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
Life Is But a Dream... - 2023 - Warner


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Members
Vocals
Good Charlotte>>M. SHADOWS [MATTHEW CHARLES SANDERS]>>Good Charlotte

Guitar
ZACKY VENGEANCE - Pinkly Smooth, Good Charlotte>>SYNYSTER GATES [BRIAN ELWIN HANER, JR]>>Pinkly Smooth, Good Charlotte


Bass
Suburban Legends>>Justin Sane [Justin Meacham] - JOHNNY CHRIST [JONATHAN SEWARD]

Drum
Pinkly Smooth, Suburban Legends>>The Rev [Jimmy Sullivan]>>Pinkly Smooth - Dream Theater, Rising Power, Transatlantic>>Mike Portnoy>>BigElf, Stone Sour, Flying Colors, BPMD - Confide>>Arin Llejay – Bad4Good, Infectious Grooves, Bad Religion, Mass Mental>>BROOKS WACKERMAN>> Bad Religion, Mass Mental





History & Biography
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.

In advance of its 2023 album the band claimed it was hacked and a deepfake had announced two festival cancellations. The band admitted this was a promotional effort and the band itself was responsible. The act's 2023 record was conceived and recorded over the previous four years. Avenged Sevenfold played its first concert since June 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on May 12th 2023. The band was touring with support from Alexis on Fire and subsequently Falling In Reverse. The group was booked for Aftershock festival 2023 in California. Guitarist Synyster Gates suffered injury to his leg during the band's concert in Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA on July 19th 2023. The concert was resumed with the man playing from backstage and subsequently cut short. His injury was later attributed to heat and dehydration. Kerry King, Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera, Machine Head, Corey Taylor, Biohazard, Fear Factory, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder and a bunch of mallcore and rap bands were announced for Download 2024 in the UK.


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