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Gulf News Talk Abu Dhabi, The Evolution Of Avenged Sevenfold’s Music And More With M Shadows.
April 28, 2012, 9:28 am
Filed under: Arin Ilejay, Avenged Sevenfold, Fans, Interviews, News

Gulf News got the chance to speak with M Shadows before Avenged Sevenfold blow the roof off of the FLASH Forum about visiting Abu Dhabi for the first time, how Avenged Sevenfold’s music has evolved, playing with Metallica, continuing the band being the right decision and winning over fans in the Middle East.

Avenged Sevenfold frontman M Shadows is happy to admit that he doesn’t know a great deal about Abu Dhabi. “Most Americans know it is a rich place and I’ve seen some stuff in the movies,” he says, over a shaky phone line from Los Angeles. “I have had friends that have been out there on business and they say it is a beautiful place, great architecture and golf courses. Other than that, well, we are an open book.”


“The metalcore thing was a very young thing for us, I mean, we haven’t put out a metalcore album in 10 years. We’ve always listened to bands like Metallica and Pantera, and our sound just evolved and we were suddenly bored of throwing out 50 riffs in one song,” he says. “There was a lot more screaming on Nightmare than on the previous album, but it’s not a conscious decision, we try to make the best songs possible. If you sit down and try to write a song in a particular style you are shooting yourself in the foot.”

Metalcore, with their limited shelf-life, never filled arenas however; so has the band had to change things up as the audiences shift from their hundreds to tens of thousands, we wonder? “It hasn’t really changed anything,” Shadows says. “The shows have got bigger, there’s more production — it’s more exciting — [but] the audiences haven’t changed with the venues.”


7 Comments so far
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“AX7” Nice ^^

Comment by Anonymous

AX7 is a more common abbreviation than you realize especially outside of the states.

Comment by joel

Oh gosh, the mistakes in this article…-_______-

Comment by Alyssa

Yeah there are spelling mistakes in this article but it’s readable and makes sense….much easier to read than a roughly translated interview from Japanese.

Comment by ZombieGirl

are there any other bands opening for A7X on this tour? or are they just playing shows by themselves? just curious

Comment by steve

There have been local-ish bands opening.

Comment by deathbatnews

Having to open up for AvengedSevenfold must be an honor.

Comment by Caulin

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