Play Now: Deftones Revive ‘Pac-Man’-Like ‘White Pony’ Arcade Game

The Deftones have just revived a Pac-Man-styled arcade game as a 20th anniversary tribute to the bonus game that originally came with the enhanced CD version of 2000’s White Pony.

The ‘White Pony x Black Stallion Arcade’ is now live as the band continues to celebrate two decades and more since the release of their landmark third album. Last year, they issued Black Stallion, a remixed version of the White Pony album, which featured a wide variety of guest contributors, mostly outside of the traditional realm of heavy music.

The game, which can be played here, offers fans the chance to connect with their Spotify account so Deftones music can be streamed while you maneuver the circular stallion icon around the playing field.

In place of the usual multicolor ghosts that occupy the world of Pac-Man and threaten the yellow dot-eater’s very existence are the floating heads of each Deftones member, whose aim is to consume the stallion.

The band shared the news on social media and you can see a clip of the gameplay directly below.

In addition to the 20th anniversary edition of White Pony that arrived last year, the Deftones also dropped Ohms, their ninth studio album, first since 2016’s Gore and Loudwire’s ‘Album of the Year.’

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Report: Bob James, Montrose Singer Who Replaced Sammy Hagar, Dies

Former Montrose singer Robert ‘Bob’ James has reportedly died following stomach ulcer complications.

Producer and television show composer Dino Maddalone shared the news of James’ passing on Facebook, where he wrote, “Shocked and very sad my life long fried Bob James has died. Bob replaced Sammy Hagar in the band Montrose. Incredible rock singer…. RIP my friend.”

Addressing a question which asked if any more details were available, Maddalone commented, “bleeding stomach ulcer,” in reference to the apparent cause of death.

The singer’s exact date of birth is not known, but the photo posted by Maddalone shows his birth year was 1952, meaning he was either 68 or 69 at the time of his death.

James, born in Struthers, Ohio, moved to Los Angeles in 1963, where he became active in the local music scene and contributed to a number of different band before ultimately landing the role as the lead singer in Montrose. Sammy Hagar, who sang on the band’s first two records, left the group in early 1975, paving the way for James to join as the group pursued a fresh direction.

His time in the rock group was short-lived but fruitful, having sung on 1975’s Warner Bros. Presents… Montrose! and 1976’s Jump On It and toured alongside the likes of rock ‘n’ roll behemoths The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Eagles, Rush, Journey, KISS and others.

After the dissolution of Montrose, James remained active, linking up with a host of past, present and future members of Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot and Humble Pie.

Loudwire extends our condolences to the James family and all who knew the singer.

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Van Halen-Stevie Wonder Mashup Finds Soul in Van Halen Classic

Van Halen may be known for their untouchable riffs, pounding drumming and good time party jams, but thanks to a new mashup we see there’s room for a little soul in the classic “Unchained.”

Bill McClintock, who has become a YouTube favorite with a wealth of rock and metal mashups, has applied his masterful touch by pairing Van Halen’s “Unchained” with Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight” for yet another seemingly oddball combination that works incredibly well.

Rock fans should not be disappointed here as it’s Wonder’s vocal laid over the top of the chugging Van Halen riffage with the band’s instrumental work laying the base for this mashup. Aside from the occasional David Lee Roth scream insertion, Wonder’s vocal takes the lead until nearly midway through the track when Van Halen’s lyrics infiltrate and accentuate the collaboration.

It’s a magical pairing that shows there’s some soulfulness even within the heavier sound that Van Halen lays down. And McClintock also completes this melding by cutting up visual performances from Van Halen and Wonder to finish off this piece.

“Unchained” initially appeared on Van Halen’s fourth studio album, Fair Warning, back in 1981. It hit No. 13 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. As you can probably guess by the cut in black-and-white footage in the video below, “Uptight” is a little more dated than “Unchained.” It first appeared on Stevie Wonder’s 1966 album Up-Tight, preceding the record in late 1965 and eventually hitting No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Have a look and listen to “Van Wonder’s Chained Uptight” below and be sure to check out more of McClintock’s mashup mastery via his YouTube channel here.

