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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.

 
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14 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold Introduce Themselves With ‘Sounding the Seventh Trumpet’

On July 24, 2001, Avenged Sevenfold released their debut disc, 'Sounding the Seventh Trumpet'

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Readers Poll: Who Should Be Avenged Sevenfold’s Next Drummer?

Who would you like to see behind the kit for Avenged Sevenfold?

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Avenged Sevenfold Part Ways With Drummer Arin Ilejay

Avenged Sevenfold are going a different direction on drums for their future.

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X Japan vs. Avenged Sevenfold – Best Live Band, Round 2

It's X Japan vs. Avenged Sevenfold in this Round 2 matchup to determine the Best Live Band.

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Avenged Sevenfold vs. Five Finger Death Punch – Best Live Band, Round 1

It's Avenged Sevenfold vs. Five Finger Death Punch in this Round 1 battle to determine the Best Live Band in hard rock and metal.

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Rachel Murray, Getty Images

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Reveals More About ‘Guitar Hero Live’ Involvement

Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows have offered more details about the band's involvement in the upcoming 'Guitar Hero Live' video game.

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Avenged Sevenfold Offer Exclusive Tracks for ‘Guitar Hero Live’

Avenged Sevenfold members M. Shadows and Synyster Gates have announced that the band will be offering up three exclusive live A7X songs for people who pre-order the game.

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10 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold Unleash Their Breakthrough Album ‘City of Evil’

Avenged Sevenfold abandoned their metalcore formula and left their former peers in the dust with their third album, City of Evil, which came out June 6, 2005.

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Avenged Sevenfold Tease ‘This Is Bat Country’ Release

Avenged Sevenfold are giving fans a taste of their upcoming 'This Is Bat Country' project. Get a look here.

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Avenged Sevenfold Get Mashed Up With Katy Perry

The latest mashup from YouTube user Isosine is a brilliant collision of worlds between Avenged Sevenfold and Katy Perry.

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