Avenged Sevenfold is getting ready to release both an animated series and a mobile game based around the band's recently issued sixth album, Hail To The King. The series will consist of six episodes and will be available on Machimina's HappyHour channel on YouTube starting December 15th. The series will serve as a prologue and back story for the group's mobile game, Hail To The King: Deathbat, with singer M. Shadows saying, “We felt this was the best way to tell the story and give you all an idea about the type of game we are creating." The Hail To The King series was directed by Jon Schnepp, producer of the Adult Swim animated show Metalocalypse. Both the series and game tell the story of Avenged Sevenfold's fictional mascot, the Deathbat.