American metal band Avenged Sevenfold will be held a few shows in summer of 2017 with Metallica. The band’s guitarist Synyster Gates spoke in an interview with Radio Rock and explained his thoughts on Metallica. He said:

“I think it’s an absolute honor and a privilege and we’re the luckiest band in the world to be taken in by such a legendary act. During our formative years, it was all about, ‘What did Metallica do?’ and ‘How do we do that?’ and then you try and find an identity of your own, but they’re still…

They were the pioneers and the trailblazers. And they still do that stuff. We go and do a surprise release and then they do twelve videos for their record and have unbelievable success, and you’re, like, ‘Damn! That’s pretty cool what they did, huh?’

So we’re always having those moments and it’s really cool to see them continue to trailblaze and pioneer, and they’re helping us and taking us along for the ride, and we couldn’t appreciate it any more.

Avenged Sevenfold’s latest album “The Stage” was released last year. This year they will be out on the world tour because of the promotion of this album.

Click here to watch entire interview.