's new album, "Hail to the King
," is available for streaming in its entirety via iTunes
"We have been waiting to show you all our brand new album, 'Hail To The King', for far too long,"
the band singer M. Shadows
says. "It took us nine months of writing, recording and preparation so that we could put out an album we are all proud of from start to finish.
"Well, I'm excited to announce that the wait is over. We have teamed up with our friends at iTunes to start streaming the full album right now until it's released. The stream is high quality and you can listen to the whole album as many times as you'd like.
"So plug in your best set of headphones and turn it up to 10. Head over there now to listen and preorder. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. See you all on the road!"
Avenged Sevenfold's video for the song "Hail to the King
" has been premiered
earlier. The clip was directed by Syndrome
, an award-winning design and live-action directing studio.
"Hail To The King" will be released on August 27. The long-awaited follow-up to 2010's "Nightmare
" was once again produced by Mike Elizondo
and is the first to be wholly written without drummer and key songwriter James "the Rev" Sullivan
, who died in December 2009. Sullivan has since been replaced by Arin Ilejay
, a former member of Confide
Avenged Sevenfold has announced the "Hail to the King" tour
- a massive headlining US 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, Illinois on Thursday, October 3 and wrap up on October 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Supporting the band on all dates will be special guests Deftones
and Ghost B.C.
"Hail To The King" track listing:
01. Shepherd of Fire
02. Hail to the King
03. Doing Time
04. This Means War
06. Crimson Day
08. Coming Home
10. Acid Rain
Avenged Sevenfold will celebrate the album release by playing a free show
at the Hollywood Palladium on August 26.