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News broke this week that hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold, by far one of the biggest names in rock with appeal across a decent age spread, are skipping this year’s Grammy Awards. Turns out that yet again the awards show is shitting on rock, even though hard rock is one of the most populist art forms and deserves respect. Rock n roll is the foundation, baby. WTF! They think there is no correlation between shutting out a genre from a program that millions watch and an effect on album sales?

I’m sorry but a lot of people are sheeple and will get caught up in hype so even if you don’t think, say, August Burns Red is as metal as Mangled Goat Orifice or Borknagar or whoever you think should have gotten nominated in the rock song or metal categories, having a real hard rock or metalcore or thrash band nominated can be a huge gateway to sales for heavier genres.

A7X was nominated for their first Grammy this year, getting a nod in the “Best Rock Song” category for “The Stage.” They were less than stoked that the award would only be part of the pre show and not even televised and rightfully are telling the awards show to go fuck themselves. I think it is one of the coolest things the band has ever done with their platform and sends a good message to fans to stand up for what you value. Whether you like them or not it sends a message.

This is a band that has been direct support for fuckin’ Metallica. Legacy acts like Slayer and other big metal bands are retiring. Not everyone can pull of a Guns N Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour, y’know? If we don’t have the mainstream supporting at all, the underground will endure but it sure as hell isn’t easy for bands to last without a lot of luck to go with their pluck. Shit, The Grammys never even wanted to support Metallica THEMSELVES in the first place and the band has gone on to outsell tons of shitty acts in other genres who have only lasted a year or two at best. So show some god damn respect, Grammys. Or are you trying to make sure rock is dead?

Other musicians also were dismayed that the emphasis on being as inclusive of rock alongside other genres is being diminished:

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Avenged Sevenfold release “Dose”

Posted by Metal Riot on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 2:30 PM (PST)

First came their cover of Mexican folk song “Malagueña Salerosa,” followed by a reimagining of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo.” Now Avenged Sevenfold continue the rollout of new tracks with the release of “Dose,” a song originally intended to be part of the track listing on newest album, The Stage.

“Musically, ‘Dose’ was supposed to be a Part 2 to “Roman Sky” and had a very cinematic feel, but we turned it into more of a tripped-out metal song,” says vocalist M. Shadows. “The lyrics were inspired by an unsolved mystery that dates back to the 1950s about an airline traveler who, if you believe the story, supposedly fell into our dimension from another. According to reports, he showed up in a Tokyo airport with a passport from a country that didn’t exist anywhere on a map. He was detained for questioning, but mysteriously vanished from a room guarded by immigration officials, taking with him all evidence of his existence. It ties into the theory that there are infinite possibilities of our lives being played out across space and time. Don’t know if the story is true, but I’m fascinated by that kind of stuff and thought it’d be a fun idea for a song.”

Check out the song, which almost comes off like A7X with a Soundgarden feel, below.

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Hard Rock Fall for the Fallen

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM (PST)

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Hard Rock is here to stay. Regardless of the ebb and flow of record sales or the medium the music is conveyed in, Hard Rock will never truly die. It is, essentially, immortal. The essence of rock spans beyond time with a multidimensional lightning soul blast featuring the cartoon heads of all your favorite bands. So don’t freak out…But support bands and buy shit!

I wont rest until  everyone wants Life Of Agony to make a new album as much as I do. Meanwhile, we are also gonna focus on a few recent or pending Fall hard rock releases you need on your radar, road warriors. On the heavy side there is Orange Goblin’s Back From The Abyss, Monster Magnet’s Milking The Stars re-imagining record, Nashville Pussy’s Up The Dosage, HellYeah’s critic pounding Blood For Blood or Castle’s recent Under Siege to highly recommend but elsewise, what rocks?

Click HERE to find out.

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Rockstar Energy Mayhem is always one of the funnest hard rock and metal fests around. They first and foremost treat press with respect and the PR team is great, plus the bands every year cover a pretty fair cross section of what heavy music is all about. This year was no exception and we sent our enthusiastic photographer Catharina Christiana to shoot the Saratoga Performing Arts Center date of the tour.

Peep exclusive pics of Korn, Islander, Wretched, Avenged Sevenfold and more! Heavy music is alive.

