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Avenged Sevenfold has issued the official music video for "Hail To The King," the first single and title track from the California band's upcoming sixth album. The clip was directed by Syndrome, an award-winning design and live-action film studio. Singer M. Shadows told us what the band was going for with the video: "We were trying to do something a little more visual and serious, and trying to do something a little more stripped down and felt very rock 'n' roll and not so poppy, I guess. Just something that visually looked good, but also harkened back to the old school rock videos. We definitely knew we wanted something that was a little Game Of Thrones-ish."
Hail To The King is due out next Tuesday (August 27th) and will follow up 2010's chart-topping fifth album, Nightmare.
The title track just became the band's fifth Number One single at Active Rock radio.
Avenged Sevenfold will begin a fall headlining North American tour on October 3rd in Chicago, concluding on October 26th in Las Vegas. Support on the road trip will come from Deftones and Ghost. You can find out about the St. Louis, Pointergeist tour stop on October 11th HERE.
Meanwhile, Goth-punk veterans AFI have released the music video to their song "17 Crimes," off their upcoming album Burials. A remix of the song will serve as the end title track to the upcoming film, The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. "17 Crimes" also appears on the soundtrack, which is being released on Tuesday (August 20th).
Burials is AFI's ninth album and will be out October 22nd. It follows up 2009's Crash Love.
AFI will preview songs from Burials on a just-announced North American tour, which will start on September 12th in Minneapolis.
Lastly. Buckcherry has issued a new clip for the song "Nothing Left But Tears," the latest release from the band's current studio album, Confessions. The clip ties in thematically to the album's concept of exploring the seven deadly sins and features each of the band members transforming to represent one of them. Singer Josh Todd called the clip "evil, powerful, creepy and fun," adding, "It's an incredible piece of art."
Buckcherry is out on tour through mid-September and next stops in Akron, Ohio on Tuesday (August 20th).
Confessions is the Los Angeles group's sixth studio effort.