Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold

United States · Group · 1999–present
Avenged Sevenfold (sometimes abbreviated as A7X) is an American heavy metal band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1999. The band's current lineup consists of lead vocalist M. Shadows, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Zacky Vengeance, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Synyster Gates, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny Christ, and drummer Brooks Wackerman.

Avenged Sevenfold is known for its diverse rock sound and dramatic imagery in album covers and merchandise. Avenged Sevenfold emerged with a metalcore sound on the band's debut Sounding the Seventh Trumpet. However, Avenged Sevenfold's style had evolved by the band's third album and first major label release, City of Evil, into a heavy metal and hard rock style. The band continued to explore new sounds with its self-titled release and enjoyed continued mainstream success before their drummer, James "The Rev" Sullivan, died in 2009. Despite his death, Avenged Sevenfold continued on with the help of now-former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and released and toured in support of its fifth album Nightmare in 2010, which debuted on the top spot of the Billboard 200, Avenged Sevenfold's first number one debut. In 2011 drummer Arin Ilejay joined the band on tours and recording. Avenged Sevenfold's sixth studio album Hail to the King, which was released in 2013, marked the only Avenged Sevenfold album featuring Arin Ilejay. Hail to the King charted as number 1 on the Billboard 200, the UK Albums chart, as well as the Finnish, Brazilian, Canadian, and Irish charts. In late 2014 Ilejay left the band, and was replaced by former Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman, but wasn't revealed as his replacement until in 2015 the band announced Ilejay's departure. The band surprise released their seventh studio al… Read more »

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Watch AVENGED SEVENFOLD Perform At Helsinki Restaurant/Bar

Several apparently inebriated members of AVENGED SEVENFOLD played a somewhat sloppy rendition of their song "Nightmare" during an unannounced appearance at a small restaurant and bar in Helsinki, Finland on March 5. Using equipment that was supplied...


Precious Exploits: Jet Lag
The Stage World Tour - "Town Drunks" Helsinki
Avenged Sevenfold "The Stage" World Tour
Avenged Sevenfold: "The Stage" Studio Sessions - "Higher"


The Stage
2016 Official Album
Hail to the King
2013 Official Album
2010 Official Album
Avenged Sevenfold
2007 Official Album
City of Evil
2005 Official Album
Waking the Fallen
2003 Official Album
Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
2001 Official Album
Live at the GRAMMY Museum®
2017 Official Live Album


Former members

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