Avenged Sevenfold is now booking shows for the next summer, after a long forced break due to a throat problem of singer M.Shadows.
Speaking on Louder Than Life Festival’s Twitch channel, M.Shadows is still keeping fairly quiet on what the sound of the follow-up to The Stage will be like, but at least fans finally have a bit of a timeframe for the release.
“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.”
In February 2021, M.Shadows confirmed that the album was “70 per cent” done, but mixer Andy Wallace was unable to travel due to COVID.