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Post  Malevolent Reverend on Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:59 pm

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This is a discography of Avenged Sevenfold, an American rock band from Huntington Beach, California. They have been cited as one of the leaders and key bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.They have achieved mainstream success with City of Evil, which spawned singles such as "Beast and the Harlot" and "Seize the Day". The success followed with their self-titled album, Avenged Sevenfold with singles such as "Almost Easy", "Afterlife" and most recently "Dear God".

1. Studio Albums
2. Extended Play's(EP's)
3. Singles
4. B-Sides
5. Video Albums
6. Music Video


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Albums

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Sounding the Seventh Trumpet is the first full length album from American metal band Avenged Sevenfold. After it was released in 2001 on Good Life Recordings, it was re-released by Hopeless Records on March 19, 2002. It featured slightly different cover art (the original didn't have the title on the cover, while the re-issue did). The re-release featured a track formerly on the Warmness on the Soul EP, "To End the Rapture (Heavy Metal Version)", which was the only track on the album to feature new guitarist at the time, Synyster Gates.

Track listing
1. "To End The Rapture" – 1:24
2. "Turn The Other Way" – 5:37
3. "Darkness Surrounding" – 4:49
4. "The Art Of Subconscious Illusion" – 3:46
5. "We Come Out At Night" – 4:45
6. "Lips Of Deceit" – 4:09
7. "Warmness On The Soul" – 4:20
9."An Epic Of Time Wasted" – 4:19
10. "Breaking Their Hold" – 1:12
11. "Forgotten Faces" – 3:27
12. "Thick And Thin" – 4:15
13 ."Streets" – 3:06
14. "Shattered By Broken Dreams" – 7:04





Waking the Fallen is Avenged Sevenfold's second full-length album. It was released on August 26, 2003 by Hopeless Records. This was the last Avenged Sevenfold album to feature their metalcore sound and M. Shadows' signature screaming vocals, although there is much more melodic singing on this album than their first release, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet. The album sold 370,000 copies across the world, of which 310,000 were sold in America.

Themes
The constant focus of the album seems to be aimed towards the end of humanity and especially the apocalypse. This is particularly noticeable in the songs "Chapter Four", which directly references the biblical story of Cain and Abel, and "I Won't See You Tonight Parts 1 and 2", which revolve around suicide have a resemblance towards Pantera's "Suicide Note Pt.1" and "Suicide Note Pt. 2" from their 1995-1996 album The Great Southern Trendkill.

Track listing
1. "Waking the Fallen" 1:42
2. "Unholy Confessions" 4:43
3. "Chapter Four" 5:42
4. "Remenissions" 6:06
5. "Desecrate Through Reverence" 5:38
6. "Eternal Rest" 5:12
7. "Second Heartbeat" 7:00
8. "Radiant Eclipse" 6:09
9. "I Won't See You Tonight Part 1" 8:58
10. "I Won't See You Tonight Part 2" 4:44
11. "Clairvoyant Disease" 4:59
12. "And All Things Will End" 7:40

Videography
A video was made for the track "Unholy Confessions" on March 6, 2004. It was a live video with the actual track dubbed over. It featured the fans before and during an Avenged Sevenfold concert. According to vocalist M. Shadows, it was requested by their new label, Warner Bros. Records in order to publicize the band before their 2005 album City of Evil.





City of Evil is Avenged Sevenfold's third full-length album. It was released on June 7, 2005 by Warner Brothers. This album is somewhat of a departure from the band's previous metalcore style, most notably in that lead vocalist M. Shadows has largely departed from screamed vocals. The guitar work in the songs is also more technical and in a more metal style. Much like Judas Priest's Turbo album, this new style has created controversy between older fans; some labeling the band as sell-outs due to their new, more mainstream sound, with a strong power metal influence in their guitar work. On the other hand, the album has earned the band many newer fans that they could not have had with their older sound. It has been rumored that true reason behind the change of vocal style had to do with M. Shadows blowing out his vocal box, though the band currently denies this (yet M. Shadows does not sing in their previous style when performing older songs live). The album was certified gold in January 2006 and ranked number 63 on the October 2006 issue of Guitar World magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitar albums of all time.

