Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold



Avenged Sevenfold (sometimes abbreviated as A7X) is an American heavy metal band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1999. The band's current lineup consists of lead vocalist M. Shadows, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Zacky Vengeance, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Synyster Gates, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny Christ, and drummer Brooks Wackerman.

Avenged Sevenfold is known for its diverse rock sound and dramatic imagery in album covers and merchandise.[1] Avenged Sevenfold emerged with a metalcore sound on the band's debut Sounding the Seventh Trumpet. However, Avenged Sevenfold's style had evolved by the band's third album and first major label release, City of Evil, into a heavy metal and hard rock style. The band continued to explore new sounds with its self-titled release and enjoyed continued mainstream success before their drummer, James "The Rev" Sullivan, died in 2009. Despite his death, Avenged Sevenfold continued on with the help of now-former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, and released and toured in support of its fifth album Nightmare in 2010, which debuted on the top spot of the Billboard 200, Avenged Sevenfold's first number one debut.[2] In 2011 drummer Arin Ilejay joined the band on tours and recording. Avenged Sevenfold's sixth studio album Hail to the King, which was released in 2013, marked the only Avenged Sevenfold album featuring Arin Ilejay. Hail to the King charted as number 1 on the Billboard 200, the UK Albums chart, as well as the Finnish, Brazilian, Canadian, and Irish charts. In late 2014 Ilejay left the band, and was replaced by former Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman, but wasn't revealed as his replacement until in 2015 the band announced Ilejay's departure. The band surprise-released their seventh studio album titled The Stage on October 28, 2016, which debuted as number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US. The Stage is their first conceptual album and it marked another stylistic change for the band, moving towards the progressive metal sound.

To date, Avenged Sevenfold has released seven studio albums, one live album/DVD, two compilation albums and eighteen singles and have sold over 8 million albums worldwide.[3] Avenged Sevenfold was ranked No. 47 on Loudwire's list of Top 50 Metal Bands of All Time.[4]



Live At The GRAMMY Museum®
Live At The GRAMMY Museum® is an album by musical group Avenged Sevenfold, released on December 8, 2017.
Live At The GRAMMY Museum®
Live At The GRAMMY Museum® is a song by musical group Avenged Sevenfold, released on December 8, 2017.
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here is a song by musical group Avenged Sevenfold, released on September 22, 2017.
As Tears Go By
As Tears Go By is a song by musical group Avenged Sevenfold, released on September 8, 2017.

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Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, United States
January 12, 2018
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, United States
January 14, 2018
The Santander Arena
Reading, United States
January 16, 2018
Bryce Jordan Center
University Park, United States
January 17, 2018
Centre Videotron
Québec, Canada
January 19, 2018
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa, Canada
January 21, 2018
FirstOntario Centre
Hamilton, Canada
January 22, 2018
Resch Center
Green Bay, United States
January 24, 2018
Peoria Civic Center
Peoria, United States
January 25, 2018
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Sioux Falls, United States
January 27, 2018
Bok Center
Tulsa, United States
January 29, 2018
Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Biloxi, United States
January 31, 2018
Verizon Arena
Little Rock, United States
February 2, 2018
Ford Center
Evansville, United States
February 3, 2018
Intrust Bank Arena
Wichita, United States
February 6, 2018
Pinnacle Bank Arena
Lincoln, United States
February 8, 2018
U.S. Cellular Center
Cedar Rapids, United States
February 9, 2018
Fargo, United States
February 11, 2018
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg, Canada
February 12, 2018
Sasktel Centre
Saskatoon, Canada
February 14, 2018
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Canada
February 15, 2018
Pacific Coliseum
Vancouver, Canada
February 17, 2018
Metropolitan Park
Jacksonville, United States
April 27, 2018
Mapfre Stadium
Columbus, United States
May 18, 2018
Hyvinkää Airport
Hyvinkää, Finland
June 6, 2018
Donington Park
Derby, United Kingdom
June 8, 2018
Donington Park
Derby, United Kingdom
June 10, 2018
Visarno Arena
Florence, Italy
June 17, 2018
Festivalpark Stenehei
Dessel, Belgium
June 21, 2018
Caja Mágica
Madrid, Spain
June 28, 2018

