Avenged SevenfoldJeff Forney

Avenged Sevenfold Stream “Malagueña Salerosa” Cover


Avenged Sevenfold had previously stated their intentions to turn their latest album “The Stage” into an evolving album through the addition of new songs over the course of the months to come. Today, June 09th, has found them sharing the first new addition to it via the below cover of the Mexican folk song, “Malagueña Salerosa“.

Recording for it took place with producer Joe Barresi (Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool) with guest sports from Sarah Bauza and Rachel Tate Herrmann on horns. Frontman M. Shadows commented:

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“We’ve said all along that we want ‘The Stage‘ to be a different and exciting listening experience. For us, the idea of turning an album into a living piece of art and adding new installations is really intriguing. It expands the journey.”

The song finds Shadows singing in Spanish, to which he commented:

“We wanted to do the song justice and that meant singing in its original language. It was difficult, but I worked on it for weeks and had a Spanish-speaking friend come over daily to go over pronunciation. I also brought him to the studio to produce the vocals. It was important to me to get it right.”

Guitarist Synyster Gates added:

“I’ve always loved that song. There have been a few interesting interpretations over the years, including Chingon’s version from the ‘Kill Bill Volume 2‘ soundtrack. That’s a great example of how a timeless song can be made relevant with a creative modern take. The structure, arrangement and incredible vocal work of their rendition was inspiring.”

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