A7X Planning For New Album
2012-01-08 by ArchoN | 117 Comments

Matt Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold has confirmed the band are looking to start work on their follow up to 2010’s ‘Nightmare’ as early as this summer in a brief interview with Kerrang! Magazine. This admission allows a sense of relief for fans who feared the band may choose not to continue musically without their late drummer, Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan.
When asked about any new year’s resolutions, Shadows said, “We’ll start thinking about the next record pretty soon. I get this need for us to prove ourselves again. I get anxious and excited about it, so I’m looking forward to starting on that next summer. So we’ll write in the summer, which will be a big, important thing, but I’ve got no idea when we’ll release it.”

Last year’s offering was a poignant release for the band as it marked the legacy of childhood friend Jimmy Sullivan who passed away on December 28th 2009. While the album’s completion followed his death, the band made a conscious effort to keep as much of him visible throughout, even featuring his vocals on ‘Fiction’.

Although the band toured extensively, bearing various backdrops in tribute to their friend, it wasn’t certain as to whether they would continue following the ‘Nightmare’ run. With the two year anniversary of the Rev’s passing recently occurring, Matt was also asked how they’re finding continuing on the road without him.

“It was harder in the beginning but we’re happy to be onstage again now,” explained Matt. “It’s been nearly two years, so we have a better perspective on life. We still miss Jimmy so much, but we’re happy to remember him with the fans by playing his and our songs every night. It’s not as sad as it used to be, it’s more joyous now. If we hadn’t gone back out there, we’d still be in a dark hole, so I’m really proud of the guys for getting up and getting out there.”

As far as the musical direction of the album, nothing has been suggested as of yet. Needless to say Avenged Sevenfold’s return to the studio will mark the beginning of a new chapter in their careers. Although the band are yet to work on any new material for themselves, Matt is currently working on some songs with Tony Lovato for the new Mest album.

Not only will this mark the first album without the Rev’s input, it will also be the first record with ex-Confide drummer Arin Ilejay in the works.

source: http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/169713/9

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adamisbrutal
January 8th 2012

45 Comments


THX A7X BROS!!!!!!!
KEEP METAL IN UR HEAD, OK????

TheFifthEye
January 8th 2012

122 Comments


Meh

Pentagon
January 8th 2012

1998 Comments


m/ can't fucking wait.

dimsim3478
January 8th 2012

4889 Comments


Band is pretty average save for Waking and City.

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adamisbrutal
January 8th 2012

45 Comments


lol everybody remember to gie all there albums a 5/5

jayfatha
January 8th 2012

2883 Comments


Will be 2-3 good songs and a bunch of boring ones

Tyrael
January 8th 2012

20824 Comments


fuck yes

Puzzles
January 8th 2012

3065 Comments


IT'S YOUR FUCKIN' NIGHTMARE

The7thVermicide
January 8th 2012

925 Comments


Sadly in this album Portnoy won't be the drummer ,so my expectations are not the highest ;anyways ,I will check it out .

loveisamixtape
January 8th 2012

5952 Comments


ex-fanboy here

this really interests me

will be a 2.5-3

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
January 8th 2012

10067 Comments


Still like these guys, hope they come up with something cool.

Digging: The Contortionist - Language

ZilbelPing
January 8th 2012

6149 Comments


I caught a brief glimpse of "A7X" on the news feed and hoped that it was gonna say "A7X Break Up". I'm sad D:

Album will be meh unless they experiment (which would take them from meh to alright) which is highly unlikely.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 8th 2012

23806 Comments


will be a 2

Tyrael
January 8th 2012

20824 Comments


But Adrian :[

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
January 8th 2012

15889 Comments


Guitarist is the only reason this band is listenable

Nightmare was pretty bad, minus 3 awesome tracks

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Tyrael
January 8th 2012

20824 Comments


Ugh I give up

tarkus
January 8th 2012

5560 Comments


dammit now all the fags at my school will talk about this all the time

and theres a lot of fags

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 8th 2012

23806 Comments


i bet you fucking love it

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 8th 2012

21790 Comments


never liked this band, even before I joined this site

Digging: Gesaffelstein - Aleph

atavisticguilt
January 8th 2012

139 Comments


Gonna blow.

