Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold Confirm Ideas From Their Late Drummer The Rev Are Featured On “Life Is But A Dream…”


Multi-platinum alternative metal outfit Avenged Sevenfold have confirmed that their eighth studio album “Life Is But A Dream…” will feature a pair of contributions from their late drummer/vocalist James ‘The Rev’ Sullivan.

The bridge in the album track “Mattel” was written by The Rev prior to his 2009 passing, though a home for it was never found prior. Meanwhile “Beautiful Morning” sports lyrics Sullivan wrote in his side project band Pinkly Smooth. That outfit also featured Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synster Gates.

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Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows recently commented on the latter to Metal Hammer, offering:

“That’s something him and Brian came up with a long time ago: ‘It’s a beautiful morning, it’s a beautiful day, everybody is smiling, in a beautiful way,’ That’s when it [the song] gets creepy.”

Shadows also feels that his late bandmate would appreciate the chances and experimentation present on “Life Is But A Dream…“, telling the aforementioned publication:

“He’d be stoked. Me and Brian [Haner, aka guitarist Synyster Gates] know that guy better than anyone. He was always the biggest proponent of instigation and trying new things.”

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