AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist Talks New Album, Upcoming Tour In Audio Interview

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Zacky Vengeance was interviewed on the May 14 edition of "The BJ Shea Morning Experience" show on the Seattle radio station KISW 99.9 FM. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

A teaser of new music from AVENGED SEVENFOLD has been posted online. The untitled piece of music is now available for streaming and is taken from the California act's sixth studio album, which is due out this summer. Also available is an audio clip of AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows talking about the songwriting process for the new CD.

The new disc will follow up 2010's "Nightmare", which earned the band its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 chart. But Vengeance told The Pulse Of Radio not long ago that AVENGED SEVENFOLD doesn't take its success for granted. "We're not the kind of people to just take a break and say everything's going good, you know, let's rest on our laurels, act like rock stars — we take it very seriously and we certainly aren't just celebrating and doing a victory lap," he said. "We're focused on making our fans happy, keeping each other happy, so we can do this forever."

M. Shadows recently told NME that the new album is "a little more groove-orientated . . . every song has gotta have a huge riff and every song has to have a groove to it."

The new CD is the first to be wholly written without drummer and key songwriter James "The Rev" Sullivan, who died in December 2009.

The band has lined up several festival appearances this summer, starting with Rock USA on July 17 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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