DeadBeat
January 8th 2012

529 Comments


Another nightmare to my ears

KjSwantko
January 8th 2012

9277 Comments


Will be in the 2-3 range. Band sucks.

metallicass
January 8th 2012

28 Comments


you think their music is bad, wait until you hear their political opinions.

metallicass
January 8th 2012

28 Comments


they actually LIKE George Bush for a start.

KjSwantko
January 8th 2012

9277 Comments


Who cares their poli opinions have nothing to do with the music they write, which is what's important

Ending
January 8th 2012

1895 Comments


This is gonna suck.

Detective Dan
January 8th 2012

169 Comments


Listen, it sucks that your drummer died, I get it, but stop making such a huge deal about it every chance you get.

Nikkolae
January 8th 2012

4837 Comments


DEER GOD THE ONLY THING I ASK OF YOU

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bloc
January 8th 2012

34774 Comments


How come the new drummer doesn't have a cool biblical name? : (

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

Timmons
January 8th 2012

561 Comments


i have no idea how this could be good..

Josh D.
January 8th 2012

13967 Comments


A typical anti-A7X Josh D. post.

Nikkolae
January 8th 2012

4837 Comments


@bloc: you dont just get cool biblical nicknames like that, you earn them.

afergusonart
January 8th 2012

220 Comments


these guys are awesome. can't wait for a new album

Timmons
January 8th 2012

561 Comments


they better not make another song like victim..

thedougler
January 8th 2012

212 Comments


break up already

thedougler
January 8th 2012

212 Comments


This band needs to stop

freedomofspeechnoway
January 8th 2012

413 Comments


All I hope is that Gates' dad rips another serious flamenco solo.

Digging: Buckethead - Closed Attractions

newjunkaesthetic93
January 8th 2012

1871 Comments


Listen, it sucks that your drummer died, I get it, but stop making such a huge deal about it every chance you get. [2]




TheAMR66
January 8th 2012

48 Comments


^
DDDOOOUUUUCCCHHHHEEEEEE BBBBAAAAGGGGGGG

Pharoh
January 8th 2012

3326 Comments


sucks

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 8th 2012

50096 Comments


waking the fallen sucks
take off your nostalgia goggles


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Metal6Is6Art6
January 8th 2012

12 Comments


I'd rather not wait for this one :L

RyanDonahoe
January 8th 2012

142 Comments


Why wouldn't they keep making records? People keep buying them and they keep getting rich.


That's quite obviously all that matters to these guys anyways.

Minushuman24
January 8th 2012

276 Comments


eugh

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
January 8th 2012

28460 Comments



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKS12iGFyEA

a7s good times


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Acanthus
January 8th 2012

9537 Comments


Hope that they get some inspiration and drive for this one, I'd love for them to come back from Nightmare swinging.

UnnamedOcean
January 8th 2012

3965 Comments


Oh yay just what we all wanted.

Psychaberration
January 8th 2012

62 Comments


excited to see how much worse one of my old favorite bands can get

Mabbitt
January 8th 2012

1352 Comments


It seemed like the wait between Avenged Sevenfold and Nightmare was endless, but by the time this comes out it will have been the same amount of time or longer, yet it seemed to fly by

Scoot
January 8th 2012

17731 Comments


never liked these guys

Kris.
January 8th 2012

12306 Comments


oh boy

ncguitar
January 8th 2012

2403 Comments


As a good ex-fanboy, I will check this out and won't mind it much.

Turdles
January 8th 2012

99 Comments


AOTY for sure.

LG
January 8th 2012

3049 Comments


acad stfu

TheVoiceAndTheSnake
January 8th 2012

3663 Comments


Why are they releasing another album? The last one sucked ass, and the second to last one suck major ass.

InAbsentia
January 8th 2012

3542 Comments


^$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Acanthus
January 8th 2012

9537 Comments


Just because the albums suck doesn't mean a band stops, look at AC/DC's discography.

Durrzo
January 8th 2012

1099 Comments


I've always liked their guitarists and the previous drummer, but the vocals are terrible and will always prevent me from liking this band.

