Newswire: Neil DeGrasse Tyson joins Avenged Sevenfold for its new album

The members of Avenged Sevenfold made a surprise announcement last night, dropping a new, science-heavy concept album on the universe. Titled The Stage, the album is a noted departure from the band’s usual brand of heavy metal, with a press release describing it as being “inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk,” and focused on themes of artificial intelligence. To emphasize the album’s cosmic scope, the band went to one of the biggest names in the celebrity astrophysicist game today, recruiting the Hayden Planetariums’ Neil DeGrasse Tyson to lend his dulcet tones to one of its songs.

DeGrasse Tyson appears on the album’s 15-minute finale, “Exist,” a song which ”came from the idea of wanting to replicate the Big Bang in a heavy-metal sort of way,” according to band frontman M. Shadows. According to an interview Shadows gave to Rolling Stone, the band originally …

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