Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold is an American Heavy Metal band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in the year 1999. Over the years they have creatively altered their sound. Their first album, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, went a Metalcore direction, and so did their second album, Waking the Fallen. However, they went to a much heavier style on their third album, City of Evil. The band continued to explore new styles on their fourth self-titled album and fifth album, Nightmare. On their sixth album, Hail to the King, they did a homage to the sounds of the classic bands that inspired them, such as Metallica, Megadeth, and Iron Maiden, among others. And finally, for their seventh album, The Stage, they went in a Progressive Metal direction, with heavy Thrash Metal, and slight Black Metal, influences.


Current MembersEdit

  1. M. Shadows (Lead Vocals-1999-Present and Piano and Additional Guitar-1999-2001)
  2. Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, and Backing Vocals-1999-Present)
  3. Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals-2001-Present, and Piano-2001-2007)
  4. Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals-2002-Present)
  5. Brooks Wackerman (Drums-2015-Present)

Former MembersEdit

  1. The Rev (Drums, Lead Vocals, and Co-Lead Vocals-1999-2009; died in 2009 and Piano-2007)
  2. Matt Wendt (Bass Guitar-1999-2000)
  3. Justin Sane (Bass Guitar-2000-2001)
  4. Dameon Ash (Bass Guitar-2001-2002)
  5. Arin Ilejay (Drums-2011-2015)

Session/Touring MembersEdit

  1. Mike Portnoy (Drums-2010)



Studio AlbumsEdit

  1. Sounding the Seventh Trumpet (2001)
  2. Waking the Fallen (2003)
  3. City of Evil (2005)
  4. Avenged Sevenfold (2007)
  5. Nightmare (2010)
  6. Hail to the King (2013)
  7. The Stage (2016)

Compilation AlbumsEdit

  1. Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough (2008)
  2. The Best of Avenged Sevenfold 2005-2013 (2016)
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