Avenged Sevenfold release new track for ‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops’ soundtrack – audio

'Not Ready To Die' is the first song the band have recorded with new drummer Arin Illejay

Avenged Sevenfold have released a new track, titled ‘Not Ready To Die’, marking their first recorded output with new drummer Arin Illejay.

The song, which you can hear by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking, was released yesterday (May 4) as part of a downloadable patch for the new Call Of Duty game Call Of Duty: Black Ops.

Speaking to US rock magazine Revolver about the track, Avenged Sevenfold frontman M.Shadows said it was written and recorded late last year and is actually about Call Of Duty itself.

He said: “The song is about the game. There’s a full back story to what [the makers of Call of Duty] been doing for years with their zombies series. I’m a big fan of the game, I play it all the time, so I got caught up in the story. They sent me over the full storyline, so I made sure it was going along the lines of the zombie story.”

The track is the first the band have recorded since Illejay joined the band in January. He replaced former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who left in December last year.