Carry On (Avenged Sevenfold song)

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"Carry On"
BlackOpsII CarryOn.jpg
Single by Avenged Sevenfold
from the EP Black Reign
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2012 (September 24, 2012)
RecordedAugust 2012[1]
GenrePower metal
LabelWarner Bros.
Producer(s)Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology
"Buried Alive"
"Carry On"
"Hail to the King"
Audio sample

"Carry On" is a song by Avenged Sevenfold. The song was released on iTunes on September 24, 2012.[2][3][4]

Music style and lyrical themes[edit]

The song is a fast, uptempo song inspired by a "classic metal" sound.[5]

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

In popular culture[edit]

The song plays at the end of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, showing the band as well as two characters from the game, Raul Menendez (voiced by Kamar de los Reyes) on guitar (guitar played by 'Scarlett') 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.

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.. The numbers '75' and '60' are written above the wings.

12" picture disc
1."Carry On"
  • Sanders
  • Haner
  • Baker
  • Seward
2."Carry On (instrumental)"
  • Sanders
  • Haner
  • Baker
  • Seward
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


Avenged Sevenfold
Additional musician


  1. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Singer Says New Album Is 'Coming Along Nicely'". 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  2. ^ Ouellette, Mary (2012-09-24). "Avenged Sevenfold Unleash New Song 'Carry On' for 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' Video Game". Loudwire.
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