In the newest issue of Metal Hammer, Avenged Sevenfold speak to the publication about their mission to make the non-believers believers while out on the WorldWired Tour. Get the issue on newsstands now, online or on iTunes to read the full interview.
He tells Metal Hammer: “You totally have to rely on the music. We haven’t had to go out there and earn it in the daylight in front of a potentially hostile crowd in a long time, and it’s kind of fun to do – it’s fun to go out there and do the things that got us here in the first place. Which is to work for it.
“We want to get in front of people and to make the non-believers believers, make them see that we can play and that we belong there. We definitely know we belong up there.”
Guitarist Synyster Gates adds of the experience: “It’s a humbling thing and it’s a different style of energy to go out there and get the fan rather than play to your fans.
“But it’s completely inspiring – it makes you realise you should never get comfortable, that there’s a long fucking road ahead. But that you should be enjoying this process as well as putting 110% of your heart and soul into everything.”