Thursday, July 24, 2014

Zacky Vengeance: "We basically decided, “We don’t care what anyone thinks about us, this is..."

Revolver Magazine has interviewed Zacky Vengeance, you can read an excerpt below:

You can really hear the beginnings of “the Avenged Sevenfold sound” on this album.
Yeah. On our first album, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, we were listening to more obscure heavy-metal bands and hardcore bands. But this time, it was like Matt was listening to Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven, I was listening to Metallica’s …And Justice For All and Master of Puppets, and Brian was bringing in all this Iron Maidenesque stuff on guitar. It was like we were all realizing that it was okay to like these really huge metal bands, and we wanted to incorporate some of that stuff. We weren’t afraid of what our peers were gonna say… At that time, where we come from, it wasn’t cool to not be an underground metal or hardcore band, so for us to throw in the influence of bands that had actually had some mainstream success was kind of risky. But it was what we loved, man, and we were incorporating all of those things. We basically decided, “We don’t care what anyone thinks about us—this is music we love to make! Let’s do it!”

Click here to read the full interview.