To release music or not to release music? That is the question that many bands have faced during the pandemic and in a new interview with Kerrang!, Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows explains his band's decision not to rush a new album out, especially with touring on hold.
“No one wants to put out the record if we can’t tour it," explained the vocalist. "The reality is – and no one wants to hear this – in this day and age, rock 'n' roll just takes too long to make: you know, it’s going to be a three-year record to make. And if we put that record out and then we’re locked down for another year, as much as people don’t want to believe this, they are not going to give a shit about a record that came out a year prior when it’s time to tour."