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16th July 2013

avenged sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold have revealed 'Hail To The King', the blistering first single and title track from the band's forthcoming sixth studio album due out on August 26th via Warner Bros. Records.

Produced by Mike Elizondo, 'Hail To The King' was recently proclaimed "the band's crowning achievement" by Revolver Magazine. To listen to “Hail ToThe King” now, click HERE.

You can listen to 'Hail To The King' in the video player at the bottom of this page.

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Avenged Sevenfold also announced the 'Hail To The King' Tour – a massive headlining U.S. arena tour to take place this October and the band's first full scale American tour since 2011. The run of dates will kick off in Chicago, IL on Thursday October 3rd and wrap up on October 26th in Las Vegas, NV.

Supporting the band on all dates will be special guests Deftones and Ghost B.C. As previously announced the band will play a run of dates in the UK:

November 2013
Saturday 30 Manchester Arena
December 2013
Sunday 1 Wembley Arena, London
Tuesday 3 02 Dublin, Ireland
Thursday 5 LG Arena, Birmingham

Additionally, starting today fans of Avenged Sevenfold can pre-order a special, limited-edition box set of 'Hail To The King' (available on August 26th). The antique gold colored embossed foil wrapped "treasure box" will feature exclusive 'Hail To The King' artwork and include a deluxe version of the album on CD with a download card to an extra bonus track, an exclusive Canvas Print, a 20-page photo book featuring photos of the band through out the years, a Death Bat Challenge Coin, Death Bat Skeleton Key, an instant download of the new single, and a download of the album on street date.

Fans that purchase the box set will also receive pre-sale access to the upcoming U.S. tour. The box is available for now and once they sell out no more will be made.

'Hail To The King' is the follow up to Avenged Sevenfold's 5th studio album, 'Nightmare', which reached GOLD status in the UK, and earned the band it's highest ever debut on the Billboard album chart when it took the Number One spot and spawned three Number One, hit-singles 'Nightmare', 'So Far Away' and 'Welcome To The Family'.

'Nightmare' broke radio records and was the most played current song at Rock Radio for all of 2010. Throughout 2010 and 2011 Avenged Sevenfold toured the world nonstop. They have achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries and have sold out arenas the world over and headlined some of the worlds biggest and most prestigious music festivals playing to over one million people.

Due to an overwhelming demand from the United States troops abroad, Avenged Sevenfold embarked on a USO tour in the Middle East including stops in Kuwait and tour of Iraq performing for US soldiers stationed abroad.

Avenged Sevenfold made an unprecedented appearance as characters in the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 video game in November 2012. The game was the biggest selling video game of all time and featured the band's performance of a song written for the game, 'Carry On', which then went on to Top the Billboard Monitor chart on January 13, 2013.

On August 26th, Avenged Sevenfold will also play a free show for their fans at the Hollywood Palladium. The show is a special thank you to their fans to celebrate the release of the new album. Stay tuned for entry details, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Tracklisting for the album is as follows:

Shepherd Of Fire
Hail To The King
Doing Time
This Means War
Crimson Day
Coming Home
Acid Rain



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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