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Huntington Beach, California, United States (1999 – present)

Avenged Sevenfold (often abbreviated to A7X) are a band which formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California, United States. The band consists of M. Shadows (vocals), Synyster Gates (guitar), Zacky Vengeance (guitar) and Johnny Christ (bass). The band’s drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan died in 2009, and the band has not named a permanent replacement. Currently, the band tours with former Confide drummer Arin Ilejay.

The band has released five albums since their formation: “Sounding the Seventh Trumpet” (2001), “Waking the Fallen” (2003), “City of Evil” (2005), “Avenged Sevenfold” (2007) and “Nightmare” (2010).

The band was formed in 1999. Avenged Sevenfold’s first album, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, was recorded when the band members were eighteen years old. It was originally released on their first label, Good Life Recordings. After lead guitarist Synyster Gates (also known by Brian Haner Jr.) joined the band, the introductory track “To End The Rapture” was re-recorded with Gates playing, and the album was re-released on Hopeless Records. Their follow-up album, entitled Waking the Fallen, was also released on Hopeless Records and was awarded a positive rating in Rolling Stone magazine. Shortly after its release, Avenged Sevenfold were signed to Warner Bros. Records.

City of Evil, the third album which was released on June 7 2005, strayed from , and instead headed more towards and adds a harder rock sound with influences ranging from various bands. During the recording of City of Evil, M.


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  • Ovel_ha


    23 Apr 3:10pm Reply
  • nevershoutn

    the greatness of avenged is matt shadows vocals

    22 Apr 4:17am Reply
  • jmeyerhead

    One of the Best bands out there these days.

    21 Apr 7:53pm Reply
  • SuomiKolli665

    In my opinion, they don't suck per se. They are pretty good at their respective instruments (admittedly even The Rev was okay), but it seems that they try too much to appeal to a more mainstream audience. And as I mentioned before, they did sound good up to Nightmare, after which they went drastically downhill with Hail to the King. So there's my input on what I think about the band.

    21 Apr 10:17am Reply
  • GoryBlueCat

    Great band, awesome music. One of my absolute favourites!

    20 Apr 9:50pm Reply
  • Dylan1195

    Why is A7X tagged as metalcore and harcore? Are people insane. And Spineshank and LadySheDevil are right stop coming to a band's page and complaining just because you don't like them.... This isn't YouTube, fuck off

    18 Apr 12:46pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    They are not even attempting to have an intellectual discussion on why they don't like [insert band here]. Because it's not metal enough? That should be the main reason for having is to show people what you are listening to, not how much you hate [insert band name here].

    18 Apr 3:30am Reply
  • LadySheDevil

    lol I love the people that come on specific band pages just to leave all their whining and negativity. I almost feel like I should be ashamed of loving some bands because of all the hate I see. I mean, god forFUCKINGbid if somebody changes their style over the course of 13+ years. Grow up, move on, and quitcherbitchin.

    18 Apr 1:39am Reply
  • EltonSSouza

    véi na boa, corta essa cabelo :P

    15 Apr 3:33am Reply
  • jinmi69

    Downward Spiral after Waking the Fallen. They should of renamed the band after The Rev died for the Hail to the King.

    11 Apr 5:40am Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    Daily reminder: this band sucks [8]

    9 Apr 10:35pm Reply
  • Laimean

    Damn, this band sounded good until Hail to the King... [3]

    7 Apr 9:55pm Reply
  • xundr

    Damn, this band sounded good until Hail to the King... [2]

    7 Apr 11:12am Reply
  • DSBlackValor

    Buried Alive Demo !! The Rev !!! ahhh so sad :')

    6 Apr 11:32am Reply
  • manosarmento

    waiting for THIS MEANS WAR music video

    6 Apr 12:01am Reply
  • Luuhlp

    4 Apr 11:21pm Reply
  • SuomiKolli665

    Damn, this band sounded good until Hail to the King...

    4 Apr 2:16pm Reply
  • GozdeEv

    Dear God <3

    31 Mar 8:32pm Reply
  • michelleliu91

    hail to the king kind ruins my day,i need listen nightmare right now.

    31 Mar 2:40pm Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    vvv Yeah, hard 2 believe that about Unholy Confessions

    30 Mar 2:45pm Reply
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