New Avenged Sevenfold album is almost done, drummer confirms

Avenged Sevenfold is “90 percent done” with their new record, according to drummer Brooks Wackerman. He also said it’s unlike anything they’ve ever released.

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The band’s last album, The Stage, came out in 2016. Since then, Avenged Sevenfold has been working on the follow-up for several years.

Wackerman shared a photo of the album’s final recording session on Instagram Wednesday (Feb. 9). The caption under the photo reads “Well, this happened on Tuesday. We, Avenged Sevenfold, started writing this record four years ago, and I can’t believe we are 90% done. One of the perks in the creative process is that we are able to track a 78-piece orchestra on our records. The fact that we are able to bring incredible musicians together to enhance our art still gives me chills. I can’t wait for the world to hear this. All I can say is it’s unlike anything we’ve ever released.”

Vocalist M. Shadows also posted about the album. He shared more photos of the studio session on Twitter, adding, “Twas worth the wait.”

Check out the social media posts below.