Avenged Sevenfold are the subject of today's 'Crank It or Yank It' with their new single, 'Shepherd of Fire'.

'Shepherd of Fire' is the second single from A7X's new album, Hail to the King, and is also featured in the 'Apocalypse' downloadable content (DLC) pack of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II'.

In an interview with the U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, vocalist M. Shadows had this to say about the song:

This is the very first song. If you just listen to the music, it feels you've been taken down to Hell. From the riffs, to the bells ringing, to the horns, to the drumbeat, it feels like you've been dragged down. It's very like (The Rolling Stones') 'Sympathy For the Devil', in that there's a silver-tongued Devil speaking to you. He's not all about fire and brimstone; he's luring you down and telling you he can make your life better than the guy above. There's a temptation vibe to it, with pure chaos going on behind it.

Give 'Shepherd of Fire' a spin and advise as to whether we should turn that bad boy up or send it packin'.