Avenged Sevenfold

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Suicide Silence Pushes Forward After Vocalist's Death

    Suicide Silence had just about everything going for them by the end of 2012. Their fan base was growing larger and more rabid by the day with the release of their third album, The Black Crown, which reached No. 28 on the Billboard 200, and garnered major respect from the deathcore community. It was ... More >>

  • Music

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    How Eighteen Visions Became The OC Metal Band Known For Inventing "Fashioncore"

    By: John Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman Like it or not, the history of the OC metal scene owes a lot to the phrase "guyliner," specifically a subgenre dubbed Metalcore that reared its head in the early 2000s. Brought forth by musicians who mixed Iron Maiden guitar chops with brutal break downs and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    [Locals Only] Beneath the Buried Are Shredding at the Steakhouse

    We all know that in addition to aged steaks and lobster tail, La Cave serves up a variety of musical genres in its guise as Costa Mesa's favorite burgundy-brown den of decadence. While indie bands and trance DJs have done well on the calendar alongside Phil Shane, '80s & '90s flashback night, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Hell or Highwater Turns an Alt-Metal Drummer Into a Frontman

    There few things that come with as much anticipation and anxiety as watching a respected drummer step out from behind the kit and grab a mic. The paradigm shift from rocking in the back of the stage to the front is rarely successful unless you're Phil Collins. So for Hell or Highwater's Brandon Sall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Suicide Silence Seek Donations For Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund

    Days after Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker died in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach, the band have launched a memorial fund to provide assistance to the family of the late singer. All proceeds donated to the official Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund will go towards the education of Lucker's fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    UPDATE: Metallica's Own 2-Day Fest in New Jersey Called Orion; Avenged Sevenfold on the Bill

    ​Update, Feb. 7, 11:25 a.m.: Metallica is hosting their own music festival on June 23 and 24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Called Orion Festival, it's going to be held on the East Coast in an abandoned airport. ("There's water around if there's a fire," the band joked.) The band pic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Five Local Bands Who Should Be Huge in 2012

    ​Young The Giant wins the prize for the breakout band of Orange County in 2011. Turn on an alt-rock station, google the word "young," and ask Morrissey who his favorite new band is and you'll have your answer--2011 belonged to Young the Giant. "Cough Syrup" was probably only second to Foster the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    OC Music Awards 2012 Nominees Announced: How the Process Works

    ​UPDATED:Yesterday we talked to the OC Music Awards about claims that the nomination process isn't exactly transparent, with some OC Music Awards Academy members also nominated as musicians in various categories (see more after the jump.) Today I got an email from Weekly reader Nathan Hoffmann, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    OC Music Awards Acquired by PR Firm

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyJustin Sane of Avenged Sevenfold accepting an award at the 2011 OC Music Awards for Best Album​Today the ACE Agency announced it acquired the OC Music Awards. The Santa Ana PR/events company is taking over from producer Luke Allen (who owns rehearsal studio Gemini Stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    'I Want to Hold Your (Dead) Hand'--10 Best Songs About Necrophilia

    ​Sex, drugs and violence are fodder for all kinds of music, but there's a special class of artist that can wax poetic about the idea of corpse-fucking. From the Misfits to Tyler, the Creator, here are popular imagination's best musical translations of the ultra-taboo act.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Local Kid to Play Jimmy 'the Rev' Sullivan in Avenged Sevenfold Video

    ​A local group of young rock musicians is getting a boost from an unlikely source: Huntington Beach metal icons, Avenged Sevenfold.Orange County band Un D Vided, founded by 13-year-old drummer Harley deWinter, specializes in a brand of classic-style rock in the vein of Pat Benatar and Heart--Not e ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    See and Be Scenes

    The many subspecies of OC bands in their natural habitats

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Dan Smith and Darren Parkinson of the Dear & Departed

    Dan Smith​Orange County's the Dear & Departed are about to depart on a national tour in support of their new EP, Chapters, released Jan. 5. They will be opening for mopey pop-punk heroes Alkaline Trio and Cursive. The Dear & Departed will unleash material from the freshly mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Atreyu and the Used at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: Metalcore titans the Used and Atreyu co-headlined two very sold out shows at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Friday and Saturday. Atreyu definitely had the home field advantage and probably could have sold out both nights alone, so I wasn't going to be surprised if a portion of the crowd wou ... More >>

  • Features

    June 12, 2008
  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Philanthropy and Eccentricity: KUCI Benefits from CD Activity, Ariel Pink and Brad Laner Tweak Pop Deep Into Left Field

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    New Developments In Disney Censorship

    Anaheim’s House Of Blues cancellation of the Machine Head show earlier this month was just the beginning in Disney’s slow and steady elimination of all things metal. Immediately after the cancellation, Machine Head released a statement citing the venue’s reasons for canceling the show (with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007

    Lalita Opening at Fury

    Last night was the opening of Lalita, a new Monday club at Fury, and Leslie (Le Receptionist) came along with me to provide her brilliant photography skills. This was my first time going to Fury, and weekday night clubs are always questionable in terms of awesomeness. Sometimes they absolutely go of ... More >>

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Get Out!

    Special Summer Festival Edition: You are the star!

  • Unknown

    July 21, 2005
  • Music

    June 30, 2005
  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    We Sell Soul

    The last temptation of Eighteen Visions