AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer: 'I Want Metal Music To Be Taken Seriously In Our Modern Culture'

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows says that he desires heavy metallic music “to be taken significantly in our fashionable tradition.”

As streaming continues to eat away at gross sales, rock and roll has slipped from its place because the main style within the nation.

While rock is way and away the chief in bodily album gross sales, the style’s portion of audio on-demand streams is dwarfed by hip-hop and R&B. In its annual midyear report, Nielsen Music famous that hip-hop and R&B accounted for eight of the ten hottest artists. Drake and Kendrick Lamar took the highest spots.

Asked by Kerrang! journal for his ideas on music streaming and the way numbers in rock and heavy metallic are so low, Shadows stated: “There is a bit little bit of tribalism occurring throughout the music trade. We discuss to followers on a regular basis that merely need a bodily product and do not see the necessity to transfer on to extra modern methods of listening. I respect that greater than I did a number of years in the past. It’s not how I see the world, although, and I really feel it is one of many causes rock and metallic haven’t got a spot on the desk. But, once more, I respect it.”

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer: 'I Want Metal Music To Be Taken Seriously In Our Modern Culture'

The singer, who stated that he “can’t see CDs surviving one other two years,” continued: “As for me, I would like rock music to have a voice. I would like metallic music to be taken significantly in our fashionable tradition, and to do this, it’s important to present the world that there are rock and metallic bands that may make a big dent. As of now, that is been an issue for the style as an entire.”

Next month marks the second anniversary of the discharge of AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s newest album, “The Stage”. The shock launch of the disc, which was introduced the night time it went on sale, earned the bottom gross sales of an AVENGED SEVENFOLD album in 11 years. It offered 76,000 copies in its first week, 73,000 of which have been bodily.

“The Stage”, AVENGED‘s debut for Capitol, offered lower than half as many copies in its first week because the group’s two earlier efforts, 2010’s “Nightmare” and 2013’s “Hail To The King”.

The group made the album out there at midnight on October 27, 2016 with virtually no promotion beforehand, save for the arrival of a brand new music one week earlier.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD made headlines when it skipped this 12 months’s Grammy Awards in obvious protest of the way in which the group treats the rock and heavy metallic genres. The band was nominated for a Grammy within the “Best Rock Song” class for “The Stage”.