Work is set to continue on multi-platinum alt-metal band Avenged Sevenfold‘s eighth studio album over the spring. In turn, that opus is no longer expected to arrive this summer, but rather potentially late this year or early in 2023. Speaking last month with The Bob Lefsetz Podcast, the band’s singer M. Shadows provided the following update on the band’s plan:
Status is interesting. We recorded an album, you know, a few years ago. We haven’t finished it yet. We kind of took some time off for family, COVID, weird touring circumstances, some changes within our team… And we are still currently with one record left on Warner Brothers Records. We’ll be finishing that record up – I think we have May locked out [for when] our producer can get back to work on it, and then we’re going to mix with Andy Wallace in August.
We’re going to figure out if it’s the first quarter [of 2023,] or fourth quarter [of 2022,] or what we’re going to do. So, the status is that, and then we’re going to be booking tours, put the tickets on sale when the record comes out, and the whole nine yards.M. Shadows
This past February the band stated that they were ‘90% done’ recording the effort, after having finally been able to partake in a studio session with a 78-piece orchestra.