Avenged Sevenfold

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Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold in 2016. From left to right: M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, Synyster Gates, and Brooks Wackerman
Avenged Sevenfold in 2016. From left to right: M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, Synyster Gates, and Brooks Wackerman
Background information
Also known asA7X
OriginHuntington Beach, California, U.S.
Genres
Years active1999–present
Labels
Associated actsPinkly Smooth
Websiteavengedsevenfold.com
Members
Past members

Avenged Sevenfold (or A7X) is an American hard rock band. The band started in Huntington Beach, California in 1999. The band is sometimes called "A7X", which is a title started by the band's guitarist, Zacky Vengeance.

Avenged Sevenfold's first few albums were metalcore, before the band became more hard rock/heavy metal. In December 2009, the band's drummer, The Rev, died from a drug overdose. He was 28 years old.

Band members[change | change source]

Former members[change | change source]

  • The Rev (shortened from The Reverend Tholomew Plague) (died 2009)[1]
  • Mike Portnoy (Spring 2010- December 2010)
  • Arin Ilejay – drums (2011–2015)
  • Justin Sane – bass guitar (2000–2001)
  • Dameon Ash – bass guitar (2001–2002)
  • Matt Wendt – bass guitar (1999–2000)

Discography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Avenged Sevenfold Drummer James 'The Rev' Sullivan Dies". Retrieved 2010-01-22.