Dalam pembuatan album baru yang rencananya akan dirilis tahun depan, Avenged sevenfold sangat bersemangat dan menjamin hasilnya akan memuaskan para penggemar mereka karena dikerjakan dengan sungguh-sungguh dan matang.
Seperti yang dikatakan Zacky Vengeance dalam pernyataannya tentang album baru yang sedang mereka kerjakan.

We came off of the road amidst one of the most turbulent times in history. Everything going on around us was overwhelming, frightening, frustrating and confusing. I must confess that it was also very exciting to me. I’m sure you can share my sentiment. We have been focused on only one thing, writing and preparing to record what to me is our most personal and epic Avenged Sevenfold album. The reason is the fact that everything happening around us in the entire world might be a once in a life time source of inspiration and direction. We have been harnessing every aspect of what makes A7X truly unrelenting and building off of that. I don’t think we sleep too much anymore because of the excitement we feel while writing this album. Only a world spinning out of control could inspire the music and vision we have now. Once again it is fucking exciting. We will continue finalizing our songs until we feel every note does both You as well as Us justice. We are also in the final stages of solidifying our production team, studios and engineers so that the second the axe falls and the album is written we will spend day and night in the studio until it is complete. This album will definitely take you on a very dark journey.
Zacky Vengeance

Dalam pernyataannya itu Zacky mengungkapkan bahwa pengerjaan album ini mereka sangat bersemangat dan fokus untuk membuat album ini maksimal. Dia menjamin kalau semua fans A7X tidak akan kecewa dengan album yang mereka kerjakan tersebut.

Ini cover album barunya:

Pengganti The Rev ternyata adalah Mike Portnoy dari Dream Theater.

Ini foto – fotonya:

I want our fans to know that with Jimmy in our hearts, our journey to record has officially began. Jimmy helped leave this world an amazing gift and now it’s our job to make sure to deliver that gift to our fans. We asked Jimmy’s all time favorite drummer Mike Portnoy to record on behalf of him. Mike said it would be an honor and without question that’s what Jim would have wanted. Its comforting to us that someone like Mike, who is undoubtedly revered as one of the best drummers in the world, held such respect and adoration for the Rev’s abilities. Even though it will never be the same without our brother by our side, his essence lives in our hearts and through the music he helped create. He was a legend before any of the success or any of that bullshit and we are fucking excited to lay this down for our fans, and especially for Jimmy.