The rock group Avenged Sevenfold has teamed up with Machinima for the six-episode web series Hail to the King, which is also the title of their forthcoming album debuting on August 27. The first trailer has debuted for this animated series, which tells the story of the band's mascot, The Death Bat. Take a look at the first footage from this upcoming web show, which debuts sometime this fall on Machinima's Happy Hour channel, then read the press release for more details.

Avenged Sevenfold, one of rock music's global heavyweights, has always been a trailblazing force in fusing the worlds of music and video games. In the past, the band's music and likeness have appeared in the best-selling video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and the band even has their own custom Xbox controller. With their highly anticipated new album Hail to the King being released by Warner Bros. Records on August 27th, Avenged Sevenfold have joined forces with Machinima, the number one global video entertainment network for young males, to bring fans brand new original video content.

From the creative minds of Avenged Sevenfold, and featuring new music from their forthcoming album, Hail to the King is a six-episode animated series, which tells the fictional story of the Death Bat - the band's longtime trademark. Directed by Metalocalypse producer Jon Schnepp, this unique and innovative animated series will air this fall on Machinima's HappyHour channel (

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