Hail to the King (song)

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"Hail to the King"
Single by Avenged Sevenfold
from the album Hail to the King
Released July 15, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012-2013 (2012-2013)
Genre Heavy metal
Length 5:04
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) M. Shadows
Zacky Vengeance
Synyster Gates
Johnny Christ
Producer(s) Mike Elizondo
Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology
"Carry On"
(2012)
"Hail to the King"
(2013)
"Shepherd of Fire"
(2013)
Music video
"Hail to the King" on YouTube

"Hail to the King" is a song by Avenged Sevenfold and the first single from their sixth studio album of the same name, released on July 15, 2013.[1] The song was premiered live on July 17, 2013, at the Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The single spent 11 weeks on top of the UK and US rock charts.

Release[edit]

The song was released on July 15, 2013, as the lead single for their sixth studio album, Hail to the King. On July 31, 2013, a limited edition CD version of the single was released, with a live version of "Nightmare" performed at The Palace of Auburn Hills attached.

Music video[edit]

The official music video premiered on the Metal Hammer website on August 16, 2013.[2] The video depicts the band playing together, as well as shots of the king referenced in the song. The video is in black and white and is the first to feature drummer Arin Ilejay, as well as being the first Avenged Sevenfold video to feature a drummer since the video for "Dear God", which was the last to feature drummer The Rev.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hail to the King"   5:04
2. "Nightmare (Live at The Palace of Auburn Hills, 02/05/2011)"   6:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 63
Canada Rock (Billboard)[4] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 76
UK Rock (Official Charts Company)[6] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 83
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[8] 23
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[9] 12
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[10] 1
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[11] 7

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad (July 15, 2013). "Avenged Sevenfold, DEftones and Ghost B.C. to Embark on Fall 2013 U.S. Tour". Loudwire. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ UK PREMIERE: Avenged Sevenfold Unleash ‘Hail To The King’ Video!
  3. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Avenged Sevenfold. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Rock for Avenged Sevenfold. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  5. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: New Entries Update (27.07.2013 – Week 29)". Zobbel.de. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013-08-31 Top 40 Rock & Metal Singles Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Avenged Sevenfold. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  8. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Avenged Sevenfold. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  9. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Avenged Sevenfold. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  10. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Avenged Sevenfold. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  11. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rock Airplay for Avenged Sevenfold. Retrieved June 4, 2014.

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