KLAQ‘s Lisa Sanchez conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s Johnny Christ on August 30 at Revolt On The Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can now watch the chat below.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s new album, “Hail To The King”, sold 159,000 copies in the United States its first week of release. The disc beat out strong new entries from rappers Big Sean and Juicy J to hold on to the top spot and give the California band their second straight chart-topper after 2010’s “Nightmare”, which moved 163,000 copies to hit the top spot upon its arrival.

The title track from “Hail To The King” spent four straight weeks at the top of Billboard‘s Active Rock radio airplay chart.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s opening is also the largest week for a hard rock album in over a year. The last to sell more in a week was LINKIN PARK‘s “Living Things”, which debuted at No. 1 with 223,000 copies sold in July 2012.

Next up for AVENGED SEVENFOLD is its first major tour in support of the new CD, which starts October 3 in Chicago.

The tour will conclude on October 26 in Las Vegas. Support on the road trip will come from DEFTONES and GHOST.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated the release of the new album last month with a free show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

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