A7X new album cover
2013-07-16 by Simon Harris (SCREAM!) | 74 Comments

Avenged Sevenfold have showcased a new version of the cover for their upcoming album, Hail To The King, after the initial design received what the band is referring to as "mixed reactions".

A tracklist has also been made available for the album which is currently set to be released on the 26th of August. The tracklist goes as follows:

1. Shepherd Of Fire
2. Hail To The King
3. Doing Time
4. This Means War
5. Requiem
6. Crimson Day
7. Heretic
8. Coming Home
9. Planets
10. Acid Rain

You can view the new art here: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/avenged-sevenfolds-hail-to-the-king-has-a-brand-new-cover/

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demon of surveillance
July 16th 2013

807 Comments


Nothing to do with the bands they supposedly ripped off right?

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2013

15341 Comments


lol all of their album covers have been terrible, this is no different

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silentstar
July 16th 2013

2232 Comments


it looked better before

Calc
July 16th 2013

12028 Comments


so lazy!!! do SOMETHING different...

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ChopSuey
July 16th 2013

2392 Comments


wow it looks so similar to their self-titled and wtf

benkim
July 16th 2013

2086 Comments


Are there bats?

ILJ
July 16th 2013

6619 Comments


this needed a news article

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Mabbitt
July 16th 2013

1328 Comments


The single cover and the new album cover both look so much better than the first image.

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JazzHands333
July 16th 2013

312 Comments


Single cover is best

Way to cave in to peer pressure, you pansies

Lowder91bird
July 16th 2013

481 Comments


The artwork is as boring as the single.

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Spec
July 16th 2013

27062 Comments


Sounding The Seventh Trumpet looked great and the Waking The Fallen artwork (inside the sleeve) was great too.

ILJ
July 16th 2013

6619 Comments


but really though, why pander like that? it's fucking stupid, it's your art do whatever the fuck you want. damn.

benkim
July 16th 2013

2086 Comments


Way to cave in to peer pressure, you pansies[2]


breakingthefragile
July 16th 2013

2950 Comments


That album cover honestly looks much more like a single cover than the cover they want to be the single cover.

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ALucidReality
July 16th 2013

83 Comments


Sounding The Seventh Trumpet looked great and the Waking The Fallen artwork (inside the sleeve) was great too. [2]

but yeah, this sucks dick

Imperial
July 16th 2013

1722 Comments


Absolutely shit artwork for an absolutely shit band. Go figure.

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AmericnZero02
July 16th 2013

3329 Comments


Cover ain't so bad. Hearing "hail to the king" always reminds me of Showbread's track "Dead by Dawn."

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2013

21582 Comments


cool so they know how to use the zoom function

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2013

21582 Comments


and the c+p function

StallionMang
July 16th 2013

5248 Comments


Are they even TRYING to be original at this point?

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thespaceforthis
July 16th 2013

518 Comments


#FreeVarg

Sauce
July 16th 2013

667 Comments


changing your album art last minute because some people didn't like it? who does that?

ZilbelPing
July 16th 2013

6031 Comments


That single cover is still laughably bad.

ZilbelPing
July 16th 2013

6031 Comments


New one's shitty.

You've already had 2 albums with the same cover, at least have your album cover be non-generic

CutMan
July 16th 2013

1767 Comments


...That SUCKS, I liked the cover to the single...

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StallionMang
July 16th 2013

5248 Comments


Why did they take the BAD version of the single's artwork, and give the SINGLE better artwork instead? (I use 'better' loosely, of course)

demigod!
July 16th 2013

43891 Comments


not gonna lie i think that cover art is pretty cool

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MuhNamesTyler
July 16th 2013

3700 Comments


The first one reminds me of A Nightmare Before Christmas

MeatSalad
July 16th 2013

14195 Comments


lol how did i know there was going to be a skull and a crown on this before i even looked at it

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chemicalmarriage
July 16th 2013

1905 Comments


this is good














FOR ME TO POOP ON!!!

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2013

20655 Comments


most generic cover ever

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benkim
July 16th 2013

2086 Comments


FreeVarg
------------------
Where? I am tired of paying for it!

MuhNamesTyler
July 16th 2013

3700 Comments


This band has so many fresh ideas!!

bloc
July 16th 2013

34679 Comments


Eh, this one also sucks.

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CrazyDiamond7
July 16th 2013

64 Comments


The last cover wasn't exactly good, but at least it was different. Some fans start bitching, and somehow they think it's an improvement to use the same damn logo they used two times already. Way to be whores.

feargm
July 17th 2013

303 Comments


Lame.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 17th 2013

49802 Comments


It's just Waking The Fallen but zoomed in on the right lol

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TrantaLocked
July 17th 2013

1502 Comments


That is almost the same cover as Waking the Fallen. I don't want to say this, but how dare they trick
fans into thinking this would be similar to Waking the Fallen. Shadows' vocals are so boring and
predictable these days.

Uranium
July 17th 2013

7050 Comments


lmao good point treb. i thought the first cover was funny and then it got worse.

conesmoke
July 17th 2013

5179 Comments


lol that cover is soo bad.

