Monday, January 5, 2015

M.Shadows: "We just do the opposite of what people expect from us"

China Daily has interviewed M.Shadows, you can read some excerpts below:

With the current lineup, including guitarists and backing vocalists Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates, bassist Johnny Christ, and drummer Arin Ilejay, the band performed at a number of musical events in 2014, including Download Festival in Britain in June.

"So much was made out of a new band taking the step and I'm glad we nailed it. Also it feels like something we have been aiming for our whole careers," said M.Shadows.

According to Sanders, they wanted to be cool so they named the band, Avenged Sevenfold, from the book of Genesis in the Bible. There's never been a defining moment for the band's success but a "gradual steady climb", he adds.

The band's new studio album may be ready for release in 2016.

Sanders says that all the albums they have made were different because they easily get bored with old sounds and are always looking at ways to evolve.

"Whether that's good is up to the individual listener. We just do the opposite of what people expect from us. We do what interests us at the time. We have no interest in working on a sound for a couple of years and then touring on that album and then getting back in the studio and doing the same sound all over again."

Click here to read the full interview.