Deathbat News


M Shadows Shares Thoughts On Jeremy Spencer’s Death Punch’d.
September 2, 2014, 3:09 pm
Filed under: M Shadows, Misc. Bands

Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer‘s book “Death Punch’d” was released today and a review of the book from M Shadows is included:

“Death Punch’d is not only an accurate account of what its like to be a struggling musician, trying to fight your way to the top, but also an entertaining one. I couldn’t put this book down. Jeremy captured the true grit, and grind of this crazy rock n roll life we live..” – M. SHADOWS



Updated “Hail To The King: Deathbat” Game & Release Information From M Shadows.
August 29, 2014, 2:49 pm
Filed under: Hail To The King: Deathbat, M Shadows

M Shadows took to the Hail To The King: Deathbat forum once again to update fans on the release of the game, the gaming experience and optimization for older devices.

Sorry guys and gals – Still waiting on approval. Its an interesting system they have over there. It’s not a huge deal because it has given us time to add a few other features. Basically they have added a few new requirements that we did not know about until this week. We have added those items and now are pending approval. Hope this helps. Trust me, we are as excited as some of you are to release this thing. Also trying to add “Twitch” to the first round of upgrades which would be cool so people can watch each other play. [...] There really is no process for Google. They don’t have any quality control. So yes we have been waiting on Apple. It may be frustrating but Apple wants to make sure that if you buy a game that it upholds a certain standard. Google Play just lets anyone put anything up at anytime. We are close though so don’t worry. It’s coming soon.

 



Avenged Sevenfold’s “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected” First-Week Sales Projections.
August 27, 2014, 3:05 pm
Filed under: Chart News, Waking The Fallen / Waking The Fallen: Resurrected

Hits Daily Double is reporting that Avenged Sevenfold are set to move 20-25K units of their “Waking The Fallen” reissue “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected.” “Waking The Fallen” originally sold only 3,000 copies during its first week of release and was certified Gold in 2009.

UPDATE 8/28: HDD’s now reporting sales between 23-26k.

 



Avenged Sevenfold’s “Waking The Fallen” To Make Top 40 Debut In UK.
August 27, 2014, 2:33 pm
Filed under: Chart News, Waking The Fallen / Waking The Fallen: Resurrected

Avenged Sevenfold’s “Waking The Fallen” will make its Top 40 debut on the UK’s Official Albums Chart this weekend due to the anniversary re-release “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected.” 

UPDATE 9/1: With the release of “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected,” Avenged Sevenfold’s “Waking The Fallen” made its Top 40 debut on the UK Official Albums Chart at #35.

 



Kerrang!’s The 60 Biggest Bands On The Planet Right Now.
August 27, 2014, 10:51 am
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold

Kerrang! have compiled a list of the 60 biggest bands on the planet right now based on “album/ticket/merch sales [...] as well as social media reach” and Avenged Sevenfold come in at #14.



The Original First-Cut Music Video For Avenged Sevenfold’s “Unholy Confessions.”
August 25, 2014, 2:41 pm
Filed under: Music Video

Hopeless Records premiered the original first-cut of Avenged Sevenfold’s “Unholy Confessions” music video. The video is available on the DVD portion of Avenged Sevenfold’s “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected.” Purchase options here. Get your copy? Discuss here with your fellow fans.



Avenged Sevenfold’s “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected” Available Now.
August 25, 2014, 4:20 am
Filed under: Waking The Fallen / Waking The Fallen: Resurrected

Avenged Sevenfold’s “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected” is officially released today. “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected” includes expanded album artwork, the original ‘Waking The Fallen’ album, 11 never before heard demos & live tracks (2 bonus live tracks if purchased through Hopeless Records) and a DVD that includes a 30 minute documentary with new interviews, behind the scenes footage, exclusive “Chapter Four” live footage and two versions of the “Unholy Confessions” music video (the original first cut & the official video). Purchase options here.

It is our great pleasure to announce that Waking the Fallen: Resurrected is now available. Thank you for all the great memories and the many more to come! – A7X

DISCUSSION: Which version and/or package of the album did you buy? What do you think of the demos? What do you think about the live tracks? Did you enjoy the documentary? Which music video for “Unholy Confessions” do you like more? Feel free to discuss the entire re-release here with your fellow fans!



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.



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.




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