Thursday, April 3, 2014

M.Shadows: "We’re looking at classic songs that open albums like..."

Loudwire has interviewed M.Shadows, below an excerpt:

‘Shepherd of Fire’ has been huge for you guys. It definitely paints a picture in your head and I wanted to get your take on the inspiration behind that and why you decided to go that direction lyrically with that song.

Lyrically it’s got a lot of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ in it. That was a big song for me growing up by the Rolling Stones. I just really like the idea of, not to be completely corny, but just Satan watching you around every corner. Everything you do, he’s there to help lend a hand or he’s there to push you down. It’s always been a cool concept to me and I wanted to do it in our own sort of way and we wanted to do it to open up the record. We’re looking at classic songs that open albums like ‘Welcome to the Jungle.’ We wanted to add it all together and add our own demonic twist on it.

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  1. Respect the classics, but I think you've lost the edge that A7x has always delivered in your songs. I'm talking God Hates us, Unholy Confessions, Unbound, that stuff. Your newer songs are great, like Shepard of Fire and Hail to the King, but in the next album you should at least make a couple of songs like your older ones.

    1. yup ,something new and old it would be a great mix