Click HERE to check it out!

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Avenged Sevenfold are a much bigger band than most of the bands I really enjoy (Sister’s Disguised Vulture‘s kills this shit!). Hitting it big doesn’t mean that you automatically suck or whatever. They have certainly worked hard… and I have to say I think the recent debate over Hail To The King borrowing liberally (see…A7X are liberal now!) from every major hard rock hit ever started an interesting conversation about how much influence is too far. I think the problem is that A7X cited classic bands as their influences and wanted to hearken back to classic metal but then seemed to some to mumble and act like they magically really wrote the riffs on Hail To The King rather than shuffle a few riffs here and there.

That said, M. Shadows probably gave the performance of his career on Hail To The King and does have a killer voice. The only tune that really bothered me on that album (besides the tolling bell and the spoken bridge in “Sandman of Fire”) was the blatantly Megadeth riff rip-off “Heretic”). The G n’ R inspired “Doing Time” was more fun than “Riad n The Bedouins” (and I like Chinese Democracy, frankly), while most of Hail To The King was pretty fun. It seemed like the band were cutting loose a bit and relaxing after all the seriousness of Nightmare. But yeah, when you are that big most stuff is pretty calculated. Time to own up, dudes. It’ll take a lot of the heat off.

Evile were clearly inspired by Metallica’s …And Justice For All on their fantastic Five Serpent’s Teeth disc, but the difference is they didn’t directly cop “greatest hits” riffs with some minor tweakery.

Anyway, “Sheperd of Fire” is a damn catchy tune vocally if you can ignore the Sandman of it all. A7X have decided to name their new tour the “Sheperd of Fire Tour” and it kicks off April 12th in British Columbia. Hellyeah are support on the tour. That’s right. A dude from Pantera is opening for A7X. Kill me now. Fuck, that makes me mad. And I don’t even hate A7X at all like some people, but that is just wrong.

Tour dates Below.

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Avenged Sevenfold drop “Hail to the King” music video

Posted by GageT on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 8:27 AM (PST)

avengedsevenfold_hailtothekingHuntington Beach headbangers Avenged Sevenfold have released the music video for the title track of their upcoming record Hail to the King, which is due out August 27th via Warner Bros.

Check out the video here.

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Avenged Sevenfold announce new album “Hail to the King”

Posted by GageT on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM (PST)

avengedsevenfold_hailtothekingCalifornia metalcore outfit Avenged Sevenfold have announced that their sixth studio effort, entitled “Hail to the King,” will be released on August 27th via Warner Bros. That’s the official artwork on the side.

The album was produced by Mike Elizondo, who has worked with the band before as well as artists like Dr. Dre and Fiona Apple.

The band also announced that they’ll be playing a free show at the Hollywood Palladium the day before the album drops. That’s the only concert announced thus far.

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Golden Gods 2012: A Retrospective (and Personal Opinion)

Posted by JDKleinhans on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM (PST)

So another year of the Golden Gods Awards has come and gone. Since I have never watched the Golden Gods (last year was the first time it was open to the public) I don’t have the ability to compare it to previous years. What I do have is the ability to tell you all about it and give my very personal and honest yet not so humble opinion about the show, the nominees, and its winners.

I’m warning you now, I’m probably going to swear a lot (as I’m quite heated), I’ll probably insult some of you and your taste in bands, and some of you will probably take issue with my dislike of certain bands as I’m in Snobbish Elitist Mode. But I’m writing this and you’re reading it, so deal with it. This is my soapbox and you are my audience, though I am more than willing to have rotten vegetable thrown at me. BRING IT ON!

Also, this rant does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Metal Riot and its associates. With that being said, I hope that you’ll take a few moments of your precious time to see what you missed (or didn’t) by heading over here.

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Golden Gods 2012 Live Band, Vocalist, Athlete, Dedicated Fans

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10:29 PM (PST)

That was a sick set by Slash. And that rendition of Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”!? AMAZING!
How about some more winners?

