Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold
Background information
OriginHuntington Beach, California, USA
GenresHard rock, Metalcore, Heavy Metal, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock
Years active1999 (1999)–present
LabelsGood Life, Hopeless, Warner Bros.
Associated actsPinkly Smooth, Suburban Legends, Brian Haner, Sr., Confide
M. Shadows
Zacky Vengeance
Synyster Gates
Johnny Christ
Past members
The Rev
Matt Wendt
Justin Sane
Dameon Ash
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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. They have a song called "Beast and the Harlot" which is used in the video game Guitar Hero II and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits. Their song "Almost Easy" is used in Rock Band 2.

Band members

  • Brooks Wackerman (Drums)
  • M.Shadows (Vocals)
  • Zacky Vengeance (Guitar)
  • Synyster Gates (Guitar)
  • Johnny Christ (Bass)

Former members

  • 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)



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