Deathbat News

Introducing The New!
May 26, 2015, 8:07 am
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold, Deathbat News

Please check out the new for a complete A7X experience and to check out the latest Avenged Sevenfold news! Thank you all for everything.

VII: The End Of Deathbat News.

After 7 years, it’s time for Deathbat News to come to an end. When I created this website I never imagined it would become what it did. The love and support from fans over the years has been incredible. Because of you, Deathbat News had a worldwide audience to spread the word about Avenged Sevenfold to and our community turned into a family. A family I will always be a part of. I can’t express my sincere thanks enough to you all. I truly cherish the friendships, memories and experiences that have come from this.

I also owe great thanks to M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, Synyster Gates, Johnny Christ, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, Arin Ilejay, Larry Jacobson, Alex Reese, Kazy Brown, everyone on Avenged Sevenfold’s team at Warner Brothers Records, Mr and Mrs Sullivan, Diony, Marvin, Bruce, Za, Dave and the rest of Avenged Sevenfold’s tour crew, Jodi, Francis, Brian Haner Sr, Chris Epting and family, Cam Rackam, John Reese, John Oakes, Jessica, Danielle, Cheryl, Elizabeth, Brandon Geist and Revolver Magazine, Josh Bernstein at Alternative Press, Alexander Milas and Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Hopeless Records, MTV, Active Rock Radio and everyone else who helped me and supported me over the years.

Regarding the website: You will be able to access it using for the foreseeable future. If that’s to change, you can use If needed, I can still be contacted at

UPDATE: Avenged Sevenfold on Deathbat News’ closing:

After 7 years of being the number one source for Avenged Sevenfold news we are sad to let you know that the owner of has decided to move on and no longer update the website. The person responsible for the website has never revealed her identity so we won’t do that here, but we truly want to thank her for her dedication and hard work over the years. In a world where websites and media make a living off of “click bait”, stirring the pot and misleading headlines, Deathbatnews was always run with facts and integrity. In the end, this played a big role in her deciding to close the site down. This website will be sorely missed as it was the number one source for band members and crew to become aware of news that we didn’t know about. “Deathbat Lady”, we will miss you and thank you for your years of dedication.


Chris Epting Writes About Avenged Sevenfold In “Rock ‘n’ Roll in Orange County: Music, Madness and Memories.”
November 10, 2014, 4:59 pm
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold

Chris Epting’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll in Orange County: Music, Madness and Memories” will be released on November 18th and he shares that there’s “plenty” in it for Avenged Sevenfold fans. You can pre-order it now for $15.99 through Amazon.

The great acts–from Hendrix to Joplin and from Kiss to Korn–played to the Orange County crowd at such classic venues as Huntington Beach’s Golden Bear, the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim’s Doll Hut. Rock ‘n’ roll’s OC roots include Leo Fender’s electric guitar factory in Fullerton and the birthplace for the garage–band standard “Louie Louie” in Anaheim. As the music changed, iconic OC groups like Social Distortion and Avenged Sevenfold helped lead the way. Final curtains came down here, too: though killed in England, Eddie Cochran is buried in Cypress, and Bobby Hatfield, half of the Righteous Brothers, is interred at Corona del Mar. Join pop culture expert Chris Epting for the essential big hits plus idiosyncratic flip–side riffs of Orange County’s mighty rock ‘n’ roll history.

Metal Hammer’s Avenged Sevenfold Cover Nominated For DMA ’14 Cover Of The Year.
October 28, 2014, 2:34 pm
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold, M Shadows

Metal Hammer‘s Avenged Sevenfold cover (M. Shadows) from Issue 258 has been nominated for Digital Magazine Awards’ 2014 Cover Of The Year. You can vote here once per day. The winner will be announced on Tues, November 25th.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ In 20 Different Styles Including Avenged Sevenfold.
October 27, 2014, 5:54 pm
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold

Anthony Vincent has put together a “Thriller” edition in his Ten Second Songs series where he chooses a song and sings it in 20 different styles. Avenged Sevenfold are featured (3:44) in this Halloween cover.

Avenged Sevenfold Featured On WWE 2K15 In-Game Soundtrack.
October 14, 2014, 4:29 am
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold’s “This Means War” is included on the WWE 2K15 in-game soundtrack. WWE 2K15 is currently scheduled to be released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on Oct 28th in North America and Oct 31st internationally. Releases for Playstation 4 and Xbox One are scheduled for Nov 18th and Nov 21st.

Excerpt From Revolver Magazine’s Interview With M. Shadows On “Hail To The King: Deathbat.”
September 26, 2014, 1:22 pm
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold

Revolver Magazine posted an excerpt on of their interview with M. Shadows on Hail To The King: Deathbat plus some screenshots from the game. The full interview can be found in their August/September issue which is on stands now.