Avenged Sevenfold’s new disc ‘Hail to the King’ is due out on Aug. 27, with the first single of the same name already making quite an impact. From the sounds of it though, that is only the beginning of what the band has in store for fans in the coming months.

In a letter posted on the band’s website, frontman M. Shadows details of a few additional upcoming creative projects that the band has been busy working on. Among them are an IOS / Android mobile based Avenged Sevenfold game and a six-episode animated series to accompany the game.

The band also revealed a trailer (seen above) to introduce the upcoming animated series, created by the band in collaboration with Metalocalypse creator John Schnepp.

Read the full letter from Shadows below:


Dear Friends,

I wanted to start off by thanking those of you who came out to the 3 shows we did this weekend. We had a great time getting out of the studio and preparing for our “Hail to the King” album release. We are excited about the 27th and we hope you all are as well.

The reason I’m writing this is to shed some light on a few things we will be doing this fall besides touring and promoting “Hail to the King. First I would like to let you all know that for the past 18 months we have been writing and developing an IOS / Android based mobile Avenged Sevenfold game.

Without revealing too much I will just say that it is an action adventure game. It has been written and developed by the band and with our friends in Subscience Studios. It’s turning out awesome. We can’t wait to show you more when it’s ready.

What we can show you though is a trailer for the new “Hail to the King” animated series that we and our friends at Machinima have been working on. The game and the series will go hand in hand with each other. We hope you enjoy them both because I know we have had a great time developing them.

M. Shadows

Looks like 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Avenged Sevenfold and their fans. The band also recently announced their upcoming run of tour dates kicking off in October with Deftones and Ghost B.C. joining them. Check out all the dates and tour stops here.

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