Synyster Gates reminds everyone why he's one of the greatest metal players on the planet in surprising new Avenged Sevenfold single

Synyster Gates
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Avenged Sevenfold have marked their explosive return to studio music by dropping Nobody – a six-minute electric guitar masterclass that previews the band’s upcoming eighth album, Life Is But A Dream…

However, previewing A7X’s first album proper since 2016’s The Stage is only part of Nobody’s objective. Specifically, Nobody also marks the return of Synyster Gates, who uses the song to remind everybody – via a fiery fretboard workout – that he remains one of the best metal guitar players on earth.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.