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M. Shadows Reveals What Track He Uses As An Introduction To The Music Of Avenged Sevenfold


Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows has newly taken part in Revolver‘s ongoing ‘Point Of Entry’ series. That recurring feature finds the aforementioned publication asking various artists which song they would suggest as an introduction to their respective catalogs.

Shadows told the aforementioned publication that the Californian metal band’s 2x multi-platinum-certified single “Hail To The King” has been his go-to choice to any potential neophytes.

That song was originally released back in July of 2013 as the lead single from the band’s sixth studio album of the same name—which itself went on attain platinum status in the United States. That cut also wound up becoming the band’s signature track, having earned over 433 million streams on Spotify alone as of press time.

Shadows offered:

“Usually, to get people in the door that are not deep in the scene, I just show them ‘Hail To The King‘. It’s like, they get it. The next time I see them, usually it’s in their playlist. It’s just one of those things that’s easy.

If I want to show somebody a song that I’m really proud of, I would start with ‘The Stage‘. And then, I might show them, like, ‘Buried Alive‘ or ‘Exist‘. But if I’m going to show [my band to] a guy on the golf course or, like, the guy at Ralphs, I just throw him ‘Hail To The King‘. And it usually does the trick.”


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