Avenged Sevenfold (also known by the abbreviation "A7X"), are an American metal band from Huntington Beach, California. They have achieved mainstream success with their third album City of Evil (2005), which spawned singles such as "Bat Country", "Beast and the Harlot" and "Seize the Day". The success followed with their self-titled album, Avenged Sevenfold (2007) with singles such as "Almost Easy", "Afterlife" and "Dear God". Their most recent album, Hail to the King (2013), has some of the band's greatest work, with hits such as "Shepherd of Fire" and the title track, "Hail to the King".

Band Members[]

Some of the band members from A7X have unique stage names. The names that are in (parenthesis) are their stage names.

Current Members[]

  • Matthew Sanders (M. Shadows) Lead vocals - (1999-present)
  • Brian Haner Jr. (Synyster Gates) Lead guitar, backup vocals (2001-present)
  • Zachary Baker (Zacky Vengeance) Rhythm guitar, backup vocals (1999-present)
  • Johnny Christ Bass guitar, backup vocals (2002-present)
  • Brooks Wackerman Drums (2015-present)

Former Members[]

  • Jimmy Sullivan (The Reverend Tholomew Plague, or more commonly known as The Rev) Drums, backup vocals (1999-2009) (deceased) (aged 28)
  • Arin Ilejay Drums (2011-2015)
  • Matt Wendt Bass Guitar (1999-2000)
  • Justin Sane Bass Guitar (2000-2001)
  • Dameon Ash Bass Guitar (2001-2002)

Contributions to Guitar Hero[]