Avenged Sevenfold, sometimes abbreviated to A7X, is a band from Huntington Beach, CA, consisting of members M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, Synyster Gates, Johnny Christ, and The Rev. Their first album was titled Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, and was recorded when the band members were 18 years old. Their follow-up album was entitled Waking the Fallen and received positive reference in Rolling Stone magazine.
Their song “Blinded In Chains” was used in the Need For Speed: Most Wanted soundtrack. Another song, “Bat Country,” was used in the SSX: On Tour soundtrack. It also appeared on the Madden ’06 soundtrack, following in the footsteps of “Chapter Four,” which was on the soundtrack for Madden ’04.