M. Shadows talked to Game Informer about providing exclusive content to Guitar Hero Live, video games giving them more exposure, his passion for gaming and more.
M. Shadows, lead singer of Avenged Sevenfold acknowledges the band’s history with the series and says the band wanted to do something different for Guitar Hero Live. “We are offering fans exclusive content if they get the game pre-release,” he tells us. “The whole idea of the game being from the artist’s perspective and looking at a crowd… what we’re going to do with our exclusive content is you get to see an Avenged Sevenfold crowd at Download Festival or Mexico City – we’re still working out the details – and kind of see what it’s like on stage as one of us and playing three live tracks that you can’t get anywhere else. So, instead of putting out a track that everybody’s already heard, these are going to be exclusive tracks just for Guitar Hero.”
Avenged Sevenfold has provided music for the Black Ops series in the past, establishing a strong relationship with Activision. While they haven’t determined the live songs that will appear in Guitar Hero Live, the band is currently picking from a list of seven songs. “We’re going to need to figure out which ones are going to be the most technical for the fans – we want to put up some cool technical stuff – and which ones are going to translate best to that setting,” M. Shadows says. “The people at Activision are like a part of our family for so long now, so we wanted to do something special for Guitar Hero just because Activision has been so good to us and try to stay really loyal to their games.”