AVENGED SEVENFOLD REVEAL FIRST SINGLE
“HAIL TO THE KING” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
HAIL TO THE KING TOUR ANNOUNCED WITH
DEFTONES AND GHOST B.C.
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 6TH STUDIO ALBUM
HAIL TO THE KING DUE OUT ON AUGUST 27TH
On July 15, 2013, Avenged Sevenfold revealed “Hail To The King”, the blistering first single and title track from the band’s forthcoming sixth studio album due out on August 27th via Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Mike Elizondo, Hail To The King was recently proclaimed “the band’s crowning achievement” by Revolver Magazine.
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. See below for a complete list of dates. Venues and on-sale information will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Hail To The King is the follow up to Avenged Sevenfold’s 5th studio album, Nightmare, which 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, one day before the release of Hail To The King, Avenged Sevenfold will play a free show for their fans at the Hollywood Palladium. The show is a special thank you to their fans and for fans to celebrate the release of the new album with the band. Stay tuned for entry details, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.
About Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with their platinum 2005 breakthroughCity Of Evil, which featured the wildly popular single “Bat Country.” The band quickly became known for their spectacular live shows and continues to sell out arenas worldwide. In 2007, their self-titled album Avenged Sevenfold debuted at #1 on theBillboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts and #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. It spawned the singles “Almost Easy,” “Afterlife,” and “Scream” and has sold over a million units worldwide. In 2008, the band captured their magnificent stage show onLive in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough, a live CD/DVD that has since been certified platinum. Over the years, Avenged Sevenfold has built a fanatical fanbase that includes over 14 millions fans on Facebook. About Deftones Koi No Yokan, Grammy Award winning band Deftones’ seventh studio album, was released November 13th via Warner Bros Records. It debuted at #11 on the Billboard Charts Top 200 chart, with over 65k sold first week, and spawned two top five hits at Rock Radio with “Tempest” (#2) and “Swerve” (#5). Koi No Yokan has also met with critical acclaim. Revolver named it their “Album of the Year” at the magazines Golden God Awards, SPIN selected it as one of its Top 50 Albums of 2012 and its #5 Metal Album of the Year. The NY Post also hailed it as “one of the best rock albums of the year”. The band has been on the road in support of the release since March 1st. Watch the video for “Swerve City” About Ghost B.C.
Hailing from Linköping, Sweden, Ghost B.C. released their second psalm INFESTISSUMAM on April 16th via Loma Vista Recordings. The offering debuted today at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart and SPIN hailed INFESTISSUMAM as “one of the most anticipated heavy metal records of 2013.” Ghost B.C. recently wrapped up their Haze Over North America tour, selling out venues across the country. Loudwire described the sold-out Webster Hall date as “…unlike anything you’ve ever experienced”, while San Francisco Weekly declared, “If you get a chance to see this band, we highly recommend it.” Watch their new music video for “Monstrance Clock” HERE.