The Best of Avenged Sevenfold 2005-2013 is a greatest hits album by American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. It was released by the band's former label, Warner Music Group, on December 2, 2016. The album covers songs from all of the bands' albums released under Warner Bros., including City of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare, and Hail to the King, also including covers and one-off singles released in between. The band members themselves have not endorsed or supported this album due to it being released without their consent, knowledge, or involvement. It has been determined that this album was created by Warner Music Group to undercut the sales of Avenged Sevenfold's latest album of the time, The Stage. However, the band released their truly new album early to successfully deceive their former label company.