Avenged Sevenfold will reveal three exclusive tracks on upcoming video game Guitar Hero Live.
They’ve been working closely with publisher Activision and say those who pre-order the package ahead of its autumn release will receive music unavailable anywhere else.
Frontman M Shadows tells Game Informer: “What we’re going to do with our exclusive content is you get to see an Avenged Sevenfold crowd at Download or Mexico City.
“We’re still working out the details – and kind of see what it’s like on stage as one of us and playing three live tracks that you can’t get anywhere else. Instead of putting out a track that everybody’s already heard, these are going to be exclusive tracks just for Guitar Hero.”
He says the band have a shortlist of seven tracks but haven’t decided what three they’ll pick for the package.
He adds: “We’re going to need to figure out which ones are going to be the most technical for the fans. We want to put up some cool technical stuff – and which ones are going to translate best to that setting.”
The band have a long history with video games, appearing on 2007’s Guitar Hero II and in Call Of Duty: Black Ops and the Madden series of sports games. They released smartphone title Deathbat last year as a tribute to late drummer The Rev.
Their last release was 2013’s Hail To The King but last month they said a “brand new A7X experience” would be announced in due course.
Avenged Sevenfold have three live dates planned for next month:
Jul 16: Mt Pleasant Soaring Eagle Casino And Resort, MI
Jul 17: Oshkosh Rock USA, WI
Jul 19: Cadott Rock Fest, WI