presented "Hail to the King
," the first single from their upcoming album with the same title, Deathbat News
reports.The follow-up to 2010's "Nightmare
" is scheduled for release on August 27. It will be the sixth record in the band's catalog and the first since the band's founding drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan
passed away and was replaced by Arin Ilejay
.In a recent interview with Kerrang!
the A7X frontman M. Shadows stated
that the likes of Pantera
were the new record's main influences."We feel that metal dropped off after the '90s in terms of production and songwriting,"
Shadows said.Listen to "Hail to the King" in the player below.