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  –  December 12, 2017
Northern Invasion 2018 will take place on May 12 and 13 at the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin. The two-day event will be headlined by Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, and Alice In Chains, and will see support from other acts such ...
Northern Invasion returning to Somerset in 2018 with Tool, A Perfect Circle, Avenged Sevenfold
  –  December 11, 2017
One of the largest rock fests in the Upper Midwest should remain a big deal next year when Northern Invasion returns May 12-13 to Somerset Amphitheater with two of Maynard James Keenan’s three bands, Tool and A Perfect Circle, along with Avenged ...
Watch AVENGED SEVENFOLD Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Roman Sky' At Grammy Museum
  –  December 8, 2017
Today sees the release of AVENGED SEVENFOLD "Live At The Grammy Museum" (Capitol), a special acoustic album recorded during the band’s recent sold-out event at the famed Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles.
Listen To Avenged Sevenfold’s New Acoustic Album
  –  December 8, 2017
Stripped back and 'Live At The Grammy Museum'. Avenged Sevenfold have dropped a live acoustic album. The album was recorded at the Grammy Museum and is ready for you to listen to below: The band recently released a deluxe version of their latest album 'The ...
Avenged Sevenfold Releasing Special Album This Week
  –  December 8, 2017
Avenged Sevenfold are celebrating receiving a Grammy nomination for next year's event by releasing a very special digital acoustic live album on Friday (December 8th). The band had this to say about this week's special release, "We're excited about our ...
Stream Avenged Sevenfold's New Acoustic Live Album in Full
  –  December 8, 2017
On October 19th, Avenged Sevenfold played a special intimate acoustic set at the Clive Davis Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Now, the metal stalwarts — who were recently nominated for a Grammy for "Best Rock Song" for "The Stage" — have released a ...
Phoenix, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates and more set to perform at The Game Awards
  –  December 6, 2017
The Game Awards, which air this Thurs., Dec. 7 at 8:30 EST, aren’t just about video games. The ceremony has announced that several musical guests will be performing, including the French alt-rock band Phoenix and Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates.
Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage album review
  –  December 6, 2017
Two years ago, Avenged Sevenfold took everyone by surprise with The Stage, which showed the band elevating their ambitions and taking on board influences from Queen and Queensrÿche. In the process they came up with a brilliantly explosive and intelligent ...
M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold talks about first Grammy nod
  –  December 6, 2017
Nonbelievers may guffaw, but perhaps Avenged Sevenfold wasn’t fated to possess a Grammy until the Huntington Beach band issued its seventh album — therefore avenging past oversights. The hard-rock quintet, which was birthed in 1999, has been grinding ...
Avenged Sevenfold Announce New Acoustic Album, 'Live at the Grammy Museum'
  –  December 6, 2017
Avenged Sevenfold have announced a new acoustic album, Live at the Grammy Museum. Set for release this Friday, December 8, the digital-only album is partially a benefit for the Grammy Museum, with a portion of the album's proceeds going to its education ...
Guns N' Roses to headline Download Festival 2018 with Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold
  –  November 10, 2017
Guns N' Roses have been confirmed as the third and final headliner of Download Festival 2018. It marks the first UK festival appearance of the classic line-up of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, plus Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa ...
Tickets on sale Friday as Avenged Sevenfold plans 2018 Oklahoma tour stop
  –  November 2, 2017
Avenged Sevenfold has announced dates for its 2018 North American arena headlining tour with special guests Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine. The heavy metal hit-makers are coming to Oklahoma for a show Jan. 29 at Tulsa's BOK Center, 200 S Denver.
Rockers Avenged Sevenfold coming to Reading's Santander Arena with Breaking Benjamin
  –  October 2, 2017
A hard-rocking heavy metal group that has had nearly a dozen Top 20 rock chart hits will play Reading’s Santander Arena with two high-profile supporting acts, it was just announced. Avenged Sevenfold, whose 2010 album "Nightmare" and 2013 album “Hail ...
Avenged Sevenfold to play Fargodome
  –  October 2, 2017
Heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold returns to the Fargodome on Feb. 11, the venue announced Monday morning. The headbangers are touring behind its seventh full-length studio album, “The Stage”. The group has scored hits with “Bat Country ...


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