NME followed Avenged Sevenfold for the band’s walk on in Brighton. Vocalist M. Shadows talked about being concerned about his voice and being sick. “For tonight, I was warming up and warming up and just wasn’t feeling right, wasn’t feeling write,” he explained. “I need to make sure I go out there and don’t hurt myself and have to cancel more dates. So tonight was all about staying calm and not worrying about how much the kids are giving me and staying calm in my own mind to make sure I don’t overpush it.” Watch the behind the scenes footage and commentary via YouTube below.
Walmart Soundcheck sat down with Avenged Sevenfold for an interview. The Huntington Beach, California rock band opened up about the tragic death of their drummer Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan and how their new album ‘Nightmare’ pays tribute their bandmate. Plus, M. Shadows revealed his favorite track on the new disc, and why it’s “the best Avenged Sevenfold song ever written.” Check it out at soundcheck.walmart.com. Watch a preview via YouTube below.
The Orange County Register reports Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Sullivan was found dead at his home on Monday. “The Rev” apparently died of natural causes, according to Huntington Beach police Lt. John Domingo. Sullivan was 28.
The band wrote on their Facebook:
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.
Jimmy you are forever in our hearts.
We love you.
M Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ
Buckcherry are hitting the road with Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, and Saving Abel, and the four bands made the pitch in a promo clip at Tenth Street Entertainment’s YouTube channel. The trek begins January 28th in Salt Lake City, and a full list of tour dates and ticket info can be found at buckcherry.com. Watch the ad below.
Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold checked in with fans on the Huntington Beach, California rock group’s blog a MySpace on Monday (December 22). The guitarist tells readers:
Hey everyone. As this year draws to a close I wanted to personally reach out to each one of our fans on behalf of Avenged Sevenfold and thank you for the opportunity you have given us. We have met some of the most remarkable fans from across the entire planet. Each day you inspire us and have given us a reason to remain a band for 10 years. A7X has been the biggest part of each of our lives and none of it would be possible without you.
So with your dedication we look forward to the next 10 years together with all of you and hopefully the rest of our lives. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and thank you so much for every ounce of sacrifice and devotion you return to us in Avenged Sevenfold.
Because we all know…
There are “fans”, and then there are A7X fans
Sincerely Zacky V and Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold are out with the video to their new single ‘Dear God’, off the Huntington Beach, California rock band’s self-titled fourth album, out now on Warner Bros. Records. Watch it below.
Avenged Sevenfold are out with a live video fro ‘Scream’, from the Huntington Beach, California rock band’s CD/DVD ‘Live from the LBC/Diamonds in the Rough’, in stores September 16th via Warner Bros. Records. Watch it below.
Video of Avenged Sevenfold performing ‘Afterlife’ live from the Taste of Chaos tour stop in Long Beach, California has been posted on the Huntington Beach, California heavy metal act’s YouTube channel. The footage is included on their upcoming CD/DVD ‘Road to Realization’, out later this year on Warner Bros. Records. Watch it below.
Avenged Sevenfold are out with the video to their new single ‘Afterlife’, from the Huntington Beach, California heavy metal band’s self-titled fourth album, out now on Warner Bros. Records. Watch it below.
Avenged Sevenfold performed at the Congress Theater in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday (November 8). Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.