Metal stars Avenged Sevenfold are getting their own animated YouTube series called ‘Hail To The King’, which will be distributed via MCN Machinima in and around their next album, which is also called ‘Hail To The King’. The six-episode story will be focused on the band’s Death Bat logo, and the various band members’ quest to find it. It’ll feature music from the new album, with episodes released on Machinima’s Happy Hour channel on YouTube, which focuses on animation and has more than 636k subscribers. The series will be directed by Jon Schnepp, who’s known for his work on Cartoon Network’s Metalocalypse – a similar blend of metal and animation aired on the Adult Swim channel. The first episode goes live on the day of the album’s release, 27 August, with the others following at weekly intervals.

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