Avenged Sevenfold (sometimes abbreviated to A7X), is a band from Huntington Beach, CA, consisting of members M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, Synyster Gates, Johnny Christ, and The Rev. Influences ranging from Pantera and Metallica to Misfits and Guns N' Roses. The band got their name from the book of Genesis in the Bible and the story of Cain and Abel, where Cain is punished to live forever in exile, alone and miserable. Anyone who relieved Cain of his misery by killing him would be "avenged sevenfold," or punished in a way that is seven times worse than Cain's punishment. Although the band has been labeled metal, metalcore and hard rock in many publications, the band themselves claim that they are a metal/hard rock band and have no musical similarities to metalcore in any way. Recently M. Shadows' vocal stylings have changed more to focus on melodic singing than on hardcore screaming, due to the band's desire to change the direction of their music. Shadows had minor throat surgery in 2004, but this did not affect their decision to change musical styles.


Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Waking the Fallen
City of Evil

Band members:

M. Shadows (Matthew Sanders) - vocals
Zacky Vengeance (Zackary Baker) - rhythm guitar
Synyster Gates (Brian Haner Jr.) - lead guitar
Johnny Christ (Johnathan Seward) - bass
The Reverend Tholomew Plague (Jimmy Sullivan) - drums
Avenged Sevenfold are a truly talented band.
by Jadyn- May 12, 2006
Name of a recent rock band. Also in the bible, but Avenged Sevenfold technically means that whatever wrong you do shall be avenged, times seven. So if you were to cut someone, you will be cut seven times more or harder. Avenged Sevenfold is also shortened to A7X.
A7X is an awesome band, I love it so much!

ow, that spider bit me hard, I hope this cut is avenged sevenfold.
by Lnorennny January 02, 2006
Avenged Sevenfold (commonly shortened to A7X) are a hardcore/metal rock band that originate from Huntington Beach, California. They currently have released four albums, "Sounding the Seventh Trumpet" (2001), "Waking the Fallen" (2003), "City of Evil" (2005) and "Avenged Sevenfold" (2007) while also having released a live DVD and B-side CD package named "Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough" (2008).

The current members are:
M. Shadows (Matthew Sanders) - Vocals
Synyster Gates (Brian Haner Jr.) - Lead Guitar
Zacky Vengeance (Zachary Baker) - Rhythm Guitar
Johnny Christ (Jonathon Seward) - Bass

Founding member and drummer, The Reverend Tholomew Plauge (James "Jimmy" Sullivan) recently passed away on December 28th 2009 and has yet not been replaced. His death appears to have been due to natural causes.
Other former members include Matt Wendt, Justin Sane and Dameon Ash (all bassists).

Avenged Sevenfold has a vast fan-base, spanning the whole globe and are notorious known for their symbol, the Deathbat. In addition, both Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance have clothing lines, Syn Gate clothing and Vengeance University respectively.

A7X are in the process of recording their fifth album and with the help of Mike Portnoy, they have been able to create the vision that the Rev would have wanted. This album should hopefully be released later in 2010/early 2011.
"Avenged Sevenfold are the best goddamn band in the world!"
by YouScareMe April 01, 2010
A band consisting of:
Lead singer: Matt Shadows
Lead Guitar: Synyster Gates
Guitar: Zacky V.
Bassist: Johnny Christ
Drummer: The Rev.

So far have released 3 albums...
1)Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
2)Waking the Fallen
3)City of Evil!

they're on tour currently and rock hard! Not only do they produce amazing music, but they also have the power to connect with peoples feelings, and help them through rough times. The world's next big rock band. All their song's are amazing...and if anyone doesn't like them... wow... Bad taste much??
He who makes a beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man. - Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold.
by A7X fan. January 01, 2006
California metalcore band. That kicks. Major. Ass.

Three albums to date - Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, Waking the Fallen, and City of Evil - with the latter being, so far, the best of the three and taking on a new style. The abscense of screaming, maybe...

Synyster Gates can bang out some REALLY good solos. If you've never heard M.I.A. from City of Evil, you have never heard the meaning of skill. Seriously, this guy is fucking nuts.

Moving along now. Acknowledging the 'sellout' claims... The other two albums have nothing on City of Evil. Just because Bat Country is a fucking kickass song and people agree doesn't mean the band is suddenly shit, and if you think that you seriously need to get a fucking life and do something with it instead of bitch and complain about how a band's talent has suddenly gotten exposed.
Avenged Sevenfold, or A7X, is a really, really kickass band and anyone with any musical taste will agree.
by Calypsion April 13, 2006
A metalcore/post-metalcore/heavy metal band.

Consists of 5 members:
M. Shadows - Singer
Synyster Gates - Lead Guitar
Zacky Vengeance - Rhythym Guitar
Johnny Christ - Bassist
The Rev - Drummer
Avenged Sevenfold is a God-like band.
by CMark June 07, 2006
hmmm, im thinking smoothmoveslick is a fucking retard. check your sources before you quote shit. after cain killed abel, God told the people that if they killed cain for killing abel, he would avenge cain sevenfold. check your shit. it's not what comes around goes around. it's if you fuck with someone God wants alive, you're fucked.
"avenged sevenfold(A7X) > smoothmoveslick"
by JoshSharp November 26, 2005
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