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What to look forward to when Avenged Sevenfold hit the UK in 2017

The prog-metal-leaning former metalcore band head to arenas in January

From the start there was something different about Avenged Sevenfold, who stood out from the Orange County metalcore crowd by wearing make-up, adopting stupid stage personas and dreaming bigger than all the rest. Frontman M Shadows (aka Matt Sanders) is proud that their seventh album, The Stage, embraces prog-metal.

What inspired the band to write a concept album about artificial intelligence and the self-destruction of society?

The subject had consumed me for several years, so much that I felt compelled to write about it, and luckily the other band members shared that interest.

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