The show has been titled “A7X Rock Classics” and will feature the band as they choose some of their favorite rock songs from Guitar Hero. These songs will then be playable on Guitar Hero Live. According to iDigitalTimes, the premium GHTV show featuring Avenged Sevenfold will have playable concert footage of the band including the songs, “Shepard of Fire”, “Buried Alive” and “Nightmare”. M. Shadows, lead singer of Avenged Sevenfold, spoke on the connection drawn between them and the players with the new show.
With GHTV, we can take it a step further and speak directly to players about our favorite songs. It’s like we’re right there with you as you play. It’s a cool experience that’s never been possible in a music game.
GHTV brings another level of interaction to the already-interactive Guitar Hero Live which could change the way Guitar Hero games operate in the future. Alongside all of the joyous good news, Activision also announced they would be giving away a ton of merch and signed guitars via social media channels during the airing. Many people on Twitter posted their responses to the news.
Guitar Hero Live once again pushing Avenged Sevenfold while Electric Light Orchestra can't get one song. Will the conspiracy ever end?— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) December 22, 2015
Some showed excitement at the thought of Avenged Sevenfold hosting the show.
Guitar Hero Live gives the gift of Avenged Sevenfold-hosted GHTV shows https://t.co/vEZUNDfuuB— Shacknews (@shacknews) December 22, 2015
Others pledged their eternal loyalty to the rock-metal band.
the only reason why I'd buy guitar hero live is avenged sevenfold— ? ?????????? ? (@tomiyoshis) December 11, 2015
Avenged Sevenfold’s song selection includes music from Tenacious D, Deftones, Megadeth and more. Plus, who wouldn't want the band to showcase exclusive footage from their own live performances for Christmas?
GHTV was originally developed to allow users to play songs alongside streaming the music videos. The show with Avenged Sevenfold will give players an opportunity to feel closer to one of their favorite artists while the artist can connect with their fans.
The full schedule can be viewed on GHTV’s website.