One of the biggest Hard Rock acts of the 21st century in Avenged Sevenfold were supposedly going to head into the studio due to a report that was made. It was all a simple misunderstanding as the band’s publicist clarified that the band was not heading into the studio due to a lawsuit. The publicist released the following statement regarding just what the lawsuit is about:
We recently exercised our rights under California law and notified Warner Bros. Records we would no longer record for them. Few of the executives who have been integral to our continued success are still at the label, and we love and are grateful to them for their hard work. However, since we signed with the label, Warner Bros. has had 3 different regimes, multiple heads of marketing, and none of the senior management or A&R executives who were at the company and responsible for signing us are still there.
Whatever the activity, it takes a full team to compete, and we no longer know most of our teammates. In the coming days, you may read about the lawsuit our label filed against us for exercising our legal rights, rights the State of California granted specifically to protect artists. You may see mistaken facts or worse.
One such error we want to make sure you know about: Avenged Sevenfold has never renegotiated its original recording agreement with Warner Bros. Records. Billboard has now corrected its story to reflect the real facts.
Most importantly, we want our fans to know this: we are in the middle of writing a record we cannot wait for you to hear. We expect to go into the studio very soon, and look forward to releasing our new album later this year.
Until then, we wish all of you a happy, healthy 2016.
Of course fans will now have to wait until all of the mess is cleared up so that fans can hear the brand new record which will be the follow up to 2013’s Hail To The King. Until then, stay tuned to see if we get anymore info on the lawsuit and how it is going.