Listen: Avenged Sevenfold Share New Track ‘Mad Hatter;’ Announce New EP

After teasing a new incoming track last week, Avenged Sevenfold have released their latest single “Mad Hatter.” The song, currently available for digital download, will be featured in the upcoming video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, out October 12. This isn’t the first time the band has teamed up with the franchise. They’ve previously released “Jade Helm” and “Carry On” for other games in the franchise. All four songs from the franchise will be included on their new EP, Black Reign, out this Friday, September 21.

Speaking about “Mad Hatter” to Kerrang! (via Blabbermouth) frontman M. Shadows said “The song is dark and brooding. We wanted to capture a different feeling than a straight-ahead ‘zombie killer’ track. These songs are good places for us to experiment with our sound. I would put this in the category of ‘dark alternative.’”

Pre-save the EP on Spotify here. Check out the song below.

Avenged Sevenfold were set to tour this summer with Prophets of Rage and Three Days Grace. They were later forced to cancel due to Shadows battling a viral infection that affected his voice. The band is currently working on their follow up to their 2016 studio album, The Stage.

“Mad Hatter” artwork:

Mad Hatter artwork

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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