Hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold are having themselves quite the year. In addition to spending much of their 2017 on tour with rock and roll titans Metallica, Mastodon and Eagles of Death Metal, the band have also started a new video series in which they record covers from some of their favorite bands. So far they’ve covered The Rolling Stones’ “As Tears Go By,” The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” and Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo” to name a few. This time they’ve turned to Pink Floyd to cover their famous 1975 ballad, “Wish You Were Here.”
As heard in the cover’s official video above, the band does a fantastic job of putting their own spin on the classic rock tune while keeping the overall makeup of the original well in tact. When it comes to covering songs that are woven deep into the emotional fabric of the classic rock community, sometimes less is more, and in this case the band has delivered a performance that any Pink Floyd fan would be proud to blast over the speakers.
The video images to go along with their studio recording of the song appear to have been filmed during their time on tour with Metallica, who have spent the past year playing stadiums and arenas around the globe.
Avenged Sevenfold will be heading out on their own North American headlining tour early next year along with fellow rockers Breaking Benjamin. The 14-date arena tour will see the southern California rock outfit playing mostly midwest and central U.S. cities before wrapping on Feb. 11.
The band has also been recruited to headline the inaugural Loudwire Music Awards in Los Angeles at The Novo by Microsoft in a few weeks on Oct. 24. Tickets for the one-night event are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.