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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 Announce Midwest Mini-Tour With Volbeat, Killswitch Engage + Avatar

Avenged Sevenfold will play a brief mini-tour of the Midwest in September with support from Volbeat, Avatar and Killswitch Engage on select dates.

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Arin Ilejay: I Was ‘Shocked and Scared’ When Synyster Gates Called to Let Me Go From Avenged Sevenfold

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Arin Ilejay reveals he felt 'shocked and scared' after being fired from Avenged Sevenfold by Synyster Gates.

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Charles Epting, Loudwire / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Charles Epting, Loudwire / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Tool + Avenged Sevenfold Lead 2016 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival

Tool and Avenged Sevenfold lead the lineup of hard rocking acts heading to Sacramento for the 2016 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images / Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Morten Rygaard for Loudwire
Theo Wargo, Getty Images / Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Morten Rygaard for Loudwire

Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer + Volbeat Lead 2016 Revolution Rock Festival

Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer and Volbeat and more have been announced for the inaugural 2016 Revolution Rock Festival.

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11 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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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Chad Childers, Loudwire

Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot Lead 2016 Louder Than Life Festival

Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot will serve as the headliners of the third annual Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Theo Wargo, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat + More Announced for 2016 High Elevation Rock Fest

Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat lead a hard rocking lineup taking the stage at Denver's inaugural High Elevation Rock Fest in September.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Charles Epting for Loudwire
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Charles Epting for Loudwire

Avenged Sevenfold + Alice in Chains to Headline Inaugural Houston Open Air Festival

Avenged Sevenfold and Alice in Chains will be the inaugural headliners for the first Houston Open Air Festival in September.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Charles Epting for Loudwire
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Charles Epting for Loudwire

Avenged Sevenfold + Alice in Chains Lead 2016 Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Festival

Avenged Sevenfold and Alice in Chains will headline the 2016 edition of the Monster Energy Rock Allegiance festival. See lineup and ticketing info here.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images (2) / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones + Chevelle Lead Inaugural Texas Mutiny Festival

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones and Chevelle will head up the inaugural Texas Mutiny Festival at the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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