It's that time of the year again, Halloween is upon us and all around the world people are dutifully getting into the spirit of the spooky season in whichever ways they can. This is especially true in Halloween central, the United States of America. For many in the metal world, Halloween seems to double-up as 'our' holiday, so it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that one American metalhead has gone 'all-in' this Halloween to bring Avenged Sevenfold's Nightmare to life.
Avenged Sevenfold fan/YouTuber Charlie Ray has built an epic Halloween light display, sequenced to Avenged Sevenfold's hit Nightmare that turns the front yard of their typically enormous American suburban home into a spectacular fusion of sight and sound that puts a beatdown on suburban boredom.
Ray even created a hyper-local FM radio frequency so that passers-by can tune it and experience the light show as intended, soundtracked by A7X.
Watch Avenged Sevenfold's Nightmare reimagined as a Halloween light display below.
In what can only be described as a dream outcome for Charlie Ray, his efforts have been acknowledged by the house of the death bat themselves, with Avenged Sevenfold tweeting their approval.
Our fans are taking it to the next level for spooky szn. Thanks for this "Nightmare" before A7Xmas, Charlie Ray🤘https://t.co/I6qafYQhKg
— Avenged Sevenfold (@TheOfficialA7X) October 16, 2021
This isn't the first time that the world of metal, Halloween lights and YouTube have come together, so we've placed two more impressive displays for previous years below. For ours though, this one takes the prize pumpkin.
Watch Metallica's Enter Sandman reimagined as Halloween light show below.
Watch System Of A Down's Chop Suey reimagined as Halloween light show below.
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