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And the new drummer of Avenged Sevenfold is…

Posted by on November 4, 2015

… Brooks Wackerman. Does that name ring a bell? If you’re a drummer, it might. The official announcement was made on Chris Jericho’s Talk is Jericho podcast earlier today, when frontman M. Shadows and Wackerman appeared on the podcast to officialy announce it. Wackerman has been drumming professionally since 1991, when he was a 14 year-old […]

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Avenged Sevenfold part ways with Arin Ilejay

Posted by on July 23, 2015

Avenged Sevenfold have announced that they’ve parted ways with drummer Arin Ilejay. He’d joined the band in 2011, leaving metalcore band Confide. The band didn’t have much more to say than the old “we needed to go in a different direction” line. After the passing of founding member James “The Rev” Sullivan in 2009, former […]

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Late Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan to appear in band’s video game

Posted by on June 19, 2014

While Avenged Sevenfold will be spreading their wings on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival this summer, their mascot, the deathbat, will also be doing the same. While we’ve known the  band were collaborating on a video game, Hail to the King: Deathbat, since last year, a recent interview with Revolver has revealed that the band’s late […]

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Headbangers Brawl: So, about those Golden Gods Awards…

Posted by on April 25, 2014

And just like that, the 6th Annual Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards are in the books. And yeah, it almost seems like they’re engineered just to troll metal fans and appeal to the lowest common denominator of metal fan. However, they’re good for debating, so with the winners announced, we thought it might be appropriate […]

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And the winners of the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards are…

Posted by on April 24, 2014

Tonight, the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards took place in L.A. While the show is still streaming live online, we now know every band and musician who is taking home a Golden God with them tonight. And let’s just say Slayer’s opening set and Nicolas Cage presenting Axl Rose the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 2/28: Our Predictions For The 2014 Revolver Golden Gods

Posted by on February 28, 2014

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Yup, it’s that time of year again. The nominees for the 6th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards were announced this week. Thus, the Metal Insider […]

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Guns N’ Roses to headline Golden Gods Awards; Nominees anounced

Posted by on February 26, 2014

The always-polarizing Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show presented by Epiphone has been announced for Wednesday, April 23 in Los Angeles, and they’ve got some pretty legitimate acts playing this time around. Guns N’ Roses will headline the sixth annual event, with Axl Rose (aka the band’s only original member) receiving the ‘Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement’ Award. […]

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New & Noteworthy, August 27th: Natural Born Killer

Posted by on August 27, 2013

To say that Avenged Sevenfold has blown up in popularity is a huge understatement. 2010’s Nightmare debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, a phenomenal achievement for a band that was barely even recognized when they began in 1999. Now we can see if lightning will strike twice for the pride and joy of Huntington […]

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Avenged Sevenfold Release New Song Sample

Posted by on July 8, 2013

Avenged Sevenfold’s sixth studio album, Hail to the King, will be released on August 27. The title track is not fully available just yet, but the band has released a 30-second sample on their official website and can also be streamed via the YouTube clip below. Maybe because of the chorus, but we got a hint […]

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Avenged Sevenfold Stream Snippets Of New Material

Posted by on May 10, 2013

Last month, Avenged Sevenfold revealed an interactive old television/radio image on their website. When you played around with the dials, the radio played snippets of songs throughout the band’s career while the video showed a busy signal. With the band posting the hashtag “#itbeginsa7x” along with the website link, it seemed pretty clear that A7X […]

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