Avenged Sevenfold Album Preview - Listen

A 50-second preview of their new album is streaming now, and it sounds huge.

Avenged Sevenfold Album Preview - Listen
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Avenged Sevenfold are streaming snippets of their new album, which you can hear in the player below. The untitled preview first appeared on the strange radio player on the Avenged Sevenfold website, which the band revealed last month. At first it only played clips from across the band's career, but fans recently spotted it streaming new material this week. If the YouTube rip posted below is taken offline, you can find the original clip on the band's online radio player by clicking the left button and turning the left dial to 13. The video can be found by clicking the right button and turning the right dial to 00. Avenged Sevenfold aren't the first band to offer a radio-like player on their website. In 2011 Foo Fighters offered a similar app, which previewed tracks from their then-forthcoming album "Wasting Light." Hear the first full preview clip from the new Avenged Sevenfold album here:
Here's the original teaser clip with new drummer Arin Ilejay:
What do you think? Post your first impression in the comments.

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    CM-22
    The background to the video kind of reminded me of the artwork for 'Appetite for Destruction'...
    Guns N' Chains
    Yeah, I think that's where the idea sort of comes from. They are hugely influenced by Guns N' Roses.
    Punk_Kid
    M. Shadows now has a mullet? And Johnny Christ grew a beard? Also, that new drummer looks like a skinnier version of Bruno Mars. Looking forward for their new album, though!
    Jimjambanx
    Though I have to say I do wish they wouldn't change the way they looked since it was part of their "character" I guess you could say. Not that it matters, It's hair, who cares really. Though I should point out for Shadows that James Hetfield was ashamed of his ultimullet, so it's your call bro.
    Guns N' Chains
    Yeah, I agree with kLeft. Don't judge a band by their looks. Unfair to do. And I wouldn't necessarily call it a mullet. Why is it nowadays that when a dude has long hair it is automatically called a mullet?
    kLeft
    Classic A7X fan right here. Judging the band on their looks and not the music. Does the mullet somehow effect his songs or are you just a douchey, professional hairstylist?
    sideslick
    The mullet affects the acoustic-qualities of the vocal-booth, and softens the mix quite a bit /bullshit
    thes50
    Just so you know UG, they also posted three tour dates in the UK and hinted at further dates to be revealed world-wide.
    jonathan.keeler
    Don't worry, UG will cover that next week
    iommi600
    Tomorrow news: "Avenged Sevenfold drummer The Rev passes away"
    rocker222
    why did i just up vote you..... if i'm up voting you, wouldn't it mean that i think it is funny you are making a joke due to the rev's passing? or does it just mean i agree with the comment due to u-g's timing on releasing articles late.....
    iommi600
    Relax, man. *bringing a chair* Here, sit and take a deep breath. Here's a paper bag in case you need to hyperventilate.
    scithe37
    I use to be a huge fan of Avenged Sevenfold during the City of Evil stuff but not so much anymore. I want something more interesting by them, like Syn is such a good guitarist and Shadows is a pretty good vocalist - I feel like they could be a much better band.
    FlyingPirahna
    I agree. I feel like they could at least be doing way more experimentation, and stretching their creative muscles, but they never really seem to push their sound very far. I just have a soft spot for them since they were one of my first 'metal' bands.
    a7xb4d
    They tried doing that though on their self-titled and ended up with some pretty bad reviews.
    kLeft
    I came to that crossroads too, then I ditched their crappy bandwagon once I realized they're nothing but a Hot Topic advertisement. Talented on their instruments? Hell yes, without a doubt. But they're a schtick, making music that one easily grows out of by the age of 19.
    saint_berzerker
    I'm 37 and I dig 'em. One of the handful of younger bands I can even stand now days. They have ballsy music, unlike this emo, hipster crap that's everywhere.