Deathbat News


Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Hail To The King: Deathbat’ Available Now.
October 15, 2014, 9:20 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, Video Game

Avenged Sevenfold’s mobile game Hail To The King: Deathbat is available now through the iTunes App Store and Google Play.



Renman Live With M. Shadows Of Avenged Sevenfold.
October 22, 2014, 3:45 pm
Filed under: Interviews, M Shadows

M. Shadows sat down with Steve Rennie for Renman Live and talked about how he get started with music, how the core group of Avenged Sevenfold came to be, how they got their first few shows, being signed to Hopeless Records and later moving on to Warner Bros, getting radio airplay, how it felt the first time he heard one of their songs on the radio, what his favorite song to play live is, memorable gifts he’s received, the connection between Avenged Sevenfold and their fans, the strangest idea that inspired a song, why Hail To The King’s touring cycle is so different than past cycles, meeting fans, if he could work with any artist dead or alive who would it be and why, the Deathbat logo and Avenged Sevenfold’s imagery, how Avenged Sevenfold’s song broke into video games, working on Call Of Duty, Hail To The King: Deathbat, how Hail To The King’s recording session and live show hinted towards Hail To The King: Deathbat, the hardest song to write and to record, his advice to young vocalists, how he deals with writers-block, future touring plans, future video games from Avenged Sevenfold, Avenged Sevenfold’s plans for 2015, the new album – from what they’ve been discussing – being ‘fresh and different’ than anything they’ve ever done before, how he got into golf and more.



M. Shadows Talks Hail To The King: Deathbat, New Avenged Sevenfold DVD & More.
October 21, 2014, 2:31 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, Interviews, M Shadows

M. Shadows spoke with Mike Hsu about Hail To The King: Deathbat, the Hail To The King: Deathbat soundtrack contest, what he thinks about fans recording & taking pictures on their phones at concerts, the new Avenged Sevenfold DVD (approx release date: February 2015), touring at the beginning of 2015 and when they plan to start writing new music.



Hail To The King: Deathbat Level 01 Run-through With M. Shadows.
October 21, 2014, 2:13 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, M Shadows

Watch M. Shadows take you through the first level of Hail To The King: Deathbat and share some hints, tips and tricks.



LA Times Talk With M. Shadows About Hail To The King: Deathbat.
October 21, 2014, 10:04 am
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, Interviews, M Shadows

LA Times caught up with M. Shadows to talk about bringing Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Deathbat’ to life in Hail To The King: Deathbat.

“A band like Mumford & Sons or Imagine Dragons or Coldplay — there’s no game to be made there,” Shadows says. “They’d have to come up with something completely fresh. When you look at us, or Iron Maiden, someone with a logo and a strong personality in terms of what we do image-wise onstage, we felt that the game had already written itself, at least visually.”

[...]

“We funded this 100% ourselves,” Shadows says. “Nobody owns any of this other than the five members of the band. We put our money where our mouth is. Every single penny has come from us. We put a little money aside when we go on tour, and we were excited about this.”

[...]

“We’ve been a band for 15 years, and a lot of people have the Deathbat tattooed on them,” he says. “There’s a lot of responsibility when you’re saying, ‘Now we’re giving you the Deathbat back story.’ It’s one of those things where you can completely mess it up. We had to find a balance among incorporating things our fans know while also making a very cool intergalactic story with the typical battle between good and evil.”



Pitch Black Forecast’s “Landmine” Featuring M. Shadows.
October 21, 2014, 8:58 am
Filed under: M Shadows, Misc. Bands

Although Pitch Black Forecast released the “Burning In Water… Drowning In Flame” EP containing “Landmine” featuring M. Shadows in 2012 a new version of the song is included on their newest release “As The World Burns.” Take a listen below:



BJ Shea’s Geek Nation With M. Shadows.
October 20, 2014, 3:06 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, Interviews, M Shadows

M. Shadows was a guest on BJ Shea’s Geek Nation  (21:57-34:45) and talked about how Hail To The King: Deathbat reflects Avenged Sevenfold’s live shows, developing the game’s storyline, Hail To The King: Deathbat, being a a serious gamer, having new songs in the game, what Deathbat needed to meet his approval and more.



Arcade Sushi Gives Avenged Sevenfold’s “Hail To The King: Deathbat” 8.5 Of 10.
October 20, 2014, 2:42 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, Reviews

Arcade Sushi has given Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King: Deathbat an 8.5 out of 10.