Best Live Band
***WINNER*** Avenged Sevenfold
Foo Fighters
Guns N’ Roses
Judas Priest

Best Vocalist
***WINNER*** Amy Lee (Evanescence)
Sebastian Bach
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
James Durbin (“American Idol” finalist)
Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
Jonathan Davis (Korn)

Most Metal Athlete
***WINNER*** CM Punk (WWE wrestling)
Gina Carano (MMA fighting)
Brian Deegan (pro motocross)
Evan Longoria (MLB baseball)
Dirk Nowitzki (NBA basketball)
Mitch Petrus (NFL football)

Most Dedicated Fans
***WINNER*** Avenged Sevenfold
Asking Alexandria
Black Veil Brides
Falling in Reverse

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Video: Metallica unleashes trailer for “Orion Music + More Festival”

Posted by jessepac on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM (PST)

The bands have been announced, the dates and times are set, but now let the biggest metal band in the world introdue you to Metallica‘s inaugural “Orion Music + More Festival.”

Featuring non-metal acts like Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, and The Gaslight Anthem, expect fans of Metallica to either stick to the Sepultura, Avenged Sevenfold and Suicidal Tendencies or expand their horizons with the other dozen acts.

Click here to watch the trailer and be sure to tell us what you think of this eclectic line-up!

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Avenged Sevenfold announce U.S. “Buried Alive” tour

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 12:39 PM (PST)

California metalcore act, Avenged Sevenfold, have announced a new U.S. tour entitled the “Buried Alive” tour. The tour will last from November 23rd through December 14th and will be supported by Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, and Black Veil Brides. To see the tour dates click here.

Avenged Sevenfold’s last album, “Nightmare,” was released in July 2010 through Warner Brothers Records.

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Two new dates added to Rockstar Uproar Festival

Posted by katstat on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 12:53 PM (PST)

Rockstar’s 2011 Uproar Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour and more has announced two more dates in the following cities:

9/28 Calgary, AB @ the Saddledome

9/29 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place

The festival kicks off late August so you still have some time to grab tickets. To check out a full listing of the dates click here. The festival still has a few more TBA dates so keep your eyes peeled if you’re waiting for your city to be added!

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Orange County rockers Avenged Sevenfold, alongside other acts including Disturbed and Stone Sour, have been slated for Rockstar’s upcoming annual hard rock and heavy metal Uproar Festival. The first of the tour dates have gone up today, which you can check out here. In its entirety, the festival will run from August 26th to October 15th, 2011 spanning the US.

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Synyster Gates, guitarist for Southern California rockers Avenged Sevenfold, revealed in a recent interview that the band almost broke up following the death of their long-time, and founding, drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan.

In the interview for “The Pulse Of Radio,” Syn says that it was their fans and Sullivan’s family that pulled them back from the brink. “We were just done. And because of the fans and Jimmy’s parents and relatives and stuff like that, they just demanded that we continue on and spread the legacy that is, you know, the crazy James ‘The Rev’ Sullivan. And we feel so good doing that and they completely expedited that process. They really got our ass in gear to get out and finish the record and bring it to life, you know.”

Syn also says, “One of (Sullivan’s) gifts in passing was definitely that we now appreciate everything a lot more than we did before and it’s really cool that we all came from childhood friends…to being in this band together.”

Check out their latest video, “So Far Away,” which is a raw and emotional tribute to The Rev.

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New Video: Avenged Sevenfold Release New “So Far Away” Video

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 8:48 AM (PST)

California rockers Avenged Sevenfold have released their latest video, “So Far Away”. This video is a raw and emotional tribute to Avenged Sevenfold’s late drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan and celebrates the long-time friendship the band members have shared since forming A7X in Huntington Beach, CA, in 1999. The video was directed by Wayne Isham, who has directed videos for such artists as Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, and Def Leppard, among many others. The heartfelt quality of the video is in keeping with the emotional resonance of the song, a very personal goodbye to Sullivan that appears on the band’s album Nightmare. Watch it now right here.

James “The Rev” Sullivan was found dead at his home on December 28th, 2009 at the age of 28. Initially the cause of death was inconclusive, but on June 9, 2010, his death was said to have been caused by “acute polydrug intoxication due to combined effects of Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Diazepam/Nordiazepam and ethanol”. In a statement by the band, they expressed their grief over the passing of The Rev and asked that his family’s privacy be respected and on the band’s official website Sullivan’s family left a message expressing their gratitude to his fans for their support.

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