death, especially those who’s music is their tool to life and such outlet was taken away from them. This is to serve as a reminder that nothing lasts forever, even a nightmare like this.”

Avenged Sevenfold Awarded New Platinum Certifications In The U.S.

Avenged Sevenfold have scored some more certifications from the RIAA. This includes the band’s “City Of Evil” single “Bat Country,” which has gone platinum, the band’s 2007 self-titled album, which has gone platinum, the band’s self-titled album single “Almost Easy,” which has gone platinum, the title track to “Nightmare,” which has gone 2x platinum, the title track to “Hail To The King,” which has gone 2x platinum, and the band’s “Hail To The King” single “Shepherd Of Fire,” which has gone platinum.

Avenged Sevenfold Earn New Platinum Album Certifications In The U.S.

Avenged Sevenfold‘s “Nightmare” and “Hail To The King” have officially been certified platinum by the RIAA. This news comes after “Waking The Fallen” previously went platinum earlier this year.

Avenged Sevenfold Share Footage Of “Nightmare” From 2017 Show In Salt Lake City

Avenged Sevenfold have shared footage of themselves performing “Nightmare” during their August 11, 2017 show in Salt Lake City, UT. The band commented:

“Hopefully you guys and gals are hanging in there and staying healthy and sane. We hope you don’t mind if we send you some live show footage we pulled up directly from our Soundboard. We have had a lot of time to go through the archives and pull up some performance footage exactly how it was shown and heard on the screens and speakers that night. No editing, no post production, no bullshit. Enjoy the good the bad and the ugly! This one was pulled from Salt Lake City during our ‘2017/2018 Stage World Tour’”

Hollywood Undead Premiere “Nightmare” Music Video

Hollywood Undead have premiered a new video for their song “Nightmare.” This track is from the band’s latest album “New Empire, Vol. 1.” The group commented:

“Shot in quarantine. Nightmares are defined as dreams that bring out strong feelings of fear, terror, distress or anxiety. They feel more vivid or intense than a bad dream, and nightmares are often differentiated from dreams when they cause the sleeper to actually wake up and experience intense feelings upon waking.”

The Veer Union Share Cover Of Halsey’s “Nightmare”

The Veer Union have shared their cover of Halsey’s “Nightmare” via Loudwire. You can find a video for that below. The track will appear on the band’s new covers album, “Covers Collection, Vol. 1,” which will be released on December 20.

Crispin Earl commented:

“I have been a musician in the ‘Hard Rock/Metal’ scene for many years now, but I have always loved several different genres of music. I believe a great song is a great song and can be reproduced in several different ways and still be killer.

We chose to do Halsey’s song ‘Nightmare’ for a few reasons: 1. We love Halsey, not only because she is extremely attractive, but because she is a bad-ass artist! 2. The first time we heard that song, we thought immediately that would be an amazing song to cover, which actually spawned the idea of expanding on that and doing an entire album of cover songs. And 3. There is no question that the lyrics resonate with a wide audience because they sure did with me!

We shot this video at the Armoury Studios, which is one of the most prestigious studios in Vancouver. Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith and so many more have recorded there, so it was very cool for us to record and shoot the final song recorded for our Covers Collection, Vol. 1 album in such an iconic space.”

Avenged Sevenfold Continue Discussing “Nightmare” In Part Two Of Their Latest “Breakdown” Episode

Avenged Sevenfold have shared part two of the ninth episode of their “Breakdown” video series. The latest video continues the band’s discussion on the title track of their 2010 album “Nightmare.“

Avenged Sevenfold Discuss “Nightmare” In Latest Episode Of Their “Breakdown” Video Series

Avenged Sevenfold have shared part one of the ninth episode of their “Breakdown” video series. This one features the band discussing the writing and recording process for the title track of their 2010 album “Nightmare.”