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Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Waking The Fallen: Resurrected’ – Available August 25th!
August 8, 2014, 3:12 pm
Filed under: Waking The Fallen / Waking The Fallen: Resurrected


Avenged Sevenfold’s “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected” will be available August 25th. The re-release includes the original album plus “archived, rare and early recordings and demos and live performances of the madness that set the pace” for Avenged Sevenfold plus a 30 minute documentary. Pre-order information can be found here.



M Shadows Accepts The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
August 20, 2014, 5:59 pm
Filed under: Charity, M Shadows

M Shadows accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and donated $1,000 to the ALSA. He was nominated by Scuf Gaming and in return challenged Chris “Birdman” Andersen (Miami Heat), Tom Crabtree (ex-Green Bay Packers) and Chris Jericho. Learn more about ALS here. According to the LA Times, between July 29th and August 20th the organization has raised $31.5 million compared to the $1.9 million raised in the same time last year.



Inside Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Waking The Fallen: Resurrected’ Collectors Box.
August 20, 2014, 3:35 pm
Filed under: Waking The Fallen / Waking The Fallen: Resurrected

Hopeless Records has given fans a look inside Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Waking The Fallen: Resurrected’ collectors box. The box houses the 2CD/DVD set, an exclusive 7″ vinyl and inserts for the 4LP vinyl with images of M Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ on them. Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan has a stand-alone memorial insert.  All five images are also included as part of the three-disc packaging.



Avenged Sevenfold Live At Summer Sonic 2014 – Photo Round-Up.
August 16, 2014, 3:25 pm
Filed under: Live, Music Festival (International), Pictures

Avenged Sevenfold are performing live at Summer Sonic 2014 which takes place in Tokyo (August 16th) and Osaka (August 17th). Photo galleries from each event can be found here. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summer Sonic Tokyo:
– Avenged Sevenfold’s photo from their show at Summer Sonic (Tokyo).
Summer Sonic‘s Avenged Sevenfold live at Summer Sonic (Tokyo) photo gallery.

Summer Sonic Osaka:
Summer Sonic‘s Avenged Sevenfold live at Summer Sonic (Osaka) photo gallery.
– Avenged Sevenfold’s photos from their show at Summer Sonic (Osaka).



Texas Rock Report: Avenged Sevenfold Gave The Houston Crowd Something They’ll Never Forget.
August 13, 2014, 3:10 pm
Filed under: Mayhem Festival 2014, Reviews

Texas Rock Report have put up a review (and photos) of Avenged Sevenfold’s set in The Woodlands, TX on Mayhem Festival 2014.

Usually pyrotechnics, elaborate set design, fog cannons, and flame effects are saved for marginally talented pop stars, or old rock acts who KISSed their raucous days goodbye years ago. Avenged Sevenfold kicked that sentiment in the face with a live show that was cinematic, and added to the music versus distracting from it.

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It was a quasi-pious encore for the group. The carnival freak show rhapsody “A Little Piece of Heaven” was an epic 8-minute false idol worship sermon. They had one more offering before they reached sinners’ salvation. The bassline to “Unholy Confession” spoke in drubbing tongues, and there was nothing left but to collapse and give yourself to A7X. To those few who tapped out after Korn’s set, they got their money’s worth, but to those who stuck around until A7X’s last note, got something that they’ll never forget: the hardest rocking 75 minutes of their lives.



Houston Press, “Watching Avenged Sevenfold In 2014 Is A Lot Like Watching Iron Maiden In 1984…”
August 11, 2014, 6:37 pm
Filed under: Live, Mayhem Festival 2014, Reviews

Houston Press has shared a short (yet very complimentary) review of Avenged Sevenfold’s set in The Woodlands, TX on Mayhem Festival 2014. You can check out the show’s photo-round up here.

By the time that headliners Avenged Sevenfold were ready to roll, a lot of the older and more inebriated audience members were beginning to rub their sore backs and necks. The younger fans were still full of life for the undisputed champions of mainstream throwback metal, a weird and popular subgenre all its own. A collective “yesssss” seemed to go up from the crowd as the band’s dramatic stage set was revealed, centering on the enthroned remains of a skeletal, long-dead king. But a genuine roar finally broke free when the columns of flame erupted.

