1.. Introduce AVENGED SEVENFOLD to
the outside world. (Who is who in the
band, what is he doing in daily life and what was the main goal
Matt Shadows- during the day I look for things constantly to
improve the band.
Sometimes I go to work. My goal was to combine different styles
of metal and
hardcore and create a band with our own signature sound.
Zacky Vengeance- I rock the shadow axe
The Reverend Tholomew Plague is one something...
Justin Sane- I play the bass
I'm the infamous Synyster Gaytes & I rape and pillage the
b.. How did you get hooked up with GOODLIFE, what did you knew
label before siging to it and what do you expect from the new
Shadows ~ We sent in a 5 song demo and Ed called us back and
said he was
ready to move forward with us. I knew most of the bands on Good
out to be big bands and do very well, so we were very excited. I
from all different musical influences to enjoy the cd. There is
metal, punk and hardcore which makes a good mix.
Zacky~ I knew about goodlife from several years back when i
bought the one
king down\ spirit of youth split. I checked out there website
they had put out some awesome albums so we decided to send them
The Reverend ~ I have no clue how they found us but I did alot
masturbating after they did...
c.. What's the current state of the Californian scene lately?
when big bands like STRIFE quitted and are there some new bands
we have to
keep an eye open for?
Shadows ~ The cali scene is fine. There are so many bands from
County area. Bands I'm sure you've heard of such as Eighteen
Throwdown, Adamantium, Death by Stereo. These bands have taken
the place of
all the bands that have called it quits. New bands that I'd
watch out for
from California are "Taken" and "Bleeding
Through." Also watch out for our
freinds in " From Autumn to Ashes. ' Congrats on the Ferret
Zacky ~ As far as the scene goes in california Its a big scene
with alot of
kids and bands. sometimes the politics of it all gets in the way
just getting along and having fun together which is what it
should really be
all about. As far as the bigger cali bands that are no longer
around, i feel
that they will always be alive in the sense that they have
inspired soo many
bands and kids. Everyone finds a time when they need to move on
they do it gives other kids a chance to carry on where they left
off. As far
as new good bands...Id say watch out for the new Guns and Roses
Axl is back
and fatter then ever!! haha...Definately watch out for our
friends in From
Autumn to Ashes even though there not from california. Oh Yah
and Death by
Stereo fuckin rules!
The Reverend ~ I'm sure Europe mourns the loss of Strife but
none of us
d.. Does AVENGED SEVENFOLD holds any political message or is
general message you want to spread with the band? (like
vegetarianism or whatever)
zacky~ Im sure we all have our own beliefs but we keep them out
of our music
because there personal and we dont want to force anything onto
e.. Which bands or what style would you compare AVENGED
SEVENFOLD to and
what's the ultimate goal you want to reach with the band.
Shadows ~ The ultimate goal would be to take the band as far as
have alot of fun. I want the band to eventually write a whole
album that we
are all 100% happy with. Production wise, and music wise. That
would be my
main goal for this band.
Zacky~ were such a wide range of music that its hard to
really just stick to one thing our goal is to maintain our own
write music we love... our roots lie deep within the metal and
scene..this is what we grew up loving..We just throw in the
hardcore, the epic melodies of power metal and the raw emotion
of rock and
roll..I personally dont want people to just listen to our
music...I want them
to really feel it and become it....
The Reverend ~ To me we sound more like a metal band than
hardcore band. But
we concentrate on the energy no matter what style it is compared
f.. How did each of you got involved with Hardcore and what are
memories about it.
Shadows ~ I got involved with hardcore my sophmore year in high
my neighbor. She gave me a Gorilla Biscuts album. I've been
metal since fifth grade. The best moments for me have been going
with all my friends and having a good time.
Zacky ~ I was always a punk kid...Punk and hardcore and metal
all share a
certain attitude that me and all my friends have grown up with
so it is only
natural to be a part of it...It has been soo good to me..Its
what I live
for...Going into Westbeach studios and being able to cut an
album at the same
place responsible for all the albums i grew up listening to was
a dream come
The Reverend ~ Shadows and I grew up together and he's the one
who got me
into hardcore, but we all have other principle interests in
music. The mix of
styles helps with the writing.
Sane ~ My best memory of hardcore is every show Avenged
Synyster ~ They asked me to play, so I did
g.. I guess sooner or later we will see AVENGED SEVENFOLD over
Europe. Did you ever been here and if no, what do you expect
Shadows ~ Never been there. I hear they have the best crowds.
Kids are really
into it there. I can't wait to travel there and play for them.
We would love
to tour there ASAP. (hint Ed)
Zacky ~ I went to europe when i was really young to visit
havent been back since but i am looking forward to it sooo
much!! I hear the
Kids over there give the kids over here a run for there money.
hafta see it to believe it. Oh yah and mothers lock up your
daughters when we
come to town haha.
The Reverend ~ We've never been there but we're amped about
getting to go and
we hope all the metal and hardcore fans live up to their
Synyster ~ Round up the Pussy...
h.. Why did you pick AVENGED SEVENFOLD as a bandname? Any
Shadows ~ I always thought Avenged Sevenfold kinda sticks in
your head. It
means you get punished seven times for all your sins when you
die. The name
has a cool meaning and a nice ring to it. But lately people have
complaining about not being able to remember the name. Oh well,
Zacky~ basically what Shadows said. Its the mark that God put
after he killed Abel. What goes around comes around sort of
The Reverend ~ I didnt pick the name so eat a horses balls
i.. What's your opinion about religion into Hardcore? Does any
AVENGED SEVENFOLD holds any special religion?
Shadows ~ I dont care what a band talks about or preaches, as
long as it
doesn't effect me. I listen to music more for the musical part
and not so
much the message. Bands can say whatever they want. I don't
really care. Oh,
and our religion is heavy fucking metal...
Zacky~ People can do whatever they want.... as far as us when
its rock and
roll time we keep our beliefs at home. If what your doings not
anyone then I dont have a problem...
The Reverend ~ Most of Shadows lyics express alot of deep
but you definatly couldnt call them religious opinions in any
way. The lyrics
are about what matters to us, which is not wealthy religious
Synyster ~ It shouldn't be there...
j.. What other interests do you have besides the band?
Shadows ~ Going to shows, playing basketball and fishing
Zacky~ I love my friends (avenged sevenfold assault team) and my
sevenfold. I love to rock and roll. Music is my life. Nothing
matters to me. If you take any of those 3 things away from me
Synyster ~ The Pussy in Tokyo
The Reverend ~ I'm going to engineer a plane crash during the
tour so that I
can experience eating the flesh of the first human that dies.
interested in that. Also, I would like o attend a freinds
k.. Anything else I forgot to ask or do you want to say some
Zacky ~ I wanna thank Ed Goodlife for being so rad to us and you
sure to visit avengedsevenfold.com or goodliferecordings.com for
and greatest. Oh yah and to all the ladies Im available!
The Reverend ~ Make sure and add the red light district to the
tour for a few
days, and don't est too much shit!
Shadows ~ We wanna thanks all the kids that support us and buy
the cd or help
in any way. Also wanna thank Ed for all of his support. He's
done nothin but
help us and put 110% into us.