The Stage [Deluxe Edition] [2 CD]

The Stage [Deluxe Edition] [2 CD]

by Avenged Sevenfold

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Overview

The seventh studio long-player from the veteran California-based metal ensemble, and their first new collection of music to feature ex-Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman behind the kit, The Stage sees Avenged Sevenfold rolling up their sleeves and delivering an ambitious concept LP. Dropped with little to no promotion -- WWE superstar and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho leaked the album's original title, Voltaic Oceans, via his Instagram account a month prior to the release -- the narrative concerns itself with the Orwellian consequences of a world struggling to adapt to the myriad complexities of artificial intelligence -- there's even a spoken word appearance by celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Despite some forays into Floyd-ian space rock -- the soloing in the orchestra-driven "Roman Sky" is positively Gilmour-esque -- the 11-track set mostly sticks to the kind of propulsive, melodic carnage that fans have come to expect from the group, albeit with a progressive metal twist. Avenged Sevenfold may have expanded their sonic horizons, but The Stage is more Operation: Mindcrime-era Queensrÿche than it is Muse, and for all its opining on nanotechnology and interstellar travel, it still feels rooted in heavy metal tradition. [In 2017, The Stage was released in a two-CD Deluxe Edition with an 11-track bonus disc featuring such tracks as "Dose" from the soundtrack of the mobile game Dungeon Hunter 5; covers of songs including "Runaway," "As Tears Go By," "Wish You Were Here," and "God Only Knows"; and live versions of "The Stage" and "Paradigm" recorded at the O2 Arena in London.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/22/2017
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602557646610
catalogNumber: 002683002
Rank: 8949

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Avenged Sevenfold   Primary Artist
Warren Fitzgerald   Guitar
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Angelo Moore   Horn
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
David Ralicke   Trombone
Ian Walker   Contrabass (Vocal)
Brooks Wackerman   Drums
John Krovoza   Cello
Tiffany Smith   Background Vocals
Angela Fisher   Background Vocals
Eric Gorfain   Violin
Daphne Chen   Violin
Jason Freese   Keyboards
Jordan Katz   Trumpet
Synyster Gates   Guitar,Background Vocals
Zacky Vengeance   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Leah Katz   Viola
Stephanie O'Keefe   French Horn
M. Shadows   Vocals
Johnny Christ   Bass,Background Vocals
Sarah Bauza   Trumpet
Walter Kibby   Horn
Nikki Grier   Background Vocals
Papa Gates   Soloist
Amber Sauer   Background Vocals
Nick Daley   Trombone
Quishima Dixon   Background Vocals
Neil deGrasse Tyson   Spoken Word
Rachel Tate Herrmann   Trumpet
Tennessee James Baker   Background Vocals
River James Sanders   Background Vocals
Alexandria Threat   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Del Shannon   Composer
Roger Waters   Composer
Joe Barresi   Producer,Engineer
Max Crook   Composer
Trevor Dunn   Composer
David Gilmour   Composer
Andrew Loog Oldham   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Brooks Wackerman   Composer
Elpidio Ramirez   Composer
Pedro Galindo Galarza   Composer
Tony Asher   Composer
Avenged Sevenfold   Producer
Brian Haner   Composer
Michael Suarez   Sound Effects
Jonathan Seward   Composer
Matthew Charles Sanders   Composer
Brian Douglas Wilson   Composer
Kyro Wolf   Illustrations,Booklet Design
Zachary Baker   Composer
Matthew Baker   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements

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