Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Hail to the King’ Goes Gold, Band Plans to Work on New Album Soon

Avenged-SevenfoldAvenged Sevenfold’s ‘Hail to the King’ has officially been certified gold by the RIAA, which the album has earned sales in excess of 500,000 copies in the U.S.

Released last year, it was the band’s second straight record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, following 2010’s ‘Nightmare.’

But there is also other news from the A7X camp. After finishing up this summer’s run on Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the band plans to tour Japan and then focus on writing the next album.

Guitarist Zacky Vengeance told Billboard.com,“I think once we get home, the ideas are going to start brewing. I know Syn‘s been writing a ton purely for fun, trying different styles, recording backstage, keeping himself busy. I’ve been thinking of all sorts of ideas, listening to tons of different music to get inspiration—as have all of us.”

“And being on tour, I’m so inspired. Seeing bands like Body Count with Ice-T out there, they’re so old-school and riff-based and over the top and slightly offensive and it’s fuckin’ awesome. So there’s tons of inspiration that I know we’ll be drawing from.”

MORE AVENGED SEVENFOLD: Check out our gallery of A7X, Korn, Trivium, Asking Alexandria, and many more rocking hard on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.


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