Johnny Christ is better than ur mom <JCisbetathanurmom>
|sorry this is a bit late||9/29/08|
|yeh sorry this is a bit late post but i havent been on bebo in a while|
ok...so updates on what has happened with a7x recently:
THEY WON BEST ALBUM AWARDS!!!!! (keerng btw lol) thanks for everyone who voted for them! i know i did lol
the had to cancel their reading show and shorten their leeds show. this was cause of M.Shadows who broke a vocal string. But its othing serious and they just need a couple weeks break so he can rest. if u dont understand that and if u critisise them you can just piss off and become a pansy bands fan. yeh thats right
they released their new CD/DVD on the 16th September. which AWESOME btw if u havent bought it yet u should really go check it out. only a tenner! woop!!!
and yeh i think thats bout it.....if ive left something lse just comment and ill add it in. thats all from me right now but ill keep you'll updated! (try)
|vote a7x for mtv awards!!||8/13/08|
|show ur support guys!! |
i tried voting more than once but not sure if it works or not...
|I'm sure most of you (like me) hav been soooo excited for the new Avenged Sevenfold DVD to come out! It is a live dvd recorded with their California show! gonna be epic!|
Also with this dvd comes some b-sides from their self titled album which no one has ever heard before! im really excited to hear those since i just LOVE Crossroads!
but yeh...enough rambling. the new dvd is set to be released 16th September!! WOOP WOOP! EVEYONE PARTAY!!!
|Its that time of year again||6/23/08|
|If you've joined this page it prolly means you are a hardcore fan! or just love Johnny Christ! Either way you must at least like them if you hav joined. |
Well its that time of year again where we as fans have to show or fullest support for the bands that we love. I have no doubt who eveyone of this page will vote for
So vote Sevenfold for the Kerrang! awards at: http://www.kerrangawards.com/kerrang...
You can vote more than once so vote once a day or more. Lets make them win this award guys!! time to show your support!!
|a7x r playing at reading guys!!!! WHOO!! along with metallica, slipknot, and bullet are other quite alrite bands! but just say if i left out ur fav hu r playing as well!!|
gonna b epic!
and rage against the machine
|And if anyone can be bothered to read this...||3/18/08|
|Six years back, the boy who would become Johnny Christ was in high school jamming away in a punk rock band. The band playing in the garage down the road turned out to be rising force Avenged Sevenfold, and when Avenged needed a sub to get through the tour to support its 2001 debut, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, the young bassist?s fate was settled. The dramatic metallic outfit from Southern California features scorching guitarist Zacky Vengeance, the Reverend on drums, and shouter/singer M. Shadows. The songs on the band?s expansive fourth album progress from modern shred to screamo pop and even prog-ish rock. Christ and the Reverend lock into a landscape of hyper-kinetic grooves played with clockwork precision. Christ?s traditional hallmarks include a laser-like attack and an edgy tone, although he?s currently in the midst of a sonic and technical transformation.|
|Some cool questions about Johnny and his bass playing techniques(for all bassists out there!)||3/18/08|
|Where are you in your evolution as a player?|
I?ve played primarily with pick, but for the first time I did most of this record fingerstyle. We toured Europe with Metallica, and watching Robert Trujillo mesmerized me. He inspired me to play more with my fingers and move toward a beefier tone, whereas in the past I went for an edgier punk tone and feel. I pluck mainly with my index and middle fingers, but I still go for the pick on the shreddy metal stuff, including the single ?Almost Easy.? I?m not that quick with my fingers yet. Operating within the framework of Avenged Sevenfold was difficult at first, but I?ve developed a very precise way of playing by homing in on the kick drum, which is mainly what I listen to in my stage monitor.
You blaze through some fairly complicated material. How do you get around on the fretboard?
I was never technically trained and I?ve got small hands, so I have to do a lot of jumping around on the neck. Sometimes I do it onstage just because it looks cool. We tune to drop D, and I like to play up at the 12th fret of the bottom string because I think it sounds heavier and sustains better up there. I?ll make that jump rather than making the transition to the A or D string because I?ve always had trouble losing bottom end on the higher strings. That?s another reason I started playing fingerstyle?it evens everything out. I want to do more slapping, too, and I?ve also started throwing in some power chords.
If you could give advice to the kid you were ten years ago, what would you say to better prepare yourself for playing bass at the highest level?
I would say throw away the pick and start learning some proper technique. I definitely wish I?d taken some technical training at some point because the lack of it is hindering me from reaching my goals. I?m so far down this path that I feel it?s too late to change much now, but I?ll continue to teach myself because I?m never satisfied. It?s cool; I love learning naturally on the road.
Do you feel you get the respect you deserve as a player, or do you feel that the hype, the name, and so on overshadow your musicality?
For the most part, we get a lot of respect as players. Touring in support of City of Evil [Warner Bros, 2005], we got to meet a lot of our heroes, like Pantera, Guns N? Roses, and Metallica. They said a lot of things about having respect for us musically, and they don?t care about the hype because they?ve been through it. Coming face to face with your heroes in person is cool. Having someone like Rex Brown [of Pantera] come backstage saying that he respects your playing is surreal.
|Biography(well not much of a biography more just...information)||3/9/08|
|Johnny Christ (born Jonathan Lewis Seward November 18, 1984) is the bassist for the metalcore/hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold, from Huntington Beach, California, in Orange County.|
He is the third bassist for Avenged Sevenfold, following the departures of Dameon Ash and Justin Meacham. He dropped out of Marina High School before his senior year to tour with the band. He first recorded on their second CD Waking the Fallen. He used to write only Johnny on his autographs until Zacky came up with the name 'Johnny Christ', and in All Excess he said It sounded kind of ballsy and it would piss some people off....I like it. He resides in Huntington Beach, Orange County