The new Avenged Sevenfold song, “Not Ready to Die” appears as an Easter Egg in Call of the Dead, the new zombie map in the Escalation DLC pack. In an interview with Revolver magazine, band frontman M. Shadows reveals that the song was recorded specifically for the game, and that he is a avid player of Black Ops.
Shadows said the song was written in a blitz over a few days. “So it was written, like, in four days that we had off. So it was pretty rushed. It was pretty incredible, though, because we really wanted to do it. It was written, like, a month or two ago.” He admits to being a diehard Black Ops player, ““I would say that Black Ops, to me right now, is pretty out of hand. When I’m home, I literally get on at 9 at night and don’t get off until 8 in the morning. My whole clan is the same way: We’ll just play game levels until there’re no games to be played, and then we’ll jump in the public matches and play and just mess around until 8 in the morning. So that’s pretty out of hand. My schedule is so messed up because of that game. I also built a gaming rig. A 42-inch TV with the Xbox and surround sound. A Logitech headset. I have all this crap on the road. And a lot of times the truck can’t leave because I’m sitting there playing a match. And I’ve got to wait until it’s done. And they’re like, “Really? We’re sitting here waiting on the whole crew because this guy’s playing Black Ops?” But it’s pretty out of hand to me.”
In what might be a bit of inside scoop on the direction of the zombie franchise, Shadows had this to say: “ There’s a full backstory to what [the makers of Call of Duty] been doing for years with their “Zombies” series…They sent me over the full storyline…” Apparently, there is a full, composed storyline to accompany the zombie maps. Most of use would love a little insight into the mysterious underpinnings of the collection of zombie maps.
Treyarch, do share.