Avenged Sevenfold’s new disc ‘Hail to the King’ is due out on Aug. 27, with the first single of the same name already making quite an impact. From the sounds of it though, that is only the beginning of what the band has in store for fans in the coming months.
There's been a lot of anticipation for Device, the new project from Disturbed's David Draiman, over the past year. But now the biggest update yet comes with Draiman confirming an all-star lineup of guest musicians for the album, as well as details on the disc's first single and a tentative release date.
Avenged Sevenfold turn up as performing characters in the new 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' video game, but there have been a few people suggesting that late drummer The Rev also makes a guest appearance as a grainy figure in the balcony. However, singer M. Shadows says that any likeness to their drummer was purely unintentional and was not something they signed off on.
There may have been questions at one point as to whether or not Avenged Sevenfold would continue after supporting the 'Nightmare' disc as a tribute to late drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, but the band is definitely progressing toward a new album.
Another model?! We can't really complain. This particular young lady, Valary Sanders, credited as Valary DiBenedetto in prior modeling and acting gigs, is the wife of Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows.
Fozzy treated Los Angeles fans to a show at the Roxy last night (Sept. 27). Right before the band began to play the single 'Sandpaper' from their latest album, 'Sin & Bones,' the crowd was surprised by Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows, as he took the stage with Fozzy to perform guest vocals (watch below).
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.
We recently conducted an in-depth interview with Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale about the band's upcoming album ‘The Strange Case Of...’, touring, side projects and much more. But we also asked her who she would like to collaborate with and Hale mentioned a number of interesting choices.
Avenged Sevenfold have been playing with drummer Arin Ilejay since the beginning of this year, but aren’t quite ready to officially induct him into the A7X fold. Singer M. Shadows says that will happen only after they sit down and try composing music together.
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