Avenged Sevenfold Plan To Wrap Up New Album Next Month
Avenged Sevenfold will put the finishing touches on their eighth studio album next month. While the band have completed their respective parts, there's a few final things that need to be done, like get an entire orchestra into one studio, which has delayed the recording process.
Singer M Shadows recently told Metal Hammer, “In January, we’re going in to finish the strings on the record. The record’s been recorded for a year, but we haven’t been able to put the real strings on it, because we couldn’t fly out to Prague. When an orchestra have to social distance and they aren’t sitting next to each other, they can get out of tune, and we have just finally got to a place where we can use this 70-piece orchestra as we intended. We finish the record in February, mix it in March.”
Shadows added that the sound of the new project was greatly influenced by Kanye West. He said, "The thing about Kanye is that he is pulling from such great soul music. I didn’t grow up with that stuff – my dad listened to Boston and Alice Cooper, I didn’t get that taste of black music and old soul. So, diving deep into jazz musicians… we’re not trying to do a jazz record, but the chord changes and progressions are so eye-opening to us.”
Avenged Sevenfold's last studio album, The Stage, was released in 2016.