Avenged Sevenfold Premiere New Song, “Hail to the King”

Avenged Sevenfold have released the lead single and title track off their highly anticipated new album, Hail to the King, which will hit stores August 27. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments. The band will appear on the cover of the next issue of Revolver, on newsstands on July 30.

UPDATE: Avenged Sevenfold have announced a fall U.S. tour with the Deftones and Swedish occult rockers Ghost B.C. The tour will take place this October and kicks off in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, October 3, wrapping up on October 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. See dates below:

10/3 Chicago, IL
10/5 Indianapolis, IN
10/6 Cincinnati, OH
10/8 Baltimore, MD
10/9 Boston, MA
10/12 Bloomington, IL
10/13 Detroit, MI
10/15 Atlanta, GA
10/16 Orlando, FL
10/18 Houston, TX
10/19 Dallas, TX
10/20 San Antonio, TX
10/22 Omaha, NE
10/23 Oklahoma City, OK
10/26 Las Vegas, NV

Additionally, the band has revealed the track list for Hail to the King. Check it out below:

Shepherd of Fire
Hail to the King
Doing Time
This Means War
Crimson Day
Coming Home
Acid Rain


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  • Feez

    Eh. It was alright. The song was basically just the preview stuck on repeat with no build up. The drumming was pretty basic and there just wasn’t that ‘kick’ that they said there would be.

    But the last minute or so picked it up a little. I thought Nightmare was better but I’m still holding out hope for the rest of the album. I still love them to bits.

    • ky

      I agree. It is more of a “buzz single”. Not the best they could do but enough to create a buzz. Hopefully the next one will punch you in the face a little more.

  • Johnnyboeh

    Good thing they didn’t spoil the best track allready. Hopefully.

  • Betty LP

    i cant wait to hear it live!! in SEP/13 thats a good Song! a7x♥

  • sestanzione

    So, what are these mystery tour dates?

  • Jimmys revenge

    I love these guys but I think that the lyrics will never be the same without the rev
    I can’t wait to see them live though

    • shadowhog

      The Rev didn’t write all the lyrics to A7x. It’s my understanding that M Shadows did.

  • Giovanni Deldio

    Uh where the hell is NYC?! =

  • Zach Smith

    The main chorus sends chills, the lead riff is exactly what ive been anticipating
    This is an album worth being hyped for
    A7X FoREVer

  • sloanjet

    seruiously, what do these guys have against nyc? they haven’t been here in years.

  • avenged.skelli

    Alright Houston, cannot wait for album and show!

  • Pete Braun

    The show in my area is on a Saturday. Awesome!

  • pennycakes

    I really hope to see them back on tour, they are teriffic in concert! Not making a judgement till CD comes out, but I liked Hail to the King. Only problem with these guys is that the addience is real young. When you go to a concert and the bar across from it is empty that means everyone is too young!