Avenged Sevenfold promised their new track, "Mad Hatter" would be released today, and they have come through on their promise. The song is about five minutes long and gives off some serious Soundgarden vibes. Frontman M. Shadows is almost doing his best Chris Cornell impression.
The track will be featured on the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 video game and will be a part of a four-song EP the band is releasing which will include the three previous songs the band have released with the Call of Duty franchise. The EP's title is Black Reign.
Frontman M. Shadows spoke to Kerrang! magazine about the track: "The song is dark and brooding. We wanted to capture a difference feeling than a straight-ahead 'zombie killer' track. These songs are good places for us to experiment with our sound. I would put this in the category of 'dark alternative.'"
Shadows revealed they weren't even planning on working on a track for the game, until a fan asked about it in a Twitter Q&A "I did a Twitter takeover where a fan asked me about doing music for 'Black Ops 3'. The team at [games developing company] Treyarch saw it and asked us to participate. I went into the studio and saw what they were working on. We only had a month to get them a finished product, because of our European tour. We wrote what we felt would be a departure for not only us, but Treyarch as well."