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Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold

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Famous as :

Rock band

Birth Date :

1999

Birth Place :

Huntington Beach, California, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Bat Country" (2005)

Biography


When producer Rob Cavallo was not available to work on their self-titled LP, Avenged Sevenfold took a drastic turn to get their own hands on the entire production. This bold move apparently was not such a bad idea after all for the two singles that they released in advance of the album proved to be great impacts to influence their fans into buying the LP. Single 'Critical Acclaim' was released to give the first taste of the water, but it was the second one, 'Almost Easy', that really showed the credibility of the whole album. Since its release in mid September, the song peaked at #67 in U.K. Singles chart, helping to boost the sales number of the album that was released one month later. 'Avenged Sevenfold' the album quickly took the fourth position on Billboard Hot 200 after selling 94,000 copies in the first week.

Although the idea of naming a band after a Bible excerpt that punishment will be sevenfold when you kill someone, the band is not as scary as they sound, nor do they as religious. Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) was formed in Huntington Beach, California in 1999. Vocalist Matthew Sanders who took the stage name M. Shadow and guitarist Zachary Baker who goes by the name Zacky Vegeance have been friends since High School. The two of them had been in several punk bands that didn't go successful until they formed A7X and roped in two more members, bassist Justin Meacham aka Justin Sane and drummer Jimmy Sullivan aka The Rev. While still in their teens, the band recorded an album titled 'Sounding the Seventh Trumpet' which would later be released under indie label Good Life Recordings. However, the album that was dropped in January 2001 was not enough for them to gain nationwide success, but the second one did.

Latest News


Avenged Sevenfold Releases 'Shepherd of Fire' Music Video

November 08, 2013 08:10:21 GMT

has dropped the visuals for their, "Shepherd of Fire". The clip features frontman M. Shadows and his bandmates driving through a windy road surrounded by flames, skulls, and burning landscapes. In another scene, the band can be seen performing the song in front of a red fire background.
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Avenged Sevenfold Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Hail to the King'

September 05, 2013 02:25:36 GMT

's "" has landed at Billboard 200's No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rock band's sixth studio album dethrones last week's first placer, 's "", after debuting with 159,000 copies sold.
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Avenged Sevenfold Drops 'Hail to the King' Music Video

August 17, 2013 06:46:44 GMT

has released a music video for "Hail to the King". Directed by Syndrome, the black-and-white video sees M. Shadows and his bandmates performing the powerful track. The video also gives flashes of medieval imagery, such as a sword being drawn from its sheath, a monk waving a lamp and a knight on a horse.
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Avenged Sevenfold Announces New Album, 'Hail to the King'

June 28, 2013 09:20:53 GMT

has announced that their new album is on the way. The album entitled "" is set to be released on August 27 via Warner Bros. Record. The Band has also unveiled the cover art for the album. The artwork sees the band's signature skull and wing cartoonished.
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Avenged Sevenfold Dominate Golden Gods Awards

April 21, 2011 18:12:00 GMT

's frontman M. Shadows beat and 's Bruce Dickinson to claim Best Vocalist, while Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance were named joint winners for Best Guitarist.
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Avenged Sevenfold Rule Rock Airplay Chart With 'Welcome to the Family'

February 10, 2011 07:00:34 GMT

are celebrating - the heavy metal group score a No. 1 single again. This week, the M. Shadows-fronted band rule BDS Active Rock Airplay chart with "Welcome to the Family", their self-written single from fifth studio album "".
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Avenged Sevenfold Hired Their New Drummer

January 21, 2011 07:38:46 GMT

Rockers have hired former Confide star Arin Ilejay as their new drummer, after parting ways with Mike Portnoy. Portnoy was drafted in to replace tragic Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan, who died from a drug overdose in December 2009 - but he was never a perfect fit.
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Avenged Sevenfold to Celebrate Jimmy Sullivan's Birthday, Not His Death

December 29, 2010 04:36:09 GMT

frontman M. Shadows is urging fans to celebrate the life of tragic drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan on Tuesday, December 28 - one year after the musician's death. The band members were left devastated when Sullivan died from a drug overdose on December 28, 2009. He was 28.
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New 'Skyline' Poster Gives Close Look at Alien Spaceships

August 19, 2010 06:50:15 GMT

After debuting a teaser trailer, "" wants to attract moviegoers with an eye-catching poster. The official one-sheet for the movie, which comes out via Shock Till You Drop, is dominated by blue and features two spaceships flying over skyscrapers.
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Naomi Watts' Thriller 'Fair Game' Unleashes First Trailer

August 19, 2010 06:22:59 GMT

Summit Entertainment has debuted the first full trailer for "" starring Oscar-nominated actress as a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie Plame. Making its way out via Yahoo! Movies, the video follows Valerie who leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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Eminem Rebounds to No. 1 on Hot 200, Going Double Platinums

August 19, 2010 06:22:04 GMT

returns to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 after sitting at the runner-up position since last two weeks. His latest rap album "" adds 133,000 copies, giving it 2.1 million mark in just eight weeks and replacing the former chart topper 's "" on the top spot.
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Arcade Fire Debut at No. 1 on Hot 200 With 'The Suburbs'

August 12, 2010 05:27:15 GMT

Indie group rise straight to the first position on Billboard Hot 200 with their third studio album "". The effort leads the U.S. albums chart with 156,000 copies, becoming the highest opening number for any indie album since 's 2009 "" sold 189,000 copies via the band's own label.
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Avenged Sevenfold Knock Eminem Off Top Spot on Hot 200

August 05, 2010 03:47:08 GMT

This week, Billboard Hot 200 has a new champion, . The four-piece rock band beat from the the first position with "", their latest album and first set since member The Rev passed away in December last year.
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Fans Will 'Cry and Laugh' at Avenged Sevenfold's Upcoming Gig

July 22, 2010 03:42:48 GMT

Rockers have vowed to make their first gig since the death of Jimmy Sullivan an emotional tribute to their tragic drummer. Sullivan died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in December, and the band considered quitting altogether in the wake of his passing.
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Avenged Sevenfold Unveil 'Nightmare' Music Video in Full

July 17, 2010 07:23:03 GMT

's music video promoting their single "Nightmare" has just arrived, featuring the band's live performance footage. It also includes scenes where frontman M. Shadows is restless when he is witnessing bizarre things like people acting mentally insane during his way to the surgeon room.
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Avenged Sevenfold's Drummer Died Like Heath Ledger

June 10, 2010 04:55:07 GMT

Orange County officials in California have ruled 's drummer Jimmy Sullivan died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. The rocker died on December 28, 2009.
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Avenged Sevenfold Thinking of Split After Drummer's Death

May 20, 2010 06:35:28 GMT

The members of rock group were left so devastated by the death of drummer Jimmy Sullivan in December, they were sure the band would split in the days after the tragedy. The rocker was found dead in his home and his bandmates felt sure they couldn't go on without him.
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James Owen Sullivan's Death Left His Family Heartbroken

January 05, 2010 08:47:33 GMT

The family of drummer James Owen Sullivan have thanked fans for their support following the star's untimely death last week, December 28, 2009, revealing they have been left heartbroken by the tragedy. Sullivan, 28, was found dead at his home in Huntington Beach, California, and officials at Orange County coroner's office are conducting toxicology and laboratory tests to determine what caused the drummer's sudden passing.
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