Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Vote Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance as 'Best Guitarists' for 2017 Loudwire Music Awards


Loudwire revealed nominees for the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards and Avenged Sevenfold is included. You can vote Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance in the category 'Best Guitarists' here.


Vote Avenged Sevenfold's 'The Stage' as 'Metal Album of the Year' for 2017 Loudwire Music Awards


Loudwire revealed nominees for the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards and Avenged Sevenfold is included. You can vote A7X in the category 'Metal Album of the Year' here.


Vote Avenged Sevenfold as 'Metal Artist of the Year' for 2017 Loudwire Music Awards


Loudwire revealed nominees for the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards and Avenged Sevenfold is included. You can vote A7X in the category 'Metal Artist of the Year' here.

Avenged Sevenfold nominated for three 2017 Loudwire Music Awards


Loudwire revealed nominees for the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards with Avenged Sevenfold having the chance to take home Metal Artist of the Year, Metal Album of the Year and Best Guitarists (Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance). Fans can vote once per hour through Oct. 2nd at 11:59pm ET. Winners will be announced at the first-ever Loudwire Music Awards concert and ceremony on Oct. 24th at The Novo in Los Angeles.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Synyster Gates criticizes 'City of Evil' and says 'Nightmare' is a masterpiece


Synyster Gates and Johnny Christ recently joined Talk Is Jericho podcast to talk about Avenged Sevenfold albums, touring with Metallica and more.

When Jericho pointed out that he felt 'City of Evil' was their best overall album, Gates admitted he does have some issues with the album: "I think the adventure on that record we did a really good job, but where we failed was a lot of the choruses. I think if you go to ‘Strength of the World,’ a song like that, the chorus isn’t that great, but you go into the bridge and other things and the catchier parts and the better melodies we were really focused on. I’m obsessed with great endings and crazy intros and stuff like that. I think we all are from what we’ve listened to and stuff, so I’ve always focused on great bridge melodies that just kind of naturally fit, or like a crazy ending at the end of ‘Seize the Day,’ something like that. But the choruses kind of blow. (laughs)”

Gates says he feels that the choruses are stronger on their current album 'The Stage', and while he looks at it as more of a bizarre album, he states that the band hasn’t tired of the music yet and that it still feels new to them.

As for his pick of the band’s best work, Gates points to the Nightmare album: “Lyrically, Nightmare is an absolute masterpiece to me. That’s when I think Shads really came into his own. Something horrible happened to him and he’s on pure emotion. Plus, like storytelling … he was always a great storyteller. City of Evil has that whole biblical thing from front to back which is his interpretation of different stories which is great, and I’m not saying there’s no soul there, but you go to a record like Nightmare and it’s pure soul, pure honesty, it’s the worst thing that could happen to you losing a person that close to you that young, that tragic, and I think it’s absolutely brilliant from start to finish.”


Avenged Sevenfold releases new song with Zacky Vengeance at the vocals


Avenged Sevenfold has released a cover of "Runaway", a 1961 song made famous by Del Shannon. "Runaway" features Zacky Vengeance at the vocals and Warren Fitzgerald at the guitar. You can watch the official video below:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Avenged Sevenfold confirmed for Houston Open Air 2017


Avenged Sevenfold will headline second night of Houston Open Air festival on October 15th. Details and tickets here.