Earlier this year Avenged Sevenfold released a series of covers including Mr. Bungle’s’ “Retrovertigo“. M Shadows has spoken about the reaction to their series of covers.
Avenged Sevenfold have had a big year if you listen to Teamrock and M Shadows. Asides from touring with Metallica, they’ve celebrated a 10 year anniversary and a series of cover songs. Earlier in the year, we brought you their cover of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo”, which M Shadows, the lead singer of Avenged Sevenfold, says is to bring some recognition to the bands they respect. These covers have now been released on a Deluxe Edition of The Stage.
Here’s what M Shadows had to say about the covers and their reactions (emphasis added):
“Well when we put out Malaguena Salerosa, it was very cool, because people couldn’t believe what they were hearing, this Spanish folk song, and I think they respected us doing something different. With the covers, because they were released so under the radar, it didn’t really affect people unless they were really following us, unless you were really in the know. That was kind of the point; the cool factor in it was to just release these songs and not promote them too much, and so it’s hard to say what the real reaction was. Malaguena… got a good reaction because the Spanish radio stations picked it up, and some people were like, ‘What are you doing?’. Pink Floyd got a good reaction, I think most of them got a good reaction – we just wanted to bring some recognition to bands that we respected.
“A band like Mr. Bungle, it’s cool that a whole new generation are going to find out about them. Even though you might get a bunch of Mr. Bungle purists that are pissed about us even touching their song, you also get all these new people who would never have even heard them before. So, I think that really cool. It’s been a good reaction, but we’ll have a better idea once the deluxe record comes out and you can buy them all.”
For those that missed out earlier in the year here’s the cover of “Retrovertigo” by Avenged Sevenfold.
You can read the full interview here.