MUSIC NEWS: Avenged Sevenfold Cover The Beach Boys’ ‘God Only Knows’

Avenged Sevenfold have released their own rendition of The Beach Boys’ hit God Only Knows, taken from their newly expanded album The Stage. The album also features their rendition of Mexican folk song Malagueña Salerosa, and cover versions of Mr Bungle’s Retrovertigo and Del Shannon’s Runaway.

“Of all these new songs we’ve recorded, this one was the most difficult in terms of figuring out an arrangement,” says vocalist M. Shadows. “Figuring out the middle vocal melodies was also challenging. We wanted to make the song a little darker by adding a flanger and some haunting vocal nuances. The Beach Boys have always been an influence, so it was fun to tackle this one from arguably the best album of all time, Pet Sounds.”

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