According to Billboard.com, AVENGED SEVENFOLD has been sued for breach of contract by its record label of the past decade, Warner Bros. Records. The suit seeks compensatory damages because the band is refusing to fulfill its agreement with the company.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD released four studio albums for Warner, but is trying to get out of the contract with the label. At the end of 2015, the group notified the company that they would not render services to Warner, citing Section 2855 of the California Labor Code, which limits the duration of personal-services agreements to seven years — the so-called seven-year statute.