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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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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

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

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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Avenged Sevenfold Share Clip of New Music

In a short piece of footage, the band revealed some impressive shredding slated to be a part of Avenged’s seventh full-length album.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Adam Bettcher

Disturbed, ‘Down With the Sickness’ vs. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Nightmare’ – March Metal Madness 2016, Final Round

Disturbed take on Avenged Sevenfold in the Final Round of March Metal Madness to determine the Best Metal Song of the 21st Century.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold + Volbeat To Play First Rock Show at New Minneapolis Stadium

Metallica will be playing the inaugural rock show at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat as support.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

System of a Down, ‘Chop Suey!’ vs. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Nightmare’ – March Metal Madness 2016 – Quarterfinals

System of a Down take on Avenged Sevenfold in the Quarterfinals of March Metal Madness to determine the Best Metal Song of the 21st Century.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images / UDR Music
Theo Wargo, Getty Images / UDR Music

Avenged Sevenfold, Motorhead Tracks Selected as Theme Songs for WWE’s ‘Wrestlemania 32′

Avenged Sevenfold and Motorhead songs have been selected as two of the theme songs for the WWE's 'Wrestlemania 32.'

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Lamb of God, ‘Laid to Rest’ vs. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Nightmare’ – March Metal Madness 2016, Round 2

Lamb of God take on Avenged Sevenfold in Round 2 of March Metal Madness to determine the Best Metal Song of the 21st Century.

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