Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold Biography

They played their first Warped Tour three years ago on a side stage; now they're headliners. They released two successful albums on an indie label; their latest, City of Evil, is on a major. Avenged Sevenfold has been blessed with the sort of slow-motion success that makes a young band wise beyond its years and builds them an enviably loyal fan base. No wonder they're one of Warped's most talked-about acts.

We put the word out to those loyal fans and asked them: What do you want to know about these hard-rocking California dudes? Then we passed their questions along to A7X guitarist Zacky Vengeance. Here's what he had to say.

1. Robyn Freuck from Franklin, WI asked:
How long have you guys known each other and how did A7X come to be?

Zacky: Known each other forever and we’re just best friends that started a band.

2. Bre from Cushing asked:
What bands influenced you into becoming such an awesome band?

Zacky: Pantera, Iron Maiden, Queen, GnR, etc.

3. KT from Chicago asked:
What CDs can you not live without?

Zacky: The White Album, Highway to Hell, Straight Outta Compton.

4. Aaron Coleman from Puyallup, WA asked:
What are some of your favorite bands to play with? And what bands are you friends with?

Zacky: Playing at a festival in Germany with Iron Maiden and Velvet Revolver was cool. On the road, you get to know so many different people in different bands that I couldn’t begin to list them. By the way, I went to middle school at Ferrucci Junior High in Puyallup.

5. Sara Hix from Auburn, CA asked:
Do u like to dance naked around your house??

Zacky: Who doesn’t?

6. Kurt from Bath asked:
What is it like playing in front of a huge crowd, and the tension backstage when you're waiting to play?

Zacky: When everything’s going smoothly at a show, there is no tension. We step on stage and have a good time.

7. Jessica Dugan from Gypsum, OH asked:
You talk a lot about death, heaven/hell, and you have a song about Cain and Abel. What's your view on religion? Do you believe in God?

Zacky: We all have our own separate beliefs, but put simply, none of us go to church.

8. Tiffany from Wynne, Arkansas asked:
Why can't we find any personal info on you guys, like your real names, ages, height, etc.?

Zacky: Because we don’t really exist.

You can see Avenged Sevenfold through August 15 on the 2005 Warped Tour. Their new album, City of Evil, is available in the ARTISTdirect Store.

Avenged Sevenfold Bio from Discogs

Alternative Rock / Modern Rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1999.

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