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Avenged Sevenfold is making their very patient fans incredibly happy today (March 14.) The band has shared the release date of their new album and unveiled their new single.

Life Is But A Dream…is due out on June 2. It’s A7X’s first new album since the surprise release of The Stage in 2016. The lead single from the album is titled “Nobody” and is a heavy six-minute track. It’s available for streaming and download here. The video for “Nobody” can be viewed below. Per the video’s description on YouTube, “Nobody” was directed by Chris Hopewell, and its stop-motion animation was “a handmade labor of love, often taking 90 minutes just to capture only 2 seconds of footage.”


As for the new LP, the band notes, “The new album was written and recorded over the span of four years and inspired by the writing and philosophy of Albert Camus. Our good friend and brilliant artist, Wes Lang, encapsulated our theme of existentialism through visual art for the album packaging.”

Life Is But A Dream… is available for pre-save/pre-order here, with special album-themed merch is available at A7Xworld.com.


18 Albums that Turn 10 in 2023

Many of the albums that turn 10 in 2023 were major hits for some of the biggest bands in rock today. Among those artists were Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat and more. Additionally, a number of classic artists released hit LPs in 2013. Some of those artists included Black Sabbath, The Stooges and Pearl Jam.

Scroll below to see which albums turn 10 in 2023!

  • Avenged Sevenfold - ‘Hail to the King’

    Released on August 23, 2013.

  • Five Finger Death Punch - ‘The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1’

    Released on July 30, 2013.

  • Black Sabbath - ‘13’

    Released on June 7, 2013.

  • Alice in Chains - ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’

    Released on May 28, 2013.

  • Arcade Fire - ‘Reflektor’

    Released on October 28, 2013.

  • Queens of the Stone Age - ‘...Like Clockwork’

    Released on June 3, 2013.

  • David Bowie - ‘The Next Day’

    Released on March 8, 2013.

  • The Stooges - ‘Ready to Die’

    Released on April 30, 2013.

  • Fall Out Boy - ‘Save Rock and Roll’

    Released on April 12, 2013.

  • Ghost - ‘Infestissumam’

    Released on April 10, 2013.

  • Nine Inch Nails - ‘Hesitation Marks’

    Released on August 30, 2013.

  • Elton John - ‘The Diving Board’

    Released on September 13, 2013.

  • Pearl Jam - ‘Lightning Bolt’

    Released on October 15, 2013.

  • Paul McCartney - ‘New’

    Released on October 11, 2013.

  • Dropkick Murphys - ‘Signed and Sealed in Blood’

    Released on January 8, 2013.

  • Bon Jovi - ‘What About Now’

    Released on March 8, 2013.

  • Volbeat - 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’

    Released on April 5, 2013.

  • Stone Sour - ‘House of Gold & Bones – Part 2’

    Released on April 9, 2013.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights