Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates: “Hallucinogenic drugs have been the foundation of my mental and artistic wellness”

Synyster Gates

Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates spoke about the impact of psychedelic drugs they have had on his “artistic and mental wellness”.

Gates posted a tweet about the “How To Change Your Mind” docuseries, which talks about the stories of different drugs. Gates has also admitted that he has been a “enthusiast” of mind-altering drugs since his teens.

He said: “Hallucinogenic Drugs have been the foundation of my mental and artistic wellness. Those I’m closest to know I’ve been an enthusiast since I was in my early teens. I’ve never told my stories outside of my inner circle. This docu [How To Change Your Mind] is a game changer.”

He continued: “The feelings and explorations I’ve had during LSD, psilocybin, and 5meo DMT sessions have been transcendent to say the least. From them, I demand full strength experiences from my relationships and art. I demand that they make me feel something greater than normal filters allow.”

He added: “When I finished How to Change Your Mind, I felt compelled to share. There are so many mental health issues that these medicines do wonders for. As an ‘antiestablishment’ mind, I am disgusted by by both parties of our political system. The accounts of their greed are glaring. I hope that if you find this interesting, you proceed down this road with the utmost caution. There are so many bad actors in this genre and also, a lot of these treatments are illegal.”


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