Thursday, March 23, 2017

Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates: "We are excited to play with Metallica again"

Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates was recently interviewed by Finland's Radio Rock. You can read some excerpts below.

He said that he was 'really excited' about playing with Metallica again: "I think it's an absolute honor and a privilege and we're the luckiest band in the world to be taken in by such a legendary act. During our formative years, it was all about, 'What did Metallica do?' and 'How do we do that?' and then you try and find an identity of your own, but they're still… They were the pioneers and the trailblazers. And they still do that stuff. We go and do a surprise release and then they do twelve videos for their record and have unbelievable success, and you're, like, 'Damn! That's pretty cool what they did, huh?' So we're always having those moments and it's really cool to see them continue to trailblaze and pioneer, and they're helping us and taking us along for the ride, and we couldn't appreciate it any more."

Asked if he still gets starstruck when hanging out with members of Metallica, Gates said: "Yeah, definitely. I remember in Berlin when we played with Metallica for the first time, and Lars Ulrich, came in. And you see how… He's as crazy and amped as you see on YouTube or whatever, but just the nicest guy. He comes in just full of fucking energy. That's Lars. Lars Ulrich is Lars Ulrich, on camera, off camera, and I had no clue how fucking sweet that guy is. He invited us to sing on stage, sing a Ramones song that night, and it was just incredible. And that's just the type of guys that they all are — incredible human beings and people. And they inspire you to be better people. You wanna be better to your tour family, your home family… I mean, just because you're fucking rich and really successful doesn't mean that you need to be a dick. You can actually be nicer than everybody, which Metallica has proven to do."

Monday, March 20, 2017

Synyster Gates interviewed by Barberline Magazine

Avenged Sevenfold interviewed Synyster Gates before Avenged Sevenfold's concert in Paris. There has been talk of life on tour, red wine, The Stage and much more. Click here to read the interview.

Win a flyaway trip to the Las Rageous Festival headlined by Avenged Sevenfold

Loudwire is giving away a flyaway trip to the Las Rageous Festival. The headliner of the festival are Avenged Sevenfold and Godsmack and will be held on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, in Las Vegas. If you want groped luck click here for more details.

New photo of M.Shadows at Musink Festival

M.Shadows was in the audience at the concert of NOFX at Musink Festival. Below you can see a photo:

How well do you know Avenged Sevenfold?

You think you really know everything about Avenged Sevenfold? Then try our quiz below and let us know in the comments:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Avenged Sevenfold's Brooks Wackerman channeling The Rev with Bonham's snare

In the new issue of Rhythm Magazine you can read an interview with Avenged Sevenfold's Brooks Wackerman. Below the cover:

Brooks Wackerman

Win autographed guitar by Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold's The Stage is on the cover of the new Rockabilia issue. You can also follow Rockabilia on Instagram for details on how to win an autographed guitar by A7X. Below the cover: