Avenged Sevenfold have revealed another track from their forthcoming record The Stage, this time a cover of Del Shannon‘s 1961 hit RUNAWAY which not only features The Vandals‘ guitarist Warren Fitzgerald but also debuts A7X guitarist Zacky Vengeance on vocals!
M. Shadows says; “When we decided to expand the album and add new tracks, everyone in the band chose a song that would be interesting to cover. Zacky came up with the idea of doing a punk rock version of the Del Shannon classic. While in the studio, Synyster brought up our old friend Warren Fitzgerald, saying it’d be great to have him play on the track and give the song the kind of reckless abandon he’s known for with The Vandals. With Warren on board, Zacky wanted to have a crack at singing, which really put the song over the top. I do a little talking thing with him in the middle of the track, but that’s it. The rest is all him and it came out great.”
Zacky adds; “I’ve always loved ‘Runaway’ and the dark undertone hidden behind the upbeat doo wop track. You can hear sincere anguish in his voice. I raised my hand to add a little punk rock flair to the vocals, have some fun, and give the fans a little something to talk about.”
Check out Runaway below;