Avenged Sevenfold Announces Changes; Uncertainty

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In an update on their website, Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) has issued a statement that they've exercised their right to stop recording for Warner Bros. Records.

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In their statement they cite the incredible turnover of executives since they signed on, including "3 different regimes". There is also a mention of a lawsuit filed by the label against the band:

"In the coming days, you may read about the lawsuit our label filed against us for exercising our legal rights, rights the State of California granted specifically to protect artists." - A7X

Amidst the news regarding the breakup, they also go on to mention that they're in the middle of writing a new album, with hopes to start recording 'very soon'. They plan to release the new album later this year. You can read the entire statement including more details regarding their reasons for leaving Warner Bros. Records on their website.