Reception
Avenged Sevenfold's third CD showed a great departure for them both musically and sonically. The album was met with solid reviews from critics and garnered a lot of attention. The album is their best selling record to date, with over 500.000 copies sold in the United States alone, making it their first and only album to achieve gold status.

Track listing

1. "Beast and the Harlot" – 5:40
2. "Burn It Down" – 4:58
3. "Blinded in Chains" – 6:34
4. "Bat Country" – 5:13
5. "Trashed and Scattered" – 5:53
6. "Seize the Day" – 5:32
7. "Sidewinder" – 7:01
8. "The Wicked End" – 7:10
9. "Strength of the World" – 9:14
10. "Betrayed" – 6:47
11. "M.I.A." – 8:46

Videography
City of Evil features most of the songs that Avenged Sevenfold has made videos for. On May 4, 2005, they released a promotional video for "Burn It Down", which was done in the same way as "Unholy Confessions" on Waking the Fallen (live video with dubbed music). On July 28, 2005, their first professional video for a song on the album, "Bat Country", was released. It was directed by Marc Klasfeld. On February 6, 2006, "Beast and the Harlot" was released. This was a few weeks after it had been leaked on YouTube.com It was directed by Tony Petrossian. More recently, on June 30, 2006, the video for "Seize the Day" was released on Avenged Sevenfold's MySpace. The video was directed by Wayne Isham.





Avenged Sevenfold is the self-titled fourth full-length album by Avenged Sevenfold, released on October 30, 2007 by Warner Bros. Records. The album, originally slated for an October 16 release, was delayed by two weeks in order to provide more time to complete bonus material and production for the record, including the making of a cartoon. The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200, selling about 94,000 copies in its first week. As of August 2008, the album has sold 419,600 copies in the US.

Lead Up To Release
Avenged Sevenfold revealed the track listing for the upcoming album on their YouTube profile on August 9, 2007, as well as their text messaging service, A7X Mobile. The band has also posted a teaser on a recent YouTube blog featuring an excerpt of vocalist M. Shadows screaming in the studio.

On August 17, 2007, a clip was posted with about 2 minutes of their first track on the new album, "Critical Acclaim" on the band's YouTube. The single was later downloaded in its entirety on YouTube and released on the iTunes Store on August 28.

In the weeks leading up to the album’s release, a series of ten video clips, called "webisodes," were recorded featuring "Wolfie the Fox." The first webisode was released on August 24, 2007; a 3:41 clip that was posted on the band's YouTube. The clip consists of a pre-recorded phone message from "Wolfie the Fox" and a few scenes of their process of making "Critical Acclaim". Each of the subsequent webisodes was similar in content. The clips featured a short mock-interview between M. Shadows and Wolfie the Fox, various band members during the making of various tracks for “Avenged Sevenfold,” and other background videos. About eleven days before the album’s release, The Wolfie Trailer was posted on YouTube. In it, Wolfie sings "Critical Acclaim" and talks about the MVI version of the new album. The webisodes can all be viewed on the band’s MySpace and YouTube pages.

By September 9, 2007, news leaked of the completion of a music video for the song "Almost Easy". It was directed by P.R. Brown, known for his collaborations with Mötley Crüe and Marilyn Manson, among many others. On September 12, 2007, the release date of the single "Almost Easy" was announced and was released six days later on September 18 to purchase via digital download.

