A clip from the “Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” video game where an animated version of AVENGED SEVENFOLD plays the song the band wrote just for the game, “Carry On”, can be seen below. The clip features the members of AVENGED SEVENFOLD and characters Raul Menendez and Sergeant Frank Woods” performing” after the credits (skip to about 1:36 in the video).
“Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” arrives in stores on November 13.
The last time AVENGED SEVENFOLD issued new music was also for the “Call Of Duty” series, when they released “Not Ready To Die” as part of the “Call Of The Dead” game expansion pack in 2011.
The band has kept a relatively low profile since completing the touring cycle for its fifth album, 2010’s “Nightmare”, but guitarist Zacky Vengeance told The Pulse Of Radio that AVENGED SEVENFOLD doesn’t like to sit still for very long. “We’re not the kind of people to just take a break and say everything’s going good, you know, let’s rest on our laurels, act like rock stars — we take it very seriously and we certainly aren’t just celebrating and doing a victory lap,” he said. “We’re focused on making our fans happy, keeping each other happy, so we can do this forever.”
“Nightmare” was the group’s first recording project since the late 2009 death of drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan.
Following overseas tours in April and May of this year, the band last performed at METALLICA‘s Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City in late June.
“Not Ready To Die” was the first song recorded with drummer Arin Ilejay, who took over behind the kid in early 2011.
Although the group was reportedly going to begin work on its sixth studio effort this year, there has been no word on its progress.