The long-anticipated new project from Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage, has just been unceremoniously released.
According to Rolling Stone: “The band’s first album for Capitol Records after over a decade with Warner Bros. – and their first with former Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman, who replaced Arin Ilejay in 2015 – The Stage is also Avenged Sevenfold’s most ambitious album to date.”
The striking video of “The Stage” was premiered on October 17th to great reception, with many viewers celebrating its familiarity with their self-titled Avenged Sevenfold which carried such hits as “So Easy” and “A Little Piece of Heaven.”
From Loudwire: “The Stage contains 11 tracks totaling totaling over 71 minutes of new music, including what’s sure to be an epic closing track, “Exist,” which clocks in just under 16 full minutes. The song features a guest appearance by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who delivers a spoken word piece he wrote specifically for this recording. The album is also the first conceptual record for A7X, with a central theme of artificial intelligence inspired by the works of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk.”