The month of October was a busy one for the upcoming album. On October 3, Kerrang! released an article in which M. Shadows and Synyster Gates were interviewed about the new album. This day also saw the release of a live performance of "Almost Easy" at the Warped Tour 2007. Originally the band intended to release this footage if viewers watched the official music video for the track on YouTube 150,000 times. Though the goal fell short at 120,000 the band still released the footage. Another live video, featuring the third track “Scream” performed in Liverpool, England was posted on YouTube on October 11. The song was also heard during a commercial for the Scream Awards on Spike TV. M. Shadows can clearly be heard singing, "You know I make you wanna scream," which is an excerpt from the chorus. "Scream" was performed live at the 2007 Spike TV Scream Awards on October 23. Also, LoveLine played the radio premiere of "Afterlife" and "Almost Easy", which was guest hosted by M. Shadows and The Rev. Three days before, the Keyclub revealed an animated music video for "A Little Piece of Heaven".

To promote their new album, Avenged Sevenfold started their US tour on October 29, headlining in Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern. Their opening acts are Black Tide and Bloodsimple.

On October 30, 2007, Avenged Sevenfold was released in stores everywhere.

Post Release

In an interview with Total Guitar magazine, lead guitarist, Synyster Gates, stated that an unreleased track from their demo sessions would be released in a few months time. Sure enough, on January 16, it was announced that Avenged Sevenfold would be releasing a never before heard B-Side called "Crossroads" on January 17. It became available to hear for free for Fan Club members and registered MVI members (via Fan Club), then a few days later the band released a download link to all of its myspace friends and fans to download it for free.

On November 19, it was announced on Rockline that "Afterlife" would be the next single and video; Afterlife's official music video was released on Avenged Sevenfold's website on the 5th of March. In addition, the video for "A Little Piece of Heaven" was released January 7, again exclusively for MVI owner. The video was also released on iTunes on February 12. To add, "A Little Piece of Heaven" was released on YouTube, February 12, through the official Avenged Sevenfold account.

The live music video for "Dear God" was filmed during the Taste of Chaos show at Miami, FL and Long Beach, California.

March 19, "Making of Afterlife" was available for MVI owners.

June 4, Afterlife (Live) From The Bands New CD/DVD Was Released For F.A.N Members.

Afterlife and Critical Acclaim were released for the game Rock Band while Almost Easy was released for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and confirmed for Rock Band 2.

Reception
The album has received mixed reviews according to metacritic.[2] It placed number 4 on the charts at its release. It also received mixed reactions from the Avenged Sevenfold fanbase due to the almost complete rehashing of their musical style. Some fans praised the new sound as it did contain key components of their previous successes with some new elements although some fans saw it in a negative light as it differed greatly from the sound of their previous albums.

Track Listing

1. "Critical Acclaim" – 5:15
2. "Almost Easy" – 3:54
3. "Scream" – 4:48
4. "Afterlife" – 5:53
5. "Gunslinger" - 4:11
6. "Unbound (The Wild Ride)" – 5:11
7. "Brompton Cocktail" – 4:13
8. "Lost" – 5:02
9. "A Little Piece of Heaven" – 8:00
10. "Dear God" – 6:34

Original Song Titles
These were original titles for some songs as mentioned by the band in The MVI Special Feature.

"Disneyland Acid Trip" was the original title for "Unbound The Wild Ride"
"Fast Melodic" was the original title for "Lost"
"Big Bear" was the original title for "A Little Piece Of Heaven"
"Country Rocker" was the original title for "Dear God"

Bonus tracks
"Almost Easy" (Jam-Along version) (iTunes bonus track) - 3:55
"Bat Country" (Live at Hammerstein Ballroom) (iTunes pre-order bonus track) - 6:04
Crossroads (b-side) (MVI exclusive) - 4:32


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EP's

Post  Malevolent Reverend on Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:29 pm


Warmness on the Soul is an EP from Avenged Sevenfold. It was released on August 8, 2001 by Good Life Recordings. The CD featured the video for the title track, "Warmness on the Soul" as an Enhanced CD bonus. This was the first CD to feature new guitarist Synyster Gates, and the first album to feature the heavy metal version of "To End The Rapture". All these songs can be found on their first full length Sounding the Seventh Trumpet.

