The official video for the brand new AVENGED SEVENFOLD music “Mad Hatter” will be seen under. The observe was recorded for the “Call Of Duty: Black Ops four” online game and the clip makes use of recreation footage to current the music.
“Mad Hatter” can be included on AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s upcoming EP, “Black Reign”, which can be made obtainable on September 21. The effort will comprise all 4 songs the band has written and recorded for the “Call Of Duty: Black Ops” franchise.
“Mad Hatter” was recorded in Los Angeles this previous March and co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi, who helmed AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s critically acclaimed album “The Stage”, together with its Grammy-nominated title observe.
“‘Black Ops four’ seems insane and is one thing utterly new for followers, so we felt that we must always take the same leap with the music and go for one thing greater, darker and extra cerebral,” says AVENGED SEVENFOLD lead vocalist M. Shadows.
About the “Mad Hatter” inventive course of, Shadows says: “Watching the preliminary trailers and manufacturing sketches jogged my memory of the ‘S-Town’ podcast and its essential protagonist, John B. McLemore, who was rumored to have suffered from mercury poisoning, or Mad Hatter illness. The thought of Mad Hatter and what it does to the mind is as horrifying as the pictures we had been proven. So I made a decision that the lyrics would shadow McLemore‘s life. The result’s a thick-grooved music that is dynamic and has a weightiness to it.”
“We have a really deep relationship with the crew at Treyarch,” he provides. “We’re proud to be a part of the household and very excited for individuals to get pleasure from this subsequent chapter and our contribution to it.”
“As followers of the sport and as world class musicians, AVENGED SEVENFOLD has demonstrated an innate capability to convey the emotion and uncooked energy of the ‘Call Of Duty’ Zombies expertise,” stated Jason Blundell, director of Zombies at Treyarch. “We’re introducing followers to a brand new forged of characters in ‘Black Ops four’ and delivering the largest Zombies expertise so far. With IX, we knew we wanted one thing epic and A7X delivered.”
“Call Of Duty: Black Ops four” is printed by Activision and developed by Treyarch with extra improvement assist from Raven Software and PC improvement with Beenox.
M. Shadows informed Kerrang! journal about “Mad Hatter”: “The music is darkish and brooding. We wished to seize a distinction feeling than a straight-ahead ‘zombie killer’ observe. These songs are good locations for us to experiment with our sound. I’d put this within the class of ‘darkish various.'”
Asked how the brand new music happened and whether or not it was written with “Call Of Duty” in thoughts or if it was a leftover reduce from “The Stage” periods, M. Shadows stated: “I did a Twitter takeover the place a fan requested me about doing music for ‘Black Ops three’. The crew at [games developing company] Treyarch noticed it and requested us to take part. I went into the studio and noticed what they had been engaged on. We solely had a month to get them a completed product, due to our European tour. We wrote what we felt could be a departure for not solely us, however Treyarch as properly.”
M. Shadows said in regards to the choice to make the tracks obtainable on a separate EP: “We simply felt these songs wanted a spot to stay, as an alternative of being scattered throughout streaming companies. We can even be releasing ‘Jade Helm’, which is the multiplayer rating we did for ‘Black Ops three’. Until now, that has solely been obtainable on YouTube and within the recreation.”
AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ beforehand informed HardDrive Radio about “Mad Hatter”: “It’s a enjoyable music — it is slightly little bit of a departure from I believe what our followers would anticipate, however I suppose that additionally is sensible as a result of they anticipate loopy from us now.”
“Call Of Duty: Black Ops four” is scheduled to return to PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 12.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD contributed music to the earlier three installments of the sport collection, and even seems (nearly) within the second chapter, when they are often seen performing the music “Carry On” in an epilogue after the closing credit.
The “Call Of Duty” music would be the first unique materials AVENGED SEVENFOLD has launched since final 12 months’s “Dose”, which initially surfaced within the Gameloft cellular recreation “Dungeon Hunter 5”. It later appeared on the “deluxe version” 2017 reissue of the group’s 2016 studio album, “The Stage”.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD will most likely begin engaged on its eighth studio LP this fall for a 2019 launch.
The band not too long ago canceled its summer season tour with PROPHETS OF RAGE and THREE DAYS GRACE after M. Shadows was struck by a viral an infection that left him “unvoiced.”
Photo credit score: Kameron Pollock