It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Avenged Sevenfold. Well, musically, anyway. The band’s Hail to the King was released in 2013, and they’ve played a handful of festival dates and a short tour with Volbeat, Killswitch Engage and Avatar. They also picked up a new drummer. However, offstage, they began the year by stating that they were leaving Warner Bros. Records and suing the label. They’ll also be touring the UK next year starting in January. As to what else is going on, they’re not saying much, but if you’re paying attention around Europe, they’re definitely up to something.
Wrestler and Fozzy singer Chris Jericho was one of the first to notice, Instagramming a picture sent to him by a friend of the band’s deathbat logo on the side of the Rogers Centre in Toronto:
Metal Injection has done some sleuthing and has seen the familiar logo pop up other places, like London and Berlin:
Some of these make a degree of sense, given that the band will be touring Europe next year, including Germany and London. Toronto, however, doesn’t make as much sense given that they don’t have any shows announced there. Is the band’s new album finally coming? Will the European tour be a world tour? Is this all really a disgruntled OVerkill fan pissed that A7X stole their logo? I guess we’ll have to stay tuned.