Avenged Sevenfold have kept a fairly low profile this year but they did find some time to contribute a new track for the latest edition in the 'Call of Duty' video game series. The new Avenged Sevenfold tune ‘Carry On’ will be featured in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' due out on Nov. 13. Fans don’t have to wait that long to hear the new song though - listen below.
Hey gamers! There's yet another great music game ready to hit shelves in the coming weeks. 'Rock Band Blitz' features a 25-song set list pulling from both rock and pop genres.
Avenged Sevenfold fans in North America were bracing for a summer without any live shows from their favorite band until Metallica came and saved the day. Invited to participate in the Orion Music and More Festival in Atlantic City on June 24, Avenged Sevenfold decided to make the most of it, adding a few one off shows prior to their festival appearance. The first of the three shows was in Quebec City, Canada on June 21 followed by a second show on June 22 in Uncasville, Conn. The two shows would serve as a warm-up for their highly anticipated Orion performance.
Avenged Sevenfold's live show is always full of surprises from pyro, to larger than life deathbats taking over the stage. However, for concert photographers, one of the highlights of any Avenged Sevenfold is when guitarists Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates take center stage to shred together.
Avenged Sevenfold all acquired their own from nicknames they possessed from high school. Frontman M. Shadows (born Matthew Charles Sanders), chose the alias because he thought of himself as "the darker character in the group" and did not like the way the name Matthew sounded. Guitarist Zacky Vengeance (b. Zachary James Baker) wanted to get back at those who doubted his potential growing up. He also gifted bassist Johnny Christ (b. Jonathan Lewis Seward) with his nickname, saying that it suited him well.