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Avenged Sevenfold: "We belong up there with Metallica"

Avenged just don’t do small. After an eye-boggling European trek, the OC heavyweights jumped onto a US mega-tour with Metallica – and we got an invite

“My favourite breakfast in the world is the English breakfast,” says M Shadows, midway through eating one in a swanky hotel in lower Manhattan. “Let’s do the article on English breakfasts!”

The Avenged Sevenfold vocalist’s tone is jovial and relaxed today, as if he doesn’t have a care in the world. It’s surprising, considering his band were forced to cancel last night’s appearance supporting Metallica in Philadelphia – the second stop on the North American leg of the metal legends’ WorldWired tour. Following their first show in Baltimore, lead guitarist Synyster Gates had to fly home to his wife, who had gone into early labour.


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