Not Ready to Die
|"Not Ready to Die"|
|Single by Avenged Sevenfold|
|from the album Call of Duty: Black Ops|
|Released||May 2, 2011|
6:08 (radio edit)
|Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology|
Recorded by the band in April 2011, the song was released as the lead single from the album on 2 May 2011. The song is available to purchase as a digital download from iTunes. "Not Ready to Die" marks the first release recorded with drummer Arin Ilejay. In an interview with Revolver, M. Shadows says the song was completely inspired by the game, which he is a big fan of.
In the song, which is also featured on the game's Zombies expansion map "Call of the Dead", the band's lyrics are of defiance, power and survival, themes that run throughout the widely popular first-person shooter game. In fact, one of the lines in the song is specifically referencing the game. The song "Damned" ("Zombies" mode theme music in Call of Duty Black Ops, composed by Kevin Sherwood) is also sampled in the song.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||73|
|UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||70|
1 "Not Ready to Die" - 7:05
- Avenged Sevenfold
- M. Shadows — lead vocals
- Zacky Vengeance — rhythm guitar
- Synyster Gates — lead guitar
- Johnny Christ — bass guitar, gang vocals
- Arin Ilejay — drums
- "Not Ready to Die (from Call of the Dead) - Single". 2 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
- "Avenged Sevenfold Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- "Avenged Sevenfold Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2015.