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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.

 
Rafa Alcantara, TWENTYFOURCORE
Rafa Alcantara, TWENTYFOURCORE

Report: Avenged Sevenfold Seek to Halt ‘Best Of’ Album Release

TMZ reports that Avenged Sevenfold have cited a breach of their contract with Warner Bros. as the reason for seeking to halt the 'Best Of' album release.

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M. Shadows
Amy Harris, TheFirst3Songs.com

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Denounces Warner’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Album as ‘Childish on a Whole New Level’

Avenged Sevenfold seem to have had the last laugh in the album release battle against former record label Warner.

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Charles Epting, Loudwire

M. Shadows Offers Analysis of Avenged Sevenfold’s Album Sales as He Calls Out Media

After numerous outlets sensationalized the dip in first week sales numbers for Avenged Sevenfold's 'The Stage,' M. Shadows offered insight behind these figures.

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Evil Robb Photography
Evil Robb Photography

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows: ‘We Have Mixed Feelings’ on First Week Sales of ‘The Stage’

In a new interview, Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows shares his thoughts on the first week sales of 'The Stage' after trying a different release strategy.

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Evil Robb Photography
Evil Robb Photography

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Talks ‘The Stage’ Album, Artificial Intelligence, Pushing Boundaries + More

We speak with Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows about 'The Stage' album, artificial intelligence, pushing boundaries in music and more.

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Rafa Alcantara, TWENTYFOURCORE
Rafa Alcantara, TWENTYFOURCORE

Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘The Stage’ Debuts at No. 4 on ‘Billboard’ 200

Avenged Sevenfold's 'The Stage' has debuted at No. 4 on the 'Billboard' 200 charts, but sold significantly less than their last two records.

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M. Shadows
Amy Harris, TheFirst3Songs.com

M. Shadows: Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Hail to the King’ Was a ‘Little Too Close to Metallica’ But ‘The Stage’ Is ‘Completely Different’

M. Shadows admits that Avenged Sevenfold's 'Hail to the King' was "a little too close to Metallica," but says 'The Stage' is "completely different."

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Hoganson Media Relations / Universal Music Group

Thousand Foot Krutch vs. Avenged Sevenfold – Cage Match

Vote for either Thousand Foot Krutch's 'Push' or Avenged Sevenfold's 'The Stage' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Avenged Sevenfold Welcome Fans to ‘The Stage’ at Pop Up Shop in New York City

In celebration of their new album, The Stage, Avenged Sevenfold launched a pop up shop in New York City over the weekend. The intimate space showcased new merchandise and the band's latest release...

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Chris Jericho Describes How He Fooled Us All With Fake Avenged Sevenfold Album Info Leak

On a new episode of the 'Talk is Jericho' podcast, Chris described in detail how he and M. Shadows cooked up the bait which every media outlet took a bite of.

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