Deathbat News

Win Mayhem Festival Tickets & Signed Avenged Sevenfold Vinyl From CraveOnline.
June 10, 2014, 2:50 pm
Filed under: Contests, Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014

CraveOnline is running an awesome giveaway that you can enter to win tickets to this year’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival and some signed Avenged Sevenfold merch. One winner will receive Avenged Pack #1 which includes 2 tickets to any Mayhem Festival date of the winner’s choice and a signed ‘Hail To The King’ vinyl LP. Two winners will receive Avenged Pack #2 which includes a signed ‘Hail To The King’ vinyl LP, a signed CD insert and a signed ‘Hail To The King’ promo poster. The giveaway runs from June 9th to June 18th. Please read the official sweepstakes rules at the source.

Live Nation Poland Holding Avenged Sevenfold Meet & Greet Contest.
April 12, 2014, 8:06 am
Filed under: Contests

Avenged Sevenfold will play Lodz, Poland on June 4th and Live Nation Poland is giving one lucky fan a chance to win a Meet & Greet with the band. Head over to the Facebook app and explain in 5,000 characters or less why you should meet Avenged Sevenfold. The contest is open until Apr 27th and a winner will be announced on Apr 28th. Please read the official rules and regulations for more contest information.


Win 2 Premier VIP Packages To Avenged Sevenfold’s Shepherd Of Fire Tour From Deathbat News.
March 23, 2014, 10:01 am
Filed under: Contests, Deathbat News, Shepherd Of Fire Tour

Deathbat News is giving two Avenged Sevenfold fans the chance to win an Avenged Sevenfold Premier VIP Package to the Shepherd Of Fire Tour date of their choice!¬†Just answer the 5 trivia questions correctly (leave them in a comment here) and you’ll be entered to win! All answers can be found here on Deathbat News; the hints provided should assist you in your search. Please provide your email address & what show you’d like to attend when entering. Contest ends Sun, Mar 23rd at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be contacted on Mon, Mar 24th.

– Which three songs by which artist does M Shadows use to warm his vocals up before shows? (4 total answers: 3 song titles + artist name) (Hint: KROQ)
– What tattoo does Arin share with one of Bullet For My Valentine’s guitar techs? (Hint: Browny)
– In 2012, what TV show did Johnny Christ say was his guilty pleasure? (Hint: Hot Topic)
– What did Synyster Gates say his 9-5 job would be if he wasn’t in Avenged Sevenfold? (Hint: The Fox)
– What three must-have’s did Zacky Vengeance say he needs with him on tour? (3 total answers) (Hint: Road Rage)

Winners have been contacted – Thanks to everyone who participated!

Soundwave Touring’s Avenged Sevenfold Sidewaves Contest.
February 22, 2014, 7:17 pm
Filed under: Contests

Soundwave Touring are hosting a contest to win an awesome Avenged Sevenfold prize pack. By entering you’ll be in the running to win these Avenged Sevenfold items: signed sidewave posters, hail to the king boxiest, signed “Hail To The King” CDS, “Nightmare” special edition and a CD pack featuring “Hail To The King,” “Nightmare,” “City Of Evil” and patches. You’ll also win goodies from Five Finger Death Punch and Asking Alexandria. You must be an Avenged Sevenfold sideshow ticket-holder in order to claim the signed items. Contest ends March 2nd at 11:55pm.

American Musical Supply’s Schecter Guitars Synyster Gates Giveaway.
January 2, 2014, 4:05 pm
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold, Contests, Hellwin Amps, Schecter Guitars, Synyster Gates

American Musical Supply has kicked off 2014 with a massive Schecter Guitars Synyster Gates Giveaway. You can enter once every 24 hours via their website and Facebook for your chance to win the prizes below worth a total of $7,320 MSRP. Please read the official rules and regulations for eligibility information. Contest ends Jan 31st, 2014. Check out Premier Guitars’ Rig Rundown for Synyster Gates here.

– Schecter Synyster Gates Custom-S Electric Guitar
– Schecter Hellwin Stage 100 Guitar Amplifier Head
– Schecter Hellwin Stage 4×12 Slant Guitar Speaker Cabinet
– Schecter Hellwin Stage 4×12 Straight Guitar Speaker Cabinet
– Schecter SGR2A Guitar Case
– Vorson Skull & Snake Flashing LED Strap
– On Stage GS7465 Pro Flip It Stand
– Ernie Ball 2215 Slinky Strings
– Dunlop 4181 Tortex Picks 1.14 Guage

Synyster Gates Discusses His Signature Gear, His Sound & More With Musician’s Friend.
November 29, 2013, 9:05 am
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold, Contests, Interviews, Synyster Gates

Musicians Friend spoke with Synyster Gates about how the lead-guitarist ended up working with Schecter, having 100% input on his signature guitar designs, how he uses the Sustainiac system, his road setup, Hellwin amps, the noise get nightmare, how his rig has evolved over the years, the hardest guitar piece he had to write for “Hail To The King” and more. You can also enter to win their Avenged Sevenfold Sweepstakes which includes a Schecter C-1 guitar autographed by Avenged Sevenfold, an A7X All Access DVD, Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough CD/DVD, the “Hail To The King” single, A7X catalog CD sampler (plain cover) and A7X guitar picks. The contest starts 12/3/13 and end on 12/17/13. Please read the Official Rules for eligibility.

MF: The new album, Hail to the King, is kind of a stripped-down version of years past, but it’s still guitar-heavy. What was the hardest guitar piece for you to write and/or record, and why?
SG: Oh, my goodness. Probably “Planets,” the second to last song, because it’s just so dissonant. We really wanted to have this cinematic quality to it but maintain the catchy melodies that kind of bind it all together, so when you took it apart you’d say, whoa, there’s a lot crazy modulation, chord changes and crazy s**t going on. It’s a different kind of arrangement, but it sounds very palatable still, and communicates what we were trying to communicate. Which was intergalactic f*****g war, I guess.

MF: What was your toughest solo to do on that album?
SG: They are all tough, either writing or playing. They take pretty much the same amount of time. There’s nothing that stuck out more than another. Definitely “Planets” and “Acid Rain” are my two favorite solos.

iHeartRadio Ultimate Experiences: Invade London With Avenged Sevenfold.
October 28, 2013, 7:04 pm
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold, Contests

iHeartRadio wants to give you the chance to invade London with Avenged Sevenfold. You and a friend could fly to London to join Avenged Sevenfold as they play a sold out Wembley Arena*. You’ll watch the show from VIP seats, meet the band backstage, and grab signed Schecter guitars from Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance plus Synyster’s amp. You’ll also get the chance to tour some famous music sites seen on album covers and inside of Cream and Rolling Stone, and a Toshiba tablet loaded with iHeartRadio to document your entire trip.

Click here for a list of participating iHeartRadio stations near you and get the details on how to enter!