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Avenged Sevenfold announce new album Life Is But a Dream, their first release in years

Metalcore favorites Avenged Sevenfold are back with their first release since 2016.

The iconic heavy band return with “Nobody,” the first single off their upcoming album, Life Is But a Dream, which they also just announced today and features art from Wes Lang. Their eighth studio album, which follows up 2016’s The Stage, is confirmed to arrive June 2 (via Warner Records).

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Their latest single is what fans have grown to love about the longtime group, as it’s full of dark intensity and sprawls over six minutes, full of thrilling riffs. According to a press release, it encompasses the sound of the upcoming album, which is said to be “inspired by Albert Camus’ philosophical opus The Stranger” with lyrics “rooted in existentialism and absurdism.”

In addition to announcing Life Is But a Dream, Avenged Sevenfold shared they’ll be taking the album live with two special shows this summer, one in Los Angeles at the Kia Forum June 9 and one at in New York City at Madison Square Garden June 23. Both shows, which mark their first performances in LA and NYC proper in well over a decade, go on sale this Friday, March 17 here.

Watch the music video for “Nobody” and check out the AP Shop for exclusive Avenged Sevenfold vinyl.