Van Wonder, “Chained Uptight”

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Metallica to Play the ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

No concerts, no problem. Metallica have been taking advantage of the opportunity to play televised performances, and they are set to play the Late Show With Stephen Colbert next week.

The CBS performance will start at 11:35pm ET on Wednesday, March 3. This televised appearance comes just a few weeks after the metal legends played the Super Bowl edition of the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which took place on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Shortly after the performance aired, Metallica claimed feats on two different Billboard charts. They became the first act to claim the Top 5 spots on the Vinyl Album Sales chart, and then five of their albums creeped into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 following a set of Walmart reissues.

Hopefully, Metallica will be cracking the charts with new material soon, as they’ve done a bit of writing for the follow-up to Hardwired… To Self-Destruct during the pandemic, though Lars Ulrich has admitted that the progress has been quite slow. “These are the craziest of times and nothing is letting up. There’s a little bit of movement [in that direction], but it’s hard to do a lot when we’re not together,” he told Classic Rock.

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Foo Fighters, Perry Farrell + More to Play ‘Rock ‘N’ Relief’ Live

The music world continues to chip in where possible to help in Covid-19 relief efforts and the latest example of that is an upcoming “Rock ‘N’ Relief” livestream concert featuring some of music’s biggest names. Singer/songwriter Linda Perry is curating the event, which will feature Foo Fighters, Perry Farrell, Gavin Rossdale, Sammy Hagar and a host of other name acts assisting the CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) organization.

Though official dates have yet to be announced, the livestream event is expected to take place over the course of two days featuring a mix of virtual and live performances. Among those in the rock world taking part are the previously mentioned Foo Fighters, Perry Farrell, Gavin Rossdale and Sammy Hagar along with Silversun Pickups, L7, Frances Lion, Juliette Lewis and the Licks and more.

Other participating acts of note include Sheryl Crow, Deadmau5, Jewel, Tracy Bonham, Carly Simon, James Blunt, Ziggy Marley, K. Flay, Dawes, Gary Barlow, Shaed, Ozomatli, Miguel, Macy Gray, Aloe Blacc and Perry herself, who will also co-host alongside KROQ and SiriusXM’s Kat Corbett.

“Our critical mission within this moment of the pandemic is to provide equitable relief services to our local community, and we rely on donations to continue our efforts,” said CORE’s co-founder and CEO Ann Lee. “We are thrilled that Linda Perry has curated such an amazing group of artists to support our cause and bring comfort and joy to people in this time of hardship.”

“As a mother and fellow member of this community, I wanted to do something to lift spirits and send a positive message of hope and humanity to all the healthcare workers and those on the front lines, as well as raise awareness and funds to support CORE and their relief efforts,” said Perry. “When I first put the word out, many jumped on board to contribute; we had over 150 bands submit to play. We are pleased to announce that California Love Drop and Monty’s Good Burger will provide food and beverages to all the digital workers that will be working hard to bring this powerful content to the viewers of this impactful concert series. Our goal is to do everything we can to thank CORE and the self-sacrificing people who keep us safe during this unprecedented crisis.”

Perry and CORE are working with Amazon Music to stream the concert live on the Amazon Music mobile app, and through the Amazon Music Twitch channel while YouTube and Rolling Stone will also stream the event. Stay tuned for the concert airdates.

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Tomahawk Get Weird in Rabid New Video for ‘Dog Eat Dog’

Tomahawk are back with their first album since 2013, Tonic Immobility. Featuring members of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, the Jesus Lizard and Helmet, the experimental band has teamed up with Loudwire to premiere the new video for “Dog Eat Dog.”

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a wild creative streak within Mike Patton. By October, the prolific singer had finished two full albums and was working on his third, though isolation slowed Patton’s superhuman progress down slightly as the months dragged by. With the re-release of Mr. Bungle’s The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo already in the books, it came time for Tomahawk to reappear, with the boys releasing the single “Business Casual” in January.

The video for “Dog Eat Dog” is a brutal one, pitting chained-up humans against each other in the style of a dog fighting ring. Blended in with archival footage of obedient doggies performing tricks, the music video is a perfectly weird visual for the new Tomahawk track.

