AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows has revealed to Loudwire that the band plans to reissue its 2003 effort, “Waking The Fallen”, with bonus material. Shadows says, “We’re going to put something together for the 10-year anniversary of ‘Waking The Fallen’, which is about 11 or 12 years now. We’ve been trying to think of something we could put together and we found some old demos that we did with Teppei [Teranishi] from THRICE before we even did that record. We also found some old footage with [late AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer] Jimmy [Sullivan] playing some old shows at The Henry Fonda Theater in L.A., and the Ventura Theater. We’ll put together a cool DVD and some demo tracks and re-release ‘Waking The Fallen’ for newer fans of the band that haven’t gotten that or don’t know about the history of the band.”
According to Shadows, AVENGED is also planning to release a new DVD. Shadows tells the site, “It is going to encompass the whole world that we’ve been filming for the last five years being in all these different countries with our camera guy. That’ll be a fun thing. I think we’re going to film some big shows. I think we’re filming Mexico City coming up and we have some other shows we’re going to film and kind of intertwine the live performance with this huge DVD we want to do. That will probably come out before Christmas.”
AVENGED SEVENFOLD has tapped Andrew Baird (CAGE THE ELEPHANT, CARRIE UNDERWOOD) to direct the video for the band’s song “This Means War”. The clip is described as “a grisly street fight on the dark streets of an urban metropolis. Haunted by dark creatures and lost souls.”
“This Means War” is taken from AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s sixth and latest album, “Hail To The King”, which came out last year and was the band’s second straight CD to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, following 2010’s “Nightmare”.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD has released the animated series based around “Hail To The King”. The six-episode series is available on Machimina’s HappyHour channel on YouTube and also serves as a prologue and back story for the group’s mobile game, “Hail To The King: Deathbat”, which will debut later in the year.
The series was directed by Jon Schnepp, producer of the Adult Swim animated show “Metalocalypse”.
Both the series and game tell the story of AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s fictional mascot, the Deathbat.
The band recorded seven brand new songs for the game, which will also include 16 pieces of never-before-seen artwork from all the group’s albums that players can unlock.