Avenged Sevenfold are unleashing their very own mobile video game 'Hail to the King: Deathbat' on Oct. 16 and the band has partnered with Loudwire and Arcade Sushi to launch an awesome contest in celebration of its release!

The 'Hail to the King: Deathbat' game will be available at the App store and on Google Play. It allows gamers to fight their way through the "Nightmare" and "Bat Country" worlds as they collect swords, magic and power along the way.

To celebrate the release of their mobile video game 'Hail to the King: Deathbat,' Avenged Sevenfold are giving fans the chance to win some incredible prizes. The band wrote an original soundtrack for the game, influenced by the classic soundtracks of 'The Legend of Zelda,' 'Castlevania', 'Super Mario Bros.,' as well as others. Now, as an exclusive with Loudwire and Arcade Sushi, the band is premiering three of the themes written for different levels here:

'Nightmare Theme'

'Wicked End Theme'

'Andronikos Theme'


As M. Shadows states in the video above, the band is issuing a challenge to all music fans. Listen to these three songs and record your own cover version or versions in any style you want. It's up to you how many covers you want to do, whether it's only one of the themes or all three. The more creative you are the better. Post your reimagined versions to either Soundcloud or YouTube with the title and the hashtag #Deathbatgamecontest by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on Oct. 17, 2014.

Once you've posted your cover, make sure to share and post it everywhere you can because the 2 versions of each song with the most plays by 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) on Oct. 22, 2014, will be entered for the chance to win the grand prize. The band will personally select a winner from those top 6 submissions, and the other 5 will receive the runner up prizes below. There will also be 10 additional prize winners selected RANDOMLY from all submissions, so no matter what you still have a chance to win!


1 Grand Prize: iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi only, pre-loaded with the 'Hail to the King: Deathbat' video game and the entire digital Avenged Sevenfold catalog of releases; one Schecter guitar signed by the entire band; and a $100 iTunes or Google Play gift certificate (winner’s choice)

5 Runner Ups: Signed Schecter Guitar; merch pack containing one of each t-shirt sold bearing a design related to the Deathbat Video Game; $50 iTunes or Google Play gift certificate (winner’s choice)

10 Additional Prizes (Random Drawing): Free copy of "Hail to the King: Deathbat" and choice of one t-shirt sold bearing a design in connection with the Deathbat Video Game

Official contest rules can be found here. Learn more about 'Hail to the King: Deathbat' at the game's official website. To keep up with the contest, follow @Loudwire, @ArcadeSushi and @TheOfficialA7X on Twitter. And be sure to check out 'Loudwire Nights' host Full Metal Jackie's interview with M. Shadows about the 'Hail to the King: Deathbat' game by clicking the button below:

Watch the 'Hail to the King: Deathbat' Trailer