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The seventh full-length studio release for the Southern California metal band
"Avenged Sevenfold have lost any previous limitations and inhibitions, and they've crafted a landmark metal album." — Classic Rock Magazine, November 2016
The Stage is the follow-up to Avenged Sevenfold's 2013 release, Hail To The King, which entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1. Co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), The Stage is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. The album is its first with former Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman.
Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is also the band's first thematic release. While the term "AI" conjures up images of robots and fantasy films, the band steers clear of a science fiction storyline. Instead, the album sees them taking a futurist's look at the accelerated rate at which technology's intelligence is expanding and what that means — good and bad — for the future.
Avenged Sevenfold has achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums, achieving diamond,
platinum and gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries with more than 8 million albums sold worldwide.
Their last two albums debuted at No. 1, and they have scored 10 No. 1 rock radio singles. The band is known
internationally for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the
world's biggest and most prestigious music festivals.
|1. The Stage||2. Paradigm||3. Sunny Disposition||4. God Damn||5. Creating God||6. Angels||7. Simulation||8. Higher||9. Roman Sky||10. Fermi Paradox||11. Exist|