A word to the wise when the fire dies, you
think it's over, but it's just begun..

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Last post !

So, today is the last day of school, so therefore is the last day of this blog. My overall topic was that of Avenged Sevenfold and i have talked about many different things. I've talked about how they are my most favorite band, how i would yes, get an avenged sevenfold tattoo, although one that didn't have skulls included in it, and I've told everyone the different band members, what they do, etc. Avenged Sevenfold will still be my favorite band for a while because they are just pure awesome. Many people enjoy this band as much as i do, and my purpose of creating a blog about them, was to inform people on what they do and how they came to be, as well as learn some things for myself, as i enjoy them a lot. I erally do hope that they swing by winnipeg sometime for a concert. It would be so awesome if my first concert was for Avenged Sevenfold. But this being my last post and all, i want to thank all the people who have read through my blog and my many posts, as well as the people who commented on them. I hope that if you didn't know much about avenged sevenfold before, that you know a bit about them now. And for those who already knew them, maybe you have a better idea on how the band was created and whatnot. I was at first nervous that i would have problems setting this blog up and making it look presentable, but i found that it was actually a lot easier than i thought. They made it very easy to be creative and they had enough backgrounds, and background settings that you could do your own, without fearing that someone else's blog would look similar to yours. In the future, i will probably not do another blog, as it takes up quite a bit of time and especially when its a school project, you want everything to be perfect and readable. But i do agree that this was a good experience to be able to speak freely about anything you want without having people bash you for it or anything. It's your blog, your topic. People can read it if they choose to, but if they dont particularly enjoy it, then they can move onto another blog, easy as that.

Well, goodbye bloggers, and for the rest of the people in my school, good luck on exams and have a great summer. !

Outside Article :
Hard work is what also accounts for the band’s fiercely loyal following, according to Shadows. “It’s rewarding ‘cause you know you have this really solid core fan base that has been through a lot and they believe in the band now as more than a band, it’s like a lifestyle,” he says. “If anything happens we don’t ever fall, it’s like they’re holding us up. We’re not on the radio, but everywhere we go we always have this rabid group of fans. We would’ve never had that if we had some lucky break and just jumped to the point we’re at now. I hope it gradually keeps going up. The slower you go the more I think it builds underneath you and we’re grateful for that. They can’t just get pulled out from underneath us. There’s nothing you can grab to pull; it’s fans that love that band. So, it’s very gratifying to be at this place now.”

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

unknown ..

So.. i have one day left before my conclusion and i honestly have nothing to write about. Im trying to think of other thing about avenged sevenfold that i could talk about, but i really think that i've covered absolutely everything.. the only thing i can think of is maybe avenged sevenfold merchandise that is sold online. or in stores. hmm. WELL, they have a wide variety of merchandise for sale like necklaces or chains with revolver things on them and bandannas and wallets. They have sunglasses which actually aren't that bad and wrist bands that are.. interesting. They have hats.. with skulls and whatnot on them. As well as wife beaters. With skulls on them. Ill be sure to buy some of those. They have backpacks and school supplies, like pencil cases if you wanted to look like a big rebel in school. They also have watches! So if any of these items sound appealing, make sure to visit the Avenged Sevenfold official site and you can make online purchases. And if you're cheap you can visit the $15 and under section. Enjoy! These are some pictures of the avenged sevenfold merchandise.

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Avenged Sevenfold Bags and Backpacks

