is the 10th and final song on Avenged Sevenfold
's self-entitled album
. It is also a confirmed single and the next video based on the album. Recently, Avenged Sevenfold has stated that they will pick some fans who have been "spreading the gospel of A7X". It was released as the fourth single
from that album. The date for the video was released on September 30th, 2008. The song has been released to radio stations around North America.
- Dear God [Album Version]
The music video shows some parts of the bands live shows, some footage of the band backstage and also footage of the band playing the song in a studio set and on their tour bus in the form of a real-life video (much like the video for the bands' single Unholy Confessions
) as it shows some of the bands partners. The video faded the audio out of the song several seconds after the the vocals of the song ended, therefore shortening the length of the song from its' original 6:34 span.
Warner Brothers posted previews of the video on Youtube and the video was leaked in its full form, but was quickly removed from the internet by Warner Bros.
Since the 15th June 2008 the video has been shown on Scuzz Tv in the UK and Kerrang! music channel.
Shots where a live crowd is singing along with the song was shot at the same concert in Long Beach, California, that their live concert/album DVD, Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough, was shot at. The crowd was notified of them being on the video prior to the band coming on stage. The song was played prior to the band coming out and was not actually part of the concert.
The video was officially released to the US on September 30, 2008.