Watching Avenged Sevenfold in 2014 is a lot like watching Iron Maiden in 1984: amazing stage set, tight guitar harmonies, and soaring vocals added up to titanic singalongs that got mighty loud even up on the hill. Though the day had been impossibly long and hot — or perhaps because it had been — A7X singer M. Shadows still hailed his people in the grass as the show drew to its fiery conclusion.

“Every time we play here, there’s some insane motherfuckers pitting up there,” he said, pointing towards the hill. “So we’re going to play one for you to get crazy to.”

As the band broke into “Bat Country,” smiling dudes from all over the hill streamed over to the wild pit that Shadows had pointed to, squeezing the last drops of Mayhem out of the weekend. One could hardly help but throw the horns in solidarity. Today, we’re all a little burned, a little bruised. But no one can claim we didn’t rock, man.



97.1 The Eagle Sits Down With Johnny Christ At Mayhem Festival.
August 11, 2014, 3:37 pm
Filed under: Interviews, Johnny Christ

Clo from 97.1 The Eagle sat down backstage with Johnny Christ at the Dallas, TX stop of Mayhem Festival 2014 and he talked about what he likes to do on his off time, Mayhem Festival 2014 coming to an end, fans wearing Avenged Sevenfold t-shirts to their concerts, how Avenged Sevenfold put together their stage production, how they determine their set list, what’s next for Avenged Sevenfold, hanging out with Korn and more.



Avenged Sevenfold Live In The Woodlands, TX – Photo Round-Up.
August 11, 2014, 3:30 pm
Filed under: Live, Mayhem Festival 2014, Pictures

Avenged Sevenfold performed live in The Woodlands, TX at Mayhem Festival 2014 on August 10th, 2014. Photo galleries from the event can be found here. Please check back regularly for updates. Arin joined Ray Luzier (Korn) behind his kit to help perform “Blind.” M Shadows and Arin Ilejay (:29) thank Mayhem Festival & fans. Mayhem Festival also uploaded a ton of live photos from throughout the tour.

- Avenged Sevenfold’s group photo from their show in The Woodlands, TX.
Stephen Odom‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in The Woodlands, TX photo gallery.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in The Woodlands, TX photo gallery.
94.5 The Buzz‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in The Woodlands, TX photo gallery.
Lisandro Sanchez‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in The Woodlands, TX photo gallery.



Avenged Sevenfold Live In Dallas, TX – Photo Round-Up.
August 10, 2014, 2:14 pm
Filed under: Live, Mayhem Festival 2014, Pictures

Avenged Sevenfold performed live in Dallas, TX at Mayhem Festival 2014 on August 9th, 2014. Photo galleries from the event can be found here. Please check back regularly for updates.

- Avenged Sevenfold’s photo set from their show in Dallas, TX.
Mayhem Festival‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in Dallas, TX photo gallery.
Dallas NewsAvenged Sevenfold live in Dallas, TX photo gallery.
97.1 The Eagle‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in Dallas, TX photo gallery.
DFW.com‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in Dallas, TX photo gallery.
Dave TeeVee‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in Dallas, TX photo gallery.



Arin Ilejay & M Shadows Talk Video Games & Hail To The King: Deathbat.
August 10, 2014, 9:28 am
Filed under: Arin Ilejay, Hail To The King: Deathbat, Interviews, M Shadows

While on Mayhem Festival 2014 with Korn, Scottsquatch of Video Game Sellers caught up with Arin Ilejay (2:23-3:18) and M Shadows (14:28-16:36) and asked about video games Arin’s currently playing, Hail To The King: Deathbat and what some of Matt’s favorite video games are.

Submitted by Thomas.



Avenged Sevenfold & Mushroomhead Throw ‘Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas’ Party.
August 8, 2014, 10:14 pm
Filed under: Mayhem Festival 2014, Misc. Bands, Pictures

Avenged Sevenfold and Mushroomhead threw a ‘Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas’ themed party after performing in Oklahoma City, OK on Mayhem Festival. Check out some photos from it here and some the live photo round-up here.

Hot Wings, gambling, karaoke and a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Theme. This tour has been great. Sorry to see it end in a couple days.



