Californian metal band Avenged Sevenfold continue their expansion of new album The Stage with today’s release of the 1966 Rolling Stones’ hit As Tears Go By.


The Stage is the band’s 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records. Over the course of the past several weeks, Avenged Sevenfold have been steadily adding new tracks and transformed the album into an evolving body of work. As Tears Go By is the 6th new addition.

We really got into some of the deeper Rolling Stones tracks during the writing process for Hail To The King. This song always stood out because of the melody and fragile state of Mick Jagger’s vocal and the interesting string section in the bridge. We took a more uptempo rock & roll approach and added the sitar as a little nod to the experimentation of the 60s,” says Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows.

Avenged Sevenfold just wrapped a stadium summer run with Metallica as well as on their own series of special headline shows. Next up is their headlining slot at the Houston Open Air festival on September 15th.

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