Avenged Sevenfold is an Alternative Rock band from in Huntington Beach, California formed in 1999. They gained popularity with the release of their album City of Evil in 2005 which includes singles such as "Burn It Down", "Bat Country," "Beast and the Harlot" and "Seize the Day." Their success followed with the release of their self-titled album including singles such as "Critical Acclaim", "Almost Easy", "Afterlife", "Scream" and "Dear God".
Avenged Sevenfold originally had metalcore sound on their first two albums and then changed to a more hard rock style with their album City of Evil. They were proclaimed as one of the leaders and key bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal and were featured as second place on Ultimate Guitar's Top Ten Bands of the Decade.http://deathbatnews.wordpress.com/2009/12/24/avenged-sevenfold-make-ultimate-guitars-top-ten-bands-of-the-decade/They are currently in production of their fifth studio album.http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/a7x-we-wanted-to-cover-mr-bungle/During the end of 2009 the death of their drummer and founding member, James "The Rev" Sullivan was announced.http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=132643