Wednesday, May 28, 2014

M.Shadows: "Jimmy recorded all of those drums in one take..."


Below you will find an excerpt from the article of Metal Hammer about the secrets of Avenged Sevenfold:


"Jimmy recorded all of those drums in one take," explains Shadows of their 2001 debut album, Sounding The Seventh Trumpet. "There was a bunch of mistakes but he was like, 'It's one take, it's gonna be cool!' Ha Ha Ha! But it was a learning process."

"It was completely raw," offers Zacky on the band's promising but flawed debut. "We didn't know what we were doing! We went there with a million ideas and laid them down with a tiny budget. Listening to it, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but the ideas were there."

"We were 17, and we were writing that record on acoustic guitars in class," Shadows adds.

"We just wrote a bunch of songs but we didn't know anything about recording or click tracks or production, so we just wrote songs that a bunch of 17-year-olds would write."

Click here to read the article