AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows recently spoke to the 102.7 WEBN radio station about the possibility of his band one day getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. “The thing with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is it’s a lot of bands that are… they have a lot of success but also a lot of critical acclaim, and I don’t think AVENGED SEVENFOLD has really had much of its due in terms of that [from] the people that vote for it or bring these bands up,” M. Shadows said (hear audio below). “But I think with [the latest AVENGED SEVENFOLD album] ‘The Stage’, we’ve seen that kind of change a little bit. There’s actually major publications that are respecting us now, where they didn’t really respect us or the genre for a long time. So who knows, at some point? And it would be awesome, because fans love that kind of thing.”
AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s latest album, The Stage, was released on October 28, 2016 after a live stream event on the band’s Facebook page. The Stage is the first AVENGED SEVENFOLD album to feature Brooks Wackerman on drums, who joined the band in late 2014 but wasn’t revealed as Arin Ilejay‘s official replacement until Ilejay’s departure in 2015, because the band wanted to find a drummer that would “fit in”. The Stage is also the band’s first album to be released through Capitol Records.