Names
The band members' names seem to be different than their current names in the credits. For example M. Shadows is credited "Shadows" and Synyster Gates is credited "Synyster Gaytes". This is probably because the band hadn't quite figured out their stage names yet and the fact that on the original release of Sounding the Seventh Trumpet no one had their stage names except The Reverend Tholomew Plague and Zacky Vengeance.

Trivia
"Heavy Fucking Metal" is printed on the inside of the CD, along with the Avenged Sevenfold symbol.


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Singles

Post  Malevolent Reverend on Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:38 pm

Wamness on the Soul





Unholy Confessions
"Unholy Confessions" is a song written by Avenged Sevenfold. It is the 2nd track on the 2003 album Waking the Fallen. Waking the Fallen was released on August 23, 2003. The song could be interpreted as being about relationships, or as an anthem for a hero or heroine to conquer his/her enemy. It is also in relation to the Bible story of Eve telling Adam that she had taken an apple from the sacred tree.




Burn It Down

Burn It Down is the 2nd track on the album City of Evil, by Avenged Sevenfold.

As opposed to their other released videos from City of Evil, such as Bat Country which features a performance as well as a scenario running with the song, Burn It Down simply features the bands live performance of the song, however the audio itself is not live but the album track synced over the live video with the exceptions of the first and last few seconds. The song features a good mix of guitar technique highlighted by the dueling arpeggios at the beginning of the song and the famous heavy metal technique the gallop in the first verse. The song is lyrically taking perspective from someone who has been betrayed time and time again, and will take no more("Don't need you fuck camaraderie")and vows revenge("Hatred fuels my blood")

Burn It Down was also featured in the Saw III soundtrack.




Bat Country

"Bat Country" is a single by the American hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold from their 2005 album, City of Evil. The song's main influence comes from Hunter S. Thompson's 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and the title itself also comes from a line from the book in which Raoul Duke, the alter-ego pseudonym of Thompson himself, is on his way to Las Vegas while being affected by various drugs, and thus hallucinates, seeing huge bats and manta rays in the sky. With this, he screams to his companion, Dr. Gonzo, "We can't stop here. This is bat country."

The song has been used in several video games including EA Sports' NHL 06, Madden NFL 06 and SSX On Tour. It also had a short cameo in Big Momma's House 2. The song is on the soundtrack of the extreme mountain bike film New World Disorder 7: Flying High Again. Bat Country is also heavily rumored to be included in Guitar Hero: World Tour.

The song appears on the FOX tv show Bones.

Avenged Sevenfold won 'Best New Artist' at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards for "Bat Country".

The following quote is frequently referred to throughout the song and is shown at the beginning of the music video.

"He who makes a beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." - Dr. Johnson




Beast and the Harlot

"Beast and the Harlot" is a single by the American band Avenged Sevenfold, taken from their 2005 album City of Evil. So far, the song has hit #19 on the US Mainstream Rock and #44 on the UK Singles Chart.

The actual song is about the fall of Babylon from the Book of Revelation, (particularly chapter seventeen) from which many quotes are taken, such as "Seven headed beast, ten horns raise from his head", "hatred strips her and leaves her naked", and other references.[1] The Harlot referred to in the song is Great Babylon, quoted in the song "Fallen now is Babylon the great." On Avenged Sevenfold's All Excess DVD, during the director for this video's commentary, he says that M. Shadow's lyrics for this song about the fall of Babylon is comparing Babylon to Hollywood, showing many Hollywood cliches such as the young, innocent boys being corrupted and losing their souls.

The song features M. Shadows' newer brand of vocals with no hardcore screaming (although there is one scream in the introduction to the song, transferring into his newer vocal style which was removed when the song was featured in Guitar Hero II), as well as a more traditional metal sound as opposed to their previous work--with heavy and fast riffs and a relatively normal song structure (with the exception of the guitar solo, which comes after the first chorus rather than the second, atypical of a three verse song).

The song's rapid main riff was voted as the 14th greatest riff ever by the guitar magazine Total Guitar in March 2007. Total Guitar wrote: "The main riff to Beast And The Harlot is a great piece of dropped-D riffing with Zacky and Synyster cleverly placing the second part of the riff across the beat to create an aggressive syncopated feel, once again avoiding all the usual metal clichés."

