Avenged Sevenfold Frontman M. Shadows Gives Update On New Album: “70 Percent Of The Record Is Done”

Avenged Sevenfold’s forthcoming eighth studio album is almost done! In a recent interview with Minnesota radio station, 93X, frontman M. Shadows shared that the new project is 70 percent complete but have some things that can’t be completed due to…

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Posted on February 26, 2021

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Avenged Sevenfold’s forthcoming eighth studio album is almost done!

In a recent interview with Minnesota radio station, 93X, frontman M. Shadows shared that the new project is 70 percent complete but have some things that can’t be completed due to the ongoing global health crisis.

“We’re working on stuff,” Shadows shared. “We have pretty much 70 percent of the record done.”

Shadows’ shared that the band has a few things left to complete on the record, however with the current state of the world, they are unable to.

“We have some things we can’t finish right now because of COV!D, string players, et cetera,” Shadows explained. “We know Andy [Wallace, longtime Avenged Sevenfold mixer] doesn’t wanna travel, or his management doesn’t want him to travel because of COV!D. So there’s just a lot of things going on.”

Additionally, with touring currently on hold, it just doesn’t make sense to the band to release the record, as touring is a crucial part of their album cycle.

“It doesn’t make sense for us right now to put out a record and not be able to tour it,” Shadows added. “The world has changed. Putting out a record on Spotify without touring for a rock band, it just doesn’t make sense to us. So we’re going to wait till everything is back, then we’ll come out with the record, finish it up, and all will be good.”

Watch the full interview with Shadows below.

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Furthermore, In a recent interview with Kerrang!, Shadows revealed that their forthcoming new album is unlike anything that they’ve done before and that it is a “completely new direction” for the band.

Shadows continued, “we’ve had strings on every record, but the new record sounds nothing like The Stage – it’s a completely new direction, and it sounds nothing like anything we’ve done, That’s all I’ll say about it: it’s over the top, and it’s very eclectic and wild!”

The forthcoming eighth studio album will be the follow-up to their 2016 project, The Stage.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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