History Music / AvengedSevenfold

13th Aug '17 3:55:09 PM Lyendith
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* NoPronunciationGuide: Nobody's sure how Arin Ilejay's last name is supposed to be pronounced. Syn pronounces it the Spanish way in an interview ('Ee-leh-high') but can also hear 'Eel-jay' or 'Ile-jay' depending on the person.
13th Aug '17 11:06:58 AM Lyendith
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* CoverVersion: The B-side album ''Diamonds in the Rough'' includes two straight covers of Music/{{Pantera}}'s "Walk" and Music/IronMaiden's "Flash of the Blade". There's also a lesser known cover of Music/BlackSabath's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkKR7y_w0tg "Paranoid"]]. That was it until 2017, when they started to release a whole series of covers: Chigon's "Malaguena Salerosa", a metal version of Music/MrBungle's "Retrovertigo" and a punk-rock version Del Shannon's "Runaway".

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* CoverVersion: The B-side album ''Diamonds in the Rough'' includes two straight covers of Music/{{Pantera}}'s "Walk" and Music/IronMaiden's "Flash of the Blade". There's also a lesser known cover of Music/BlackSabath's Music/BlackSabbath's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkKR7y_w0tg "Paranoid"]]. That was it until 2017, when they started to release a whole series of covers: Chigon's "Malaguena Salerosa", a metal version of Music/MrBungle's "Retrovertigo" and a punk-rock version Del Shannon's "Runaway".
13th Aug '17 10:50:52 AM Lyendith
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* CrowdSong: Many of their singles, but "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgk3u44W2i4 This Means War]]" warrants this mention as it's actually used for the music video.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably with ''Nightmare'', being an entire album about Jimmy's passing, with pretty ''heavy'' songs like "God Hates Us All" and the very depressing "Victim" and "Tonight the World Dies". Similarly, ''Hail to the King'' is surprisingly grim-faced and straightforward compared to the theatrical, over-the-top productions that came before it, with only "Planets" breaking up an otherwise solid lineup of completely serious metal songs.

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* CoverVersion: The B-side album ''Diamonds in the Rough'' includes two straight covers of Music/{{Pantera}}'s "Walk" and Music/IronMaiden's "Flash of the Blade". There's also a lesser known cover of Music/BlackSabath's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkKR7y_w0tg "Paranoid"]]. That was it until 2017, when they started to release a whole series of covers: Chigon's "Malaguena Salerosa", a metal version of Music/MrBungle's "Retrovertigo" and a punk-rock version Del Shannon's "Runaway".
* CrowdSong: Many of their singles, but "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgk3u44W2i4 This Means War]]" warrants this mention as it's actually used for the music video. \n The entire ''Hail to the King'' album was explicitly written with this in mind.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably with ''Nightmare'', being an entire album about Jimmy's passing, with pretty ''heavy'' songs like "God Hates Us All" Us" and the very depressing "Victim" and "Tonight the World Dies". Similarly, ''Hail to the King'' is surprisingly grim-faced and straightforward compared to the theatrical, over-the-top productions that came before it, with only "Planets" breaking up an otherwise solid lineup of completely serious metal songs.



** TheBigGuy: The Rev,Arin and now Brooks
** TheHeart: Matt,Dameon and now Johnny

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** TheBigGuy: The Rev,Arin Rev, Arin and now Brooks
** TheHeart: Matt,Dameon Matt, Dameon and now Johnny
12th Aug '17 3:52:38 PM Lyendith
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The band played the underground scene in America for several years, and their first album, the very punk-rock inspired ''Sounding the Seventh Trumpet'', got them a small but dedicated fanbase in 2001. While the album's commercial success and reception were modest, it was enough to catch the attention of the Californian label Hopeless Record, which paved the way for their next album two years later. ''Waking the Fallen'' was much more polished, adding melodic elements, complex structures and more singing, in great part thanks to a stabilized lineup after Synyster Gates and Johnny Christ joined the band (there had been three different bassists before Johnny). The album is now certified gold and remains a fan favorite to this day.

