As previously announced, multi-platinum-selling rock band Avenged Sevenfold are expanding their new album The Stage into an evolving body of work by adding a series of new tracks over the course of the coming months. The latest addition sees the band release their version of Mr.Bungle track “Retrovertigo”.

“Retrovertigo” follows the recent release of Avenged Sevenfold’s first-ever Spanish-language release, “Malagueña Salerosa,” a song whose companion video has already amassed over 2 million YouTube views. The band recorded both tracks with producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).

“We’re massive fans of Mr. Bungle,” says vocalist M. Shadows. “”Retrovertigo” is one of their softer songs and a particular favorite of ours and we thought it’d be a fun twist to make a heavy version. We hope this song encourages the uninitiated to dig a little deeper into the brilliant world of Mr. Bungle. Mike Patton is one of the greatest vocalists of our generation and it was pretty daunting for me to sing one of his songs, but we had a great time recording this track. More coming.”

Tour Dates:

06/09 – Newton, IA – Iowa Speedway^
06/11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium^
06/14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome^
06/16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium^
06/18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field^
06/19 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Resort**
06/21 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/05 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium^
07/07 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium^
07/09 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park^
07/10 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center***
07/12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park^
07/13 – Oshkosh, WI – Ford Festival Park
07/14 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest Amphitheater**
07/16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
07/18 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion***
07/19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau^
07/28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre+++
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl+
07/31 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center+++
08/03 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater+++
08/04 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium+
08/06 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park+
08/09 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field+
08/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre+++
08/12 – Nampa (Boise), ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater+++
08/14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place+
08/16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium+

** A7X headline show or festival date
*** A7X headline show with Volbeat opening
+++A7X headline show with A Day To Remember opening
^With Metallica + Volbeat
+With Metallica + Gojira

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.