As of today, Avenged Sevenfold have not only provided an update regarding their upcoming new album, but have also shared footage of a new A7X themed virtual gaming world. From the people at The Sandbox (who are also responsible for the Knotverse), there now comes “City Of Evil.”
Based off the Avenged Sevenfold album of the same name, City Of Evil is a virtual gaming world involving blockchain technology where fans of the band can walk around engage in various activities. Essentially, it looks like a glorified PlayStation Home meets Minecraft. Per a tweet the Avenged Sevenfold Twitter put out, they shared the following details:
“A7X x @TheSandboxGame presents #CityOfEvil: bit.ly/a7xsandbox ‘As many of you know, we are currently finishing up our 8th studio album. We expect to be firing on all cylinders once that is ready to be released, & this social hub will play a major role in gathering info…
“… & socializing with other fans. For the ones who have been patient, thank you. We also want to thank our team at @nabiya_creative for diving into the A7X culture & really nailing the aesthetic for the fans. We have much more to build… this is just the start.’ – @shadows_eth”
Band frontman M. Shadows also provided the following details regarding City Of Evil: “This alpha test is free and for all who want to participate. No NFT’s or Crypto required. We hope you check it out.”
What do you think? Is this something you will bother with? As more news arrives regarding the upcoming Avenged Sevenfold album, we will keep you posted!
In other band related news, M. Shadows recently offered advice to young artists; he also spoke to what he thinks has been the “downfall” of metal. Shadows has also been vocal of his support of services like Spotify in the past. Links to all these stories can be found below.