Pat Martin of the KRXQ radio station in Sacramento, California recently conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Zacky Vengeance. You can now listen to the chat below.

Asked about how AVENGED SEVENFOLD plans on topping its last live show with the upcoming festival appearances, including next month’s Aftershock in Sacramento, Zacky said: “We’re always talking and plotting and discussing what we can do to give our fans the best possible experience and leave everyone going home with having an amazing time and a memory that will last a lifetime. So I certainly can’t give away all of our tricks, but we spent a lot of time working on making sure that every single person there walks away feeling like they got their money’s worth and then some. Because we’re in the business of making fans that will last with us a lifetime. In order to do that, you’ve gotta give them something special. And all my favorite bands that I have liked for my entire life are able to do that. I mean, seeing METALLICA perform at the new [U.S. Bank] Stadium [in Minneapolis on August 20], it was magical. They’re always getting better. As they’ve gotten older, they have become a total monster; it’s unbelievable. And I hope that we can do the same sort of thing for our fans.”

Vengeance went on to reveal that AVENGED SEVENFOLD has spent a fortune making sure that their live show lives up to fan expectations. He said: “Without giving too much, I would say over the course of our last couple of touring cycles, certainly well into the millions of dollars have went up in flames just to give our fans a show they’ll never forget.”

AVENGED SEVENFOLD opened for METALLICA in Minneapolis last month and has a string of headlining and festival dates on tap for this fall.

The band has been working on its seventh studio album, its first with new drummer Brooks Wackerman. But the group has not set a release date for the disc and has not indicated how far along it is in recording.