Zacky Vengeance, Synyster Gates and Brooks Wackerman are in this week‘s issue of Kerrang! talking about writing for the next Avenged Sevenfold album and more. Here’s an excerpt:
Is there anything down yet? What’s it sounding like?
Zacky: “It’s pretty much completely aggro. It goes in all sorts of aggressive directions and melodic directions. It has a lot of metal elements that we grew up loving. And tons of melody. It’s hard to say. At this point the only word that would describe it is ‘aggro’.”
‘Hail to the King’ had a more stripped-down sound, particulary in the dream department. How is the new material compared to that?
Brooks: “It’s going to be a completely different record once again. I just know that, even though it will still sound like Avenged, it’s going to be different to ‘Hail to the King.’ I think there will be a little more classic Avenged in there, intertwined with some new flavors.”
When can we hear [the new album]?
Brooks: “We’re just focusing on writing right now and trying to put together a new record. That’s the focal point. There’s no set timescale, we just want to make sure we all feel confident with it. It is moving right along.”