Avenged Sevenfold's upcoming self-titled record will feature an interactive DVD. The disc will include "Making Of" features, a studio tour, pre-encoded MP3s for each song, ringtones and a PDF booklet and various digital knick-knacks.
The pre-encoded versions of the songs may be an interesting innovation for the band's label Warner Music, particularly since most users will "rip" songs into a version that can be loaded on an iPod or other MP3 player. Though the press release promises the pre-encoded songs, the webstore makes no mention of the pre-encoded songs.
The DVD release may also be interesting since DVDs are not easily "ripped" and thus may prove to be more "piracy proof" than traditional CDs.