The New Day have published a small piece in which they spoke with Zacky Vengeance about the bands return to Puerto Rico. Deathbat News reader Zoralis has provided a translation of the article:
The members of Avenged Sevenfold have lived a nightmare for the past years. In 2009, long before the group was inspired to create the album “Nightmare,” drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan was found dead and the tragic news prompted what they describe as their “darkest moment.”
“We lost him and it took everything from us to stand up again.. It was the hardest thing,” says Zacky Vengeance, guitarist of the band now complete by vocalist M Shadows, bassist Johnny Christ and guitarist Synyster Gates. The loss gave them the most significant lesson of their career. “We learned to be grateful. We grew because there was a time when the industry did not matter and when we remember that time, we appreciate all those people that stayed with us.”
In this support group, says Vengeance, many Puerto Ricans sent them letters of consolation. So, days from offering their first concert on the island, he says Avenged Sevenfold is “extremely excited.” “We’ve been trying to go to Puerto Rico for a long time. We know it’s a beautiful place with amazing weather, but I’ve seen all the letters they have sent and what excite us most is that it’s people that genuinely want us to go,” he says.
As part of the show, which will be held on Nov 19th at 8:0pm, at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot, the band promises to play their hit songs from their latest album on a repertoire of an hour and a half. “It will be amazing, because we feed from the public. We leave everything on stage like an explosion of energy, as the awards we’ve received, though memorable, are gathering dust. But connecting with audiences in places like Puerto Rico is magical,” says the guitarist.
With the motivation to always remain humble musicians, the members of Avenged Sevenfold feel ready to continue playing their metal after having become stronger faced with adversity.
“Until death knocks on our door,” concludes Vengeance.
Thanks Carlos for sending this in.