Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Synyster Gates: "When Jimmy was alive, he was writing for Avenged on guitar mainly..."

Synyster Gates was interviewed by Ultimate Guitar, here's an excerpt:

Did you know from the outset that Avenged Sevenfold was going to be a two-guitar driven band? 
Yeah, it was definitely a guitar-driven band. When Matt [M. Shadows] writes a song he's writing on guitar and when Jimmy [the Rev] was alive, he was writing for Avenged on guitar mainly. We borrowed some elements from our old band Pinkly Smooth in songs like "Fiction" and "A Little Piece of Heaven" and that's very much Jimmy on the piano doing his thing. But songs like "Brompton cocktail" or "Afterlife" are very much Jimmy sitting down on the guitar. Everybody comes from that punk rock band and everybody's had a guitar in their hands at a certain point leading the band or their own entities. So yeah, it made sense - I knew it was gonna be guitar-oriented. 

Click here to read the full interview