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One of the more successful and accessible metalcore outfits to come out of the early 2000s, Avenged Sevenfold endured changes both stylistic and internal during their rise from teenage troublemakers to mainstream success story. The members of Avenged Sevenfold (or A7X) were still attending high school in Huntington Beach, California, when they formed their band in 1999. Nevertheless, it didn't take long for M. Shadows (vocals), Zacky Vengeance (guitar), Synyster Gates (guitar), the Reverend (drums), and Johnny Christ (bass) to make an impression with their aggressive hybrid of metal, hard rock, and punk-pop. The band made its official debut in July 2001, releasing Sounding the Seventh Trumpet on the Goodlife label before moving to the Hopeless roster for 2003's Waking the Fallen. Warner Bros. took interest in the band's aggressive sound and issued its breakthrough release, City of Evil, in June 2005. The album reached number 30 on Billboard's Top 200, propelled in part by the Top Ten success of the single "Bat Country." The accompany music video was heavily rotated on MTV and Fuse, where live appearances also helped boost Avenged's growing profile, and the band ultimately won the Best New Artist Award (though they were hardly newcomers) at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. As demand for their music increased, Avenged Sevenfold canceled their tour dates for fall 2006 and set to work on a fourth studio album. Boasting a grittier sound than previous releases, the self-titled/self-produced disc appeared in October 2007, debuting at number four on the Billboard Top 200 and spinning off the radio single "Almost Easy." The album also fared well in England, where three songs cracked the Top Five of the U.K. rock charts, and Avenged Sevenfold helped support the release by touring North America on the Taste of Chaos tour. Released in September 2008, the CD/DVD package Live in the LBC and Diamonds in the Rough captured the band during a tour stop in Long Beach. In 2009 the band announced plans to begin work on its third studio release. That same year, drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan passed away at the age of 28, and in 2010 the band released Nightmare with replacement drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater). In 2011, they recorded the song "Carry On" for the Call of Duty Arms: Black Ops II video game, before releasing 2013's Hail to the King, which featured new drummer Arin Ilejay of Confide and reached the number one spot on the Billboard 200. ~ Christina Fuoco
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Albums by
Avenged Sevenfold

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    23 songs

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    Waking the Fallen: Resurrected [LP] [Anniversary Edition]

    10 songs

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    Hail to the King

    11 songs

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    Nightmare

    11 songs

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    Nightmare

    10 songs

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    Avenged Sevenfold

    11 songs

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    City of Evil

    12 songs

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    Waking the Fallen

    13 songs

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    Sounding the Seventh Trumpet

    1 song

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    Eternal Rest (Live From Ventura Theater - January 2004)

    1 song

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    Carry On

    1 song

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    Not Ready to Die

    3 songs

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    Welcome To The Family

    1 song

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    Crossroads

    1 song

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    Walk

    13 songs

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    Sounding the Seventh Trumpet

    4 songs

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    Warmness on the Soul

    2 songs

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    Dear God

    1 song

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    Afterlife

    2 songs

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    Almost Easy

    1 song

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    Critical Acclaim

    27 songs

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    Waking The Fallen

    27 songs

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    Waking the Fallen: Resurrected [Best Buy] [CD/DVD]

    34 songs

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    Nightmare

    5 songs

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    All Excess

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Top Songs by
Avenged Sevenfold

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  2.   Bat Country
  3.   Almost Easy
  4.   Hail to the King
  5.   Nightmare
  6.   Welcome to the Family
  7.   So Far Away
  8.   Scream
  9.   Beast and the Harlot
  10.   This Means War
  11.   Afterlife
  12.   Carry On
  13.   Shepherd of Fire
  14.   Walk
  15.   Buried Alive
  16.   Unholy Confessions
  17.   Seize the Day
  18.   Paranoid
  19.   Crimson Day
  20.   Dear God
  21.   Gunslinger
  22.   Desecrate Through Reverence
  23.   An Epic of Time Wasted
  24.   A Little Piece of Heaven
  25.   Not Ready to Die
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