NOFX Team Up With Avenged Sevenfold For New Song “Linewleum”

NOFX have teamed up with Avenged Sevenfold for a new song titled “Linewleum.” You can find an official video for that track below. With this news, NOFX have also announced that their new album “Single Album“ will be released on February 26.

NOFX’s Fat Mike said the following about the new song:

“I have no idea why ‘Linoleum‘ is THE NOFX song that is covered by so many bands, while other NOFX songs get hardly any attention. ‘Linoleum‘ wasn’t a single; it had no video; it got no radio play, and most importantly, it didn’t even have a chorus!!! All popular songs have choruses! WTF!

So, one night I stayed up till 4:00 am checking out all the different versions on YouTube. Watching hundreds of bands from over 28 countries (mostly Indonesia) doing ‘Linoleum‘ was a humbling experience for me. So I decided to write a song that was a shout-out to all those people that learned those four chords and remembered the non-rhyming lyrics.

Then I asked the biggest of all the bands (Avenged Sevenfold) to play some leads on the song. Then M Shadows suggested we do a video together. Then I figured I should put all of the bands in the video. Well, I couldn’t fit all the bands, but I picked a bunch of cool ones! A song about not playing a song that’s not a hit song with a video about other bands covering the song! This is why I love punk rock and writing punk songs. Rules out the door!”

He also added the following about the new record, which was originally going to be a double album until the band’s plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic:

“When you write a double album, you write differently. I was writing really different songs, and some fun songs, but you have to make a double album interesting enough to listen to the whole way. I wanted to make a perfect double album, and I didn’t accomplish that. So I decided to just make a single album, hence the title.”

“Single Album” Track Listing:

01. “The Big Drag”
02. “I Love You More Than I Hate Me”
03. “Fuck Euphemism”
04. “Fish In A Gun Barrel”
05. “Birmingham”
06. “Linewleum”
07. “My Bro Cancervive Cancer”
08. “Grieve Soto”
09. “Doors And Fours”
10. “Your Last Resort”

M. Shadows On New Avenged Sevenfold Album: “It’s A Completely New Direction, And It Sounds Nothing Like Anything We’ve Done”

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows offered an update on the band’s new album. The frontman said the group are still working on the effort and that “it sounds nothing like anything [they’ve] done.”

Shadows said the following about the progress that the band have made on the album:

“…We’ve been writing a record for a while, and most of it was already written. But then we kinda took a break on it, and then it would be like, ‘Hey, let’s get together two days this week,’ instead of five or six. It just started getting more casual. Then we recorded really casually, and – like I said – we’re still in the middle of it: we still have all these things that we can’t do. We’re still trying to get string sections together, and our mixer is older and I know that they don’t want him to travel right now because of COVID, so even if we got it done right now, we couldn’t get it mixed. So we’re just not worrying about it, you know? It’s like, ‘When we can, we can.’ But right now, we can’t (laughs).”

He continued when asked about their decision to delay the release until they can tour:

“…No-one wants to put out the record if we can’t tour it. The reality is – and no-one wants to hear this – in this day and age, rock’n’roll just takes too long to make: you know, it’s going to be a three-year record to make. And if we put that record out and then we’re locked down for another year, as much as people don’t want to believe this, they are not going to give a shit about a record that came out a year prior when it’s time to tour.

And so if it’s going to take us two or three years to write a record, we’re not going to put it out if we can’t go play it live. We know the anticipation won’t be there when the tours come around. You see it every day – if you look at iTunes or Spotify and see how quickly it all turns over, it’s just weekly onto the next thing and onto the next thing again. If you just imagine putting out a record in August, and then you’re not touring until next August, people don’t want to hear this but they’re not going to care; they’re going to be like, ‘What’s next?’

Once the Gojira record, or the new Metallica record, or the new Megadeth record comes out, they’re not going to care about what came out the year prior. Our whole thing is: if it’s going to take us three years to do a record, we’re going to make sure we can play it live and people are going to be excited about it.”

He then added the following when asked if the strings on the record will have it “going along the lines of ‘The Stage'”:

“Well, we’ve had strings on every record, but the [new] record sounds nothing like ‘The Stage‘ – it’s a completely new direction, and it sounds nothing like anything we’ve done. That’s all I’ll say about it: it’s over the top, and it’s very eclectic and wild!”

Avenged Sevenfold Discuss “A Little Piece Of Heaven” In Latest Episode Of Their “Breakdown” Video Series

Avenged Sevenfold have released a new episode of their “Breakdown” video series. This one finds the band discussing the writing and recording process for “A Little Piece Of Heaven” off their 2007 self-titled album.

Avenged Sevenfold: “We Don’t Feel Comfortable Working On An Album This Long And Then Releasing It With No Tour In Sight”

Avenged Sevenfold have offered an update on their new album. According to the band, the sessions for the effort have been hindered by COVID-19 restrictions and other issues. On top of that, they also added that they “don’t feel comfortable working on an album this long and then releasing it with no tour in sight.”

