Metalcore turned mainstream metal/hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold are set to release their newest album this summer. The band, after teasing the fans for a while with a retro, eccentric radio, have revealed significant details regarding the album on a new portion of their website. I’m actually excited to hear this album. Avenged Sevenfold, along with Metallica and Dragonforce (No shame here man, no shame) was my gateway into heavy music and especially screamed/harsh vocals. Included in this post is one of my favorite old songs if you’ve somehow never heard “Waking the Fallen.” I’ve also actually enjoyed some of their more recent releases and I’m fairly pumped to hear this newest offering.
So anyways, the album will be called “Hail to the King” which is a pretty cool album title honestly. The release date is August 27th. The band is continuing on Warner Bros. Records if anyone was curious, so I wouldn’t expect anything different or any less mainstream than their past releases. The dudes in Avenged Sevenfold will be playing a free show the night before, August 26th, at the Hollywood Palladium. I’m sure this will fill up fast so plan your schedule early if ya wanna go. The album cover for this is actually pretty cool and interesting. It’s styled like old school Mercyful Fate album covers, which is pretty awesome. So yeah it’s a good start for this album.
It’s also interesting to think that even though he died years ago, this is Avenged Sevenfold’s first full length album without any contribution from drummer, vocalist and songwriter “The Rev.” If the two songs released in between “Nightmare” and “Hail to the King” are any indication of how the band will sound, they will sound basically the same, with less weird influence. Single, released for a Call of Duty game, “Not Ready to Die” features a black metally feeling section and an almost Cradle of Filth like piano passage. As always Avenged Sevenfold is very mainstream, polished and theatrical. I dunno, I like this stuff, it’s a good break from everything else I listen to. Either way the band has promised more details will come and new music too I assume. Stay stuned.