Avenged Sevenfold has kept a very low profile as of late, but that will likely change in the coming year.
Frontman M. Shadows shared in a Twitch stream with the Louder Than Life festival (transcribed by Kerrang!), “The reason we don’t say much about the music is because we find that every single word we say about it just gets spun off, and there’s no way to describe music; it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s heavy, it’s fast…’ What are we gonna say about it? It’s a work of art that we’ve worked on for a long time, we had a bunch of personal things that we’ll explain later… but we’re booking shows for next summer, and the record will be out before then.”
Shadows added that A7X is purposely waiting to put out new music due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic saying, “The world has changed. Put out a record on Spotify without touring for a rock band, it just doesn’t make sense to us. So we’re gonna wait till everything is back, then we’ll come out with the record, finish it up, and all will be good.
Back in March, fans got a very brief taste of what the next A7X album will sound like when the band went live on Instagram showing them working on new music in the studio.
A7X’s last studio album came in 2016 with The Stage, which was dropped as a surprise release. In the summer of 2018, A7X was slated for a co-headlining tour with Prophets of Rage but the tour was scrapped due to Shadows dealing with vocal cord issues.