© treyarch and Activision

The rumours that Avenged Sevenfold is in the midst of writing a new album took a step forward when their unattached single Carry On featured as a post-credits video in the recently released Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The video is a bit of a head-pickler that features a virtual incarnation of the band playing the song for the virtual audience, all the while accompanied by game characters Raul Menendez and Sergeant Frank Woods.

The virtual reality/heavy metal experiment is not a new one however, and was exploited to the full by Iron Maiden’s 1998 release Virtual XI. But this gritty video goes a little further by not only demonstrating just how far computer graphics have come from the days of Spacewar! (1962), but also providing allowing video game fans such as the band’s singer M. Shadows a way to cross the virtual divide.

Download the track on i-Tunes

Published by Mark Brassington

Father and Husband. Works in Corporate Banking. Loves Books, Comics, Cycling, Music, Games, going to the Gym and Writing.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: