Avenged Sevenfold are heading back to the bat cave to conjure up some new evil
Ever since the passing of founding Avenged Sevenfold drummer The Rev passed away in 2010, people have been unsure of whether or not the band would survive.
These doubts were further fueled with the lukewarm album Hail to the King in 2013. However, 2016’s The Stage not only showed that A7X could still bring it, but they could expand and grow.
Now to further this continue this successful rebirth of the band, Avenged Sevenfold is most likely going to be going back in to the studio to start working on a brand new album this autumn.
In a recent interview with ABC Radio, singer M. Shadows was asked about when the band would be starting to work on a follow-up to The Stage, to which he responded:
“Maybe October, November we’ll start thinking about getting together and just throwing ideas around. We usually don’t even write anything the first few weeks, we just kinda talk and show each other things: ‘Here’s some chords, here’s some ideas, what do we want this thing to sound like?’ So that’s still in the early stages. But it’s exciting.”
A7X however has still been holding off on working on new material due to the fact that they are still fighting an exhausting legal battle with their former record label Warner Bros. Records due to the fact that they ended their contract early because of the unsatisfactory nature of the relationship they had.
The band owed Warner Bros. one more album, and the California Labor Code’s “seven-year rule” while stating that the band could do this because they had been in the contract for seven years also had a provision saying the label could collect money they would have made on that final album.
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Watch: Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King (Live and Unplugged at The GRAMMY Museum)