Friday, October 12, 2018

Listen to Atreyu new song 'Super Hero' featuring M.Shadows

Atreyu have released their new album "In Our Wake" and M.Shadows is featured on their new song "Super Hero". You can listen to it here.

“It’s about being your kid’s superhero, so we invited other singers who are fathers to join us,” Brandon explains. “Everyone wrote his own respective part and gave perspective on what fatherhood meant to him. I wanted it to feel like the music from the Soaring Over California ride at Disney’s California Adventure park. It ends on such a huge note and offers a breath of fresh air.”

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Avenged Sevenfold is working on new album

Synyster Gates, during a recent chat with Loudwire Nights, revealed that Avenged Sevenfold is in the early stages of writing for their next album: "We’re definitely working on stuff and I’m really excited about the stuff that we’re working on," revealed Gates. "We’re not full, in the throes, shoulder to shoulder writing music yet but we’re exchanging ideas and hanging and we’re very much interested … in the brainstorming aspect, the meeting of the minds kind of thing that we do before we write a record."

Gates continued, "We all come together and philosophize and pontificate to each other and just kind of say, ‘Hey, I want it to sound like this. What do you want it to sound like?’ The coolest thing is, we are such on the same page like never before. Our best records and my favorites and certainly the most successful have been where we’re all on the same page. So I’m excited about it. We don’t have much to show for it yet. It’s still early on, but we’re working on a bunch of stuff.”

M.Shadows updates fans about his vocal conditions

M.Shadows has told Revolver Magazine in a new interview that his condition has improved after a blood blister on his vocal cords forced Avenged Sevenfold to cancel the summer tour with Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace. Communicating via e-mail, since he's still on vocal rest, M.Shadows explained: "Luckily, I didn't have surgery. I was just put on a long vocal rest until the swelling went down. A lot of singers get this at some point, so it's nothing to worry about. I've already been cleared to start humming and doing light warm-ups."

When asked what has been the hardest part about having to remain silent over the past two months, M.Shadows responded: "Not speaking when you are out in public is tough. People don't understand and think you're full of shit."

Asked if he had to take any special precautions or go on a particular diet while recovering, M.Shadows said: "I'm always on a diet for singing, also acid reflux pills and lots of water. I could probably start singing very soon but I'm going to take this recovery slow just to make sure everything is as strong as it can be. I'll be ready to roll for the next record."

M.Shadows: "I want Metal music to be taken seriously in our modern culture"

M.Shadows says that he wants heavy metal music "to be taken seriously in our modern culture."

As streaming continues to eat away at sales, rock and roll has slipped from its place as the leading genre in the country.

While rock is far and away the leader in physical album sales, the genre's portion of audio on-demand streams is dwarfed by hip-hop and R&B. In its annual midyear report, Nielsen Music noted that hip-hop and R&B accounted for eight of the ten most popular artists. Drake and Kendrick Lamar took the top spots.

Asked by Kerrang! magazine for his thoughts on music streaming and how numbers in rock and heavy metal are so low, M.Shadows said: "There is a little bit of tribalism going on within the music industry. We talk to fans all the time that simply want a physical product and don't see the need to move on to more contemporary ways of listening. I respect that more than I did a few years ago. It's not how I see the world, though, and I feel it's one of the reasons rock and metal don't have a spot at the table. But, again, I respect it."

The singer, who said that he "cannot see CDs surviving another two years," continued: "As for me, I want rock music to have a voice. I want metal music to be taken seriously in our modern culture, and to do that, you have to show the world that there are rock and metal bands that can make a significant dent. As of now, that's been a problem for the genre as a whole."

Monday, September 24, 2018

Avenged Sevenfold releases new version of 'Mad Hatter' after fan complaints

Avenged Sevenfold have released a new version of their song "Mad Hatter" following backlash over the original version's mix. Many fans pointed out flaws in its sound when the track was first released on Monday (Sept. 17).

M.Shadows released a statement on the situation, calling the first time he heard the song on the radio an "Oh shit" moment. "Hey guys and gals - I hope you are all doing well," he wrote. "I just wanted to update you on a situation with 'Mad Hatter.' We saw some complaints about the mix and we totally agree with you! We were pushing the limits in a lot of different ways and once the compression of streaming services and radio got a hold of it the clarity becomes muddied. I heard it on the radio and was like 'Oh shit!'"

He continued, "The good news is we live in a world where you can quickly fix your mistakes and we have done just that. On Monday all streaming services and radio will switch to this new version with more clarity but we wanted you to get it here first. Check out this link. We hope you enjoy and have a great weekend."

Friday, September 21, 2018

M.Shadows on new EP, voice rehab, favorite new music and Vinnie Paul

Avenged Sevenfold had to cancel its headlining tour due to vocal damage that M.Shadows sustained from a viral infection. "A blood blister has formed on my vocal folds and is preventing them from vibrating properly," he revealed at the time. "Luckily, doctors feel that three months of no singing and voice rest should get my cords back on track."

The setback hasn't stopped the band from ringing in the fall in style, however: They have a massive new song, "Mad Hatter," written for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and an imminent new EP, Black Reign (available now here), featuring the four tracks they've contributed to the Call of Duty franchise over the years. M.Shadows is excited about it all and wants to talk about it — the only problem is that he's still in the period of doctor-mandated voice rest.

Fortunately, M.Shadows is allowed to respond to emails and Revolver Magazine sent him some questions. You can read some excerpts below.

Avenged Sevenfold's new EP 'Black Reign' is officially out

'Black Reign', the new Avenged Sevenfold's EP which include all songs written for Call of Duty franchise, is officially out. Click here to buy 'Black Reign'.