Rumored, Avenged Sevenfold’s latest album is predicted to have the title “Voltaic Oceans”, but surprisingly, the band from Huntington Beach halt speculation by releasing an album titled “The Stage” on October 28, 2016.
“We’re excited to announce the release of our new album “The Stage” available everywhere now! Starting now you can get the album digitally, in-stores and listen via streaming. You can also grab exclusive merch bundles which include t-shirts, hats, stickers, lithographs and more in our online store.”
This album is such a masterpiece. It feels like a drug trip without actual drugs. Not to mention what an amazing concept they chose. Great job, Avenged Sevenfold have done it again. It blew listener away.
Here the tracklist: Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage (2016)
1. “The Stage” (8:32)
2. “Paradigm” (4:19)
3. “Sunny Disposition” (6:41)
4. “God Damn” (3:42)
5. “Creating God” (5:35)
6. “Angels” (5:41)
7. “Simulation” (5:31)
8. “Higher” (6:29)
9. “Roman Sky” (5:00)
10. “Fermi Paradox” (6:31)
11. “Exist” (15:39)
Avenged Sevenfold’s previous label Warner Bros. Records announced last week that they will be releasing an Avenged Sevenfold greatest hits collection in December. And then vocalist Matt Shadows talk about release date of The Stage in reaction to that announcement via RollingStones.
I learned about the Warner album for the first time last Friday, the same as you. That was a surprise to us, but this whole thing was put into motion back in August. Chris Jericho did a fake [Instagram] post about this album coming out on December 9th, just to throw people off; he and I were laughing about it the other day, because everyone picked up on it like it was fact.
It has been very difficult to do it this way, because we understand that rock fans really want physical releases, as well as digital – they want to buy the CD, they want the vinyl. We originally said, “Just release it digitally. Everybody’s got Spotify; everybody’s got this streaming service or that.” But we realized that it would really upset some fans, so we decided to pull off a release unlike Radiohead, or Beyoncé or Kanye, where there’s actually a physical product in stores on Day One. So, props to Capitol for even trying to undertake this thing, especially internationally. It’s just insane.