Did Avenged Sevenfold mean for the initial artwork for Hail To The King to be released to the media, or did they realize that it was just terrible? Either way, it appears to have been replaced with improved graphics.
According to numerous sources, the artwork first seen for the album (out on August 27) is not the cover art for the actual album. In fact, it wasn’t even the finished cover artwork for the single, which made its way online and on radio earlier this week.
Apparently THIS was the original cover for the single:
And now a completely different album cover (the one seen above) is being marketed through the band’s website and on iTunes
We must admit, we were a little scared ourselves when the oddly shaded 3D images came in front of our eyes. No matter what the story behind the artistic decision, we are glad balance has been restored to the album art universe.