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Avenged Sevenfold have just released their first new single in over a year, announced an all-new album and confirmed their first shows since 2018. Their latest offering 'Nobody' sees them venture into some of their most experimental territory to date.
It's an ambitious step for Avenged Sevenfold to venture into uncharted territory on their forthcoming eighth studio album Life Is But a Dream, due for release June 2nd and building off some of their experiments from 2016's 'The Stage'. The record will showcase more of their signature sound.
Multi-platinum progressive metal band Avenged Sevenfold have released the single "Nobody", taken from their eighth album Life Is But A Dream. Produced by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age) and mixed by Andy Wallace (Faith No More, Slayer), this song marks a landmark moment for the group.
Their last record, 2016's The Stage, provided a similar soundscape; however this release takes on an altogether more cerebral approach to songwriting. The music is multi-layered and uses tension, groove and dynamics to encourage listeners to consider its deeper meanings and emotional impact on them.
The musical and conceptual themes of this album are drawn from French philosopher Albert Camus' 1942 novella The Stranger, which follows an emotionally detached anti-hero named Meursault. As such, the lyrics draw upon existentialism and absurdism and are presented in an art form sure to appeal to devotees of both movements.
Given this context, it only makes sense that the band would take this concept further by creating an eerie and captivating stop-motion music video to accompany their song. Directed by award-winning director Chris Hopewell, the storyline delves into dichotomies between life and death, love and war, as well as following its main character through an existential crisis.
The song also showcases some incredible guitar work from Gates, who is widely considered one of the best guitarists in rock today. His powerful tone and distinct voice often capture audiences' attention from start to finish. Additionally, he can play a variety of styles like jazz or Django Reinhardt-channeling gypsy jazz - making him an incredibly unique musician and welcome addition to Avenged Sevenfold family; we can't wait to see what else they have in store!
California metal veterans Avenged Sevenfold have released the single "Nobody," from their upcoming eighth studio album Life Is But A Dream which will be released on June 2nd. Furthermore, they've announced two live shows to accompany the record.
Chris Hopewell directed and produced the music video for Nobody, marking its debut as a support to the album. It's an exquisite stop-motion creation that unfolds like a short film and examines themes such as life and death, love and war. An enchanting journey follows our main character through her existential crisis.
After weeks of puzzling digital scavenger hunts, Avenged Sevenfold finally gave fans their answers this week when they unveiled the official music video for their new single, Nobody. Additionally, they announced an upcoming album and two live performances to support it. Renowned for their unconventional release plans, Avenged Sevenfold have always been known for challenging convention within metal music industry. This week marked another step forward in that exploration.
Recently, the band has been building upon their progressive sound that was showcased on 2016 LP The Stage, and this new track continues this tradition. At six minutes long, it offers plenty of tension, groove and dynamics that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout.
Avenged Sevenfold's track "Energy" will get your adrenaline pumping and bring back memories of why they are one of metal music's legendary acts. Additionally, this single serves as the first single from their upcoming album Life Is But A Dream.
This album, Avenged Sevenfold's eighth studio effort, was inspired by French philosopher Albert Camus (La Peste, L'Etranger). It draws upon his writing and philosophy of existentialism and absurdism to reflect contemporary life. Recorded over four years, the record will be available on CD, 2 LP and digitally on June 2. Additionally, they have announced a series of live shows this year in support of their record: Welcome to Rockville 2023 in Daytona Beach on May 19; Sonic Temple Art and Music festival in Columbus on May 26; and Aftershock 2023 in Sacramento on October 5.
Multi-platinum rockers Avenged Sevenfold have returned with their first new song in five years - an expansive epic track titled "Nobody". It will be featured on their forthcoming album Life Is But a Dream, out June 2. Chris Hopewell directed the lyric video which unfolds like a Ray Harryhausenesque journey as it follows the protagonist through a skeleton themed journey, exploring themes such as life and death, love and war.
The band's lyrics have a strong philosophical influence, and this track has an existentialism-inspired sound that mirrors their forthcoming album which is inspired by Albert Camus' philosophy book The Stranger and features music written by M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ and Brooks Wackerman.
It's also a nod to their first single from City of Evil, "Bat Country," and these songs have been played live throughout Avenged Sevenfold's career. They've earned multiple awards including MTV VMA Best New Artist in 2006 and have toured worldwide with several metal acts.
Though this song differs from Avenged Sevenfold's previous work, it still maintains their signature sound and style that fans are familiar with. It gets more aggressive towards the end with frantic guitar riffs from Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates leading us towards an intricate hook featuring layered vocals, metallic noodling, as well as even a horn section.
Avenged Sevenfold's talent is showcased in "Nobody", along with a unique stop motion music video directed by Chris Hopewell that takes an engaging approach to exploring their theme of character growth through existential crisis. As captivating as the song itself, this visual experience provides an immersive audiovisual treat.
Avenged Sevenfold will play two unforgettable arena shows this summer - one at Los Angeles Kia Forum on June 9 and the other at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 23. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, March 17.
After seven years, multi-platinum metal powerhouses Avenged Sevenfold are back with their first new song since 2016, "Nobody," and an exclusive first look at their forthcoming eighth album Life Is But a Dream which will be released June 2. Today the band revealed that this single comes complete with Chris Hopewell's stop motion music video directed by him.
This stop-motion video unfolds like a short film, exploring the duality of life and death, love and war. Additionally, it follows the main character through an existential crisis.
Though inspired by Albert Camus' writing and philosophy, this record feels like it could have been written by another artist entirely, as it deals with such dark subject matter. It's a depressing record that emphasizes the futility of trying to hold onto lost love.
As a result, the track has plenty of power in it, especially during its chorus. And there's something surprisingly satisfying about it too; while not quite as heavy or sluggish as some of their past work, this anthem still manages to get your heart racing.
If you're unfamiliar with the band, this track is an ideal introduction. The song boasts an infectious chorus that will surely make you want to dance along.
Fans of the band must watch its stop-motion video, which takes you on an epic journey that examines life and death, love and war. It has a strong cinematic quality to it that adds to its beauty.
Life Is But A Dream, the band's latest album, will be released on June 2nd through Warner Records. Additionally, they have announced a series of live dates in support of their new record.
With years of collaboration behind them, it's no wonder why they've blossomed into such an accomplished group of musicians. And with their latest release, they have finally cemented themselves a place as true force within metal music's community.