By Chris Coutsoukis
Avenged Sevenfold are back! Today, the band released a brand new video for their single "The Stage," which can be viewed above. Fans have been anxiously waiting for anything from the Avenged Sevenfold camp after the band revealed earlier this year that fans could expect new music within the year. In the last few weeks, the band has headlined several large festivals such as Revolution Rock Festival in Connecticut as well as a prime opening slot for Metallica at the new Vikings Stadium.
The song is a departure from the structure and tone of Hail to the King (2016). If anything, "The Stage" is reminiscent of the band's work on City of Evil and Nightmare. At an adventurous 8 minutes and 32 seconds, the band's new single takes the listener on a melodic journey filled with classic A7X guitar solos and dangerous vocals by front-man M Shadows.
Fans got more than they expected when it was revealed that the band may be releasing new music this December. This information was evidenced by a post on social media from WWE Star Chris Jericho saying the album may be called Voltaic Oceans due out in December. Loudwire has confirmed that, "this album will arrive on Capitol Records. Avenged Sevenfold managed to sever their contract with Warner Bros, citing constant staff turnover as the impetus."
Stay tuned for more from the band!