The history of Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold is a band of American Hardrock Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1999. The band consists of vocalist M. Shadows, lead guitar Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance rhythm guitar, and bassist Johnny Christ.

Avenged Sevenfold came to the metalcore genre on their debut Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, which contains the vocal scream banya. The band changed their style on their third album and major label release, City of Evil, featuring melodic vocals and power ballads. This band continues to explore new sounds with the issue, titled Avenged Sevenfold and continued to enjoy mainstream success before their drummer, James "The Rev" Sullivan, died of heart disease and combined effects of drugs and alcohol in his body in 2009. Although his death, the band went on with the help of then ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy to release and toured in support of the Nightmare, their fifth album in 2010 which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 in the first place.

To date, Avenged Sevenfold have released five studio albums, one live album / compilation / DVD, and sixteen singles. The band has received many awards for mainstream success worldwide, and especially those declared as one of the leaders and key bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal and emerged as the second place in the top Ultimate Guitar Band Decade's Top Ten.


The beginning (1999-2004)

The band was formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California with original members M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, The Rev. and Matt Wendt. provide a reference band name comes from the story of Cain and Abel from the Bible, however, they are not a religious band. As it forms, each band member is wearing a pseudonym which is also the name of their calls while attending school in Upper Medium School. Before releasing their debut album, the band recorded two demos in 1999 and 2000. Their first album, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, was recorded when the band members was eighteen years old and still attending high school. This album was originally released by the company their first label, Good Life Records in 2001. After lead guitarist Synyster Gates joined the band in late 1999 entered when he was 18 years old. The track "To End the Rapture" featuring re-recorded with a full band member. The album was later re-released on Hopeless Records in 2002.

The band began to receive recognition, they performed with bands such as Mushroomhead and Shadows Fall and playing on the Take Action Tour. After their fourth bassist, Johnny Christ joined permanently, they released the album Waking the Fallen on Hopeless Records in August 2003. The band received recognition by Billboard and The Boston Globe, and also played at the "Vans Warped Tour". In 2004, Avenged Sevenfold toured again in the "Vans Warped Tour" and record a video for the song "Unholy Confessions" which entered the charts on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball. Shortly after the release of Waking the Fallen, Avenged Sevenfold left the Hopeless Records and signed a contract proposed by Warner Bros..

City of Evil (2005-2007)

City of Evil, the band's third album was released on June 7, 2005 and debuted at # 30 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 30,000 copies in its first week. This is more classic metal album than previous albums that have been grouped into the metalcore genre. Album is also notable for the absence of screaming and growling. M. Shadows worked with vocal coach Ron Anderson, who once had a client like Axl Rose and Chris Cornell, for months before the release of the album to achieve a sound that has "grit while still having the tone". The album received Steller's review of several magazines and websites and is credited for pushing the band into international popularity.

After playing at Ozzfest in 2006, Avenged Sevenfold beat R & B singers Rihanna and Chris Brown, Panic! at the Disco, Angels and Airwaves and James Blunt to the title of Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, thanks in part to the song "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" - which inspired the "Bat Country."

They returned to the Vans Warped Tour, this time they were headlining tour and later went on their own "Cities of Evil Tour." In addition, their lead single "Bat Country" reached # 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts, # 6 on Billboard's Modern Rock Charts and accompanying video reached # 1 on MTV's Total Request Live.

Encouraged by this success, the album sold well and became Avenged Sevenfold's first gold record. He later went platinum in August 2009.

Self-titled album (2007-2008)

Avenged Sevenfold made their success diundangan to 2006's Ozzfest tour on the main stage, comparable to the famous heavy metal band such as DragonForce, Lacuna Coil, Hatebreed, Disturbed, and System of a Down. In the same year they also completed a worldwide tour, including the United States, United Kingdom (and mainland Europe), Japan, Australia and New Zealand. After touring for sixteen months in the promotion of City of Evil, the band announced that they canceled the tour in 2006 after recording a new album. M. Shadows stated that their fourth album, self-titled and self-production would not be a "City of Evil Part 2" or "Waking the Fallen Part 2," but will incorporate a new grittier sound. To wave the fans, between the emergence of a new album, the band released their first DVD entitled "All Excess" on July 17, 2007. All Excess, which debuted as the # 1 DVD in the United States, including live performances and backstage footage of the band career spanned eight years. Two tribute album, Strung Out on Avenged Sevenfold: Bat Wings and Broken Strings, and Strung Out on Avenged Sevenfold: The String Tribute also was released in October 2007.

