Friday, March 23, 2018

Avenged Sevenfold could begin work on new album this fall

Avenged Sevenfold frontman M.Shadows has told ABC Radio that the band could start working on the new album this fall. "Maybe October, November we'll start thinking about getting together and just throwing ideas around," the singer said. "We usually don't even write anything the first few weeks, we just kinda talk and show each other things: 'Here's some chords, here's some ideas, what do we want this thing to sound like?' So that's still in the early stages. But it's exciting."

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Synyster Gates on Judas Priest's Glenn Tipton retirement from touring: "It's really sad"

Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates was recently interviewed by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station. You can read some excerpts below.

Avenged Sevenfold will start working on new album at the end of the year

In an interview with Billboard, Avenged Sevenfold's M.Shadows says they're still dealing with the lawsuit (Warner Bros.), but they're excited to hit the road this summer with Prophets Of Rage. They're also potentially going to start work on a new album at the end of the year, depending on what their tour schedule is.

"We have a couple things we're looking at, but right now we're still dealing with the label situation, the lawsuit [with Warner Bros. ], so we've still got a couple of things we have to clean up before we move on to the next record. For us right now we're going to do [the tour], and by the time we get to September, we're either going to South America or we're not, and if we don't, then we'll start thinking about the next record."

Monday, March 5, 2018

Avenged Sevenfold announce "End Of The World Tour" with Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace

Avenged Sevenfold just announced "End Of The World Tour" and features Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace.

"We're proud to tour with Prophets Of Rage andThree Days Grace. this summer across America," says Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M.Shadows. "We see this tour as an opportunity to create an event with special bands and different generations of rock fans. From the moment you arrive at the venue until the last note is played, we're hoping to give you the time of your life."

July 22 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center* °
July 25 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Theater* °
July 26 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theater* °
July 31 – Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center* °
Aug 01 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live* °
Aug 03 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion* °
Aug 04 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center**
Aug 06 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center* °
Aug 07 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre* °
Aug 09 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage* °
Aug 11 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre* °
Aug 12 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center* °
Aug 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion* °
Aug 17 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena*
Aug 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater* °
Aug 21 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphiteatre* °
Aug 22 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum*
Aug 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre* °
Aug 30 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center*
Sept 01 – Dallas, TX – Starplex, Pavilion* °
Sept 02 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion* °

* With Prophets of Rage plus Three Days Grace and very special guests

** With Prophets of Rage plus very special guests

° Included in Ticket to Rock 2018 bundle program.

Monday, February 19, 2018

How well do you know the lyrics to Avenged Sevenfold’s “Nightmare”?

You'd be lying if you said you didn't play this Avenged Sevenfold song on repeat because we certainly did! How well do you remember the lyrics to Avenged Sevenfold's "Nightmare"? Try our quiz below:

Sunday, February 18, 2018

M.Shadows credits 'ambition' and 'luck' for Avenged Sevenfold's commercial success

M.Shadows spoke to Wichita's 89.1 KMUW about the fact that Avenged Sevenfold is one of only a few newer bands that are able to fill arenas in North America. "I think that there's a lot of ambition that goes into it but also a lot of luck. We were around in a time when we were able to hit the tail end of MTV and we were able to hit the tail end of record sales. That set us on our path to be one of those last bands that had that kind of push that a lot of bands nowadays aren't going to be able to get. I think there's definitely some luck involved."

He continued: "This [current North American headlining] tour has surprised me the most because we're 18 years into our career and these are the best ticket sales we've ever had. Most of these shows are selling out and they're selling out quick, so I think it has to do with an accumulation of time and if you continually put on a good show and try to do the right moves and try to put out good records. After a while, there's less and less bands at these big shows so the fans, when you come to their city, it's an event. I think that's important, that you make it an event for them so that every time you come through they want to come out."

Zacky Vengeance: "Heavy Metal genre is due for a revival"

In a brand new interview with the Omaha World-Herald, Zacky Vengeance spoke about the fact that not a lot of metal bands other than his group, Metallica and Iron Maiden are big enough to play arenas.

"I think it's due for a revival," Zacky said. "It's gonna take the right bands. Metal and rock fans are definitely there. They love it. They live for it".

"Metallica is selling out arenas. We're selling out arenas. When a young and upcoming band like a new System Of A Down or new Rage Against The Machine comes, people take note of it. All it's gonna take is catching a radio programmer's ear, and people are gonna catch on.

"In the pop and hip-hop world, there's a lot of garbage. I love all kinds of music, but when the right band comes, we're gonna see a resurgence."