Here’s the group’s full statement:

“First and foremost, we hope everyone is being as safe as they possibly can out there. As you know, we are living through unprecedented times.

This moment has taught us a lot about the fragility of being a human being and how quickly the world in which we took for granted could be flipped upside down.

Many people are in a tough spot as they grapple with their health and livelihoods. We are all dealing with this in our own ways.

For us, we have taken an inward approach. Spending large amounts of time with our families has been the silver lining.

It has also given us the time to meticulously work on music and other projects. The truth though, is that it has been incredibly hard to record the way we want. For instance, the drum room we required for the album was shut down due to protests outside the building for weeks.

String sections and outside musicians have still not been able to be recorded due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are not willing to sacrifice the sound we are going for to work around this. We will wait. There are other issues on the horizon but we are documenting it all for a later release when we can tell the whole story.

At the end of the day it wouldn’t matter anyway. We don’t feel comfortable working on an album this long and then releasing it with no tour in sight. Part of the music we make needs to be expressed through live interaction.

While we appreciate the artists who are attempting ‘live streams’ and other events, it just isn’t the way we are choosing to roll this thing out. All of this may change in the future. We are going through this with all of you and feel frustrated as well.

The good news is we also feel recharged and stronger than ever as a unit. We feel the music we have created is _______. Just because we aren’t updating everyone at every step doesn’t mean that we aren’t working. The news gets tiring. Social media gets tiring.

Everyone on the food chain fighting for attention and relevance seems trivial. We have chosen to shut our mouths, dig deep and give you something that we feel can add to the collective human conversation. At the end of the day the music will come when it comes. Until then we hope you and your families all stay safe and sane.

A7X”

NOFX Recruit Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone, Etc. For Upcoming Livestream Concert

NOFX have announced a special “Weekend at Fatty’s” livestream concert. The event will take place on September 19 and it will find the band performing “White Trash, Two Heebs And A Bean” in full. They will also be joined by a number of special guests including Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, and Get Dead. Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), members of Avenged Sevenfold, comedians, and graffiti artists will also take part. Tickets can be found HERE. NOFX commented:

“Tickets are on sale now for you to see NOFX perform their album, White Trash Two Heebs and a Bean, in its entirety for the first time ever! Catch them virtually from Fat Mike’s backyard on September 19th at 2 PM PST. Grab an all-access VIP pass to hang with the band after their performance as cameras roll well into the night. You’ll be treated to a trove of guests, performers, comedy, campfire stories, and more!”

Avenged Sevenfold Share Footage Of “Nightmare” From 2017 Show In Salt Lake City

Avenged Sevenfold have shared footage of themselves performing “Nightmare” during their August 11, 2017 show in Salt Lake City, UT. The band commented:

“Hopefully you guys and gals are hanging in there and staying healthy and sane. We hope you don’t mind if we send you some live show footage we pulled up directly from our Soundboard. We have had a lot of time to go through the archives and pull up some performance footage exactly how it was shown and heard on the screens and speakers that night. No editing, no post production, no bullshit. Enjoy the good the bad and the ugly! This one was pulled from Salt Lake City during our ‘2017/2018 Stage World Tour’”

The Wheelblocks (Avenged Sevenfold, Fozzy, Etc.) Share Cover Of Iron Maiden’s “Aces High”

The Wheelblocks, the new supergroup featuring Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), and Strauss’ boyfriend Josh Villalta, have premiered a new video for their cover of Iron Maiden’s “Aces High.” You can check that out below. You can also head to Loudwire to read a new interview in which Jericho discussed the project.

Avenged Sevenfold, Fozzy, Etc. Members Launch New Project The Wheelblocks

Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), and Strauss’ boyfriend Josh Villalta have announced a new project called The Wheelblocks. The band’s first single, a cover of Iron Maiden’s “Aces High,” will be released on August 6.

Johnny Christ Says Avenged Sevenfold Have “Been Working For A Long Time On New Material”

It looks like Avenged Sevenfold are continuing to work on music for their new album. Bassist Johnny Christ recently chatted with “Mosh Talks With Beez” for knotfest.com and confirmed that the band have “been working for a long time on new material.”

Chirst said the following:

“We’ve been working for a long time on new material. I can’t verify how far in we are or anything like that. And it’s not even me trying to be secretive or anything like that. There’s so much going on in the world right now, for me to get people’s hopes up and then something has to switch last minute, I would be very irresponsible if I gave any kind of information of where we are in the process.”

He also added the following when pressed for more info:

“There’s stuff, there’s stuff. [Laughs] I don’t wanna divulge that, man; I can’t. Again, I’m not trying to be cheeky or anything like that. There’s too many moving parts in the world right now, and I don’t wanna mess with anybody’s hopes and dreams.”

[via Blabbermouth]