Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Discusses Decision To Delay Album Until Touring Resumes

Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows has revealed the reason behind the band’s decision to delay their new album’s release until touring resumes.

In October, the band had announced their decision to delay the follow-up to 2016’s The Stage.

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Shadows was asked whether the decision to delay the release of the new album was unanimous or not.

Shadows replied, “No one wants to put out the record if we can’t tour it. The reality is – and no-one wants to hear this – in this day and age, rock’n’roll just takes too long to make: you know, it’s going to be a three-year record to make. And if we put that record out and then we’re locked down for another year, as much as people don’t want to believe this, they are not going to give a sh*t about a record that came out a year prior when it’s time to tour.”

“And so if it’s going to take us two or three years to write a record, we’re not going to put it out if we can’t go play it live. We know the anticipation won’t be there when the tours come around. You see it every day – if you look at iTunes or Spotify and see how quickly it all turns over, it’s just weekly onto the next thing and onto the next thing again,” he added.

“Our whole thing is: if it’s going to take us three years to do a record, we’re going to make sure we can play it live and people are going to be excited about it.”

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