Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold Have Tentative Plans To Celebrate Next Year’s Anniversaries Of “City Of Evil” & “Nightmare”


It looks like some celebrations will be in order next year for Avenged Sevenfold, with two big anniversaries up on deck. First up is the 20th anniversary of their 2005 left turn from metalcore, “City Of Evil“. The success of the hard rock direction introduced on that effort cemented the band’s career, netting them their first platinum record. The band’s platinum-certified 2010 outing “Nightmare” is also hitting a big milestone next year: turning 15.

Guitarist Zacky Vengeance was recently asked by NME if the band have plans to mark these anniversaries, to which he responded:

“Absolutely. I think those albums are really monumental and fans have grown with them. They’ve meant a certain thing to people at a certain place in their life, so I think it’s important that we do something.

I never want to be a nostalgia act. I’ve always wanted to be as proud of whatever we put out today as I was when we put out those albums, but I’m totally cool with celebrating those albums because it was such a great place and time. Plus it’s actually fun to relive and play those songs and get those reactions.

To bank our entire career off past successes, we can’t do it, but we’ll definitely do something to celebrate those albums though. For us, the most exciting thing about looking back is recalling where our heads were at when we were young and writing them. Remembering that they’re part of who we are.”

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