Thursday, June 26, 2014

M.Shadows: "People will always call you sell out. In fact I think..."

M.Shadows answered some questions from fans on Hail To The King: Deathbat forum:

Avenged have been referred to as "sellouts" for making a mobile game, what is your take on this?
People will always call you sell out. In fact I think I used to call Green Day "sellouts" when I was 12 because they were on the radio. Funny thing is, I found out about them because they were on the radio. We all have the right to be ignorant when we are young. We have been called "sellouts" for every single record we have done. When the reality is we just do what interests us and put it out there. We don't force anyone to buy anything from us. As for a game, I could understand if we just slapped our name on something and had nothing to do with it, but we have put our blood sweat and time into this "indie" game. Funded it ourselves etc. etc. No publisher, just a group of friends doing something cool. If it's good or not is for you to decide. I remember when Metallica were "sellouts" because they made a music video for the song "One". Talk about overreacting. Then it became the norm. I think it would be pretty cool if games became the norm since no one plays videos on TV anymore. 

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