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Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows “gets a kick” from ‘Call Of Duty’ role

"I totally get a kick out of it. My kids get a kick out of it — something they can actually relate to."

July 16, 2019
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Earlier this month it was revealed that Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows would appear as himself as a playable character in Call Of Duty: Black Ops. 

Now, Shadows is speaking out about his character stating he “totally” gets a “kick out of it.”

You can check out his full statement below!

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A7X have had a relationship with the game in the past, providing songs for the soundtrack. But now, Shadows appears in the game himself in the upcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 called Operation Apocalypse Z Blackout. 

Shadows’ character is available int he game’s ‘Blackout’ mode.

You can watch Shadows’ character in action in a brand new trailer for the game below.

Now, Shadows is speaking out about his character.

“I’m a huge gamer. I totally get a kick out of it. My kids get a kick out of it — something they can actually relate to.

“When my wife saw the character, I think I could tell she thought the character was a little bit better looking than I am in real life, so that kind of hurt my feelings a little bit.

“I wasn’t sure if they were gonna use the model from ‘Black Ops 2’, but I was hoping they were gonna upgrade and do a new model,” Shadows continues. “There have been some changes. I look a little different. I feel like the technology has gotten better, so I was excited when I learned I was gonna go down and redo the motion capture. They did the body scans, took pictures of all my tattoos [and] really got it down. And then I went back.

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I did voiceovers, so I had to write a bunch of my lines. My buddy helped me with my lines. So we were thinking of funny things that we would hear on the battlefield that we wanted to have said in the game. 90 percent of the things we came up with were in no way gonna make the game — they were entirely inappropriate — but we got some good ones in. I got to go in there and try to be an actor — a voice actor.

“I don’t really see singing in the studio as acting. This was definitely acting. I was trying to put myself in the position of being dropped in with a hundred people and having to fight for my life. So I was able to capture my own personality within the character. And it’s been a total trip.”

You can watch the full video below.

Have you played as M. Shadows yet? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.