Avenged Sevenfold Surprise Fans With New Song

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(Radio.com) Avenged Sevenfold is modifying their latest album, "The Stage," adding new songs over the coming months. The band released the first new addition to the album arrived this morning in the form of a Mexican folk song titled, "Malaguena Salerosa," the band's first-ever Spanish-language release.

The new track arrives with a behind-the-scenes video showing the band in the studio recording the unusual track with producer Joe Barresi. The video gives fans a chance to see horn players Sarah Bauza and Rachel Tate Herrmann in action.

"I've always loved that song," says guitarist Synyster Gates of the song. "There have been a few interesting interpretations over the years, including Chingon's version from the Kill Bill Volume 2 soundtrack. That's a great example of how a timeless song can be made relevant with a creative modern take. The structure, arrangement and incredible vocal work of their rendition was inspiring."

According to the band, they'd originally planned to record the song in both Spanish and English, the band decided to forgo the latter in favor of the traditional version.

"We wanted to do the song justice," says frontman M. Shadows, "and that meant singing in its original language. It was difficult, but I worked on it for weeks and had a Spanish-speaking friend come over daily to go over pronunciation. I also brought him to the studio to produce the vocals. It was important to me to get it right."

"We've said all along that we want The Stage to be a different and exciting listening experience," says Shadows. "For us, the idea of turning an album into a living piece of art and adding new installations is really intriguing. It expands the journey." Check out the video here.

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