“Dogs patiently wait, obediently, for humans to snuff each other out…so they can take over the world. Dogs rule!!!!” Mike Patton says, while guitarist Duane Denison adds, “It’s a statement about competition, oppression and unity — served up with a healthy dose of slapstick humor.”

Watch the “Dog Eat Dog” video below.

Tomahawk, “Dog Eat Dog” (Official Video)

Tonic Immobility will be released March 26 via Patton’s own Ipecac Recordings. To pre-order the album and to grab Tonic Immobility bundles, which include limited edition vinyl, click here.

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New Marilyn Manson Accuser to Speak With FBI About Abuse Claims

Another accuser has come forth with abuse claims against Marilyn Manson, as actress Bianca Allaine has told The Sun that she’s set to meet with the FBI this week to share her history with the musician.

Allaine previously told The Sun that the musician forcefully kissed her when she was just 16 and claims that he used to fondle her underage friends, as well. Allaine adds that she went on to have a sexual relationship with the musician when she was 19-years-old.

According to Allaine, she was contacted by another of Manson’s accusers who had already spoken to the FBI and was asked to share her story.

“I’m going to tell the FBI everything I know. I just hope they don’t let us down,” said Allaine. “They are taking this very, very seriously which they should. I said one day, ‘I can’t take this anymore,’ so I contacted the emergency tip line. He’s terrorized us enough.”

Bianca previously told The Sun that the singer’s personality was like “Jekyll and Hyde” —he would be sweet with her some days and insult her on other days.

She added, “We were often never alone on the tour bus, and his fetish back then was to watch people have sex with me or do things to me. A lot of times I didn’t want to have sex with these guys, but he was like ‘Please, please, I really need it, I need to see it. He would masturbate and if he didn’t finish he’d want to have sex with me afterwards, he would bite me so hard. I was like a little puppet that he would play with, I feel he used me, 100 percent, he didn’t care about me.”

She also elaborated on how he treated others around her, adding, “He was giving alcohol and drugs to underage girls and touching them, all the signs were there. This man is a predator and he is so smug.”

Since Allaine went public with her allegations, she claims that she’s been flooded with abuse on social media and had all of her accounts hacked. She says she intends to hand over her journals to the FBI along with video tape of her speaking with her friends about Manson in 1999.

She concluded, “I don’t sleep, and when I do sleep I have nightmares, nobody wants this kind of attention, but I’m telling the truth. Marilyn Manson might be scary, but Brian Warner is the most terrifying person I’ve ever met in my life. He’s evil.”

The abuse accusations have been adding up since actress Evan Rachel Wood revealed Marilyn Manson as her abuser in early February. Not long after Wood’s initial claim and other women also citing stories of abuse concerning Manson, California State Senator Susan Rubio submitted a formal request to the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate Manson.

“Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” Manson wrote in response shared on his Instagram page with the comments disabled. “My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”

It was reported last week that Los Angeles detectives were meeting with one of Manson’s alleged victims to investigate the claims further.

If you or someone you know is facing abuse, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website. A disclaimer on the website notes that if you are concerned your Internet usage is being monitored, an alternative option is to call 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233).

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, resources are available for help. Visit the RAINN website (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) or dial 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673).

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Hear Sabaton’s New Swedish-Sung Song (With English Translation)

Swedish power metal battalion Sabaton are back with a stunning video for “Livgardet,” their first new song since the release of 2019’s The Great War album. It’s sung entirely in Swedish and is a tribute to the 500th anniversary of the Swedish Royal Guard — Livgardet.

It’s fitting that Sabaton follow-up The Great War with a song commemorating a historic anniversary as that last record was made to honor 100 years since the start of World War I. Here, they shed their more typical power metal assault in favor of a bombastic five-minutes that are, of course epic, but set to a militaristic drum beat with a rigid, chanting-like vocal cadence.

As for the video, seen below, Sabaton played the part and donned military uniforms that served as a nod to the half-millennium old era.

“Since 2012 and Carolus Rex, we have been looking forward to writing more songs in Swedish, and we felt that we were not done with the history of our fatherland,” said bassist Pär Sundström.

