AVENGED SEVENFOLD - USA

Sounding The Seventh Trumpet - 2001 - Good Life
Walking The Fallen - 2003 - Hopeless
City Of Evil - 2005 - Warner
Avenged Sevenfold - 2007 - Warner
Nightmare - 2010 - Warner
Hail To The King - 2013 - Warner
The Stage – 2016 - Capitol


  
 
Members

S= Good Charlotte>>M. SHADOWS [MATTHEW CHARLES SANDERS]>>Good Charlotte
G= ZACKY VENGEANCE - Pinkly Smooth, Good Charlotte>>SYNYSTER GATES [BRIAN ELWIN HANER, JR]>>Pinkly Smooth, Good Charlotte
B= Suburban Legends>>Justin Sane [Justin Meacham] - JOHNNY CHRIST [JONATHAN SEWARD]
D= Pinkly Smooth, Suburban Legends>>The Rev [Jimmy Sullivan]>>Pinkly Smooth - Dream Theater, Rising Power, Transatlantic>>Mike Portnoy>>BigElf, Stone Sour, Flying Colors - Confide>>Arin Llejay – Bad4Good, Infectious Grooves, Bad Religion, Mass Mental>>BROOKS WACKERMAN>> Bad Religion, Mass Mental



History

Avenged Sevenfold was formed as a metalcore band in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California near Los Angeles. Founding members were M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, Matt Wendt and The Rev. M Shadows picked the monicker based on the myth of Abel and Cain. Demos appeared in 1999 and the year 2000. Sounding The Seventh Trumpet was issued independently on the band’s Good Life Recordings before being handled by Hopeless Records. City of Evil, the band's third album, was released through a major label on June 7th, 2005. The album showed a shift in sound for the band and debuted at Number 30 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band was acclaimed as best new artist on the MTV Video Music Awards. On April 16th of 2009 the band performed a cover of Guns N' Roses' It's So Easy with Slash at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Drummer The Rev died in 2009 due to drugs overdose and was replaced by Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy. This would later lead to the man and Dream Theater breaking apart. Arin Ilejay was confirmed as an official band member in 2013. The album, entitled Hail to the King, was released on August 27, 2013. It was compared to Metallica’s metal days. On January 14th, 2016, Billboard Magazine reported that Avenged Sevenfold was sued by Warner for trying to leave the label. The band claimed none of the original A&R team was at the label any longer. The Stage was a concept album about Artificial Intelligence. It featured Brooks Wackerman on drum who had joined two years prior. It enjoyed chart success.

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