Avenged Sevenfold Release Video For New Single, Announce Tour Dates

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Avenged Sevenfold has returned.  The Huntington, CA based hard rock band has premiered the video for the first single off of its new album, Hail to the King.  The album’s first single is also its title track.  Hail to the King will be released Tuesday, August 27th via Warner Brothers Records.  The album is the band’s sixth full length studio release.  The brand new video, which can be seen online via YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DelhLppPSxY&feature=youtu.be mixes shots of the band performing the song with other more interesting shots.  The band’s sound on this record will make any old school metal fans proud as it boasts influences from the likes of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest stylistically speaking.

Along with the new single and upcoming full length release, the band has also announced a full tour in support of its new release.  The tour kicks off Monday, August 26th, the day before the album drops.  The band opens its tour at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California.  The U.S. leg of the band’s tour takes it through October 26th.  From there, the band will spend the remainder of the year touring overseas.  Fans can find out when Avenged Sevenfold will come to their town online at http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/shows.

And to keep up with all of the latest news and more from Avenged Sevenfold, fans can follow the band online at its official website, http://www.facebook.com/AvengedSevenfold or its official website, http://www.avengedsevenfold.com.  Fans can also pre-order Hail to the King now online via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hail-to-king-deluxe-version/id672046420?wmgref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fl.php%3Fu%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fbit.ly%252FHTTKA7X%26h%3DHAQEx5LkG%26s%3D1.  A limited edition of Hail to the King can be ordered online via the band’s official website at http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/hailtotheking/.

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Slash, Chuck D. Join Anthrax On Stage At Metal Alliance Show

 

Photo Credit:  Stephanie Cabral

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral

 

Metal Alliance Tour headliners Anthrax had a couple very special guests last night at the tour’s sold out stop in Hollywood, CA.  The tour made a stop at the Hollywood, CA House of Blues last night.  Much to the surprise of audiences in attendance, Anthrax was joined on stage during its set by none other than Public Enemy front man Chuck D. and guitarist Slash.  Slash joined the band on-stage for its performance of AC/DC’s hit, ‘T.N.T.’ Slash covered lead guitar duties for this performance.  Later in the night’s performance, Chuck D. surprised everyone when he came on stage and performed ‘Bring The Noise’ with the band.  The band originally recorded this song with Public Enemy in 1991.

Photo Credit:  Stephanie Cabral

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral

Slash and Chuck D. were just a couple of the celebrities in house for last night’s stop on the Metal Alliance Tour.  Kerry King (Slayer), John Tempesta (The Cult, Rob Zombie), Justin Chendellor (Tool), Brendon Small (Dethklok) and actor/musician Brian Posehn were also on hand for last night’s show.

The Metal Alliance Tour runs through late April.  It was in San Francisco, CA tonight.  Friday, the tour—also featuring Municipal Waste, Exodus, High on Fire, and Holy Grail—will be at the Roseland Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.  Fans in North Carolina will get the chance to see the band live when it makes a stop at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte.  And right now, fans can get the chance to see Anthrax for Free when the tour comes to Charlotte next month.  The Phil’s Picks Facebook page and the Tremont Music Hall together are giving away a pair of tickets to see the band free.  Along with the tickets, one lucky fan will also win a copy of the band’s new EP, Anthems.  Fans need just go to the Phil’s Picks Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Once that’s done, fans need only send a message or write on the Phil’s Picks timeline indicating that they want in on the contest.  One lucky person’s name will be drawn Friday morning at 9am.  The tickets to the show will be at Will Call at the Tremont Music Hall.  The winner can either pick up the CD in person or have it mailed to them.

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The Cult to appear on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show

The Cult is preparing to kick off its tour in support of its new upcoming album, “Choice of Weapon.”  In celebration, the band has already planned a performance next week on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Now, the band is honored to announce that it has added another television appearance to promote its new album.

The Cult has added an appearance on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show this Satuday night at 11pm.  After its appearances on VH1 Classic and ABC, The Cult will kick off its world tour with a performance at Humphrey’s By the Bay in San Diego, California May 25th.  The U.S. leg of the tour will see the band head down the west coast and into the midwest before making a quick stopoff in Canada on its way to the Northeast.  From there, the band will head down the east coast and swing back to the southast before closing out its U.S. tour at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, california on June 23rd.

Fans can get a full listing of tour dates online at http://www.thecult.us, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/officialcult, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/officialcult.