Avenged Sevenfold have released 'Not Ready to Die,' a new song featured in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops.' The track is available on the 'Escalation' map pack that was released on May 3.
In the song, which is also featured on the game's zombie expansion map 'Call of the Dead,' the metalcore band sings of defiance, power and survival, themes that run throughout the widely popular first-person shooter game.
Frontman M. Shadows sings, "I've stood in the dark, been waiting all this time / While we damn the dead I'm trying to survive / I'm not ready to die."
In an interview with Revolver, M. Shadows says the song was completely inspired by the game, which he loves. "There's a full backstory to what [the makers of Call of Duty] been doing for years with their 'Zombies' series," he says. "I'm a big fan of the game, I play it all the time, so I got caught up in the story. They sent me over the full storyline, so I made sure it was going along the lines of the zombie story. So that's what it's about."
'Not Ready to Die' marks the first release recorded with drummer Arin Ilejay. Original Avenged Sevenfold drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan, passed away at age 28 in December 2009.
Listen to 'Not Ready to Die' on AOL Radio's New Rock First station.