Using this opportunity to serve up a history lesson, the bassist continued, “Over the past years, we have been discussing around topics until something obvious came up. One of the oldest military regiments in the world, the Swedish Royal Guard (Livgardet), was formed in the Sabaton home region in Sweden, Dalecarlia, in 1521 by the legendary Swedish king Gustav Vasa.”

“For the past 500 years, they have evolved with the times and served under various kings and queens around the world and are still active today,” Sundström added, furthering the education of Sabaton fans worldwide.

He added, “We felt that such an anniversary would be worth a song, and we aimed at writing a respectful tribute, an anthem for this Swedish regiment and its legacy. The rich 500 years of history is, needless to say, extremely hard to fit into one song, and that is why we mainly focused on the parts and battles that happened during the age of the Swedish Empire. We aimed to write a respectful tribute, a powerful anthem, for this Swedish regiment and its remarkable legacy.”

Watch the “Livgardet” music video in all its splendor toward the bottom of the page. View the lyrics directly below, which have been presented in Swedish and English (via Google Translate — translation may contain inaccuracies).

Look for the English version of the song to be released April 9.

Sabaton, “Livgardet” Lyrics

Smitt av eld och dalablod
Frusen mark och hjältemod
I en tid av krig de stod

Anor från blott 16 man
Rikets äldsta stridsförband

En tid
Av Krig

Vart vägen än bär
Att beskydda, gardet svär
För konung och rike de viger sitt liv

Knä om knä livgardet går
Kämpat för landsfader vår
Hängiven tjänst i 500 år
Från tåget över Bält
Stred vid Lund, på Narvas fält
De följa uti hjältars spår

Oavsett vem kronan bär
Till sin konung trohet svär
I en tid, av fred, de består

Traditioner i från förr
Vaktar ännu maktens dörr
I frid
Och i strid

Vart vägen än går
Runt vår konung gardet står
För land och för rike de offrar sitt liv

För Sverige i tiden
Dit konungen går
De gör vad som synes omöjligt, vad än framtiden spår

Vart vägen än bär
Att beskydda, gardet svär
För konung och rike de viger sitt liv

Ärat livgardet står
Grundat av landsfader vår
Hängiven tjänst i 500 år
Från tåget över Bält
Stred vid Lund, på Narvas fält
De följa uti hjältars spår

Sabaton, “Livgardet” Lyrics — English Translation (Via Google Translate)

Infected by fire and Dala blood
Frozen ground and heroism
In a time of war they stood

Descended from only 16 men
The kingdom’s oldest military unit

A time
Of War

Wherever the road leads
To protect, the guard swears
For king and kingdom they dedicate their lives

Knee to knee the lifeguard goes
Fought for our country father
Dedicated service for 500 years
From the train across the Belt
Struggle at Lund, on Narva’s field
They follow in the footsteps of heroes

Regardless of who wears the crown
To his king fidelity swears
In a time, of peace, they exist

Traditions from the past
Still guarding the door of power
In peace
And in battle

Wherever the road goes
Around our king guard stands
For country and for kingdom they sacrifice their lives

for Sweden in time
Where the king goes
They do what seems impossible, whatever the future holds

Wherever the road leads
To protect, the guard swears
For king and kingdom they dedicate their lives

The honor guard stands
Founded by our country father
Dedicated service for 500 years
From the train across the Belt
Struggle at Lund, on Narva’s field
They follow in the footsteps of heroes

Sabaton, “Livgardet” Music Video

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Architects’ Sam Carter Talks Various Collaborations on New Album

We’ve seen a lot of collaborations in rock and metal lately, mainly due to the fact that everyone has been working remotely and relying on technology to make new music. Architects‘ new album For Those That Wish to Exist has several special guests on it, and frontman Sam Carter told Loudwire Nights how the collaborations came to fruition.

Among the guest appearances on the album are Parkway Drive‘s Winston McCall, Royal Blood‘s Mike Kerr and Biffy Clyro‘s Simon Neil. Carter went into detail about his relationship with each of the artists and why he felt they had a place on For Those That Wish to Exist.