Avenged Sevenfold Bandanas

Avenged Sevenfold Beach Towels

Avenged Sevenfold Caps and Beanies

Avenged Sevenfold Flags

Avenged Sevenfold Gloves

Avenged Sevenfold Hoodies

Avenged Sevenfold Keychains

Avenged Sevenfold Magnets

Avenged Sevenfold Patches

Avenged Sevenfold Pin Buttons

Avenged Sevenfold Posters

Avenged Sevenfold Stickers

Avenged Sevenfold T-Shirts

Avenged Sevenfold Wallets

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lyrics *

Today I'm just going to write out some of the lyrics that I've remember most in all the avenged sevenfold songs. There's nothing else i can really say about them, or talk about so I'm just to go right ahead and write themm out ;
-if you knew, what i know, would you move like you do, with malicious discontent you went about, hell bent to destroy, but did you have a reason why?
-one can, only feel desolate for so long
-hate can be a positive emotion when it forces you to better yourself
-And I've burned my bridges down that lead back to people like you
-some live so wrong, with what we do is each his own, living in fear, endless shame for countless years
-you've never had to crawl, you've never had to see, what it feels like to be so trapped underneath
-lets make a new start, cause everybody's gotta die sometime
-We've all made selfish bad decisions, we've all tried dishing out the blame, convinced ourselves of our own actions, my problem is I'll never change
-there's gotta be another way to go, a way that's much more feasible, a combination of these lives; a central path without choosing a side
-living's a wicked dream when things turn out all wrong
-nothing to heal, no one to break, nothing to trust, no one to fake; you'll find out sooner that it's best if we just know our place
-i cant trust anyone, witness and see it in my eyes, now i understand, put faith in you for the last time, it's sorrow that feeds your lies
-don't live your life in vain, don't take it out on me, your cracked so just remember, I'm not your enemy
These are pictures of the band, while playing ;

Outside Article !
Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan was the main writer for "Almost Easy", "A Little Piece of Heaven", "Afterlife" and "Brompton Cocktail". He wrote parts for "Critical Acclaim", and "Lost". He also wrote "Welcome to the Family", and "Fiction". The last song Avenged Sevenfold wrote for their latest album Nightmare was Fiction, which was originally titled Death. It was written by the Rev three days before he passed away.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Interesting Facts -

So I'm quickly running out of things to talk about, even though i should have lots, seeing as though this is my favourite band and all. But i found some quotes by avenged sevenfold on the internet and decided that i would share them with everyone. Some aren't that good, but i really have no other topics. I've actually learned a lot more about avenged sevenfold by doing this blog than i thought i would. I know everything about the band members, who plays what in the band and where they have toured and whatnot. But these are some of the quotes by avenged sevenfold members ;

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"Oh sh*t, what's in the bucket, what's in the bucket but a bucket of sh*t and
a bucket of grapes and grapes in the mouth make you happy down south." - The Rev's song.

" ya don't play guitar with ya ne
ck bro, ya play it with ya bum bum" - synyster gates
"Yeah, we get dudes trying to look lik
e us all the time. Some of the fat chicks even try and dress up like Zacky!' - Matt

"dude one day i'm gonna get off the
bus, and run into the woods and never come back....... and when i come back i'm gonna be the knife master - matt berry

Interviewer: What types of super-powers would you want if you could have them?
The Rev: I’d like to be invisible so I could kill Johnny.
Johnny: I’d want to be invisible so the Rev couldn’t find me.

"I asked for a salad and all i got was these condiments." (picks up a huge piece of l
ettuce). -Zacky

"I want x-ray vision, sometimes. So that i could check out Syn's package." - Zacky

-"Look a
t that f***ing duck! That's the biggest f***ing duck i've ever seen in my life!" - Jimmy

These are photos of avenged sevenfold -

Friday, June 10, 2011

Some Favourites '

We all know by now that I'm in love with Avenged Sevenfold, so i've decided to write about some of my favourite songs. I honestly love every single song of theirs, and i dont find any of them boring or anything. Some of the screaming ones, like the ones in their one album ; Sounding of the Seventh Trumpet, are a little too much some times, but i still enjoy them. Some of my favourites are Beast and the Harlot, Bat Country, Demons, Unholy Confessions, Tension, M.I.A, Wicked End, and Seize the Day. But i really do love them all. I find their lyrics really inspiring at times, and most of them relate to a lot of the stuff that happens on a daily basis. I have written many of the lyrics down, usually they ones that make sense to me on that day or time of my life. But ill be writing about those later. These are pictures of the album Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, and Nightmare.

Outside Article '

"A Little Piece of Heaven" redirects here. For the television film, see A Little Piece of Heaven (film).

During production the band had taken great freedom in exploring different genres and styles of rock and heavy metal music. A noticeable difference between Avenged Sevenfold and City of Evil is that some of the songs take a slower pace and tempo to suit a more hard rock approach, a decision that was met with mixed responses within the fan base.

"Critical Acclaim" is the opening track on the album and features a gothic style organ in the intro. During the band's tour this song was a very frequent opener. "Almost Easy" is the second song on the album and features a thrash metal style reminiscent of City of Evil. The song also contains a keyboard overdub played by Greg Kusten. Other songs on the album contained overdubs for extra detail such as "Unbound (The Wild Ride)", which featured a background choir (this song has never been performed live), String quartet orchestras are featured in "Afterlife" and "Brompton Cocktail", both of which were written by The Rev. "Scream" also contained overdubs in its bass line for extra detail. "Lost" made use of Auto-Tuned vocals and the song "Dear God" is a country rock ballad.

