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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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Evil Robb Photography

Rock Allegiance 2016: Avenged Sevenfold, Ghost, Breaking Benjamin, Killswitch Engage, Anthrax, Sevendust + More [Photo Gallery]

Scroll through our photo gallery from the 2016 Rock Allegiance festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Ghost, Breaking Benjamin and more.

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Rafa Alcantara, TWENTYFOURCORE
Rafa Alcantara, TWENTYFOURCORE

Avenged Sevenfold Play Club Show in Wake of Houston Open Air Weather Issues [Photos]

With severe weather looming over Houston Open Air and the grounds evacuated, Avenged Sevenfold scrambled to set up an intimate club show. See photos inside.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Avenged Sevenfold Unveil Shirt Featuring Severed Skulls of Donald Trump + Hillary Clinton

Avenged Sevenfold are selling a t-shirt that shows the severed skulls of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Talks Writing With Brooks Wackerman, Opening for Metallica + More

Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows spoke with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez about writing with Brooks Wackerman, opening for Metallica and more.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Avenged Sevenfold Perform First Gig With New Drummer Brooks Wackerman

As a warm-up for their opening slot for Metallica on Aug. 20, Avenged Sevenfold played a free show at Minneapolis’ First Avenue venue.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Avenged Sevenfold to Play Free Club Show Ahead of Minneapolis Stadium Gig

Avenged Sevenfold will play a free show for at Minneapolis' First Avenue Thursday night (Aug. 18) ahead of their weekend U.S. Bank Stadium show.

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

Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Slayer + More To Play Knotfest Mexico 2016

The lineup for this year's Knotfest Mexico is stacked, with Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Slayer and more.

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Good Life / Hopeless Records

15 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold Introduce Themselves With ‘Sounding the Seventh Trumpet’

On July 24, 2001, Avenged Sevenfold released their debut disc, 'Sounding the Seventh Trumpet'

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

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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Micah Gummel

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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