iTunes Q: What are your favorite tracks off Hail To The King and why?
M Shadows / Answer: “Requiem – it is different sound and we’re very proud of it. It’s classically influenced with a heavy groove.”
iTunes Q: How is Hail To The King a departure from previous albums?
M Shadows / Answer: “Hail To The King is a blues record. The others were not.”
iTunes Q: What were you guys listening to while writing and recording? Did any of these inspirations make it onto the album?
M Shadows / Answer: “Classical, Rolling Stones, AC/DC…”
iTunes Q: How tough was it to begin the writing process without The Rev’s influence?
M Shadows / Answer: “Doing anything without your best friend is always rough and it sucked.”
iTunes Q: What tracks are you guys looking forward to playing live?
M Shadows / Answer: “ALL OF THEM”
iTunes Q: Were all the lyrics written by you (M. Shadows) this time?
M Shadows / Answer: “Everything except for the bonus track St. James.”
iTunes Q: What do you want people to get from Hail to the King?
M Shadows / Answer: “We expect a lot of love and an equal amount of hate.”
iTunes Q: Do you think Hail to the King will convert people into Avenged Sevenfold fans?
M Shadows / Answer: “We’re not worried about that.”
iTunes Q: Is there a general theme that influenced the album as a whole?
M Shadows / Answer: “Blues and groove.”
iTunes Q: Avenged Sevenfold is known for spectacular live shows. What can fans expect on this tour?
M Shadows / Answer: “Expect the unexpected…”