Let’s face it: We’ve all complained about something pertaining to our favorite bands, but in the case of Avenged Sevenfold and their latest song “Mad Hatter,” they not only listened to what their fans had to say, but they actually righted a wrong.
A7X released the new track last week and many fans offered up feedback on the song saying the sound mixing wasn’t up to par with the quality they expect from the band. This caught the attention of the band, and frontman M. Shadows took to the band’s subreddit with the following statement:
“Hey Guys and Gals – I hope you are all doing well. I just wanted to update you on a situation with “Mad Hatter.” We saw some complaints about the mix and we totally agree with you! We were pushing the limits in a lot of different ways and once the compression of streaming services and radio got a hold of it the clarity become muddied. I heard it on the radio and was like “Oh Shit!” The good news is we live in a world were [sic] you can quickly fix your mistakes and we have done just that. On Monday all streaming services and radio will switch to this new version with more clarity but we wanted you to get it here first. Check out this link. We hope you enjoy and have a great weekend. – M”
To all other bands, take note: This is exactly the type of relationship you should have with their fans. Listen to them and let them know you hear them. This is how you build a loyal fanbase.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.