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Avenged Sevenfold release new album and new contest details

by Otto Man

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will release its sixth studio album, "Hail To The King", on August 27. The title and the cover artwork were uncovered via an online scavenger hunt that led fans to different web sites that were hosting puzzle pieces. The band will celebrate the album release by playing a free show at the Hollywood Palladium on August 26. More and more

Meanwhile according to a posting on the bands website, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist, Synyster Gates, is having a contest to win a chance to get a guitar lesson from him.

Ten people will be chosen to fly to Los Angeles V.I.P. style to attend the very special class. As if that wasn’t enough, the winners will also win a Schecter Synyster Gates Special electric guitar, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Schecter factory and an Ernie Ball accessory prize pack.

People who are interested can download one of seven songs by the band and need to do their best original performance of the song. People can submit their performances between July 15th and September 15th. The winners will be chosen by Gates. Enter  and more

Gates spoke about the new album and contest with Revolver Magazine and more