Avenged Sevenfold are set to record the next video for latest, chart-topping album, Hail To The King.
The OC warriors will use director Andrew Baird at the helm for This Is War, which is previewed as being ”a grisly street fight on the dark streets of an urban metropolis. Haunted by dark creatures and lost souls.”
“We wanted a really impactful, riff-based intro but one that would also feature our dual-lead-harmony approach,” guitarist Synyster Gates tells Music Radar of the creation of the This Is War track. “It’s pretty cool how it fits into the slow groove of the track and just hammers through.
“This song is becoming one of my favourites. I’ve been really enjoying watching people listen to it because it so fits the vibe of the album. When they hear it, they start moving, and they don’t stop. Sometimes, with more progressive songs, you lose that fee somewhere along the line, but This Means War never quits — the energy is always there.
“All of my solos were improvised initially — I would go in and get my bearings and see what I came up with. I was hearing something chaotic in the intro, a machine-gun spray that would build into something more melodic.”
Hail To The King is out now. Avenged Sevenfold headline Download 2014, which takes place June 13-15 at Castle Donington. You can buy your tickets here.