Avenged Sevenfold’s M.Shadows on new album: “It’s always making left-turns on you”


Avenged Sevenfold recently released the new single “Nobody” from the upcoming album “Life Is But A Dream”, which will be out on June 2, 2023.

A7X frontman M.Shadows recently talked with The Punk Rock MBA about the new album. He said: “I’ve said it to a few people: the thing I keep getting back is Abbey Road-esque. It’s just different; it’s got a bunch of flavours and colours, we don’t stay too long anywhere, it’s kind of in and out. It’s a different mind-set, completely reworked from what we think of as records and how they should be made. And what I mean by that is The Stage is a sprawling sort of vibe the whole time – it’s got a thing going on. But this one we were like, ‘We want to express ideas quickly, and more concise. And we want to use different ways that we’re using our instruments.’ A lot of people think the record’s full of samples – or even Nobody. But there aren’t any. That’s all stuff that we actually went in there and crafted ourselves.”

“I think this record is Beatles-esque in the way that it’s trying to do a bunch of different things, and have a bunch of different flavours. That’s what I’ll say.”

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Abount how the album has everything from “thrash metal” to “funky R&B”, M.Shadows said: “It’s Life Is But A Dream, man! It’s a trip. Without going too deep, because I know people will take this and really worry themselves (laughs), I just want people to sit down and listen to it, and I want them to be shocked, take it in, be happy, smile, feel uncomfortable… there’s all sorts of flavours on it, right? And I think it’ll be interesting when it comes out. I’m super-proud of it, I love it, but The Stage was one sort of vibe, and the vibe on this one is that you can’t really get locked in anywhere. It’s always making left-turns on you.”


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