It's a cover of Mr Bungle's 1999 track
Avenged Sevenfold have debuted their new track ‘Retrovertigo’, you can listen to it exclusively below.
The song is a cover of the 1999 track by American band Mr Bungle, and comes after Avenged Sevenfold previously admitted to being huge fans of the experimental rockers.
The track comes as Avenged Sevenfold continue to expand new album ‘The Stage’ by adding a series of new tracks over the coming months.
Retrovertigo comes after the band previously released ‘Malagueña Salerosa’, their first ever Spanish language release.
Describing the new track, lead singer M.Shadows revealed that the band were big fans of Mr Bungle.
He said: “We’re massive fans of Mr. Bungle," says vocalist M. Shadows. Retrovertigo is one of their softer songs and a particular favorite of ours and we thought it’dd be a fun twist to make a heavy version.
“We hope this song encourages the uninitiated to dig a little deeper into the brilliant world of Mr. Bungle. Mike Patton is one of the greatest vocalists of our generation and it was pretty daunting for me to sing one of his songs, but we had a great time recording this track.”
They’ve realised the cover as they tour the US with Metallica, who released ‘Hard Wired To Self Destruct Last Year’.
Avenged Sevenfold also released their seventh album, ‘The Stage’, in October last year – with the record clocking in at 73 minutes, their longest to date.
They also headed out on a UK tour at the beginning of the year – taking in dates at The O2 Arena and Manchester Arena.