Avenged Sevenfold today announced Warner Bros. Records would release Hail To The King, their sixth studio album, on August 26th 2013. Produced by Mike Elizondo, Hail To The King is the follow up to the band’s 2010 release, Nightmare, which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, Hard Rock Chart and Digital Chart. In the UK the album reached No. 5 in the charts and is now certified GOLD. On August 26th the band will also play a free show at the Hollywood Palladium. The show is a special thank you to their fans and for them to celebrate the release of the new album with the band. Stay tuned for entry details, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Avenged Sevenfold’s 5th studio album, Nightmare, also produced by Mike Elizondo, earned them their 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. Metal Hammer said it “should see them rightfully recognised as one of the best bands of their generation”. Rock Sound noted that it was “their greatest achievement to date”. The lead track from the album has notched up over 42 MILLION views to date, whilst the track ‘So Far Away’ is not far behind with over 39 MILLION views.
Throughout 2010 and 2011 the band toured the world nonstop. They achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries, and have sold out arenas the world over as well as headlining some of the 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.
They also 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 the song “Carry On”, specifically written for the game which then went on to Top the Billboard Monitor chart on January 13, 2013.
Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with their platinum 2005 breakthrough City 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 the Billboard 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 on Live 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 nearly 14 millions fans on Facebook.
Stay tuned for further information on Hail To The King.
As previously announced Avenged Sevenfold will play their first shows in the UK since 2011:
Sat 30th Nov – MANCHESTER Arena
Sun 1st Dec – LONDON Wembley Arena
Thu 5th Dec – BIRMINGHAM LG Arena