Pattaya Mail interviewed Avenged Sevenfold at their recent show in Bangkok where they talked about enjoying Bangkok, working with Andy Wallace, and releasing “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected.” The publication also reviewed the live set.
Having been lucky enough to attend the recent Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) concert at the Impact Area in Bangkok on January 20, I came away mostly overwhelmed with the performance and with a firm view that I had just witnessed the very best that present day heavy metal music has to offer.
This was my first encounter with the California-based band and I was drawn in from the first minute of the concert– the gig started with the superb “Shepherd of Fire” – until the very last notes at the final curtain. To be truthful, it would be incorrect to call this just a rock concert; it was a multi-media event with state of the art lighting and huge projection screens surrounding the stage that allowed everyone present to feel like they had a front row seat.
“The hospitality of the Thais has been overwhelming since we got here,” said lead singer and group spokesman M. Shadows. “We know that Thailand has so much to offer in terms of its ancient culture and great scenery, but as a band we prefer the throbbing nightlife of Bangkok, so you’re probably just as likely to find us in a Patpong street as you are in a temple.”