Avenged Sevenfold, the band's fourth album, was released on October 30, 2007, debuting at # 4 on the Billboard 200 with over 90,000 copies sold. Two singles, "Critical Acclaim" and "Almost Easy" which was released before the debut album. In December 2007, the animated video was made for "A Little Piece of Heaven." Due to the controversial subject matter the song, however, Warner Brothers released only to registered MVI users over the internet. The third single, "Afterlife" and its video was released in January 2008. Their fourth single, "Dear God", was released on September 30, 2008. Despite mixed critical reception in general self-titled debut album sold over 500,000 copies and was awarded "Album of the Year" at the Kerrang! Awards.

Headline Avenged Sevenfold at Taste of Chaos tour with Atreyu, Bullet for My Valentine, Blessthefall and Idiot Pilot. They use footage from their last show in Long Beach to Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough, a two-disc B-sides CD and live DVD that was released on 16 September 2008. They also recorded many cover songs, including Pantera's "Walk", Iron Maiden's "Flash Blade" and Black Sabbath's "Paranoid". They will also release a Guitar Tutorial DVD, which includes five tracks, Afterlife, Almost Easy, Bat Country, Beast and the Harlot, and Trashed and Scattered. During the festival sold out show at Leeds and Reading, the band was forced to shorten their Leeds performance and cancel their Reading performance due to vocal strain experienced by M. Shadows. A few days later, the band was forced to announce the cancellation of the remaining September shows, with the tour to resume on October 15.

Nightmare (2010-present)

In January 2009, M. Shadows confirmed that the band is writing a self-titled follow-up, their fourth album in the coming months. They also announced that they will be playing at Rock on the Range, from 16 to 17 May 2009. On April 16, they do versions of Guns N 'Roses' "It's So Easy" on stage with Slash, at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. M. Shadows are the vocals on Slash's solo album on the song "Nothing to Say".

They announced that they plan to start writing in June 2009 and recorded in October 2009. M. Shadows also said in an interview with Loveline that the next recording would be a more traditional heavy metal, more rock-oriented record, because the self-titled record was very experimental. He also said it would feature a more progressive, old songs and will be the "largest record Avenged Sevenfold." In addition, he said that they might think about a concept record. On July 15, 2009, their website and MySpace profile has been updated with a statement of M. Shadows implies that work on the next album has begun and they are still "throwing ideas". These updates are on the same day that Waking the Fallen gets Gold in America.

On 5 November 2009, Zacky Vengeance posted a message on the official website states that they have returned from their tour and immediately began focusing on the production team up to start recording the album. "We will continue to finish the song until we feel every note you are not good and our justice. We are also in the final stages of strengthening our production team, studios and engineers so that the ax fell and the album is written we will spend days and nights in the studio to finish This album will definitely take you on a journey that is very dark .... "
On December 24, 2009 he announced that Avenged Sevenfold has come in second place in the top Ultimate Guitar's Top Ten Bands on Decade, losing the top spot for Metallica. The December 31, 2009 issue of Kerrang! magazine includes an interview with M. Shadows, where the Shadows stated as follows on this album, .. "This is a dark note of music is emotionally Our goal is to make each piece in mind, we wanted to evoke a reaction of living and at home.

It will have a big rock ballads, big fun stuff, piano, choir, orchestra and all the visual things that you would expect but with the vibration, in contrast to moodier. lyrics, I have been inspired by everything from the way children are raised today, for the schools, economy, religion, war and our government's behavior is all. turn to how children are very emotionally detached from the real world now. "

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