AVENGED SEVENFOLD will release "Waking The Fallen: Resurrected" on August 26 via Hopeless Records. The band personally curated this rare, never-before-seen look at its fan-favorite, genre-defining, breakthrough album "Waking The Fallen". The new release includes 11 never-before-heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, the original first cut of the music video for "Unholy Confessions" and a 30-minute film featuring the present-day band, directed/edited by Rafa Alcantara.
New content on "Waking The Fallen: Resurrected":
* Two new songs, including the lead track "Waking The Fallen: Resurrected", which had been lost to history before it was discovered buried deep within the original multi-track recordings. Originally intended to make the album as a full song, it was ultimately reworked into a vocal free intro. Later the band drew inspiration from this lost song's piano intro, building it out into their hit song "Beast And The Harlot" off their next album, "City Of Evil". This song is a previously unknown link between two major eras in the band's career.
* Four never-before-heard demos recorded by THRICE's Teppei Teranishi, including "Chapter Four", "Remenissions", "I Won't See You Tonight Part 1" and "I Won't See You Tonight Part 2". These early version demos contain alternate lyrics, melodies, and arrangements giving fans a unique and unprecedented behind the scenes look at the evolution of four of the band's most popular songs.
* Five live versions recorded in 2004 from some of the band's earliest shows, including "Chapter Four (Live In Ventura)", "Desecrate Through Reverence (Live In Pomona)", "Eternal Rest (Live In Pomona)", "Unholy Confessions (Live In Ventura)" and "Second Heartbeat (Live In Ventura)". Very little live material from this era of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's career has ever seen the light of day.
* A 30-minute documentary featuring brand new interviews from band looking back on the of the leadup, demoing, recording and touring around the "Waking The Fallen" album. The 30-minute film includes personal behind the scenes home movies and photos from the band's earliest days.
* The original first cut of the "Unholy Confessions" music video.
In a recent interview with Loudwire, AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows stated about the "Waking The Fallen" reissue: "We're going to put something together for the 10-year anniversary of 'Waking The Fallen', which is about 11 or 12 years now. We've been trying to think of something we could put together and we found some old demos that we did with Teppei from THRICE before we even did that record." He added: "We also found some old footage with [late drummer] Jimmy [Sullivan] playing some old shows at The Henry Fonda Theater in L.A., and the Ventura Theater. We'll put together a cool DVD and some demo tracks and re-release 'Waking The Fallen' for newer fans of the band that haven't gotten that or don't know about the history of the band."
"Waking The Fallen: Resurrected" track listing:
01. Waking The Fallen
02. Unholy Confessions
03. Chapter Four
05. Desecrate Through Reverence
06. Eternal Rest
07. Second Heartbeat
08. Radiant Eclipse
09. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1
10. I Won't See You Tonight Part 2
11. Clairvoyant Disease
12. And All Things Will End
01. Waking The Fallen: Resurrected
02. Second Heartbeat" (Alternate Version)
03. Chapter Four (Demo)
04. Remenissions (Demo)
05. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 (Demo)
06. I Won't See You Tonight Part 2 (Demo)
07. Intro/Chapter Four (Live In Ventura)
08. Desecrate Through Reverence (Live In Pomona)
09. Eternal Rest (Live In Pomona)
10. Unholy Confessions (Live In Ventura)
11. Second Heartbeat (Live In Ventura)
12. I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 1 (Live In Ventura) (Hopeless Records pre-order only)
13. I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 2 (Live In Ventura) (Hopeless Records pre-order only)
DVD track listing:
01. Waking The Fallen: Resurrected Documentary
02. Chapter Four (Live Footage Video)
03. Unholy Confessions (Official Music Video)
04. Unholy Confessions (Original First Cut Music Video)