Rolling Stone Magazine 2003
Positive Rating


MTV video music awards
Best New Artist: Vinto con la canzone “Bat Country”

Metal Hammer Golden Gods
The Dimebag Awards For Young Guitarist Shredder: Synyster Gates
Best International Band

Total Guitar Magazine
Best Guitarist: Synyster Gates

Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards
Femme Fatale (Most Evil Female Music Video): Beast and the Harlot


Kerrang Award
Best Album: Avenged Sevenfold

Kerrang Readers Poll
Sexiest Male: Synyster Gates


Revolver Golden God Awards
Best Drummer: The Rev in Nightmare

Music Choice’s Rocktober
Paramore vs Avenged Sevenfold with Adam Levine

Guitar Worlds Readers Poll
Snappiest Dresser: Synyster Gates

Guitar World Readers Poll
Best Metal Guitarist: Synyster Gates

Rock One Magazine’s Readers Poll
#3 Best Musician In The Industry: Synyster Gates

Guitar Hero Awards
50 Fasted Guitarist: Synyster Gates

Modern Drummer Magazine
Best Metal Drummer: The Rev

The Lost Angeles Times:
Nightmare come “Elegiac Power Ballads”

Guitar World
30 Greatest Shredders Of All Time: Synyster Gates


Revolver Golden Gods Awards
Best Guitarist: Zacky Vengeance & Synyster Gates
Best Vocalist: M. Shadows in Nightmare
Best Drummer: Mike Portnoy
Album of the Year: Nightmare

DRUM!Magazine Drummie Awards
Rising Star Of The Year: Arin Ilejay

Best Live Act Band

Bandit Rock Awards
Best International Group

OC Music Awards
Best Album: Nightmare
Best Metal

Metal Hammer Golden Gods
Best international band

Modern Drummer Magazine
Recorded Perfomance: Mike Portnoy in Nightmare


Revolver Golden Gods Awards
Best Live Band
Most Dedicated Fans


Loudwire Music Awards
Rock band
Rock song of the year: Hail to the King
Best Guitarist: Synyster Gates

OC Music Awards
Best metal

Revolver Golden Gods Awards
Most dedicated Fans
Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist
: Zacky e Brian
Best Drummer: Arin

UK Golden Gods Awards
Best international band

Loudwire: Best of summer
Best Live Band


Loudwire Music Awards
Best Metal Artist
Best Metal Album “The Stage”