Well, X Peoria Metal fans, this is some exciting news to make your loins tingle! Today, multi-platinum headliners Avenged Sevenfold (comprising M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ and Brooks Wackerman) unleash “Nobody,” their first new single since 2018. The triumphant track and its accompanying stop-motion video offer the first taste of the Huntington Beach, CA band’s forthcoming eighth album, Life Is But a Dream…, which drops June 2.
Avenged Sevenfold will support the release with two massive live shows this summer, at Kia Forum on June 9 and Madison Square Garden on June 23. The newly announced arena concerts mark Avenged Sevenfold’s first New York City appearance since 2007 and their first time playing Los Angeles county since 2008.
“Nobody,” the band’s first official music release since their 2016 album, The Stage, delivers nearly 6 minutes of tension, groove and dynamics. The song twists and turns beyond conventional songwriting and leans in on discomfort before letting go. The beautifully crafted stop-motion music video, which unfolds like a short film, is a stunning and powerful journey exploring the dichotomy between life and death, love and war, and follows the main character through an existential crisis. Stop motion is a handmade labor of love, often taking 90 minutes just to capture only 2 seconds of footage.
Check out the video here! Awesome news for you Peoria X faithful who love Metal, Avenged is baack!