For Avenged Sevenfold fans anticipating a return to the Waking The Fallen days, you can finally give those hopes a Viking funeral. In a recent interview with Indonesia’s Jakarta Post (found by the PRP), frontman M. Shadows shared his thoughts on the metalcore genre.

“The metalcore has been left behind,” he said. “It’s not something that any of us find enjoyment in listening to, so it’s obviously that the direction we would write songs in. I wouldn’t hold my breath for a comeback. We are ever evolving and never repeat ourselves.”

He then elaborated: “I want to stay away from trends and do what we want to do musically. We write music because we have to — it’s a part of our very being. As we develop I just see us following our heart on this musical journey.”

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