As for McCall, Carter described Architects and Parkway Drive as having a longstanding relationship dating back to the early 2000s. “They’ve always looked after us and been very kind to us. They took us to Australia for the first time and put us on in front of thousands of people out there. So they’ve always been great,” he said.

“That was always gonna happen one way or another like I’d be on theirs or he’d be on ours. It was always a conversation. I’m so glad that that happened.”

The Architects frontman grew up in a small village in the UK, and he established a friendship with Royal Blood drummer Ben Thatcher. “And then two bands have come out of there, which is pretty cool. We lived on opposite sides of the road, and we’re best mates. So for us doing well and them doing well, it’s really cool,” Carter said.

As Royal Blood’s career started, Carter became acquainted with Kerr through Thatcher, and they bonded very quickly. He felt that the song “Little Wonder” was “written for” Kerr. “He absolutely smashed it,” Carter added of the collaboration.

And finally, Neil’s appearance on the song “Goliath” was simply a result of Architects’ being fans of Biffy Clyro. “We’ve just been massive fans of Biffy since we were kids, growing up there was such an influence on us and on our band,” Carter enthused.

For Those That Wish to Exist is out today on Epitaph — get it here now. To hear more about the album and any prospective tour plans, listen to the full interview above.

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Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin” Hits 1 Billion Spotify Streams

Journey‘s monster 1981 hit song “Don’t Stop Believin'” has officially hit more than one billion streams on Spotify.

Guitarist Neal Schon celebrated the momentous achievement on Twitter, sharing a screenshot of the band’s Spotify home page and their most popular tracks, which lists “Don’t Stop Believin'” at the top, having crossed the one billion stream threshold.

He thanked the fans and noted, erroneously, that Queen “is the ONLY other band at this point,” apparently referencing that coveted billion stream benchmark. Schon issued a follow-up tweet, clarifying, “JOURNEY and QUEEN the Only 2 Bands to Ever Attain more then [sic] 1 Billion Streams individually for ‘Dont stop Believin’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Currently, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Don’t Stop Me Now” sit over one billion streams.

Additionally, Oasis’ “Wonderwall” exceeded one billion Spotify streams in October of last year. Wikipedia also lists 100 artists who have earned one billion or more Spotify streams and states that Drake’s “One Dance” was the first song to hit that mark, which occurred on Oct. 16, 2016. Among those 100 artists are a handful on the fringe of rock — Imagine Dragons, 5 Seconds of Summer and Twenty One Pilots.

Still, “Don’t Stop Believin'” surpassing one billion streams on the popular music platform is an impressive achievement. Congratulations to Journey!

View Schon’s celebratory tweets below.


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40 Years Ago: Judas Priest Release ‘Point of Entry’

By 1981, Judas Priest had notched seven albums into their studded leather belts, carrying the torch for heavy metal in the late ‘70s while genre godfathers Black Sabbath hit a bump in the road after six landmark records. Responsible for the spikes and leather imagery and twin guitar attack, Priest finally made their mainstream breakthrough at the turn of the decade with the punchy and to the point British Steel. Following the massive success, they flew to Ibiza Studios in Ibiza, Spain to record their follow-up, Point of Entry, which was released on Feb. 26, 1981.

Time has not treated the album so well, as it often gets overshadowed by its surrounding counterparts, the aforementioned British Steel in 1980 and the heavy metal cornerstone, Screaming for Vengeance in 1982. The songs demonstrated simple structures and simpler riffing, relying heavily on vocal melodies and hooks to lead the way. For the first time in their already well-established career, Judas Priest had the finances to record outside of the U.K. and the result was a product of their relaxed and luxurious environment.

Sticking with the radio-friendly themes of British Steel songs like “Breaking the Law” and “Livin’ After Midnight,” the British quintet set out to repeat their success, cutting three singles, “Heading Out to the Highway” which closely mirrored the anthemic style of “Livin’ After Midnight,” “Don’t Go” and the fist-raising “Hot Rockin’.”

