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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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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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Theo Wargo / Rob Carr, Getty Images

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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Kevin Winter / Theo Wargo / John Sciulli, Getty Images

Watch Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold and Of Mice & Men Members Play a Funky Jam

Over the weekend, members from Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold and Of Mice & Men got together and made some sweet, sweet music.

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

Deathbat or Henry? Cast your vote now!

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

Deathbat or Heartbeast? Cast your vote now!

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Rock Fest Lineup

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

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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Theo Wargo / Ethan Miller / David Becker, Getty Images

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

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

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

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

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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