Homepage / MusicWorld / AVENGED SEVENFOLD Wanted To Do 'Something Cool' With Cover Of PINK FLOYD's 'Wish You Were Here'
Track Premiere: Surachai – ‘Empress of the Starved Lung’ Track Premiere: Vile Apparition – ‘Malevolent Aphantasia’ Full Album Stream: Squalus / Shadow Limb – “Mass and Power” Watch: Gaerea – ‘Absent’ The Workhorse Chronicles: Matron Thorn Track Premiere: Restless Spirit – ‘Ripped From Me’ Full EP Stream: Demonbreed – “Hunting Heretics” Track Premiere: Musmahhu – ‘Spectral Congregation of Anguish’ Interview with DIE ENTWEIHUNG Full Album Stream: Adaestuo “Krew Za Krew” No Corporate Beer: Bicycle Kick Interview with Onydia HECATE ENTHRONED Unveils New Song ‘Temples That Breathe’ For Those About to Squawk: Necrosleezer, Blood Feast, Defy the Curse Track Premiere: Olkoth – ‘Imperfect Reanimation’ Veil of Conspiracy “Me, Us and Them” to be released on February 8th via Revalve Records ANCIENT OAK CONSORT – release lyric video for “The Race” Full Album Stream: Tuskar – “The Tide, Beneath, The Wall” Full EP Stream: Deathkings – “Ex Nihilo” Watch: Inoculation – ‘Loss of Esoteric Profoundness’ The Workhorse Chronicles: Rogga Johansson Symphonic Metal/Folk The Mexican Way CABRAKAÄN Join Sliptrick recs Video Premiere: Depravity – ‘Despondency’ Full Album Stream: Goats of Doom – “Rukous” Odium records launch Pre-Order of the Black Altar’s re-edition of “Suicidal Salvation” Interview with Tragodia Canadian Alternative Metal Group DOAN join Sliptrick Records Full Album Stream: Ichor – “Hadal Ascending” Track Premiere: Varego – ‘The Abstract Corpse’ Symphonic Goth Rock Band LIPSHOK CD ‘To Haunt a Quiet Realm’ Interview with GC Project Interview with Bad Bullet NEW HORIZONS – launch new lyric video for “Borderlands Pt.2” Mourn at Obliteration’s Obscure Cenotaph Video Premiere: Vane – ‘Mutiny’ A Little Doom And A Whole Lot Of Heavy Metal – Meet CIRCLE OF WITCHES HECATE ENTHRONED – release new album ‘Embrace Of The Godless Aeon’ on January Onydia – launch preview and tracklist of “Reflections” Interview with Project Infinity in memoriam: Erik Lindmark (Deeds of Flesh/Unique Leader) Watch: Huntsmen – ‘Atlantic City’ NALE (SE) hits the Baltics in March 2019 HECATE ENTHRONED – release new album ‘Embrace Of The Godless Aeon’ on January The Ten Best Lead Singer Swaps in Metal Track Premiere: Ferum – ‘Perpetual Distrust’ Full Album Stream: Horehound – “Holocene” Win Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles Tickets at Bloodthirsty Thursday For Those About to Squawk: Goat Edition Full Album Stream: Valkyrja – “Throne Ablaze” Cyber Monday Is Here: Take 20% Off EVERYTHING in the Decibel Store! Decibel Meter: Red Before (or on) Black (Friday) Once Upon A Winter has released a new teaser trailer of their upcoming album ‘.existence’ Black Friday Deal: Get TWO FREE Issues of Decibel! Full EP Stream: Belzebong’s Light the Dankness Interview & Album Premiere: In the Woods… – “Cease the Day” XAON Announce March 2019 European Tour With Septicflesh Full Album Stream: Witchthroat Serpent – “Swallow the Venom” Second Round of Breweries Revealed for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Philly 2019 Full Album Stream: Necroart – “Caino” REVENIENCE Release New Official Video And Announce Line-up Change Veonity Hit The Charts As They Prepare To Launch The New Album ‘Legend Of The Starborn’! Track Premiere: Sofy Major – ‘Total Dump’ Track Premiere: Shadow Limb – ‘Dark Sigil’ Three Floyds Announce Beers for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles PERPETUAL FATE release Videoclip for “Smothered”, album pre-order started Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles FAQs US Metal Group HEAT OF DAMAGE Join Sliptrick records HISS FROM THE MOAT: Sophomore Album ‘The Harrier’ To Be Released On February 22; Cover Art Unveiled Rammstein live 2019: Wie man noch an Tickets kommt oder chancenlos bleibt US Metal Group TETRAFUZE join Sliptrick records BLADE KILLER Premieres New Song ‘Midnight Sinner’ Onydia – release debut album ‘Reflections’ via Revalve records on February 1, 2019 NEVERSIN – release new videoclip for ‘Light the Universe’ MALUM SKY Release New Official Video For ‘Borrower’ LOUNA Release New English Language Single ‘Shadow Kingdoms’ VEONITY Release New Lyrics Video And Single ‘Outcasts Of Eden’ Polling places ran out of “I Voted” stickers so voters made their own Watch Searing New Video for John Lennon’s Protest Anthem ‘Gimme Some Truth’ 16 Bands Who Got Their Start on MySpace Full Album Stream: The Mon – “Doppelleben” LARS ULRICH: METALLICA's 'WorldWired' Tour Could Last Through Early 2020 This woman celebrated her 106th birthday at Taco Bell Rihanna Sends Cease-and-Desist After Songs Played at Trump Rally Previously Sold-Out Vinyl Pressing of Tad’s ‘8-Way Santa’ Available Now MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Teases New Song In Video From Writing Sessions Polish Thrash Metal Group NECRO Join Sliptrick records Interview with Vst Brendon Urie flies high, literally, for a P!ATD MTV EMA win Josh Fauver, Former Deerhunter Bassist, Dead at 39 QUEEN Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Far Exceeds Expectations With $50 Million Opening Weekend Attorney for Chris Cornell’s doctor comments on family’s lawsuit Roy Hargrove, Grammy-Winning Jazz Musician, Dead at 49 HALESTORM Members Talk Mental Health Awareness (Video) Watch Ariana Grande Talk Anxiety, Perform ‘Sweetener’ Songs on BBC Special Hollywood Undead unveil three emotional tracks, announce tour DREAM THEATER: New Album 'Distance Over Time' To Arrive In February; First Tour Dates Announced Video Premiere: The Last of Lucy – ‘Formication’ TRAGODIA – launched new Lyrics video and album pre-order Avant-Garde Metallists SIGNS OF HUMAN RACE joins Sliptrick records GLENN DANZIG's Feature Film To Start Shooting This Month

