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 and continued this sound through their second album Waking the Fallen. 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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  –  April 6, 2018
Nearly 70 bands have been announced for Download Festival UK 2018 and it's a doozy. Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N Roses and Ozzy Osbourne will each headline a night of the festival. It all goes down at Donington Park, Derbyshire on June 8-10. Tickets are now ...
Report: Avenged Sevenfold, Prophets of Rage listed for Lakeview Amphitheater show
  –  March 27, 2018
Update: (6:04 p.m) The concert posting on Pollstar has been removed. Update: (1:46 p.m.) Monique Sowinski, Senior PR Manager of U.S. Concerts for Live Nation, the Lakeview Amphitheater's concert promoter, said Pollstar's listing of the date and time of the ...
AVENGED SEVENFOLD Vocalist Keeps His Politics Out Of Band's Music
  –  March 24, 2018
AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows recently guested on "The Stansbury Show" on the Canton, Ohio-based radio station Rock 106.9. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview begins around the 93-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as ...
Avenged Sevenfold & Prophets of Rage coming to Vegas
  –  March 7, 2018
Rock band Avenged Sevenfold are bringing their "End of the World Tour" to Las Vegas. The tour will make a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, August 17 at 7 p.m. The Grammy-nominated band's tour will be their first with Prophets of Rage, who are ...
Avenged Sevenfold Announce End of the World Summer Tour
  –  March 6, 2018
(Radio.com) Avenged Sevenfold have announced that they will be launching the End of the World Tour this summer across North America that will also feature Three Days Grace and Prophets Of Rage. The tour will be kicking off on July 22 in Mansfield, MA.
Avenged Sevenfold Announce ‘End of the World’ Tour With Prophets of Rage + Three Days Grace
  –  March 5, 2018
The "End of the World" is upon us ... and that's a good thing. Avenged Sevenfold have announced the "End of the World" tour, which will feature Prophets of Rage and Three Days Grace, making for a powerful three-band bill. “We’re proud to tour with ...
Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, Marilyn Manson headline Heavy Montréal's 2018 return
  –  February 21, 2018
Heavy Montréal is back after a one-year break with headliners Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold and Marilyn Manson. Promoter Evenko put the festival on hiatus in 2017 as the city celebrated its 375th anniversary and Parc Jean-Drapeau underwent renovations.
Avenged Sevenfold to play Israel in June
  –  February 18, 2018
Popular American band Avenged Sevenfold, or A7X, will be performing in Israel for the first time this June. The five-member group will take the stage in Rishon Lezion’s Live Park on June 26 for their thousands of metalhead fans. Be the first to know ...
Avenged Sevenfold flex their metal chops at Rogers Place
  –  February 17, 2018
It was about halfway through the set Thursday night that vocalist M. Shadows finally got around to welcoming everyone at Rogers Place to the family. The Avenged Sevenfold family, that is, a musically inclusive unit that doesn’t make a whole lot of ...
Concert Review: Avenged Sevenfold
  –  February 6, 2018
PEORIA, Ill. - On the same day Avenged Sevenfold announced they'd skip the Grammy ceremonies in protest of their category being pushed out of prime time, the California hard rockers packed the house at the Peoria Civic Center. Along with Bullet For My ...
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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