Carry On (Avenged Sevenfold song)

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"Carry On"
Single by Avenged Sevenfold
Released September 24, 2012 (September 24, 2012)
Recorded August 2012[1]
Genre Heavy metal[2]
Writer(s)

M. Shadows

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"Carry On" is a song by Avenged Sevenfold. The song was released on September 24, 2012.[3][4] The song was released on iTunes.[5]

Music style and lyrical themes[edit]

The song is a fast, uptempo song featuring a heavy metal sound.[2] It also was strongly influenced by many old-school heavy metal bands and thrash metal bands as it was influenced by many songs the band members heard by bands they like which were played on Ozzy's Boneyard on Sirius XM radio.[2]

In an interview with the band's lead singer M. Shadows about the song meaning he said

In popular culture[edit]

The song plays at the end of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, showcasing the band and two characters of the game, Raul Menendez (voiced by Kamar de los Reyes) on guitar and Sergeant Frank Woods (voiced by James C. Burns) on drums, as the song plays a montage of cutscenes and gameplay elements. It is also used in the reveal trailer for the game's Zombies mode.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song is played at the end of the credits of Black Ops II and Features Frank Woods and Menendez playing with the band, as the video goes on it shows clips from the game and cameos from characters in game are featured in the video.

Record Store Day Release[edit]

For Record Store Day 2013, the band released the song on a 12" Picture Disc. The A side has the album artwork, while the B side has the band's Deathbat logo in black on a white background, very similar to the cover of the self-titled album. The numbers '75' and '60' are written above the wings.

12" Picture Disc
No. Title Length
1. "Carry On"   4.15
2. "Carry On (Instrumental)"   4:15
Total length:
8:30

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
US Rock Airplay (Billboard) 18
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[6] 20
US Heatseeker Songs (Billboard)[7] 18
US Digital Songs (Billboard)[8] 70

Personnel[edit]

Avenged Sevenfold

References[edit]

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