Speaking of Brooks, Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows share with you what was going on in his head right before playing his second show with the band.

When they performed alongside Metallica with 50,000 people in the crowd, and at new $1 billion stadium. That’s a lot to take in.

“I know he was nervous. We were all nervous. We had played three shows last year and hadn’t been on a proper tour in two years. A lot has happened in two years, you get older and fatter. [laughs] You just can’t prepare enough for something like that. There’s no way you can prepare to stand in front of 60,000 people in a stadium, and have to open. We haven’t opened in a long time and to open for Metallica, it’s really good but it’s also a hostile environment. At any moment it can turn on you because people are there to see Metallica. For us, we were all nervous. We were nervous about the First Avenue show as well because we haven’t been up there. It’s not like riding a bike, necessarily. It kind of is once you get onstage. Backstage you’re like, ‘Oh my god, can we do this again?’ Once you get out there you can, but it’s definitely nerve wracking.” said M. Shadows via Loudwire.

Brooks Wackerman is new Avenged Sevenfold drummer who replaced Arin Ilejay at the end of the year. They are currently working on the album-7. Unclear when it will be released, but certainly, songs from A7X highly anticipated by fans around the world.