M Shadows spoke with Metal Hammer magazine about “Carry On,” being in Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, the new Avenged Sevenfold album and wwhere they’re likely to head on tour first.
We also asked him whether he felt Carry On reflected where the band are musically at the moment.
“I would look at it as a one-off, and to tell the truth it sounds nothing like the album,” he admits. “This song had to be done quick, and it couldn’t be a long song, and we wanted to make it fun. The new album has a lot more of a Sabbath/Zeppelin feel to it than Carry On. There’s definitely more Sabbath in what we’re writing, and we’re proud of Carry On, but this album is going to be on a whole new level.
We’re halfway through [writing the new album],” he continues. “We’re shooting for late January-early February [to head into the studio] and to have the album out in the Summer. I’m pretty sure, with what I’ve been told already, we’re looking to go overseas first, so you guys will be seeing it before everyone else!”