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Listen to Avenged Sevenfold's spooky cover of Misfits’ Hybrid Moments, just in time for Halloween

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(Image credit: Avenged Sevenfold)

As we enter the darkest quarter of the year, three members of Avenged Sevenfold have marked the beginning of spooky season with a cover of Misfits' 1996 track Hybrid Moments. 

Releasing the cover onto their YouTube channel on October 1, the trio – made up of guitarist Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman – pay tribute to the punk legends by incorporating corpse paint on their faces inspired by Misfits' mascot The Crimson Ghost, and a Misfits flag hung up behind them during the performance.

Weirdly, in this video, Avenged Sevenfold don't actually sound anything like well, Avenged Sevenfold. Binning their theatrical riffs and intricate guitar work, the band – minus frontman M. Shadows and guitarist Synyster Gates – go for more of a stripped-back approach, leaning more closely to the style of the original track, rather than their own trademark sound. 

"We wanted to have a little fun with you to kick off the Halloween season,” explains Vengeance. "Brooks wanted to do a Misfits song. I wanted to paint my face like Kiss and call ourselves the KISSFits and Johnny wanted to drink and walk around town dressed like a skeleton. I forgot to paint my face like Kiss.

“We still kept it punk rock and spooky for ya! Enjoy!!”

Listen to the cover below:

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.