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The guys from Avenged Sevenfold have achieved some amazing milestones as of late. They are quickly becoming one of the best live-shows around, and multiple tracks from their latest album ‘Hail to the King’ are entries on charts world wide. We lost interest in the band after their latest album, you can checkout our review here. We felt the band is moving away from what made them ‘Avenged Sevenfold’ and the chosen path of more commercial rockish type Metallica music is definitely not our cup of tea, although the rest of the mainstream world will disagree.

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But, this hasn’t stoppedĀ M Shadows to dabble in one of his personal hobbies. Gaming. During the day he tours with his band and at night he’s an avid gamer-turned-designer. His latest project? Hail to the King: Deathbat – an upcoming mobile game based off the band’s most well-known tracks that’s slated to come out later this year.

Techradar invited Matt to TechRadar’s SF offices to show us a bit of the game and talk about his lifelong love affair with games.

The game is a mix of the classics he grew up with – games like Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – with a dash of inspiration from some of the hardest games of the modern day, citing titles like Team Meat’s Super Meat Boy.

While certain aspects of those games shine through here, it was with Diablo II that we saw the most parity. You’ll select a hero, either the game’s grim reaper-like protagonist, or any one of the members of Avenged Sevenfold. You’ll then slice your way through the game’s metal-soaked levels, collecting upgrades for your sword along the way.

Below is the interview. You can also follow updates on the official Hail to the King: Deathbat Facebook page.

[Source: Avenged Sevenfold Releases Mobile Adventure Game – Hail to the King: Deathbat]