Monday, May 24, 2010

Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

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Info about Avenged Sevenfold via Wikipedia.

Avenged Sevenfold is an American rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1999. Consisting of M. Shadows (vocals),Synyster Gates (lead guitar), Zacky Vengeance (rhythm guitar) and Johnny Christ (bass), the band achieved mainstream success with their 2005 album City of Evil, which includes singles such as "Burn It Down", "Bat Country," "Beast and the Harlot" and "Seize the Day." The band's success followed with their self-titled album, that includes singles such as "Critical Acclaim", "Almost Easy", "Afterlife", "Scream" and "Dear God".
In December 2009, the death of their drummer and founding member, James "The Rev" Sullivan was announced. The band chose to continue on following Sullivan's death, recruiting Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater to fill in Sullivan's place as a 'rebound' drummer for their fifth studio album, entitled Nightmare, which is to be released on July 17th, 2010.
Avenged Sevenfold emerged with a metalcore sound on their first two albums, but later changed their musical style into a more hard rockapproach with City of Evil. The band themselves have received much credit for their worldwide mainstream success and were most notably proclaimed as one of the leaders and key bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal and were featured as second place onUltimate Guitar's Top Ten Bands of the Decade.

The death of The Rev.

Sullivan was found dead in his home on December 28, 2009. His death was reported as due to natural causes. The results of the autopsy performed on December 30, 2009, however, were inconclusive. Further tests are pending. Soon after his passing, the band made the following statement:
"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.

New Former

Mark Portnoy from Dream Theater has join A7X for their 2010 Tour. And now Avenged Sevenfold has been released their new single called Nightmare. It's been a long time I've been waiting for their new songs ! Well, A7X is my favourite band !


James Owen Sullivan or The Reverend Tholomew Plague shortened as The Rev
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Mike Portnoy
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Dream Theater
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