NightmareCinema16
July 17th 2013

2016 Comments


I honestly hope the music makes up for the rather underwhelming cover, or I will be pretty frustrated.

Dummit
July 17th 2013

342 Comments


I'd rather focus on the fact that they're touring with Deftones and Ghost.

Yes (Ghost)
Hell Yes (deftones)
and Fuck No (A7X)

looks like I'll be overpaying to leave early.

XingKing
July 17th 2013

10083 Comments


Well this is just embarrassing

loveisamixtape
July 17th 2013

5914 Comments


wait so was the first artwork just single artwork? because i remember seeing that up on their website in advertisement for the single. maybe the new artwork was always supposed to be the artwork


either way though you can't just do that 3 times

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fromtheinside
July 17th 2013

17714 Comments


original title this means war incoming

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Keyblade
July 17th 2013

14274 Comments


pretty much


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BigPleb
July 17th 2013

34262 Comments


Doesn't change the fact the music will suck.

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Hoppoman
July 17th 2013

633 Comments


So they took the self titled album art and cut it in half, does that mean the music will be half as good?

Grizzlypyro
July 17th 2013

103 Comments


this is good














FOR ME TO POOP ON!!! [2]

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Epicenter
July 17th 2013

172 Comments


Wow. So imaginative.

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Crymsonblaze
July 17th 2013

7479 Comments


i'll CRAP ON IT FIRST!

NastyCrab
July 17th 2013

328 Comments


Apparently this cover is just a color-inversed version of one of their demos

Jesus Christ this band is so fucking lazy

AnEpicDeath
July 17th 2013

188 Comments


Well, it's pretty lazy/boring/simple, and it's pretty much the same as the Waking the Fallen and S/T covers, but at least it doesn't look like total ass like the original cover. It looks professional, if not exciting. Also, to those praising the single cover: you realize the only difference is that they put a sepia filter on it, right?

Azn.
July 17th 2013

5569 Comments


huh since when has anything album-art related been news?

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henryChinaski
July 17th 2013

2687 Comments


Still looks shitty

Gmork89
July 17th 2013

5485 Comments


At least they are breaking new ground with this one.

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ConcubinaryCode
July 17th 2013

2033 Comments


Wow I can't believe this thread! Just goes to show people will bitch about anything!! The old and new cover are genius and the cd will be their best work ever anyway!!! Why y'all hatin'?

loveisamixtape
July 17th 2013

5914 Comments


huh since when has anything album-art related been news?


since always if the band is big enough, dumbass

Wow I can't believe this thread! Just goes to show people will bitch about anything!! The old and new cover are genius and the cd will be their best work ever anyway!!! Why y'all hatin'?


this must be your first a7x thread

Arnaud
July 17th 2013

161 Comments


''M Shadows exclusively told us earlier this year that the album has a Sabbthy, Led Zeppelin kinda vibe''





lol

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 17th 2013

49802 Comments


way to go backwards

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 17th 2013

10011 Comments


I prefer this band's music to most of these comments...

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MaskAtTheMasquerade
July 17th 2013

2887 Comments


gold

loveisamixtape
July 17th 2013

5914 Comments


i think people on here collectively talk shit because even if they don't agree with someone on something else, they can most of the time be assured that the other person does not like a7x

either that or they don't like the music idfk but this album will most likely be a 2 at best and i don't even hate this band

Mister Twister
July 17th 2013

1495 Comments


And by "brand new" they mean "we used this for our 2000 Demo, nobody remembers that though, right?". We do. http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=74816

Arnaud
July 17th 2013

161 Comments


^that's just..

loveisamixtape
July 17th 2013

5914 Comments


lmao i completely forgot that demo existed

dmp3131
July 17th 2013

554 Comments


You all care way too much about an album cover

ALucidReality
July 17th 2013

83 Comments


yo, it's the fucking 2000 demo inverted

RikRoach7
July 19th 2013

79 Comments


Honestly, this is so wrong. It is just too ridiculous to see A7X fans bashing around about the album cover being ugly ... but City of Evil (that album cover is the embodiment of bad cheesiness) was "cool", sure! I really wonder how many "fans" of the band out there actually know more than the last two albums they put out.
Also the new album art is like a joke, especially after the Nightmare cover, which was the only A7X cover I could stand.

RikRoach7
July 19th 2013

79 Comments


Well, it's definitely not better than that single cover.

TrantaLocked
July 29th 2013

1502 Comments


City of Evil cover? Lol look at it again. It isn't an eye sore but it sure is a mess. I think simple
and/or abstract covers are better.

Zeiu
August 8th 2013

143 Comments


Is it just me that think they're being ballsy not putting their name on it? or is the deathbat really that well known?

ButteryBiscuitBass
August 8th 2013

9770 Comments


It's well known to the die hards, who will probably be the only ones purchasing this.

Mister Twister
August 8th 2013

1495 Comments


maybe theyre trying to confuse the overkill fans



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