Yes, the new Avenged Sevenfold record is coming. According to a tweet by vocalist M. Shadows, he's currently in the studio with producer Joe Barresi (who worked with the band on their 2016 album The Stage) recording vocals with a very heady guest. The new Avenged Sevenfold record will be their first since The Stage, and has been in production for a little while now thanks to the pandemic slowing things down.
Avenged Sevenfold recently recorded all the orchestral parts for their new album with a 78-piece orchestra. Drummer Brooks Wackerman and vocalist M. Shadows provided a few photos of the sessions at the time, with Wackerman adding that the new record is "unlike anything we've ever released." Avenged Sevenfold made it well known that part of the reason they couldn't complete work on their new album during the pandemic was because they couldn't safely get an entire orchestra into a room, so this was pretty exciting news.
Shadows previously said the band plans to get the new album mixed in August by Andy Wallace (Slayer, Sepultura, Faith No More), and out either late 2022 or early 2023. "Status is interesting. We recorded an album, you know, a few years ago. We haven't finished it yet. We kind of took some time off for family, COVID, weird touring circumstances, some changes within our team… And we are still currently with one record left on Warner Brothers Records. We'll be finishing that record up – I think we have May locked out [for when] our producer can get back to work on it, and then we're going to mix with Andy Wallace in August.
"And then we're going to figure out if it's the first quarter, or fourth quarter, or what we're going to do. So, the status is that, and then we're going to be booking tours, put the tickets on sale when the record comes out, and the whole nine yards."