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Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold are one of the most successful American heavy metal bands of the third millennium, with an estimated 8 million copies sold of their six studio albums. First formed in 1999, in the Orange County town of Huntington Beach, California, A7X, for short, released a pair of independent albums, inspired primarily by the period’s metalcore trends, before moving to a major label for their breakthrough third album, ‘City of Evil,’ released in 2005. This saw the band, consisting of singer M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan, embracing a more traditional hard rock and metal sound that persists on subsequent releases. Sullivan died from a drug overdose in 2009, prompting the temporary recruitment of Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy for the recording of 2010’s ‘Nightmare.’ Another blockbuster album, 2013’s Billboard number one, ‘Hail to the King, followed in 2013 and introduced new drummer Arin Ilejay.

Selected Discography: ‘City of Evil’ (2005), ‘Avenged Sevenfold’ (2007), ‘Hail to the King’ (2013) Related Artists: M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, James “The Rev” Sullivan, Mike Portnoy, Arin Ilejay.

Avenged Sevenfold’s Deathbat vs. Black Sabbath’s Henry – March Metal Mascot Madness, Round 2

Avenged Sevenfold vs. Black Sabbath
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Deathbat or Henry? Cast your vote now!

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Avenged Sevenfold’s Deathbat vs. Kataklysm’s Heartbeast – March Metal Mascot Madness, Round 1

Avenged Sevenfold vs. Kataklysm
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Deathbat or Heartbeast? Cast your vote now!

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Nickelback, Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest + Shinedown Headline 2015 Rock Fest in Wisconsin

Rock Fest Lineup

The lineup has been announced for the 22nd annual Rock Fest in Cadott, Wis. Headlining the July 16-19 event will be Nickelback, Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest and Shinedown.

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Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest, Def Leppard + Alice Cooper to Headline 2015 Rock USA Festival

Theo Wargo / Ethan Miller / David Becker, Getty Images
Theo Wargo / Ethan Miller / David Becker, Getty Images

Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest, Def Leppard and Alice Cooper have been announced as the headliners for this summer’s Rock USA in Oshkosh, Wis.

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Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland Draws the Teenage Life of Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Deathbat’ Mascot

Wes Borland / M. Shadows
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In a new DIY series of sketches, Borland takes us through the former life of the Deathbat as imagined by the Limp Bizkit guitarist.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows: Metalcore Not Something We Find Enjoyment in Listening To

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

M. Shadows talked about the band’s past and where they hope to go in the future -- a future that will not include metalcore.

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Five Finger Death Punch, Pretty Reckless + Avenged Sevenfold Top Billboard’s 2014 Rock Charts

Five Finger Death Punch / Pretty Reckless
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Billboard has unveiled its year-end charts for 2014, and the publication's hard rock and mainstream rock tallies are led by the Pretty Reckless, Five Finger Death Punch and Avenged Sevenfold.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Recalls His Favorite Christmas Gift

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows talks about his favorite childhood Christmas present.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows: Dimebag Darrell Was an ‘Innovator’

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Theo Wargo / Scott Gries, Getty Images

Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows is among the musicians weighing in on the legacy of Dimebag Darrell.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Reveals Upcoming DVD Plans

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Avenged Sevenfold are back working on another project, as frontman M. Shadows reveals the details of their next DVD.

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