Multi-platinum metal band Avenged Sevenfold have today released a brand-new track, Mad Hatter, written and recorded for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4, the next highly-anticipated entry to the top-selling franchise scheduled for release on October 12th.


Mad Hatter (recorded in LA this past March and co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi), is the fourth consecutive Call of Duty®: Black Ops collaboration between developer Treyarch and Avenged Sevenfold following Not Ready To Die (featured in Call Of Duty: Black Ops), Carry On (Call Of Duty: Black Ops II) and Jade Helm (Call Of Duty: Black Ops III exclusively).

This Friday, September 21st, the band will release all four songs on an EP titled Black Reign.

As fans of the game and as world class musicians, Avenged Sevenfold has demonstrated an innate ability to convey the emotion and raw power of the Call of Duty Zombies experience. We’re introducing fans to a new cast of characters in Black Ops 4 and delivering the biggest Zombies experience to date. With IX we knew we needed something epic and A7X delivered,” says Jason Blundell, director of Zombies at Treyarch.

Black Ops 4 looks insane and is something completely new for fans, so we felt that we should take a similar leap with the music and go for something bigger, darker and more cerebral. The result is a thick-grooved song that’s dynamic and has a weightiness to it. We have a very deep relationship with the team at Treyarch and we’re proud to be part of the family and extremely excited for people to enjoy this next chapter and our contribution to it,” states Avenged Sevenfold lead vocalist M. Shadows.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is published by Activision and developed by Treyarch with additional development support from Raven Software and PC development with Beenox. The title is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th.

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