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The band played the underground scene in America for several years, and their first album, the very punk-rock inspired ''Sounding the Seventh Trumpet'', got them a small but dedicated fanbase in 2001. While the album's commercial success and reception were modest, it was enough to catch the attention of the Californian label Hopeless Record, which paved the way for their next album two years later. ''Waking the Fallen'' was a much more polished, polished Main/{{Metalcore}} album, adding melodic elements, complex structures and more singing, in great part thanks to a stabilized lineup after Synyster Gates and Johnny Christ joined the band (there had been three different bassists before Johnny). The album is now certified gold and remains a fan favorite to this day.
12th Aug '17 7:33:01 AM Lyendith
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For their sixth album ''Hail to the King'' (2013), they deliberately adopted a more straight-forward and blues-based sound, closer to TraditionalHeavyMetal and reminiscent of the '90s era Music/{{Metallica}} or classic bands from the '80s (a bit ''too'' reminiscent for some). While the shift is often attributed to Arin Ilejay replacing The Rev at the drums, M. Shadows said in an interview that they would have eventually taken this direction regardless. Nevertheless, because of CreativeDifferences Arin was soon replaced by Brooks Wackerman who had just left Music/BadReligion. The following year was a bit bumpy for the band, as around the same time they left Warner Bros. for Capitol Records, resulting in a lawsuit by the former for breach of contract. After that little incident, the next album ''The Stage'' went back to a more technical and eclectic style, albeit with a different vibe from the pre-HTTK albums, borrowing more heavily from ProgressiveMetal and ThrashMetal. Meanwhile, Arin joined [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islander_(band) Islander]].

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For their sixth album ''Hail to the King'' (2013), they deliberately adopted a more straight-forward and blues-based sound, closer to TraditionalHeavyMetal and reminiscent of the '90s era Music/{{Metallica}} or classic bands from the '80s (a bit ''too'' reminiscent for some). While the shift is often attributed to Arin Ilejay replacing The Rev at the drums, M. Shadows said in an interview that they would have eventually taken this direction regardless. Nevertheless, because of CreativeDifferences Arin was soon replaced two years later by Brooks Wackerman who had just left Music/BadReligion. The following year was a bit bumpy for the band, as around the same time they left Warner Bros. for Capitol Records, resulting in a lawsuit by the former for breach of contract. After that little incident, the next album ''The Stage'' went back to a more technical and eclectic style, albeit with a different vibe from the pre-HTTK albums, borrowing more heavily from ProgressiveMetal and ThrashMetal. Meanwhile, Arin joined [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islander_(band) Islander]].
12th Aug '17 7:31:49 AM Lyendith
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For their sixth album ''Hail to the King'' (2013), they deliberately adopted a more straight-forward and blues-based sound, closer to TraditionalHeavyMetal and reminiscent of the '90s era Music/{{Metallica}} or classic bands from the '80s (a bit ''too'' reminiscent for some). While the shift is often attributed to Arin Ilejay replacing The Rev at the drums, M. Shadows said in an interview that they would have eventually taken this direction regardless. Nevertheless, because of CreativeDifferences Arin was soon replaced by Brooks Wackerman who had just left Music/BadReligion. The following year was a bit bumpy for the band, as around the same time they left Warner Bros. for Capitol Records, resulting in a lawsuit by the former for breach of contract, which they eventually won. After that little incident, the next album ''The Stage'' went back to a more technical and eclectic style, albeit with a different vibe from the pre-HTTK albums, borrowing more heavily from ProgressiveMetal and ThrashMetal. Meanwhile, Arin joined [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islander_(band) Islander]].

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For their sixth album ''Hail to the King'' (2013), they deliberately adopted a more straight-forward and blues-based sound, closer to TraditionalHeavyMetal and reminiscent of the '90s era Music/{{Metallica}} or classic bands from the '80s (a bit ''too'' reminiscent for some). While the shift is often attributed to Arin Ilejay replacing The Rev at the drums, M. Shadows said in an interview that they would have eventually taken this direction regardless. Nevertheless, because of CreativeDifferences Arin was soon replaced by Brooks Wackerman who had just left Music/BadReligion. The following year was a bit bumpy for the band, as around the same time they left Warner Bros. for Capitol Records, resulting in a lawsuit by the former for breach of contract, which they eventually won.contract. After that little incident, the next album ''The Stage'' went back to a more technical and eclectic style, albeit with a different vibe from the pre-HTTK albums, borrowing more heavily from ProgressiveMetal and ThrashMetal. Meanwhile, Arin joined [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islander_(band) Islander]].
12th Aug '17 7:23:42 AM Lyendith
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For their sixth album ''Hail to the King'' (2013), they deliberately adopted a more straight-forward and blues-based sound, closer to TraditionalHeavyMetal and reminiscent of the '90s era Music/{{Metallica}} or classic bands from the '80s (a bit ''too'' reminiscent for some). While the shift is often attributed to Arin Ilejay replacing The Rev at the drums, M. Shadows said in an interview that they would have eventually taken this direction regardless. Nevertheless, because of CreativeDifferences Arin was soon replaced by Brooks Wackerman who had just left Music/BadReligion. The following year was a bit for the band, as around the same time they left Warner Bros. for Capitol Records, resulting in a lawsuit by the former for breach of contract, which they eventually won. After that little incident, the next album ''The Stage'' went back to a more technical and eclectic style, albeit with a different vibe from the pre-HTTK albums, borrowing more heavily from ProgressiveMetal and ThrashMetal. Meanwhile, Arin joined [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islander_(band) Islander]].

