Avenged Sevenfold Unleash ‘Jade Helm’ Score for ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ + Featured in Game Trailer
Do you like metal? Do you like video games? If you do, today is a great day! Avenged Sevenfold have once again partnered with Call of Duty, this time composing a score, "Jade Helm" for the game and having their song "Nightmare" featured in the trailer for the popular video game series. Listen to the score above and check out the trailer at the bottom of the post!
Call of Duty: Black Ops III was released yesterday, Nov. 6, on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Fans who have already taken the plunge into the game will no longer have to wonder exactly which parts of the score come from Avenged Sevenfold as all of the pieces can be heard in the video above. Commenting on their appearance, the band revealed where their score can be heard in a statement saying,
We are proud to announce our involvement in Black Ops 3. Treyarch asked us if we would like to create a score to accompany a portion of the multiplayer soundtrack and we gladly accepted. On November 6th you can pick up a copy of the game and check out our instrumental score entitled “Jade Helm” while you play Multiplayer or in your personal bunk inside the Safe House of the Campaign.
The action-packed trailer below shows some absolute destruction and mayhem set to the title track of the band's 2010 album, Nightmare. The song couldn't suit the game better, with clips synced up to match some of the lyrics, completing the notion that the partnership between the band and video game series is a perfect match.
In addition to the video game score, Avenged Sevenfold fans have had quite a week already. The band revealed their new drummer to be Brooks Wackerman, who had recently parted ways with seminal punk rockers Bad Religion. The news came on Chris Jericho's podcast, Talk is Jericho.
Detailing the band had Wackerman's name in mind for quite some time, singer M. Shadows said, “To be honest, Brooks’ name has always been in the mix. It was one of the names we were throwing around when Jimmy passed away in terms of who was going to step up for Nightmare. We felt Mike [Portnoy] was the right choice and we still feel that way. Mike just destroyed on the record. He was perfect." He continued, "But at the time, our tour manager brought up Brooks’ name as well. But at the time he was also busy with Bad Religion and it was also … people were going to look at it differently because he was a punk drummer at this point.”
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