Revolver magazine's official YouTube channel has uploaded video footage of Jose Mangin, SiriusXM director of programming and on-air host (Liquid Metal, Ozzy's Boneyard, Octane),interviewing AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates at this year's Rock On The Range festival, which was held in May in Columbus, Ohio. Check out the chat below.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD has issued a music video for "This Means War", the latest single from the band's 2013 album "Hail To The King". The clip has been described as a "grisly street fight on the dark streets of an urban metropolis. Haunted by dark creatures and lost souls." As for the song itself, AVENGED singer M. Shadows has admitted in interviews that it bears a strong resemblance to METALLICA's "Sad But True".
Shadows told The Pulse Of Radio that the song's title leaves it open to a lot of different interpretations. "'This Means War' is really, it's more about a, you know, personal struggle, you know, mental struggle," he said. "But we knew that the line 'this means war,' when we said it, we knew it was gonna be something that would, you know, stick in your mind. You could use it for so many different, you know, uses."
"Hail To The King" was the band's second straight CD to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, following 2010's "Nightmare".
AVENGED SEVENFOLD and KORN are co-headlining this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which kicked off its annual run on July 5 in Devore, California.
Other acts on the bill include ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SUICIDE SILENCE, TRIVIUM, MISS MAY I and more.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD will reissue its breakthrough second album, "Waking The Fallen", in a new special edition on August 26. "Waking The Fallen: Resurrected" will include a total of 23 tracks, including 11 never-before-heard songs, new artwork, the original first cut of the music video for "Unholy Confessions" and a 30-minute film featuring the present-day band.