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Hear Avenged Sevenfold's Electrifying Cover of Popular Mexican Folk Song

Hear Avenged Sevenfold's Electrifying Cover of Popular Mexican Folk Song

Last year, we saw the surprise release of Avenged Sevenfold’s seventh studio album, The Stage. The band is now expanding upon its recent body of work by releasing brand new tracks over the course of the next several months. The first new single is a cover of the classic Mexican folk song “Malagueña Salerosa,” making it the band’s first-ever song in Spanish. The track and its accompanying studio video are available below.

Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), “Malagueña Salerosa” features contributions from horn players Sarah Bauza and Rachel Tate Herrmann.

“We’ve said all along that we want The Stage to be a different and exciting listening experience,” said vocalist M. Shadows. “For us, the idea of turning an album into a living piece of art and adding new installations is really intriguing. It expands the journey. We wanted to do the song justice and that meant singing in its original language. It was difficult, but I worked on it for weeks and had a Spanish-speaking friend come over daily to go over pronunciation. I also brought him to the studio to produce the vocals. It was important to me to get it right.”

Added guitarist Synyster Gates about the new release, “I’ve always loved that song. There have been a few interesting interpretations over the years, including Chingon’s version from the Kill Bill Volume 2 soundtrack. That’s a great example of how a timeless song can be made relevant with a creative modern take. The structure, arrangement and incredible vocal work of their rendition was inspiring.”

Avenged Sevenfold are currently on tour with Metallica.

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