Avenged Sevenfold release cover of ‘As Tears Go By’

AVENGED SEVENFOLD have released a cover of As Tears Go By!

Originally by THE ROLLING STONES in 1966, the band’s version of As Tears Go By is the sixth track to be released as part of the bands 2016 album, The Stage. The band have already released covers of Retrovertigo [MR. BUNGLE]Runaway [DEL SHANNON] and God Only Knows [THE BEACH BOYS] as well as original track Dose.

Speaking about the new cover, vocalist M. Shadows says, “We really got into some of the deeper Rolling Stones tracks during the writing process for ‘Hail To The King‘. This song always stood out because of the melody and fragile state of Mick Jagger’s vocal and the interesting string section in the bridge. We took a more uptempo rock & roll approach and added the sitar as a little nod to the experimentation of the 60s.”

Listen to the cover of As Tears Go By here: 

The band recently announced that they are transforming their seventh album, The Stage, into an evolving body of work by adding new tracks over the coming months.

The Stage is out now via Capitol Records.

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