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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 Invite Fan Onstage to Relieve Ill Johnny Christ on Backing Vocals

With bassist Johnny Christ feeling ill, Avenged Sevenfold looked to the crowd for a fan to provide backing vocals on the song 'Nightmare.'

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold + Slayer to Headline Rock USA Festival

Wisconsin's Rock USA festival is returning in 2017 with another incredible lineup featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold and Slayer as the headliners.

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Charles Epting, Loudwire / Photo by: Melina Dellamarggio / Kathy Flynn, WickedgoddessPhotography.com

Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Slayer to Headline 2017 Rock Fest

The 24th installment of Wisconsin's Rock Fest will see Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie and Slayer headline the three-night event with over 65 acts in total.

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Avenged Sevenfold Albums Ranked

See how we rank Avenged Sevenfold's studio albums from weakest to strongest.

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Evil Robb Photography

Avenged Sevenfold to Open Pop-Up Shop in London

Avenged Sevenfold will be playing back-to-back nights at the O2 Arena in London, celebrating with a pop-up shop offering exclusive items.

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Avenged Sevenfold Debut Visually Intense New Stage Production

Avenged Sevenfold have gone all out with their new set design, which features an array of massive screens including one suspended over the front of the stage.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s Zacky Vengeance: ‘President Donald Trump’ Is a ‘Very Scary Phrase,’ But ‘Time Will Tell’

Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance weighs in on the forthcoming tenure of President Elect Donald Trump.

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Michael Kovac, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Evil Robb Photography

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Names Gojira + Avenged Sevenfold Among Bands in Line for Metal Crown

Speaking with 'Loudwire Nights' host Toni Gonzalez, Metallica's Robert Trujillo makes his picks for which bands to hand over the metal crown.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

7 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold’s Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan Passes Away

On Dec. 28, 2009, Avenged Sevenfold announced their longtime drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan had passed away at the age of 28.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo: ‘If People Want to Nominate Us for a Grammy, Then We’ll Take It’

Metallica's Robert Trujillo spoke with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez about the band's success with Hardwired... To Self-Destruct, their Grammy nod + more.

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