Judas Priest, “Heading Out to the Highway” Music Video

With each prior record, Priest had entered the studio with material already prepared. Point of Entry marks the first album the band wrote spontaneously in the studio, which bolstered their conscious effort to track with the intent of presenting a more “live” feel, utilizing the talents of producer Tom Allom for the second consecutive record. Of course, there could be no better representation than a live feel in the studio than the 1979 barn-burner Unleashed in the East. The record famously contains a blistering live performance, but the original vocal recordings from the show were ruined and Rob Halford had to sing over the music live in the studio.

Upon its release, two different album covers graced the front of Point of Entry. The United States and Japan received the artwork (pictured) depicting a long, open road ahead that narrowed as it approached the horizon, glowing with the last rays of the setting sun and the album’s title above it. The white stripe dividing the road was constructed using computer printer paper and the top right corner shows the newly unveiled 3D version of the Judas Priest logo, which would be used through the release of 1986’s Turbo. The rest of the world received the original album cover (seen at the top of the page) depicting the lengthy edge of a cliff and the warm red, orange and yellow hues against the oncoming night shades as the sun dips below the horizon. The two dimensional logo was left in tact as it had been displayed since 1978’s Stained Class.

Judas Priest embarked on the North American leg of the World Wide Blitz tour in Columbus, Ohio on May 4, 1981, bringing Iron Maiden in tow as the latter band promoted the release of their frenetic Killers.

Though not released as one of the three singles, “Solar Angels” was featured as the show opener on the tour and the fan-favorite “Desert Plains” was a can’t miss. Speaking about the latter in 2011, guitarist K.K. Downing said on his official website (via Blabbermouth), “’Desert Plains,’ to me, is just one of those songs that you can get into instantly because of the tempo and where the accents are in the riff. Additionally, and particularly in the States, the lyrical content making reference to the desert has that extra appeal for the fans in places like Arizona and New Mexico.”

Judas Priest, “Solar Angels

Priest toured heavily in support of Point of Entry, including two European legs of the tour in addition to their lengthy North American run featuring fellow Englishmen Saxon on the first leg and Accept as support on the second.

Point of Entry was certified gold in the U.S. by the RIAA and reached No. 39 on the Billboard 200. Its successor, Screaming for Vengeance, proved to be an even bigger breakthrough than British Steel, reaching No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and sold in excess of 5 million copies worldwide.

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Avenged Sevenfold: 70 Percent of New Album Done Says M. Shadows

Avenged Sevenfold have already said that they won’t release their next album while the pandemic still has a grip on the world, but the work on the successor to 2016’s The Stage has continued. Singer M. Shadows now estimates that 70 percent of the new record is complete.

Late last year, the Avenged Sevenfold frontman stressed the importance of releasing new music while also having the ability to support it on tour. Citing the quick turnover in excitement around new recordings, the group wants to ensure they’re maximizing their opportunity, especially when three years of time have been poured into the recordings.

Speaking with Minneapolis, Minnesota’s 93X radio station (audio below), Shadows said of the highly-anticipated eighth studio effort (transcription via Blabbermouth), “We’re working on stuff. We have pretty much 70 percent of the record done.”

The pandemic has put certain aspects of recording on standstill, however. The singer relayed, “We have some things we can’t finish right now because of COVID — string players, et cetera. We know Andy [Wallace, longtime Avenged Sevenfold mixer] doesn’t wanna travel, or his management doesn’t want him to travel because of COVID. So there’s just a lot of things going on.”

Reiterating how critical touring is to the new record, Shadows urged, “It doesn’t make sense for us right now to put out a record and not be able to tour it. The world has changed. Putting out a record on Spotify without touring for a rock band, it just doesn’t make sense to us. So we’re going to wait till everything is back, then we’ll come out with the record, finish it up, and all will be good.”

Fans did get a taste of something new from Shadows earlier this year, just not with Avenged. He took part in a multi-guest version of “Linewleum” by NOFX, which was a new version of their classic song “Linoleum,” made as a tribute to so many artists who have covered the song since it was released on 1994’s Punk in Drublic.

Avenged Sevenfold also have an enticing offer for fans once concerts make their return. As part of an initiative the helps build homes for U.S. military veterans, they partnered with a motorcycle for a sweepstakes prize pack that includes a VIP trip to a show and a lot more.

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows on 93XRadio

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