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Wanted To Do 'Something Cool' With Cover Of PINK FLOYD's 'Wish You Were Here'

Kat Mykals from the Evansville, Indiana radio station 103 GBF recently interviewed AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):

On the group’s latest release, “The Stage”, being an “evolving album”:

Johnny: “Well, it was just the idea of basically releasing the [bonus] songs after the album release — just continually have more content being put on it wherever it’s being streamed, and everything like that. We always had this idea when we went in to writing and recording the record that we were going to keep things moving along, and have more content to give to the fans after the record came out. We wanted to do it in a fun way, so we decided to do some classic song covers, and we sat around, picked out some songs, started going through them and seeing which ones we could, you know, half do justice for, because they’re some pretty incredible songs that we dove into. It was an idea to keep the evolving — we used the word evolving, just because it was easier — but to keep pushing that content for the fans to grasp on to, and maybe go to some of these streaming services, because the rock world doesn’t really go to them as much as some of the other genres. We just thought it would be something fun to do, you know – something different for us, so it keeps things rolling, I guess.”

On covering PINK FLOYD‘s “Wish You Were Here”:

Johnny: “That was one of the first songs that we knew we were going to cover. [Vocalist M.] Shadows is a huge fan of that song — I think we all are — and we wanted to delve into it and pick it apart, and see what we could do to do it any kind of justice. The song’s already a perfect song, and just out of fandom, we wanted to see if we could challenge ourselves to do something cool with it. We kept it pretty true to the track, just did a few different things differently that we wanted to do to experiment in the recording process of it, and we just felt like it was a song that [Shadows] had a good register of vocals for it, and just, super-fandom — just, ‘This is an amazing song; let’s dive into it and see what we can do.'”

On the role the band’s music plays in the current musical zeitgeist:

Johnny: “I kind of feel as far as where it is in society or anything like that today, or in this day and age, I feel like that’s kind of up to the listener to decide and kind of tell us. We’re just the artist putting it out, you know? As far as thought-provoking, yeah, I’d like to hope so, that the lyrical content of ‘The Stage’ and some other songs that we’ve done in general just gets people thinking about more than just what’s at face value. It’s hard to say, though — as an artist, you can only put out what you want, and then hopefully, the listeners can kind of tell you where at with it. As far as the genre goes, I feel that we have our own little niche in hard rock, metal, whatever you want to call it, because we’ve all grown up with very different musical backgrounds, and I feel like it kind of shows through in our songwriting.”

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will release a “deluxe edition” of “The Stage” on December 15. The album was originally released in October 2016 with almost no promotion beforehand.

The surprise release, which was announced the night it went on sale, earned the lowest first-week sales of an AVENGED SEVENFOLD album in eleven years. According to SoundScan, the album has sold 193,000 copies to date in America. Each of the group’s five previous albums, meanwhile, have sold at least 500,000 copies in the U.S., with sales of both 2005’s “City Of Evil” and the band’s self-titled 2007 release topping one million copies.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s 2018 North American arena headlining tour will kick off January 12 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with special guests BREAKING BENJAMIN and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. The trek will be North America’s introduction to the electrifying “Stage” spectacle that drew rave reviews in Europe.


AVENGED SEVENFOLD Wanted To Do ‘Something Cool’ With Cover Of PINK FLOYD’s ‘Wish You Were Here’
AVENGED SEVENFOLD Wanted To Do ‘Something Cool’ With Cover Of PINK FLOYD’s ‘Wish You Were Here’
Blabbermouth