American metallers Avenged Sevenfold suprisely released their seventh studio album “The Stage” on October 28, 2016.

The bands vocalist M. Shadows explained they decision to suprisely release their latest album “The Stage“. He talked with OCRegister and says:

“We just found that in 2016, if you announce a record and it’s coming out in 3 months and you’re just giving people breadcrumbs, it’s the most boring, drawn-out experience. Zack and I were talking about how we just didn’t want to be that band and drag people along because then there’s no excitement the day it comes out. We said, if we were going to do another record, it’s going to be on our terms and doing it this way was exciting to us.”

He also mention about Brooks Wackerman, new drummer of Avenged Sevenfold:

“It’s been unbelievable. We couldn’t be happier and I don’t think he could be happier. It’s been fun to do a quick run through the United States with him and we’ve done some fun festivals. We did Mexico City (Knotfest) last week and Aftershock last night and just headlining these things and seeing him up there, to me, it’s like that’s where he’s always belonged. He just rips up there. There were 40,000 people last night watching him do insane stuff. It just puts a smile on my face because I feel like we’re this unbreakable team up there now and it’s been fun again. It’s been really, really good.”

You can listen to full-album streaming on Spotify below.