But with a new album in the can—their eagerly anticipated sixth full-length, —and a world tour in the works, today is, he says, “day one of pretty much starting the cycle again.
We’re going straight from doing not a whole lot of anything to going at it full force.” But while Vengeance is eager to get back to work with Avenged, he admits that the extended break was much needed. “We needed some time to refresh, regroup and look back on everything we’ve been through.” And indeed, Avenged Sevenfold—singer M.
Avenged Sevenfold are set to release a new album, according to reports.
“My grandpa always said, getting old ain’t for pussies, and that is soooo true,” says a laughing Synyster Gates, co-guitarist in the hard rock force of nature known as Avenged Sevenfold.“If you want to do things right, you have to dig deep for that inspiration.” At age 35, Gates is far from being an old fart, but after 15 years in one of metal’s most notorious party bands you wouldn’t blame him if he wanted to slow down, eat popcorn and binge-watch is a 73-minute extravaganza stuffed with thought-provoking ideas about artificial intelligence and mammoth musical productions like the 16-minute “Exist.” Inspired by the heady writings of astrophysicist Carl Sagan and inventor Ray Kurzweil, the band’s seventh studio album took over a year to write and record, and sounds like it.“These conversations starting leading us to think of how we could portray these things in a musical way.Eventually we landed on the topic of artificial intelligence and its many ramifications.It wouldn’t be cause for anxiety except that, this time, things are a little different.
According to Vengeance, Avenged haven’t performed live in more than a year, the longest such stretch of their career.
In a now deleted Instagram post, Chris Jericho, wrestler and friend to Avenged Sevenfold frontman M.
Shadows, claimed that the album would be titled ‘Voltaic Oceans’ and released on December 9.
Shadows (Matt Sanders), guitarists Vengeance (Zachary Baker) and Synyster Gates (Brian Haner, Jr.), bassist Johnny Christ (Jonathan Seward) and new drummer Arin Ilejay—have been through a lot, to put it mildly.
It could be said that the band’s recent collective experience has been something of, to paraphrase Charles Dickens, the best of times, and the worst of times.
Until December 2009, the band’s lineup consisted of vocalist M.