Avenged Sevenfold‘s former label, Warner Bros. Records, will release a two-disc set titled The Best of 2005-2013 on December 2nd. The 18-song set will draw from the band’s four albums for the label, including City Of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare and Hail To The King. It will also contain a cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Paranoid” plus two original songs that Avenged wrote for video games: “Carry On” for Call Of Duty II and “Not Ready To Die” for Call Of The Dead.
Singer M. Shadows told us a while back that the band has always mixed different hard rock influences: [“I don’t know, man, I think it can be taken a lot of different ways. I know we have tons of metal influences in us, and then we have a lot of punk rock influences, and we have a lot of rock and roll influences, you know. So I just think we’re a big concoction of different forms of rock music, and I think that’s what kind of makes us have our own sound. We don’t wanna be labeled as anything other than Avenged Sevenfold.”]
- Avenged Sevenfold signed to Warner Bros. in 2004 after recording its first two albums for an indie label.
- The band’s Warner Bros. debut, 2005’s City Of Evil, was also its commercial breakthrough, selling one million copies.
- Its last two efforts on the label, 2010’s Nightmare and 2013’s Hail To The King, both debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart.
- Avenged Sevenfold left the label earlier this year after a legal battle over the length of its contract. The group has since signed with Capitol Records for the release of its new album, rumored to be titled Voltaic Oceans.
- The band will livestream a special event this Thursday (October 27th) at which the band will perform “on a very grand stage for the entire world to enjoy.” The concert will begin streaming at the group’s Facebook page at 8:30 p.m. PT