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Avenged Sevenfold In Kerrang!: The Kings’ Speech.
October 12, 2013, 8:17 pm
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold, Interviews, Publications, Zacky Vengeance

Zacky Vengeance spoke to Kerrang! Magazine about Avenged Sevenfold scoring their first #1 album in the UK, some people being less than thrilled with their success and returning to the UK on tour. You can purchase this issue on newsstands now or digitally from Google Play.

“With any success, a lot of voices come out, and you start hearing a lot more opinions on the matter,” he admits. “We’ve provoked very strong reactions in both directions since day one, and coming from a very humble hardcore scene in Orange County, California, and being a band that has gone on to put out ballads, we’ve gotten the worst of it off of that.”

The guitarist refused to be drawn on the direction nature of the Machine Head frontman’s criticism, sighing, “My only comment [on Robb] is that I really, truly hate to see any sort of divide in rock and metal.

I think everyone’s trying to come together and bring up other bands along the way, and we’ve always been really blessed to have bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden take us under their wing and say nice things about us,” he adds. “When you have that, you really are so appreciative, and we hope to do the same for younger, up-and-coming bands, because we’re just not ready to give over the throne of rock and metal to a bunch of bands that blow on jugs and play tambourines!”

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Did someone from Avenged Sevenfold piss in Robb Flynn’s Metamucil? Robert should use all the energy he’s wasting on mouthing off about A7X to write new Machine Head songs. Maybe it’ll help them debut with more than 17K albums sold in their first week and higher than #22.

Comment by Deathbat News

Hahaha, so true. He’s butthurt and trying to drum up publicity. How convenient they’re working on an album too! I hate to use this argument because 99% of the time it’s juvenile and untrue, but the guy really does seem so jealous of their success. People seem to think that because you got success than you’re a sellout. Makes no sense to me.

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Comment by Anonymous

OMG the sass, I love it #webadtheymad

Comment by Loghen

I love that the guys are showing so much more maturity than Robb. Yet another reason to love them!

Comment by Lindsey

I believe it was the incomparable M Shadows who said, “the closer to the top I get the more they take aim.”

Comment by Anonymous

That’s such an awesome lyric, I never thought about it in this context.

Comment by Anonymous

I got the magazine for myself on Thursday and it was great to see the guys holding their Number One commemorative plaque for Hail To The King.

All this crap with Flynn is stupid. I thought he was a grown man who would support rock/metal but obviously not. Yes like you said, maybe Robb should be writing new Machine Head songs that will get them to number 1.

Jealousy’s an ugly word.

Comment by Ellie

hahahah, Flynn is an old hag XD

Comment by lustandcoffee

Haha, yeah he’s getting on a bit xD

Comment by Ellie

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