gm: Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows on Deathbats, Fandom, and AI
Avenged Sevenfold lead singer Matt Sanders, aka M. Shadows, is rehearsing for the band’s upcoming tour. He’s also figuring out how to upend what it means to be a music fan. The band launched a Deathbats Club NFT collection in 2021. That is to say: They were early. The lead singer said it was timed to give fans a chance to get comfortable with Web3 technology ahead of the group’s 2023 tour, when the NFT holders can use their Deathbats for early access to tickets. M. Shadows also talked to hosts Andrew Hayward and Stephen Graves about AI and bringing Web3 into gaming.