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Avenged Sevenfold Tribute Page
- Me, Myself, and I
- Their first album was titled Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, and was recorded when the band members were eighteen years old. It was released originally on their first label, Good Life Recordings, and then again on Hopeless Records. Their follow-up album was entitled Waking the Fallen, also released on Hopeless, was very well received and was awarded a positive rating in Rolling Stone magazine. Shortly after the release of Waking the Fallen, Avenged Sevenfold was signed to Warner Bros. Records.
City of Evil, released on June 7, 2005, stays with metalcore, and adds a more "hard rock" sound with obvious influences ranging from various bands. Although the band have been labeled metal, metalcore, emo, and hard rock in many publications, the band themselves claim that they are a "heavy-metal" band and have no musical similarities to metalcore in any way although this is heavily debated by their peers. City of Evil has been occasionally accused of being the band's sell out album, some people agree that the band has completely changed their image and attitude since jumping to a major label. During the recording of City of Evil, M. Shadows' vocal stylings have changed more to focus on melodic singing than on hardcore screaming. M.Shadows had minor surgery on his vocals cords; this is the reason for changing his singing style.
The band's name is a reference to the book of Genesis in the Bible and the story of Cain and Abel, where Cain is punished to live in exile, alone and miserable. Anyone who relieved Cain of his misery by killing him would have "vengeance taken upon him sevenfold." The title of Avenged Sevenfold's song "Chapter Four" references Genesis IV, the chapter of the Bible in which the story of Cain and Abel takes place. The song's subject also appears to be this story. "Beast and the Harlot", yet another song derived from the Bible, comes from the book of Revelation and refers to the punishment of Babylon and the destruction of Pagan nations. Although the band's title and members' stage names make obvious references to religion, Shadows stated in an interview that they are "not really religious at all." "Anyone that read the lyrics and really knew anything about us, they would know we're not promoting either," he said. "That's one thing about this band that I love is that we never really shove any kind of, like, political or religious beliefs on people. We just, the music's there to entertain and maybe thought-provoking on both sides, but we don't try to, like, really shove anything down anyone's throat. There's too many bands that do that nowadays, I think."
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Zacky Vengeance owns his own clothing line, called "Zacky V. Presents..." It features the popular "Vengeance University" line, featuring shirts and belt buckles. .
Synyster Gates also has a clothing line due out, titled "Syn Gates Clothing. 
The Rev and Synyster were both members of the band Pinkly Smooth, formed with members of the now-extinct band Ballistico. The Rev sang and also recorded drums. Former Avenged Sevenfold bassist, Justin Sane, was also in the band.
Zacky Vengeance was a baseball player in high school and has said that if he were not in a band, he would have pursued a professional career.
The group won "Best New Artist" at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, despite not truly being a new band. The band themselves gave an incentive to those who voted for them (live, unreleased videos for Seize the Day and Bat Country).
Synyster Gates' father, Brian Haner plays most of the acoustic guitars on City of Evil, including the first acoustic solo on the song Sidewinder. He is commonly referred as the bands "Official Acoustic Guitar Player".
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Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Hot 100 US Mainstream Rock US Modern Rock UK Singles Chart
2001 "Warmness on the Soul" - - - - Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
2003 "Unholy Confessions" - - - - Waking the Fallen
2005 "Burn it Down" - - - - City Of Evil
2005 "Bat Country" #60 #2 #6 - City Of Evil
2006 "Beast and the Harlot" - #19 #40 #44 City Of Evil
2006 "Seize the Day" - #17 - - City Of Evil
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