Huntington Beach, California-based American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold has an important place in the heavy metal industry since the day they were founded in 1999. Throughout their career, they’ve released 7 studio albums and got nominated for plenty of awards. And now, they are working on their next project, a new album. Finally, we’ve got some information about that upcoming album. And that information is coming directly from the band. From Avenged Sevenfold’s singer Matthew Charles Sanders.
Matthew Charles Sanders (also known as M. Shadows)was a guest at That Space Zebra Show hosted by Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland, Blackcraft founder Bobby Schubenski and Strange Kids’ Josh Balz. During his appearance, M. Shadows shared some information about their upcoming album. Mostly about the date of it.
He first talked about why there isn’t any information about it:
“The reason we don’t say much about the music is because we find that every single word we say about it just gets spun off, and there’s no way to describe music; it’s, like, ‘Oh, it’s heavy, it’s fast…’ What are we gonna say about it?’ It’s a work of art that we’ve worked on for a long time, we had a bunch of personal things that we’ll explain later… But we’re booking shows for next summer, and the record will be out before then.”
The World Has Changed
That’s pretty understandable since they are focusing on their work and everyone will see when the time comes. Even though we aren’t sure about how much of the album is done, M. Shadows stated in an interview last February that they’ve completed 70 percent of it and there were some things that they are not able to do due to Covid-19. Now that covid restrictions are easing up while more and more people getting the vaccine they might able to finish those stuff to finish their album.
He talks about the changing situation of the world over and over in his speeches.
It doesn’t make sense for us right now to put out a record and not be able to tour it. The world has changed. Putting out a record on Spotify without touring for a rock band, it just doesn’t make sense to us. So we’re gonna wait till everything is back, then we’ll come out with the record, finish it up, and all will be good.”
Even though we haven’t got any “exact” date for the upcoming Avenged Sevenfold album, at least now know how to build our expectations about it.