Avenged Sevenfold Live In Oklahoma City, OK – Photo Round-Up.
August 8, 2014, 4:16 am
Filed under: Live, Mayhem Festival 2014, Pictures

Avenged Sevenfold performed live in Oklahoma City, OK at Mayhem Festival 2014 on August 7th, 2014. Photo galleries from the event can be found here. Please check back regularly for updates. After the show, Avenged Sevenfold and Mushroomhead threw a ‘Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas’ themed party.

- Avenged Sevenfold’s photo set from their show in Oklahoma City, OK.
Steven Anthony Hammock‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in Oklahoma City, OK photo gallery.
OKC Downtown Airpark‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in Oklahoma City, OK photo gallery.
Mayhem Festival‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in Oklahoma City, OK photo gallery.
Hard Rock Haven‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in OKlahoma City, OK photo gallery.



‘Waking The Fallen: Resurrected’ Teaser Trailer.
August 7, 2014, 2:50 pm
Filed under: Waking The Fallen / Waking The Fallen: Resurrected

Avenged Sevenfold has released a teaser trailer for the release of ‘Waking The Fallen: Resurrected’ – You can pre-order the re-release through iTunes, Best Buy (or w/ bonus flag), Hopeless Records (3 deluxe packages) and more.

Heres a small sneak peak into Waking the Fallen: Resurrected. We have left no stone unturned in our quest to bring you the archived footage, rare and early recording and demos and live performances of the madness which set the pace for the Avenged Sevenfold we are today. Available on the anniversary of the original release of WTF. Enjoy! – Zacky V



Full Metal Jackie Speaks With Johnny Christ.
August 7, 2014, 2:44 pm
Filed under: Interviews, Johnny Christ

Full Metal Jackie spoke with Johnny Christ and he touched on Waking The Fallen: Resurrected, reviewing old footage for the DVD portion of the re-issue, how Avenged Sevenfold begin the ‘writing-new-material’ process and what non-musical aspect of touring makes him most appreciative to be on the road.

An anniversary edition is a great opportunity to do something really special for fans. What special edition albums from other bands are your favorites and what other ideas did they give you for ‘Waking the Fallen: Resurrected’?
JC: Usually I don’t really go back and listen to a lot of special edition ones. The Iron Maiden stuff they have done before, and I think that they have done it a couple of other times, where they do special edition stuff which is cool because they give you a little extra, you know and they are not trying to remaster it. I think those are some of the ideas that we went with.

You can definitely tell the record was made for the time that it was and on the budget that it was. ‘Waking the Fallen,’ I mean. We think that it is cool. It serves its purpose. It serves its time. We don’t want to remaster it or anything like that. To give extra stuff we have put on a few extra tracks of songs that were just a bunch of demoed out songs that eventually became ‘Waking the Fallen’ songs but there are parts in there where you hear four or five different songs in one song because we were just writing like crazy. Then we just had to go in and listen to them. We started to take apart those songs and make them into more concise songs to create ‘Waking the Fallen.’ There are even some riffs on there that we didn’t even use on ‘Waking the Fallen’ but we did use on ‘City of Evil.’ It is kind of wild.

Johnny, was it bittersweet reviewing old footage for the DVD portion of ‘Waking the Fallen: Resurrected’ and seeing The Rev?
JC: Yeah, you know, we all — it was a different time, so it was just fun to see everyone in that aspect and obviously anytime we see stuff with Jimmy it is just bittersweet. You know, little by little we get by a little better each time. It has been a while and things start to get a little easier as anyone who has lost someone very close to them knows that you still feel that way. But you find out that you can just celebrate it than let it hurt you, so it’s actually kind of nice to see The Rev all in black and still wearing makeup and everything like that because that was a time when we were still putting on the makeup and making sure that we were very serious and all in black and everything like that. Now, that just isn’t the case anymore. It is fun to look back and see that youthful time.



Waking The Fallen: Resurrected’s Exclusive Deathbat Flag.
August 5, 2014, 4:03 pm
Filed under: Waking The Fallen / Waking The Fallen: Resurrected

JB Hi-Fi has updated their listing for Avenged Sevenfold’s Waking The Fallen: Resurrected to include an image of the exclusive Deathbat flag being offered through them. Presumably, this is also the design featured on the flag being offered through Best Buy. If you’re looking for other exclusives, Hopeless Records has three deluxe packages to choose from.




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