Hollywood, CA (April 13, 2005)–Potent Orange County punk metal rockers Avenged Sevenfold have completed their third album at LA’s Ocean Way Recording Studios. Sessions in Studio B, equipped with a vintage/customized API console, included a 14-piece orchestral string date.
Pictured during sessions are (standing l-r): drummer The Reverend, guitarist Zacky Vengeance, guitarist Synyster Gates, producer Mudrock, and vocalist M. Shadows. In the foreground are (l-r): assistant engineer Brian Vibberts and recording engineer Fred Archambault. Photo by David Goggin.
The album was produced by Andrew “Mudrock” Murdock, known for his work with such groups as Godsmack, Powerman 5000, Eighteen Visions, and Alice Cooper. The Warner Bros. album, titled “City of Evil,” is slated for early summer release, coinciding with the band’s appearance in the nationwide Warped Tour ’05.