Avenged Sevenfold: "I Don't Think We Will Be Doing Any Touring This Year…"

If you were hoping to see Avenged Sevenfold on the road this year, it's probably not going to happen.

Avenged Sevenfold: "I Don't Think We Will Be Doing Any Touring This Year…"
Jonathan Weiner

In not altogether surprising news, it unfortunately doesn't like we'll hear much from the Avenged Sevenfold camp this year – in terms of touring, at least.

Following last year's U.S. summer tour cancellation after frontman M. Shadows developed a "terrible viral infection", it appears that the Huntington Beach titans aren't in a hurry to get back into action – with "new babies" on the way, as well as a focus on a new record.

As confirmed by radio host Lou Brutus, guitarist Zacky Vengeance said in a text conversation with him: "I don't think we will be doing any touring this year. Got some new babies on the way and are starting to get really focused on new material. I never deal in absolutes, but right now it's leaning heavily towards 2020."

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It's a shame, but it just means that the band will come back bigger and better next year.

Plus, it gives guitarist Syn Gates time to re-master the music from his pre-A7X band, Pinkly Smooth.

The group – formed by late Avenged Sevenfold drummer The Rev back in 2001 – were a short-lived project, however they did release one album, Unfortunate Snort. In a recent livestream with Rick Beato, Syn said he'd love to give fans proper versions of the music.

"It was just this crazy, clown-goblin metal, Danny Elfman-influenced stuff and it was so fun. I can't find the masters. I hear that there's actually an ugly rumour that some have surfaced, and if I can find those then I'm going to remaster it and give it to you guys."

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