Shepherd of Fire

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"Shepherd of Fire"
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Single by Avenged Sevenfold
from the album Hail to the King
ReleasedNovember 7, 2013
GenreHeavy metal
Length5:25
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)M. Shadows
Synyster Gates
Zacky Vengeance
Johnny Christ
Producer(s)Mike Elizondo
Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology
"Hail to the King"
(2013)
"Shepherd of Fire"
(2013)
"The Stage"
(2016)

"Shepherd of Fire" is the second single from Hail to the King, the sixth studio album from American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. Released on November 7, 2013, the song was a No.1 single on Mainstream Rock,[1] and is the theme song of the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies map "Origins", included in the final downloadable content compilation named Apocalypse.[2] It is also featured in the mixed-martial arts video game EA Sports UFC.

The song is notably similar to the song Enter Sandman by heavy metal band Metallica. The two songs feature similar intros, main riffs, and have nearly identical song structures.

Personnel[edit]

Avenged Sevenfold
Session musicians

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  2. ^ "AVENGED SEVENFOLD: Trailer For 'Hail To The King' Animated Series". BlabberMouth.
  3. ^ "Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold | Credits". AllMusic. 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  4. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  7. ^ "Avenged Sevenfold Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  8. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  9. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.

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