Avenged Sevenfold: 'We Have a Lot of Faith in Asking Alexandria, They Remind Us of Ourselves'

"They've got great guitar players and are working on becoming even better, working on expanding their show," Zacky Vengeance praises the metalcore act.

Avenged Sevenfold: 'We Have a Lot of Faith in Asking Alexandria, They Remind Us of Ourselves'
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Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance has been talking with 99.7 the Blitz about up and coming bands that he rates. As Vengeance notes, he's a fan of Asking Alexandria, and is keen to see what they come up with next:

"It's a tough question because a lot of the bands that are really fun to watch that I think bring a lot of energy and really dominate a crowd are bands that are earning their success; bands like Five Finger Death Punch. I have a lot of faith in a band like Asking Alexandria. They're young - they definitely remind me of myself when I was their age. They're trying really hard. They're touring, they're having fun doing so. They've got great guitar players and are working on becoming even better, working on expanding their show. And I like to see that."

Vengeance also talked about how it feels to meet young bands who were inspired by Avenged Sevenfold:

"Any time I see a new generation of rock and metal musicians, it starts to make me feel old. But for them to come up and say they listened to us growing up and were inspired by us and then seeing what they're doing - I can't wait to see what bands like that do in the future."

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    KerryKing01
    So much poser mutulz in 1 arcitle. Down wit Asking alexander nd zacky effron. #HailToTheKerryKing!
    jordo246
    Why are people treating Avenged Sevenfold as though they've been around for about 30 years?
    dewitt
    They have been famous for about 10 years now. They never had an album as big as the black album, but since everyone is comparing their careers to Metallica's already, they are basically at the same point in their careers as Metallica was when they released Load. Would you say that Metallica weren't already veterans at that point?
    jordo246
    I just do not get the same vibe from A7X as I get from Metallica, even at their Load era. Metallica have a lasting legacy, these guys to me just seem like the 'it' band right now.
    BCRichSOBA7X
    An "it" band for 10+ years?
    jordo246
    No one talked about Avenged Sevenfold this much before Hail To The King came out and nobody compared them to Metallica. Now before you start calling me an elitist or hater or some other bullshit I like A7X but they've been blown way out of proportion this last year.
    BCRichSOBA7X
    I never mentioned you as a hater, or an elitist. And maybe it's because people are starting to realized that they make great f**king music.
    Eissari
    Imagine when metallica is gone and this band gets same treatment by every person that were scene kids. Oh the horror.
    Nuclearcrayon
    I can honestly say that "Asking Alexandria" have a lot of potential but they're so arrogant and stuck up it makes me want to dislike them.
    cyclonus
    Without a doubt, Asking Alexander are one of the worst bands out there today, both musically and attitude wise As for Sevenfold, why don't they release music akin to Waking the Fallen instead of this Metallica knock-off stuff. Was clearly their best album
    Nuclearcrayon
    One thing a lot of people forget is that only one song on Hail to the king genuinely sounded like a rip-off. The rest of the album isn't great to be honest but it isn't as awful as the elitists make it out to be. Synster gates solos are excellent on every song IMO.
    cyclonus
    HTTK was just Avenged not being themselves which makes no sense considering virtually every release by them upto that point sounded unique. Not a rubbish album but crafting songs to sound like their idols is a bit bland
    mlukeroberts222
    A7X is just trying to boost Asking Alexandria because they are on the main stage together this year at the upcoming Mayhem Festival. Gotta be some corporate B*LLSH%T.
    lemmyisgod97
    F*ck Avenged Sevenfold, Mastodon are going to be the modern metal band that will go down in history.
    Vandekill
    Again a moron in deny... Avenged Sevenfold is totally the next Metallica... I know a lot of people who only listen to Avenged Sevenfold as a metal band. Mastodon is too elitist to touch the masses... Sad but true...
    Vandekill
    Let's talk about it 10 years later... I'll win and all of you will cry and be 'Vandekill was right, He's such a genius'
    jordo246
    I feel sorry for the people you know who only listen to A7X as a metal band.
    EricSchC1
    "I know a lot of people who only listen to Avenged Sevenfold as a metal band." Weird, I only listen to them as a disco-polka band.
    iommi600
    "they listened to us growing up and were inspired by us and then seeing what they're doing - I can't wait to see what bands like that do in the future." That's just grim.
    Kavabangac
    Mastodon and A7x will go in metal history, that is for sure. They are both metal bands with extreme talent, and they play from the soul. Can't wait to hear more from both( well, i will hear from Mastodon when Once more round' the sun comes to my house ).
    CurlOfTheBurl
    Didn't Saddam Hussein say that about Col. Gadaffi? They're both interminable, two egotistical bands with no real substance or quality. But I hear they're a roaring success in the 13-17 age range.
    Mainer
    I like Avenged Sevenfold. I saw them in concert a couple weeks ago and they're fantastic. HTTK wasn't their best album, but they're good.
    ridelightning95
    I'm sorry but how can anyone take a band seriously when the guitarists have names like "Zacky Vengeance" and "Synster Gates" .... whats so sinister about a gate?! grade A posers.
    mop10893
    He's talking Asking Alexandria up because they're touring with them this summer.
    mop10893
    He's talking Asking Alexandria up because they're touring with them this summer.
    mop10893
    He's talking Asking Alexandria up because they're touring with them this summer.
    TheAlchemist
    Lol all the elitist metalheads are out in force with this story! Bashing metal bands that they don't deem worthy of their stuck-up asses. Nothing new here. A****ingA