The most experimental song on the album is "A Little Piece of Heaven", which was originally written by The Rev while he took a break from the recording sessions. It is a hard rock song but is influenced by Broadway show tunes, using primarily brass and stringed instruments to take over most of the role of the lead and rhythm guitar. The animated video of the song tells the story of a man and woman, both unnamed; the man proposes to the woman, who declines and angers the man in doing so. The man kills her and has sex with her. Eventually, the woman comes back to life and the man realizes his mistake and the woman kills him before forgiving him. Once they are both dead, the man and woman invade a wedding and get married. It is one of the band's darker and more humorous songs lyrically and is a fan favorite. Although it has never been released as a single, the band released an unofficial animated video of the song, which plays during live performances. The band closed their concerts with the song since the release of Avenged Sevenfold through 2009.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Concerts ;

So today ill be talking about concerts and where avenged sevenfold has been closest to where we live, etc. My brother went to an avenged sevenfold concert when he was about probably 16 years old. He went with a friend, who happens to be my boss today. I didn't know anything about avenged sevenfold back then and I'd never even heard of them before but I wish i had, because i would've been able to go ! I'm really jealous of him today because they are my most favorite band and i would do anything to see them now. Im pretty sure the next time they come around manitoba im going to go no matter what and Ill probably end up going with my brother again too because none of my friends really enjoy them as much as i do. The last concert they had in Winnipeg was on October 2, 2010. I remember hearing about it, but by then it was too late and i was really quite upset. I really hope they come back this year but the chances of that happening are really slim. They have toured around the world and this year they are planning to go to France, the UK, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Belgium and Australia. Pretty much everywhere in the world but here.. in manitoba.. These are pictures of the band playing live.

Outside Article ;;
You asked for it and you got it. Avenged Sevenfold are back by popular demand to headline the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival in 2011. The tour kicks off on August 26 and runs through October 15. Make sure you keep up on www.AvengedSevenfold.com and www.RockstarUPROAR.com for more information on ticket pre-sales.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Zacky Vengeance !

Zacky Vengeance is a guitarist and back vocalist for the band Avenged Sevenfold, and his real name is Zachary James Baker. He taught himself how to play the guitar at the age of thirteen, when his parents bought him a guitar for his birthday. He is left handed but since his parents got him one that was right handed, he learned by playing it upside down. He was in a band called M.P.A for a while but said that it wasnt successful. He came up with his stage name "Zacky Vengeance" to get back at all the people that thought he didnt have the potential. He also came up with the band's initials "A7X". He has also won awards for being the best guitarist along with fellow band member, Synyster Gates. I cant imagine how easy it would be to teach yourself how to play the guitar. I know people that have done this, but i dont really understand how they can become so talented, without any professional teaching or anything. This is a picture of Zacky Vengeance and two of his guitars.

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• Zacky is a left handed guitarist.
• Zacky is 5'9 and has green eyes.
• Sour Patch Kids is Zackys favorite candy.
• Zackys scariest Halloween memory is cleaning up after his 2006 Halloween party.
• Zackys white guitar with the red spashes on it he calles the gynocologist has been stolen 3 times in the past. It somehow always gets returned to him. Zacky also nicknamed himself the gyncologist for obvious reasons.
• Zacky learned to play guitar on his fathers right handed guitar. In order to make it work he turned it upside down.
• Zacky smokes Marlboro Reds.
• Zacky has played guitar since he was 13 and was self taught.
• Zacky has had many different hair colors and styles throughout his career.
• Zacky came up with the foREVer phrase that we all hold dear to our hearts in rememberance of Jimmy.
• In the early days, Zacky played an entire set with a broken finger he got after a fight with Johnny Christ.
• Zacky's first actual guitar that he owned was a white Squire Strat that his parents got him for his birthday. Zacky found thier hiding place and he was caught playing it 2 weeks before his birthday by his parents. The guitar was right handed and he had to turn it upside down to play it. He also removed the buttons and reversed the strings. He immediately started working on playing Zepplin tunes.
• Zacky created the 6661 logo he has on his guitar. 6661 has a double meaning according to Zacky. The first being its the reverse of the year the band was created, 1999. The explaination for the second meaning is as follows: As most people are aware 666 in religious circles stands for the devil/satan. So Zackys explaination is 666 meaning satan/devil and 1 or won which translates to the devil won.
• In 2010, Zacky was chosen one of Guitar Worlds 30 Coolest Guitarist of all-time.