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For their sixth album ''Hail to the King'' (2013), they deliberately adopted a more straight-forward and blues-based sound, closer to TraditionalHeavyMetal and reminiscent of the '90s era Music/{{Metallica}} or classic bands from the '80s (a bit ''too'' reminiscent for some). While the shift is often attributed to Arin Ilejay replacing The Rev at the drums, M. Shadows said in an interview that they would have eventually taken this direction regardless. Nevertheless, because of CreativeDifferences Arin was soon replaced by Brooks Wackerman who had just left Music/BadReligion. The following year was a bit bumpy for the band, as around the same time they left Warner Bros. for Capitol Records, resulting in a lawsuit by the former for breach of contract, which they eventually won. After that little incident, the next album ''The Stage'' went back to a more technical and eclectic style, albeit with a different vibe from the pre-HTTK albums, borrowing more heavily from ProgressiveMetal and ThrashMetal. Meanwhile, Arin joined [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islander_(band) Islander]].
12th Aug '17 7:23:23 AM Lyendith
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For their sixth album ''Hail to the King'' (2013), they deliberately adopted a more straight-forward and blues-based sound, closer to TraditionalHeavyMetal and reminiscent of the '90s era Music/{{Metallica}} or classic bands from the '80s (a bit ''too'' reminiscent for some). While the shift is often attributed to Arin Ilejay replacing The Rev at the drums, M. Shadows said in an interview that they would have eventually taken this direction regardless. Nevertheless, because of CreativeDifferences Arin was soon replaced by Brooks Wackerman who had just left Music/BadReligion, and the following album ''The Stage'' in 2016 went back to a more technical and eclectic style, albeit with a different vibe from the pre-HTTK albums, borrowing more heavily from ProgressiveMetal and ThrashMetal. Meanwhile, Arin joined [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islander_(band) Islander]].

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For their sixth album ''Hail to the King'' (2013), they deliberately adopted a more straight-forward and blues-based sound, closer to TraditionalHeavyMetal and reminiscent of the '90s era Music/{{Metallica}} or classic bands from the '80s (a bit ''too'' reminiscent for some). While the shift is often attributed to Arin Ilejay replacing The Rev at the drums, M. Shadows said in an interview that they would have eventually taken this direction regardless. Nevertheless, because of CreativeDifferences Arin was soon replaced by Brooks Wackerman who had just left Music/BadReligion, and the Music/BadReligion. The following year was a bit for the band, as around the same time they left Warner Bros. for Capitol Records, resulting in a lawsuit by the former for breach of contract, which they eventually won. After that little incident, the next album ''The Stage'' in 2016 went back to a more technical and eclectic style, albeit with a different vibe from the pre-HTTK albums, borrowing more heavily from ProgressiveMetal and ThrashMetal. Meanwhile, Arin joined [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islander_(band) Islander]].
4th Aug '17 4:41:43 PM Lyendith
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* ''Avenged Sevenfold'' (2007)[[note]]sometimes called "The White Album"[[note]]

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* ''Avenged Sevenfold'' (2007)[[note]]sometimes called "The White Album"[[note]]Album"[[/note]]
4th Aug '17 4:41:26 PM Lyendith
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* ''Avenged Sevenfold'' (2007)[[note:sometimes called "The White Album"[[note]]

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* ''Avenged Sevenfold'' (2007)[[note:sometimes (2007)[[note]]sometimes called "The White Album"[[note]]
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