Happy 32nd Birthday to Zacky Vengeance.
EMP Rockinvasion sat down with Johnny Christ while Avenged Sevenfold were overseas to talk about strip clubs, killing time on tour with books/movies/video games, criticism, comparisons to Metallica and the differences between Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, Mike Portnoy and Arin Ilejay and more.
Filed under: "Hail To The King" The Animated Series, Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King: Deathbat
Avenged Sevenfold has released the trailer for Hail To The King: The Animated Series. In an update to fans M Shadows announced that the animated series will debut on Dec 15th and serve as a backstory to their upcoming game Hail To The King: Deathbat. In the game, you’ll be able to unlock 16 pieces of never-before-seen artwork from their albums, 7 new Cam Rackam paintings, 7 new songs from Avenged Sevenfold that are “theme songs for each level done in an old school video game fashion with a new school twist” and re-imagined versions of older songs. The trailer for the game will also debut on Dec 15th with an early 2014 release date as the game and series go hand-in-hand. When the series, which tells the story “before” the game, ends then the game will pick up.
Avenged Sevenfold performed live in Birmingham, United Kingdom on December 5th, 2013. Photo galleries from the event can be found here. Please check back regularly for updates.
- Junction10 Photography‘s* Avenged Sevenfold in Birmingham photo gallery.
- 616 Photography‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in Birmingham photo gallery.
- DevilBearRock‘s Avenged Sevenfold live in Birmingham photo gallery.
Nova Rock Festival will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2014 and Avenged Sevenfold are a part of the lineup. The festival takes place June 13-15th, 2014 in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
The Irish Times interviewed Arin Ilejay backstage at the O2 in Dublin where he talked about “the success of Hail to the King, carrying the torch for a new generation of headbangers and how he came to join the band that have become the standard-bearers for modern metal.”
Avenged Sevenfold has been announced as headliners for Aerodrome Festival on June 17th, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Submitted by Avenged Sevenfold CZ.
Hot Press has published a very complimentary review of Avenged Sevenfold’s show in Dublin, Ireland.
It looks like some diabolical temple for the damned. Wide stone steps lead up to a gigantic skull, its bat wings outstretched, casting its ghastly grin upon several thousand over-excited metalheads. If this is a temple, than Avenged Sevenfold’s frontman M. Shadows, a tattooed, muscular spook clad in black and grey with dark glasses, is its abominable priest.
As he flies about the stage, there is something tribal about the chanting of the seemingly endless crowd, who, as one body, sway, fist-pump, scream, and jump to his will. ‘Electric’ is a much overused adjective when we talk about atmosphere but whoever first came up with the phrase must have been a rock and roll fan, because every moment of this thrilling, theatrical and full-throttle show was charged with incessant and intense energy.
But beneath the splashy lightshow, the dramatic staging and the well-pummeled stadium speakers, lies the real substance that has made Avenged Sevenfold one of the biggest names in metal today.
They then proceed to unleash all the fiery enthusiasm, power and unfettered passion that metal ultimately represents – all ‘pyro’ is forgotten. Add to all this M. Shadows skilful showmanship and the band’s obvious bond with their fans (the ‘family,’ as the frontman calls them), and you have a hugely entertaining set that is essential viewing for hardcore concert lovers.
Avenged Sevenfold performed live in Dublin, Ireland on December 3rd, 2013. Photo galleries from the event can be found here. Please check back regularly for updates. Arin Ilejay chatted with Ireland’s Golden Plec about 2013 proving to be a hectic adventure, watching and learning during the recording of “Hail To The King,” it being a dream to play in Avenged Sevenfold, aiming for the top and bringing fire and flames to the stage in Dublin.
- Down The Barrel Photography‘s Avenged Sevenfold in Dublin photo gallery.
- Golden Plec‘s Avenged Sevenfold in Dublin photo gallery.
- Dublin Concerts’ Avenged Sevenfold in Dublin photo gallery.
- Hot Press‘ Avenged Sevenfold in Dublin photo gallery.
- Neuwelt Music‘s Avenged Sevenfold in Dublin photo gallery.
Hellfest has released their 2014 line-up with Avenged Sevenfold making an appearance at the festival on June 21st, 2014 in Clisson, France. They will be headlining Mainstage 2.
Avenged Sevenfold are nominated in three Bandit Rock Awards 2014 categories. They include “Best International Act,” “Best International Album” and “Best International Live Act.” Vote for the band in each category here. The three required fields are Name, City (you may use your actual city) and Age.
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Avenged Sevenfold performed live in Manchester, United Kingdom on November 30th, 2013. Photo galleries from the event can be found here. Please check back regularly for updates.
M Shadows called into (1:22:25-1:27:31) BBC Radio 1′s The Rock Show with Daniel P Carter to talk about how Avenged Sevenfold’s European tour has been, getting the opportunity to headline Download 2014 and older generations giving younger bands a chance.