A7X's Nightmare / Jacob's Ladder

After watching the new video Nightmare from Avenged Sevenfold (A7X). I started to mess about in photoshop and came up with this image seen below. My idea was that the pieces of film being ripped and analyzed in the same manner as if a patient has taken apart and tried to re-edit the footage leaving scraps behind on a light-box.

The idea behind the music video is living an actual Nightmare.
As the lead singer, M. Shadows (Matthew Sanders) is being pulled through halls, he notices the deceased drummer, The Rev (Jimmy Sullivan) torn down drum kit which he used during the 'City of Evil' tour. He then see's lead guitarist Synyster Gates (Brian Haner Jr.) bashing his head against the window, Rhythm guitarist Zacky Vengeance (Zachary Baker), once in a fetal position on the floor and another time waltzing with a fake skeleton, and bassist Johnny Christ (Jonathan Seward) crawling above Shadows. Near the end of the video he is led by two boys to a room, where the last drum set The Rev ever played live with the band is set up.

There are some references from previous music video's the band has done over the years, like the tarantula crawling across the drum kits was shown in the video 'Afterlife' however the tarantula was crawling along The Rev's face. Another reference from the same video is where Zacky is waltzing with his girlfriend rather than with the fake skeleton.
Also there is a smaller reference from their music video 'Bat Country' where the faces of the patients are being stretched and the priest from the music video 'Seize the Day'.

Click below to view the scene.
The Jacob's Ladder Hospital Scene.

The video is based off/influenced by the film Jacob's ladder with the hospital scene. (Said to be one of the Jimmy's favourite movies).
Similarities like the torn down drum kit in the music video is the broken bicycle in one of the rooms.
The girl in the fetal position on the floor is similar to the way Zacky is in the video.
The crawling patient on top is similar to Johnny as he does the same.
The blood on the floor.

Slipknot- Psychosocial

Slipknot- Psychosocial
Director - Paul Brown

Has to be one of my favourite Videos at the moment, maybe not my favourite band but it's still a really good video creatively.


The Video was shot using high-end cameras which shoot 1,000 frames per second and are contrasted with traditional 35 mm hand crank camera equipment.

There are two versions of the video. One uses the album version of the song, whilst the other uses a much shorter version of the song. On YouTube one of the many videos of the song had gained over 17 million views, before it was removed in December due to a dispute between Roadrunner Records' distributor, Warner Music Group, and YouTube.

Its obviously back on Youtube.

Some Music videos ... by Tony Petrossian

Stone Sour - Through glass
Directed - Tony Petrossian

Stone Sour's clever new video for the radio hit "Through Glass" takes a super-ironic dig at all things plastic and transparent in the not-so-mythical land of 'Hollowood'.

I love how Tony Petrossian portrayed this in a way to make the audience connected to the message and make them realize that Hollywood is just a place where people want to belong but have to be fake to do so.

Avenged Sevenfold - Beast And The Harlot
Directed - Tony Petrossian

One of my favourite bands, this song is pretty dark when you take it apart but yeah i like the style of the video and the quirkiness to it.

Stone Sour and Avenged Sevenfold are due to do a co-headlining UK tour in October and November.