We might have the first drama of the year on our hands, or at least the first legal battles taking place. According to Billboard, Avenged Sevenfold are trying to get out of their current recording contract. In turn, the label has filed a breach-of-contract suit against the band, seeking compensatory damages. While the band plans to enter the studio soon, they might also have to go to court.
Avenged Sevenfold have a new drummer! The American metallers have announced that former Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman has joined the band. The group revealed last month that they found Arin Ilejay's replacement before their former sticksman had officially left the group. Now they've named the former Infectious Grooves and Bad Religion drummer as the man for the job. Wackerman has also played with Suicidal Tendencies, Blink-182 and Tenacious D.
Avenged Sevenfold are parting ways with another drummer. Arin Ilejay is no longer behind the kit and the band will be moving forward without him due to creative differences. Since the passing of drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band has had in its ranks Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) and later Arin Ilejay. Avenged Sevenfold still haven't announced a replacement but say they are excited about their future plans. Any guesses on who the new drummer might be?
Avenged Sevenfold are finally releasing their new DVD. In anticipation of the release, here is the first glimpse at This Is Bat Country on the video below. It's only a teaser of what's to come with more details to be announced by the American metallers soon. But according to singer M. Shadows, it is going to encompass the whole world that they have been filming for the last few years as well as live performances.
American metallers Avenged Sevenfold have recently released a new video. Directed by Rafa Alcantra, this video for the track "This Means War" was filmed over the course of two weeks in the spring of 2014 across Latin America. "This Means War" is taken from the band's latest studio album Hail To The King, released almost a year ago. Watch the video now here.
Avenged Sevenfold have announced a new release. Eleven years after the original release date, Waking The Fallen: Resurrected will be out August 26th on Hopeless Records. The new release includes 11 never before heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, the original first cut of the music video for "Unholy Confessions" and a 30-minute film featuring never before seen archived footage up to the present day band, directed and edited by Rafa Alcantara. Check out a trailer below to whet your appetite.
Avenged Sevenfold have been busy working on the Hail To The King animated series with Jon Schnepp of Metalocalypse and an upcoming mobile game called Hail To The King: Deathbat. Today the band is premiering on Machinima's Happy Hour channel the Hail To The King animated series, based around the band's latest album Hail To The King, which you can now watch online.
After releasing a video for the song "Hail To The King", the title track off of Avenged Sevenfold's newest album, the band has decided to release a new visual piece this time for "Shepherd Of Fire", the album opener. The music video was directed by Wayne Isham, who has previously worked with the band on the videos for "Nightmare" and "So Far Away", among others. Enjoy the new video below.
American metallers Avenged Sevenfold have just released their brand new video for the single "Hail To The King". You can watch the video below and see how it turned out. It was directed by Syndrome. Their new album of the same name, Hail To The King, will be available everywhere on August 27th via Warner Bros.
"Hail To The King", the title track for the upcoming Avenged Sevenfold album has made its online premiered today and is now available below. The album will be out on 27th August but you can finally hear a full song from the follow-up to Nightmare. Tell us how you like the song.
After much teasing for the follow-up to Nightmare, Avenged Sevenfold have finally started revealing more about their new album. Now we know that it will be released on August 27th this year. It will be called Hail To The King and the cover artwork unveiled can be seen below.
Avenged Sevenfold have released a new original song titled "Carry On", which is now available for streaming below. The song is already available on iTunes. This new track will also be featured in the soundtrack of the highly-anticipated video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II, to be available on November 13th.
Avenged Sevenfold recently posted this on their website:
We recently asked several friends who knew Jimmy and his style, and also knew our music and each of our personalities to suggest drummers to tour with us starting this year. Our long time studio drum tech, Mike Fasano, recommended Arin Ilejay. We've rehearsed with Arin and have been impressed with his technical skills, attitude and work ethic. We're very excited to tour with Arin and hope all of you will give him the warm welcome to the family we have.
Thanks for your never ending support. It means the world to us.
See you on the Nightmare After Christmas.
Arin Ilejay is also the ex-drummer of the band Confide.
Ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy - who joined Avenged Sevenfold in the studio and on a US tour earlier this year - has issued the following update on his Facebook page:
"Yes, the rumours are true... Sadly my time with Avenged Sevenfold has come to an end...
The band has decided to carry on into 2011 without me... I had a great time with them throughout 2010, but it was their choice to end the relationship at the end of 2010 as was always the initial plan....
I had an awesome time on stage with the guys every night and have so many cool memories from the experience with them... I am proud to always be part of the A7X family and history. I also adore the A7X fans and totally appreciate the way they welcomed me aboard and were so loving and supportive during my time with the band... Thank you!
The new un-edited version of Avenged Sevefold's new video for the song "Nightmare" can be viewed below. The video was directed by Wayne Isham (Metallica, Pantera, Pink Floyd).
The video has several references to the band's deceased drummer The Rev (fe. the last drum kit he ever played with the band). Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on the new album, but is not featured in this video clip.
The song comes off the band's upcoming album Nightmare scheduled to be released next week (July 27, 2010). Nightmare, the first single off that album, was released digitally on May 18, 2010.