ThomasTheCure
January 8th 2012

284 Comments


meh.

MasBarHigeuoris21
January 8th 2012

1558 Comments


Hopefully this album will be a return to Waking the Fallen or City of Evil. Last two albums were okay at best. Hopefully harsh vocals will return since M. Shadows can scream again.

theashesfromautumn01
January 8th 2012

1031 Comments


singer probably needs more money for bandanas, shades, and tattoos.

FearThyEvil
January 8th 2012

12488 Comments


I wish they'd just break up.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
January 8th 2012

28460 Comments


i have exactly zero friends who like avenged sevenfold

i hated them until I heard a minor league baseball player (for those wondering, it was Brett Harper) use Unholy Confessions as his intro music. I then got waking the fallen, loved it, then changed my mind about City of Evil, then listened to critical acclaim like, several hundred times, then i heard their self-titled and lol'd so hard cuz it was baddddddddddddd then i just went back to listening to waking the fallen and critical acclaim and the wicked end and then nightmare came out and i heard the single which was VERY VERY FUNNY to post around threads on sputnik with syn going YOR FUCKIN NIGHTMARRRRRRRRRR but when i eventually listened to nightmare (the album) i liked it ok although i barely listened to it... i still like to RIP the rev pretty hard in threads (im going to do it right after i finish writing this)...


RIP the rev

Mewcopa0
January 8th 2012

1799 Comments


here's how i read the title

"mewcopa0 planning suicide"

Ire
January 8th 2012

41754 Comments


gettin' ready for shreddy solos

Restrikted
January 8th 2012

1889 Comments


death to false metal or something

Ire
January 8th 2012

41754 Comments


this is real metal

InFiction
January 8th 2012

3651 Comments


Band sucks so so so much.

Shuyin
January 8th 2012

11465 Comments


2012 was too good to be true so far.

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BlueW
January 8th 2012

2094 Comments


band is so lol

steadyriot
January 8th 2012

443 Comments


dont

Yuma310
January 8th 2012

1656 Comments


gun be gay

RooseveltsGhost
January 8th 2012

863 Comments


""As far as the musical direction of the album, nothing has been suggested as of yet."

Story of their career

Shuyin
January 8th 2012

11465 Comments


lol

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 8th 2012

50096 Comments


yeah

ToMMyMiL116
January 8th 2012

1474 Comments


This band is definitely not as bad as a lot of you guys make them out to be. They definitely have several good songs. I always have been a fan. They aren't great by any means but they put out some pretty good songs on each album.

RooseveltsGhost
January 9th 2012

863 Comments


Even if that were true, the consistency of the bad songs would indicate that they wrote the good ones accidentally.

ToMMyMiL116
January 9th 2012

1474 Comments


LOL

sailSAway
January 9th 2012

840 Comments


dont [2]

CatfishSoup
January 9th 2012

177 Comments


Most of City of Evil and Waking The Fallen were pretty good. Not a fanboy, and they aren't amazing, but I think they do some great melodic bits.

endorphin
January 9th 2012

179 Comments


because hating on bands you hate is more fun than praising bands you love

krig9412
January 9th 2012

794 Comments


I honestly feel complete apathy about this. Don't care if it sucks, don't care if it's fucking phenomenal, all I know is, a douchebag associate of mine is going to keep praising it up the wall while reminding everyone he knows that he's in the Marines.

sexualsoybean
January 9th 2012

911 Comments


This band has always been bad, forever. If you ever liked them you were either 14 and didnt know shit about music or a fucking retard.

BigBlob
January 9th 2012

1638 Comments


I don't like this band.

paxman
January 9th 2012

4084 Comments


ArchoN is excited.

ChuckyTruant
January 9th 2012

15710 Comments


Kinda sorta maybe a little bit like these guys. but idk, I've only got like 5 of their songs. And their the only good ones. This album won't be good

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KjSwantko
January 9th 2012

9277 Comments


Album is an instant 5.

