Thursday, May 25, 2017

Avenged Sevenfold engineer Dave 'Shirt' Nicholls passed away

It has been reported that engineer Dave 'Shirt' Nicholls passed away. He worked for bands such as Slipknot, Stone Sour, Avenged Sevenfold and more.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Avenged Sevenfold to embark on North American headlining tour in January 2018

Avenged Sevenfold's M.Shadows has confirmed to Kaytie of the Razor 94.7 radio station that the band will embark on a full North American headlining tour in January and February 2018. The trek, will be announced after the completion of band's current stadium run as the support act for Metallica.

According to M.Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold had to make the difficult decision to postpone its own tour so that they could be part of the biggest rock package of the summer. "It was actually a little bit of a tough decision, because we had just paid for the whole stage to get built, and that was a lot of money to build that stage set. And we were able to use it in Europe and in the U.K., but it is by no means paid off. So the whole idea was to go and take it throughout America, but then we got the call from Lars Ulrich, and it was, like, 'We can't pass that up.' It's just too big of a tour, it'll be too much fun. It's too good for the rock fan; the rock fans are gonna love that tour. So we basically had to say, 'Okay, we're just gonna put the stage in storage for a year and come back to it.' And hopefully that will all work out for us."

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

M.Shadows on 'The Stage' surprise release: "I don't know if it was the greatest plan in the world"

Avenged Sevenfold's M.Shadows was interviewed on the May 7 edition of "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can read some excerpts below.

Avenged Sevenfold talks about 'The Stage' and the band's future

Avenged Sevenfold is touring in support of its new album, "The Stage," which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Hard Rock and Alternative Albums charts, No. 4 on the Top 200 and debuted Top 5 on iTunes in over 35 countries. The band's 7th album is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band’s first thematic release. Its epic 15-minute-plus closing track, “Exist,” features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.The album’s title track hit Top 5 at rock radio and its companion video has amassed over 15.5 million YouTube views to date. Rolling Stone praised the album as “the most aggressively bonkers music of the quintet’s career.” Avenged Sevenfold takes the stage to speak on the album and what else they have planned for the year! Interview at 692 Broadway in NYC for BUILD Series.

Avenged Sevenfold rescheduled Philadelphia, PA show

Avenged Sevenfold has rescheduled the canceled concert in Philadelphia because of the birth of Synyster Gates' first son. The band has released the following messages:

Synyster Gates about his newborn son: "I cried when I had to f**king leave, it's horrible"

Avenged Sevenfold had to cancel their show with Metallica on Friday due to the birth of Synyster Gates' son.

Loudwire spoke to Gates about his new baby boy. He said: "As a father, when your child comes out, you're kind of welling up because of what your wife is going through, but the minute the crazy, gray baby comes out and it looks like a 90-year-old version of you, you get scared to death, like, what the fuck have I done?

The day progresses and your family is crying, it’s all amazing. The next day, you get that time alone with you and your wife and then you develop the bond and then it’s fucked when you have to leave. I didn’t cry when the kid came out, but I cried when I had to fucking leave, it’s horrible."

Monday, May 15, 2017

Welcome to the family, Nicolangelo Saint James Haner

As you well know, Synyster Gates had to fly home from his wife a few days ago for the birth of their first child. Gates then published the picture of his baby Nicolangelo Saint James Haner on Instagram: