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Tag Archives: Synyster Gates

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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Who knew Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates liked gypsy jazz?

Posted by on June 6, 2014

By listening to Avenged Sevenfold’s musical output, you can pretty easily tell their influences – Iron Maiden here, Guns N’ Roses there, some Overkill (oh wait, that’s only their logo). You probably wouldn’t put Django Reinhardt on that list, but in a recent video for Guitar Center, guitarist Synyster Gates spoke about “la pompe” (or […]

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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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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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Looks Like Portnoy Wanted To Stay In A7X For The Long Run

Posted by on July 28, 2011

We’ve heard from singer M. Shadows already about Avenged Sevenfold parting ways with drummer Mike Portnoy back in December. Now we’re given even more insight from guitarists Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates. In a recent interview with Guitar World magazine, the two revealed that not only did they try to convince the drummer not to […]

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‘Metal Hammer Golden Gods’ Winners Revealed

Posted by on June 14, 2011

As most of you probably know, the UK’s Metal Hammer Magazine has been hosting their own Golden Gods metal award show across the pond for a couple of years now (way before Revolver Magazine started to hold their own in the States). We didn’t compare and contrast the nominees of this year’s Revolver and Metal […]

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