Rock Radio‘s Tom Russell conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Synyster Gates at this year’s edition of the Download festival, which is being held June 10-12, 2011 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
AVENGED recently premiered a music video for its latest single, “So Far Away”, which is a tribute to the band’s late drummer James “Rev” Sullivan, who died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
Following Sullivan‘s death, the band recruited his favorite drummer, ex-DREAM THEATER member Mike Portnoy, to record the drum tracks for its latest album, “Nightmare”, and tour with the band through 2010.
The group recently recruited new drummer Arin Ilejay, who has also recorded a new song with the band called “Not Ready To Die” for the Call Of Duty: Black Ops video game.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD will be on tour in Europe and Australia throughout June, July and early August before coming home to headline the Rockstar Uproar Festival tour, which will kick off on August 26.