DinoX
January 9th 2012

3582 Comments


worse than Thrice breaking up

DarthMann
January 10th 2012

13815 Comments


hopefully matt actually does fuck up his vocals and they make an ambient instrumental album with matt playing the keyboards and it kicks ass

AnEpicDeath
January 10th 2012

189 Comments


Last album and a half were pretty damn bad, but the single they put out a while back actually seemed fairly promising, so we'll see about this.

paxman
January 10th 2012

4084 Comments


In no conceivable way is liking Saves The Day worse than liking Avenged Sevenfold.

DarthMann
January 10th 2012

13815 Comments


im always gonna like them cos they were my first favourite metal band but i atleast now know that m.shadows sucked major cock post waking the fallen

paxman
January 10th 2012

4084 Comments


Hmmm....his voice does sound like he has a big fat cock in his mouth.

ITsHxCTOASTER
January 10th 2012

2488 Comments


You know, Not Ready To Die wasn't a horrible track, I'm gonna go ahead and get my hopes up for this

DarthMann
January 10th 2012

13815 Comments


the part where he wasnt singing was good, i mean dat chorus was god-awful, but the screams weren't the worst that couldve happened (johnny christ lol you little shit)

eleventhsun
January 11th 2012

1475 Comments


Liking saves the day is pretty bad man, not sure how you are gonna justify that, shitty repetitive pop punk... A7X is awful but at least the dudes can rip and instrument.

Vicariously
February 3rd 2012

35 Comments


NOT ONLY will this be the first album without the old drummer BUT it will ALSO be the first album with the new drummer. Really?

I agree, "Save Me" is great, "Not Ready to Die" kinda sucks minus the solo...

The album will probably suck as a whole but have a few great tracks.

Scoot
February 3rd 2012

17731 Comments


bat cuntry

Emim
February 3rd 2012

26618 Comments


Hey kid



Can I have your attention?

Scoot
February 3rd 2012

17731 Comments


huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

i tryeeayeeayEE

Scoot
February 3rd 2012

17731 Comments


"This admission allows a sense of relief for fans who feared the band may choose not to continue musically without their late drummer, Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan."

and a sense of despair for those who wished they fell off the earth long ago

Scoot
February 3rd 2012

17731 Comments


nah too busy listening to cum back agheeeen it's almooohsstt easaaaayyy

Scoot
February 3rd 2012

17731 Comments


and then proceed to collapse in on myself because i've violated einstein's theory of faggotivity



Scoot
February 3rd 2012

17731 Comments


einstein once proclaimed that anyone who quotes avenged sevenfold lyrics in person after making a superb sports play will spontaneously combust and their testicles will turn into grains of salt

DarthMann
February 3rd 2012

13815 Comments


yeah scoot

Ikarus14
March 6th 2012

535 Comments


It'll be interesting to see what these guys will do after Nightmare (that's right, I like this band, deal with it suckers). Kind of hope they recruit a better drummer than Illejay, though. His work on 'Not Ready to Die' just didn't cut the cheese for me.

Aphrodisiac
March 6th 2012

1739 Comments


no one cares what you like

TheAshes
March 6th 2012

79 Comments


'Not Ready to Die' just didn't cut the cheese for me.


yeah, didn't hear any farting either

J0ckstrapsFTW
March 6th 2012

3652 Comments


Sucks a cack

Spec
May 7th 2012

27146 Comments


I'll still check it out. Liked everything up to City Of Evil.

Digging: Rinoa - An Age Among Them

Scoot
May 9th 2012

17731 Comments


"Scoot, every comment I've seen by you so far including the ones on my review have been judging completely on image rather than the music.
Grow up."

rofl

Emim
May 9th 2012

26618 Comments


yeah how bout you shape up, buddy

synysterend
July 14th 2012

44 Comments


Extremely excited for this.

theat001
October 9th 2012

86 Comments


I like the band, but don't think they're the greatest band ever. I didn't like the CoD songs, but I'm pretty sure they were hastily delivered to CoD.

Kris.
October 9th 2012

12306 Comments


COOL MAN

DarthMann
October 9th 2012

13815 Comments


lol necrobump

ViralOblivion
October 10th 2012

7679 Comments


"Extremely excited for this."


whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy



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