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"We've been working for a long time on new material," the bassist tells Knotfest's Mosh Talks. "I can't verify how far in we are or anything like that. And it's not even me trying to be secretive or anything like that. There's so much going on in the world right now, for me to get people's hopes up and then something has to switch last minute, I would be very irresponsible if I gave any kind of information of where we are in the process."
When asked if A7X have at least one new track, Johnny teases, "There's stuff, there's stuff (laughs). I don't wanna divulge that, man; I can't. Again, I'm not trying to be cheeky or anything like that. There's too many moving parts in the world right now, and I don't wanna mess with anybody's hopes and dreams."
Earlier this year, Avenged re-released their 2008 DVD/CD package, Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough, featuring an awesome gig at the Long Beach Arena, and rare tracks/B-sides such as Set Me Free, St. James, 4am, Lost It All and a cover of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid. Best keep playing that on repeat until a new studio album then, eh?