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Avenged Sevenfold Premiere ‘Hail to the King’ Live in Wisconsin

Avenged Sevenfold debuted the title track to their sixth album ‘Hail to the King’ live on Wednesday, July 17 at the Rock USA Festival, nestled in Oshkosh, Wis. It’s no surprise that an excited A7X fan filmed the performance and posted it online for all the band’s fans to enjoy. Now all Avenged-a-holics can witness the first-ever live rendering of what is sure to become a set list staple for the band.

Frontman M. Shadows prefaced the track by saying, “This is song called ‘Hail to the F—ing King.’ Yes, that was his way of emphasizing things and we got the point.

The band did a beyond killer job translating the new song in the live realm, as the galloping opening riff is already familiar to those of us who’ve been digesting every nugget of information and every audio clip the band has shared.

Shadows also called the song “an old school anthem” as he launched into the “Hey!!!” chant. In addition, the clip showcases a bit of the group’s stage set-up. The band’s signature deathbat logo is massive and it ignited with pyro effects mid-performance.

While pockets of the audio are muffled, it’s a good enough representation of what we can expect from Avenged Sevenfold as they tour in support of ‘Hail to the King’ this fall with Deftones and Ghost B.C. in tow.

‘Hail to the King’ drops Aug. 27.

Next: Listen to the Studio Audio of 'Hail to the King'

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