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Avenged Sevenfold has released its first new song since last year, called "Carry On," which will be featured in the upcoming video game Call Of Duty: Black Ops II. The game arrives in stores on November 13th. The last time Avenged Sevenfold issued new music was also for the Call Of Duty series, when they released "Not Ready To Die" as part of the Call Of The Dead game expansion pack in 2011.
The band has kept a relatively low profile since completing the touring cycle for its fifth album, 2010's Nightmare, but guitarist Zacky Vengeance told us that Avenged Sevenfold doesn't like to sit still for very long: "We're not the kind of people to just take a break and say everything's going good, you know, let's rest on our laurels, act like rock stars -- we take it very seriously and we certainly aren't just celebrating and doing a victory lap. We're focused on making our fans happy, keeping each other happy, so we can do this forever."
Nightmare was the group's first recording project since the late 2009 death of drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan.
Following overseas tours in April and May of this year, the band last performed at Metallica's Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City in late June.
The band has not released any information on "Carry On."
"Not Ready To Die" was the first song recorded with drummer Arin Ilejay, who took over behind the kid in early 2011. It is not known if Ilejay is featured on the new track, although likely.
Although the group was reportedly going to begin work on its sixth studio effort this year, there has been no word on its progress.