Monday, November 12, 2018

M.Shadows annoyed by music sites that "blow things out of proportion"

In the brand new issue of Metal Hammer magazine, M.Shadows was asked if it "really annoys" him when certain music web sites types "blow things out of proportion." He responded: "It annoys me when something cool or relevant happens and it doesn't get written about. Then, other times, they will take one line from some random interview and blow everything out of proportion. Blind follow the blind. If one web site picks it up, then they all have to. Why not write your own articles? I wish press and fans cared more about the songs than other bullshit that comes along with it. A lot of records and bands are successful or fail based off initial sentiment. For instance, you see one article with a strong opinion all over the place and it dominates the narrative. I wish people would think for themselves. There's not a lot of that going on these days."

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Zacky V and Synyster Gates nominated for MusicRadar's 'Best Metal Guitarist' Award 2018

MusicRadar has nominated Zacky V and Synyster Gates in the 'Best Metal Guitarist’ category! You can decide the winners by casting your votes here!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Avenged Sevenfold talk about writing and recording 'The Stage' in first 'Breakdown' episode

In the first episode of Avenged Sevenfold's "Breakdown" series, M.Shadows and Synyster Gates talk about the writing and recording process for the song "The Stage". Check it out below.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Avenged Sevenfold to release a new series called "Breakdown"

Avenged Sevenfold announced that they'll release a new series called "Breakdown" where will be shown the recording process of various songs. The first episode will focus on 'The Stage' and will be released today. Below you can watch the video preview.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Zacky Vengeance said that cancel summer tour "it was devastating"

Zacky Vengeance recently spoke with KROCK's "Raincast" podcast. You can read some excerpts below.

Zacky Vengeance: "We're not gonna be happy until we're playing stadiums"

Zacky Vengeance was asked by Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR radio station in a new interview if there are any plans for the band to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2019. He responded: "We definitely should do something to celebrate. There's really not any plans.

"It's pretty wild to think that we've been doing this for 20 years, which is… well over half of my entire life has been with Avenged Sevenfold, and happily," he continued. "I mean, jeez, we all have our moments where you get a little burnt on certain things, but I think if you were to ask any member of our band, this is definitely the highlight of the better half of each of our lives. So, with that said, man, we still feel like we have a long way to go; we're just getting started. We have a lot of great music left to write. Our concerts need to get a whole lot bigger, because we're not gonna be happy until we're playing stadiums. And that's just where our heads are at; that's always been our mentality. Whether or not we get there is to be determined, but, man, the older we get, I think the more fun we have doing this. We've put the years of grinding behind us, but, with that said, we always find new reasons to push ourselves even harder as we get older, and play longer sets and try to be more ambitious musically."

Zacky added: "But it's just a wild ride, man — 20 years. I can't even believe it."

Synyster Gates: "99.9 percent of Avenged Sevenfold's income is generated through touring"

Synyster Gates was recently interviewed by WSOU 89.5 FM. You can read some excerpts below.