Avenged Sevenfold can’t seem to pump the breaks on releasing new music. From releasing a blockbuster of an album last year to this latest creation, the band has made it clear they’re an impenetrable music-making machine.
Their latest release “Dose” is a direct tie-in with the mobile game Dungeon Hunter 5 as the soundtrack for a new A7X-inspired level. The track’s instrumentals run parallel with the game’s overall feel.
Vocalist M.Shadows tells Alternative Press “Musically, ‘Dose’ was supposed to be a Part 2 to ‘Roman Sky’ and had a very cinematic feel, but we turned it into more of a tripped-out metal song.
“The lyrics were inspired by an unsolved mystery that dates back to the 1950s about an airline traveler who, if you believe the story, supposedly fell into our dimension from another. According to reports, he showed up in a Tokyo airport with a passport from a country that didn’t exist anywhere on a map. He was detained for questioning but mysteriously vanished from a room guarded by immigration officials, taking with him all evidence of his existence. It ties into the theory that there are infinite possibilities of our lives being played out across space and time. Don’t know if the story is true, but I’m fascinated by that kind of stuff and thought it’d be a fun idea for a song.”
Listen to “Dose” by clicking below:
Aside from being a prominent figure in the gaming world, A7X is opening for Metallica on their World-Wired tour.
Avenged Sevenfold will be rolling through Los Angeles with Metallica on July 29th at the Rose Bowl. Click here for tickets.
Avenged Sevenfold Tour Dates:
July 14 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest Amphitheater**
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
July 18 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion***
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau^
July 28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre+++
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl+
July 31 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center+++
August 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater+++
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field+
August 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre+++
August 12 – Nampa (Boise), ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater+++
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium+
** A7X headline show or festival date
*** A7X headline show with Volbeat opening
+++A7X headline show with A Day To Remember opening
^With Metallica + Volbeat
+With Metallica + Gojira