Avenged Sevenfold Singer M. Shadows Calls It ‘Fan Abuse’ To Release Multiple Variants Of A Record To Pump Numbers

Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift Facebook / M. Shadows: Avenged Sevenfold Facebook
Published on:

If you want the new Taylor Swift record, Midnights, you have a great variety of options when it comes to purchasing it. We aren’t just talking differences between CD versus vinyl, but Swift’s new record actually comes packaged with a variety of additional goodies (depending on what version you purchase). While some Taylor Swift fans may love all these options, Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows thinks that such an action is “fan abuse.”

Over on Twitter, M. Shadows shared his feelings regarding the act of releasing multiple variants of a record in an effort to pump numbers. In his initial tweet, he wrote the following: “Selling multiple versions, repackages and bundles of your album to the same fan so that you can get a chart position that no one cares about and is manipulated should be called out for what it is…. Fan Abuse”

He then went on to add, “I’ll expand: many options are fine. It’s when it becomes : buy the vinyl for ticket discounts… buy the cd version 1 for an extra track. Buy first week 8 track for an exclusive t shirt. Its all bullshit to make you buy the same shit to pump numbers. Thats fucked!”

At this point, it doesn’t take much to put two and two together and realize Shadows is likely alluding to Taylor Swift and her Midnights release. A Twitter user makes the point to say that Swift would have topped the charts on streams alone, to which Shadows says, “Hell yeah. A truly huge artist and she deserves it”

However, at one point, Shadows recognizes something taking place in this thread that throws him off. He then writes, “I was actually trying to figure out how a bunch of little kids started commenting on my post… and now I see all of taylors fans think I’m talking about her because they all bought multiples of the same album. . Gotta love the twitter cults! Hope they enjoy the PFP”

He then adds, “Let me expand: I will not reply to swifties…. Not because its Fan Abuse but because it’s Child Abuse”

What do you make of the Avenged Sevenfold frontman’s points?