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Five minutes alone with Avenged Sevenfold's M Shadows

The frontman muses on breaking the industry, Faith No More and whether we could ever see an Avenged Sevenfold festival...

What did you learn by releasing the new record the way you did?

“I feel like you go through Groundhog Day every time you make a record if you don’t push the limit. For us, we loved what Radiohead did, what Kanye did, and what Beyoncé did. To try it in heavy metal was tough but I can’t see us going back to the old way. Even Metallica are trying new things, like having a video for all the songs, and that’s a Beyoncé thing. I hope people keep trying new things because it’ll push our genre forward rather than being the grumpy old guys stuck in the dust.”

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