Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Synyster Gates talks about Mayhem Festival

Infectious Magazine has interviewed Synyster Gates, below an excerpt:

Mayhem was announced a few days ago, how do you feel about touring with an equally huge band, Korn?

It’s going to be really exciting I think, I love all the bands and Korn is great friends of ours. To be on tour with friends is usually our number one. We’re very blessed to have met a lot of great and successful bands to actually tour with since for the other side of it, bands have to sell tickets, so it’s fortunate when you have great friends that can sell tickets as well because then you get to fucking hang out with them every day. I grew up listening to Korn, they were one of my favorite bands, just more so for the bass playing, vocals, and extremely innovative guitar wise, and not to go off on a tangent but drums; Dave Silveria was a freak! Anyways huge band so, friends and fans makes for a great time.

Avenged Sevenfold has been touring pretty extensively, how are you going to mix up your set for Mayhem?
We’ll try and switch it up, as basic as that sounds. As far as the set, we’re definitely going to put out a bigger, better show so to speak. Hopefully a little bit longer because I know we get complaints about that. Longer, better, bigger.

Click here to read the full interview