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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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's ZACKY VENGEANCE Says Heavy Metal Genre Is 'Due For A Revival'
  –  February 8, 2018
In a brand new interview with the Omaha World-Herald, AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Zacky Vengeance spoke about the fact that not a lot of metal bands other than his group, METALLICA and IRON MAIDEN are big enough to play arenas. "I think it's due for a ...
AVENGED SEVENFOLD Jam With Young Fan Thanks To Make-A-Wish Foundation
  –  February 7, 2018
Avenged Sevenfold always try to go the extra mile for their fans, and recently they spent some time with a young fan named Desiree, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish grants "wishes" to children with life-threatening medical conditions and ...
Tool and Avenged Sevenfold Headline Northern Invasion
  –  February 6, 2018
The fourth annual NORTHERN INVASION has been set for SATURDAY and SUNDAY, MAY 12th-13th at SOMERSET AMPHITHEATER in SOMERSET, WI. Headlining the 12-plus hours of music per day will be TOOL and AVENGED SEVENFOLD. The fest also features camping and food ...
Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows: ‘We Wanted To Be The Oddball Out'
  –  February 5, 2018
After 20 years, Avenged Sevenfold continues to grow its fan base around the globe. Later this year, the veteran act will headline the prestigious Download Festival, while 2017 saw the group earn its first-ever Grammy nomination for the title track for the ...
Avenged Sevenfold Skipped Grammys Over Rock Snubbing
  –  January 30, 2018
(Gibson) The Grammys were not kind to the rock and metal categories this year. All the awards in these categories were relegated to the pre-telecast section of the awards ceremony that took place in the afternoon before the main event. Winners included the ...
Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Predicted Grammy Loss
  –  January 29, 2018
The 2018 Grammys are in the books. This year was actually marked by a strong list of candidates for Best Metal Performance, but Avenged Sevenfold landed outside of this category and were nominated for Best Rock Song. When asked what it would be like if ...
Review: Avenged Sevenfold's ear-blistering rock an adrenaline rush for fans at BOK Center show
  –  January 29, 2018
Three bands shook the walls of a packed BOK Center on Monday night. Bullet for My Valentine, Breaking Benjamin and Avenged Sevenfold made sure no audience member would leave the arena without some sort of hearing damage. It was an exhausting four hours of ...
Avenged Sevenfold skip Grammys due to best rock song category not being televised
  –  January 28, 2018
Avenged Sevenfold are skipping the Grammys due to the best rock song category not being televised. The hard rock group are up for their first ever Grammy at tonight’s ceremony, with their song The Stage being nominated for best rock song, alongside ...
Avenged Sevenfold to Skip Grammys as Best Rock Song Award Will Be Non-Televised
  –  January 28, 2018
Well, looks like there are two things you definitely won’t be seeing during tonight’s Grammy Awards broadcast. In a cause/effect move, Sunday night’s ceremony will not include a televised presentation of this year’s Best Rock Song; with the award ...
Grammy Nominated Band Avenged Sevenfold Skipping Ceremony Because Rock Gets ‘No Respect’
  –  January 28, 2018
Hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold are up for a “Best Rock Song” Grammy on Sunday night for “The Stage” off of their 2016 album of the same name. But while it’s their first ever Grammy nomination, they’ll be sitting out the ceremony, says frontman M.
Avenged Sevenfold Are Protesting The Grammys Because The Rock Awards Are No Longer Televised
  –  January 25, 2018
Up against Metallica’s “Atlas, Rise” and Foo Fighters’ “Run,” California heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold have quite the competition for Best Rock Song at the Grammys this weekend. However, the members will not be in attendance at the ...


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