"It was something I was able to go do in the house and not be outside and deal with people."
Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows has been talking about his relationship with gaming on the latest episode of How I Played.
"Recently we have been on tour with Metallica playing football and baseball stadiums all throughout the country. On the road if i'm bored before a gig I have a gaming console out there called Fort Knox.
I'm connected online so I can jump on and play some Call Of Duty with my friends.
It's kind of a nice thing to have as a backdrop for where I never have to get too anxious. It cures insomnia in some ways. It's therapeutic."
He then opened up about how his hobby helped him dealing with grief.
"Games helped me a lot when The Rev died. It was something I was able to go do in the house and not be outside and deal with people.
I always found a community online that I was able to escape all the feelings I was having from losing a best friend. For a couple of years I just played video games with my friends online."
Check out the full clip below:
Those Mortal Kombat cabinets though.
The band have released a series of cover versions over the last few months.
Here's their take on Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here':
And here they are tackling 'As Tears Go By' by The Rolling Stones: