M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold sat down with Sony Entertainment Network to answer a few questions submitted by PlayStation and Music Unlimited fans. Fans can now listen to the band’s new album, “Hail to the King” on Music Unlimited available this week.
Sony Entertainment Network: What would you say has contributed to your music evolving over the years, becoming more lyrically and thematically potent?
M. Shadows: I think getting older and having life experiences will always change you. As humans we are constantly evolving. We apply that when writing our music.
SEN: Understanding this is the first album without The Rev contributing, were there any tracks on the album that could say were inspired musically by him or as a tribute to him?
Shadows: There’s a b-side called St. James that is an uplifting song about him. It’s meant to raise a beer in his honor. We feel all of the songs have some moments where we channel The Rev.
SEN: How did you get involved with Call of Duty Black Ops II? I love Carried On. Seeing you as characters in the game was also cool. Was that your idea?
Shadows: The guys at Treyarch are well aware that I play the game religiously and am a huge fan of the COD franchise. A natural relationship evolved from that which led to us eventually becoming characters in the game.
SEN: What’s the best game you’ve played on PlayStation this year and why? Is there anything coming out you are excited about?
Shadows: Mortal Kombat 9 on the Vita has been great on the road.
SEN: Do you play games with other members of the band or your road crew? What games?
Shadows: Our assistant/head of security and I play COD nightly.
New on SEN This Week
Featured New Releases
Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums & singles below.
- The 6th studio album from the beloved rock group, Avenged Sevenfold produced by Mike Elizondo, recently proclaimed as “the masterpiece of the band.”
- The third album from Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J, featuring the hit, “Bandz a Make Her Dance,” and released on Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records.
- Big Sean’s sophomore album on G.O.O.D. music, with appearances from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Miguel, Nas and more.
- A deluxe version of Ellie Goulding’s hit album, featuring additional new tracks including “Burn” and a song penned by Nate Reuss of Fun. called “Goodness Gracious.”
New Albums Available This Week, 8/27/13:
Avenged Sevenfold – Hail to the King
Juicy J – Stay Trippy
Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Big Sean – Hall of Fame
Ellie Goulding – Halcyon Days
Alejandro Fernandez – Confidencias
Goodie Mob – Age Against The Machine
Belle & Sebastian – The Third Eye Centre
Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (Deluxe)
The Beach Boys – Made in California
The Dodos – Carrier
King Krule – Six Feet Beneath the Moon
Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers – Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers
Everlast – The Life Acoustic
Dent May – Warm Blanket
Greg Fitzsimmons – Life On Stage
Kitten – Like A Stranger
American Authors – American Authors
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Visit the video store on your Sony Entertainment Network compatible devices, or simply visit the Sony Entertainment Network web store to see all the latest new releases in movies and TV.