Thursday, April 3, 2014

M.Shadows: "Now do we want to go with a ballad fourth? We’re not sure between the two ballads..."

Loudwire has interviewed M.Shadows, below an excerpt:

Have to ask, ‘Shepherd of Fire’ has been out a while now. Any thoughts on what might be next?


Definitely ‘This Means War’ — when we sent the record to people the song originally they wanted was that one first. We wanted ‘Hail to the King’ first then they wanted it second, then we wanted ‘Shepherd of Fire’ second, so, it’s going to be the third single. Now, as a band, do we want to go with a ballad fourth? We’re not sure between the two ballads on the record what we’re going to chose. ‘This Means War’ is definitely going to be the next single.

How did that song come together?

We wanted to do something groovin’. Something with a ‘Sad But True’ or ‘Kashmir’ type of vibe with our own twist on it. It’s just one of those things where it’s got that groove down and wanted to take it somewhere different with the chorus and the melodies and keep it in that blues feel and do something really cool. Solo wise, for Gates, I think he just nailed that solo. So many cool effects on the guitar. Man, it’s just a stomper. South American fans, it’s just so crazy to watch them all jump up and down for six minutes straight to that groove. It’s pretty cool. Hopefully we can get a cool video going for it, get out there and play it live and just kick ass with it.

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