Despite my critiques on the controls, health regens and continue system of Hail to the King: Deathbat, it still provides an unrivaled experience on the iOS format. The price tag might scare off a few people who are on the fence about purchasing it, but let’s get one thing clear — you do not have to be an A7X fan to enjoy the hell out of HttK. If you are a fan, you’ll find yourself catching all sorts of references to the band, whether it be song lyrics in the lore or the appearance of all the band members as paid-DLC characters. If you’re easily frustrated or are looking for an easy ride, look elsewhere. HttK’s levels are massive, varied and keep you thoroughly entertained from start to finish, just as long as you don’t mind punishment and grinding things out.



M. Shadows and Michael Stragey Talk Hail To The King: Deathbat’s Development.
October 20, 2014, 2:32 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, M Shadows

Avenged Sevenfold have shared a video of M. Shadows and developer Michael Stragey talking about the development of Hail To The King: Deathbat.



Pocketmeta Gives Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King: Deathbat A 4.4/5.
October 20, 2014, 6:10 am
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat

Pocketmeta have given Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King: Deathbat a 4.4/5 rating earning it a B+.

Hail to the King: Deathbat, is quite refreshing, and offers just a tad bit of nostalgia to anyone who has played a retro RPG/Adventure game. It slightly mimics phenomenal games from the past, such as Zelda and Gauntlet, but is still a very unique experience. Although the combat mechanics may be a bit lacking, the overall experience was challenging, and it is certainly not just a simple hack and slash adventure.



Kotaku’s Review Of Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King: Deathbat.
October 18, 2014, 7:15 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat

Kotaku have posted a review of Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King: Deathbat.

Hail to the King: Deathbat is definitely worth checking out even if you aren’t a fan of Avenged Sevenfold. If you were looking for a more in-depth and expansive game to play on your phone or tablet than the typical mobile offerings, then check out this game. Deathbat is a mobile game for gamers. It’s challenging and has an old school game feel that will definitely keep you satisfied.



Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Hail To The King: Deathbat’ Is TouchArcade’s Game Of The Week.
October 17, 2014, 6:09 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat

TouchArcade have named Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King: Deathbat their Game Of The Week.

This week saw the release of Hail to the King: Deathbat, a collaboration between developer Subscience Studios and the metal-ish band Avenged Sevenfold. And when I say collaboration, I don’t mean that Avenged Sevenfold simply licensed their name out to a studio who then used it to create a game. No, the band members themselves, especially lead singer M. Shadows, had a direct hand in creating Deathbat. As long-time gamers the band set out to make a game that was a love letter to the games they loved playing growing up, as well as a way to pay tribute to their 15 year history as Avenged Sevenfold. They hit the mark on both of those goals beautifully.



Hail To The King: Deathbat Merch & Game Bundles Arrive.
October 17, 2014, 4:20 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, Merchandise

Merch has arrived for Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King: Deathbat along with bundles that include a redemption code for the game. There’s a 1-Up Package, Mini Boss Package, The Hero Package and t-shirts for each individual band member.



Highlights From M. Shadows’ Reddit AMA.
October 16, 2014, 3:56 pm
Filed under: Interviews

Here are a few highlights from M. Shadows’ Reddit AMA. You can check out the entire thing here.

- Avenged Sevenfold would consider doing a tour where the main focus is on older albums. (x)
– There will be no album release in 2015. (x)
– The new live DVD, “This Is Bat Country,” is still in the works. They’re looking through 7 years worth of footage. (x)
– They would like to figure out a better way to make meet & greets happen. (x)
– Something about a “Flynn Troll” in Hail To The King: Deathbat. (x)
– If you’re good at games, don’t use the band characters in Hail To The King: Deathbat. If you need help, get them. (x)
– Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan’s family was very excited about him being in Hail To The King: Deathbat. (x)
– An announcement for Avenged Sevenfold’s short international tour, to take place next year, is set to be made next week. (x)
– The two songs he appreciates the most when looking back on his career so far are “Buried Alive” and “Hail To The King.” (x)
– Avenged Sevenfold will not go back to their older styles of music. (x)
– Hail To The King: Deathbat should be available on Steam before Halloween. (x)



ScrewAttack.com Sit Down With M. Shadows To Talk Hail To The King: Deathbat.
October 16, 2014, 2:51 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, Interviews, M Shadows

ScrewAttack.com sat down with M. Shadows while Avenged Sevenfold were headlining Mayhem Festival 2014 to talk Hail To The King: Deathbat and test his video game knowledge.



IGN: Hail To The King: Deathbat – Behind The Scenes With M. Shadows.
October 16, 2014, 2:36 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, Interviews, M Shadows

IGN went behind the scenes with M. Shadows and programer Michael Stragey to find out the origin of Hail To The King: Deathbat.




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