Avenged Sevenfold's 2010 album Nightmare and it's 2013 follow up Hail To The King has been officially certified platinum. Meanwhile, this past March, the band's 2003 sophomore album Waking the Fallen was also certified platinum.
On the same day, the LP's lead single “Unholy Confessions” was certified gold for accumulating 500,000 certified units.
The only other Avenged Sevenfold album to achieve platinum status in the U.S. is the band's third LP, 2005's “City Of Evil”.
As far as when the next Avenged Sevenfold album will be released, according to Blabbermouth.com, M. Shadows said, “It doesn't make sense for us right now to put out a record and not be able to tour it. The world has changed. Putting out a record on Spotify without touring for a rock band, it just doesn't make sense to us. So we're gonna wait till everything is back, then we'll come out with the record, finish it up, and all will be good.”