Kanye West credited as the inspiration behind this heavy metal band


It appears that Kanye west has some pretty unexpected fans!

Avenged Sevenfold is a heavy metal band formed in Huntington Beach, California in 1999. The band is working hard on their eighth studio album, which has apparently been heavily influenced by the work of Kanye West.

In an interview with Metal Hammer, singer Mr. Shadows revealed that the new album is “heavily influenced by Kanye West”.

Avenged Sevenfold reveals his new music is inspired by Kanye West


The lead singer has revealed that there are “so many influences” when it comes to making their new album, but he named Kanye West as lead.

“We’re very influenced by Kanye West,” Shadows said. “The thing about Kanye is that he’s inspired by such great soul music.”

“I didn’t grow up with that stuff,” Shadows added. “My dad listened to Boston and Alice Cooper. I didn’t have that taste of black music and old soul.

“So delving deep into jazz musicians… we’re not trying to make a jazz record, but the chord changes and progresses open our eyes,” he added.

Shadows admits new music has been delayed by pandemic

Avenged Sevenfold in concert at the Download Festival

Shadows also admitted the pandemic caused delays, but gave fans a rough timeline as to when they can expect new music.

“In January, we will finish the strings of the disc,” he explained. “The record has been recorded for a year, but we couldn’t put the real strings in because we couldn’t fly to Prague.”

“When an orchestra has to distance themselves socially and they aren’t sitting next to each other, they can go out of tune, and we’ve finally come to a place where we can use this 70-piece orchestra. as we wanted, ”he said. added. “We finish the record in February, mix it in March. “

Some fans are excited… Other fans? Not really!

Avenged Sevenfold in concert at the Download Festival

Fans admittedly had mixed reactions to the news.

Love @kanyewest! ” a fan tweeted. “He’s not just an influential rapper, he influences all music. He’ll be up there with Michael Jackson, Prince, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan.

“This will be the weirdest Sevenfold album of all time lmao,” said another added. “Well, that can’t be good,” another wrote.

“I hope it’s Kanye pre-Kardashian because that’s where the sparkle was,” noted another one.

Who is Avenged Sevenfold?

Avenged Sevenfold, often abbreviated as A7X, currently features band members Mr. Shadows as the lead vocalist, Synyster Doors as lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Zacky Revenge as a rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist, Johnny Christ as bassist and backing vocalist, and Brooks wackerman as the group’s drummer.

All except Wackerman are original members of the group. The band’s original drummer, The Rev, also known as the Rev. Tholomew Plague, died on December 28, 2009. After being found unconscious at his home in Huntington Beach, a toxicology report later revealed that he had died of a drug overdose.

Avenged Sevenfold at Sheffield Arena

Shortly after his death, the band dedicated their fifth studio album, “Nightmare”, to the late drummer, as well as several songs including “So Far Away” and “Fiction,” which The Rev had written before his death.

In an interview with Hard Drive Radio, Shadows explained that “The strangest thing about it [the album] is there a song on the album called ‘Fiction’ [a nickname the Rev gave himself] which started with the title “Death”. And that was the last song The Rev wrote for the album, and when he returned it, he said, ‘That’s it, this is the last song on this album.’ And then, three days later, he died.

The band’s debut album “Sounding the Seventh Trumpet” began with a metalcore sound that continued into the second album, “Waking the Fallen”. The band’s style morphed into a mix of heavy metal and hard rock for their third album, “City of Evil”.

Their fourth album, “Avenged Sevenfold”, continued to be a success. “Nightmare” was their fifth album and their first album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2010. The band’s sixth studio album, “Hail to the King,” was released in 2013 and the band surprised fans dropping “The Stage” on October 28, 2016. It was the band’s first concept album and featured a more progressive metal sound than their metalcore roots.

Avenged Sevenfold at Sheffield Arena

Fans aren’t sure what to expect from this new album, but with inspiration from Kanye West, fans can expect the band’s new sound to be unlike anything they’ve ever heard. previously.


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