Avenged Sevenfold and the inspiration behind their metal music
In this podcast, Avenged Sevenfold‘s rhythm guitarist Zacky Vengeance describes what makes his heavy metal band’s music authentic. According to Vengeance, the fast-paced guitar shredding and rapid drum beats present in A7X hard rock music keep the tunes fun to play. Heavy metal, classic rock and punk rock are music genres the members of Avenged Sevenfold enjoyed while growing up and are now part of their eclectic style.
” We take a lot of pride in trying to always have as much energy as we can, keep the songs as energetic as possible.” – Zacky Vengeance from Avenged Sevenfold
Call of Duty, EA Sports’ NHL, and songs overplayed through video games
In this interview, Zacky Vengeance from Avenged Sevenfold ponders if promoting a metal song though a video game has negative effects. Considering the example of EA Sports’ NHL 06 – in which A7X‘s Bat Country was heavily promoted – Vengeance evaluates video games might not really get a metal song overplayed. The guitarist from Olympia, Washington says the effect may actually be positive. Citing Avenged Sevenfold‘s contribution to the Call of Duty: Black Ops game, Vengeance remembers being excited to hear their material in the game and hopes fans feel the same.
The origins of the nickname gimmick in A7X
Through this podcast, Zacky Vengeance reveals how the nickname gimmick was adopted by Avenged Sevenfold. Growing up idolizing heavy metal artists such as Axl Rose and Slash from Guns’n’Roses, the members of A7X appreciated the theatrical aspect of nicknames in metal bands. They then applied the concept to their own heavy metal band. The gimmick was also a way to differentiate themselves from other bands coming up the hardcore metal music scene in Orange County, California.
Dominating the Revolver Golden Gods Awards
Zacky Vengeance reminisces, in the interview, the dominating night A7X had at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in 2011. After a disappointing year leading to the heavy metal ceremony, the band considered it a triumph to receive so many awards and recognition for their work. Vengeance attributes a lot of the heavy metal band’s success to their incredible fan base.
Avenged Sevenfold most viewed YouTube music video
Avenged Sevenfold top songs (according to our superior mind)
- Critical Acclaim (Avenged Sevenfold)
- Welcome to the Family (Nightmare)
- Bat Country (City of Evil)
- God Hates Us (Nightmare)
- Hail to the King (Hail to the King)