The song is featured in the soundtrack of the video game Burnout Revenge and a cover version is featured in Guitar Hero II.

The art for the cover of the "Beast and the Harlot" single was done by Avenged Sevenfold's close friend Cam Rackam.

Insperation
Shadows and the songwriting crew drew heavily from biblical literature, history, and old literature, including, as previously mentioned, segments of "The Book of Revelation," as well as Dante's "Divine Comedy of Hell." Historically, the sexually deviant queen of Babylon provided the basis for the "Harlot" as well as the recurring theme of sexual temptation in the music video.

Dante provided inspiration with his views of the corrupted meanings of the 7 and 10. In a clean sense, they should represent the 7 Sacraments and the 10 Commandments. However, The Dantean (and M. Shadows' interpretation) is that the 7 ("seven headed beast") represents a corruption of these values, or the 7 deadly sins themselves. The 10 ("10 horns raised from his heads") represents the corruption of the 10 commandments, most specifically adultery, which was promoted by the Queen of Babylon.

Since Babylon collapsed, ("fallen now is Babylon the great") presumably because of its moral deficiencies, it can be assumed that Dante and Shadows were correct.

The black tar which represents the departed soul in the corrupted victims in the video is derived from Dante's 5th Malebolge in Hell. The demons wreck the sinners (in that case, those who betrayed the church) with hooked spears.

Synyster has also stated that the songs main riff was inspired by the chorus riff of Crazy train by Ozzy Osbourne.




Seize the Day

"Seize the Day" is the fourth single from Avenged Sevenfold's album, City of Evil. "Seize the Day" is different from other tracks in the album; unlike the album's other three singles — "Beast and the Harlot", "Bat Country", and "Burn It Down" — this song is a soft power ballad. Many fans have noted that this song is similar to the Guns N' Roses song "Don't Cry" and Bon Jovi song "Always" due to the guitar solo, vocal texture, harmonic progressions, and rhythm.




Critical Acclaim

"Critical Acclaim" is the first single from Avenged Sevenfold's self-titled album. A 2-minute teaser was posted on the band's MySpace to tide fans over until the iTunes release date, but on August 20, 2007, Avenged Sevenfold uploaded the full version on their MySpace. The full song was released on iTunes August 28, 2007.

Introduced by a twenty-two seconds long organ melody followed by a majestic, slow guitar solo, "Critical Acclaim" is based around two aggressive guitar riffs - One which is repeated during the verses, the second one after every chorus and before and during the third guitar solo - which pushes back the band's musical direction much more to the one during their earlier career, still without staying close to their original metalcore sound, but instead showing signs of a more matured thrash metal sound.

The song's lyrical meaning is a criticizing attack on people who, according to the band, are in their turn criticizing the soldiers of the United States of America for engaging in the Iraq War conflict, without trying to find a solution to end the ongoing war. Avenged Sevenfold lead singer M. Shadows has close friends who have experienced military service in Iraq.

The Rev provides the vocals for the chorus of the song, as well as some background vocals and screams.

The song is available as downloadable content for the music video game Rock Band.




Almost Easy

"Almost Easy" is a song by the American hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold. The song appears on their new self-titled album where it will be the first single from the album released to mainstream rock radio. The song was premiered at a concert in Indonesia. The song was originally planned to be on the Transformers soundtrack but it was not finished in time.

Backround
The song was officially released on September 18, 2007 through online music stores like iTunes, URGE.

This song was written by the band's drummer, James "The Rev" Sullivan. The song is about forgiveness and how it is easy to say sorry and forgive someone, but how difficult it really is to mean it Also, in the chorus of this song, for the second time (First Strength of the World) the whole band sang simultaneously - All 5 members combined their voices for more of a choir sound, which was shown in the MVI that came with the new album.

The song was premiered in Jakarta and Singapore during Avenged Sevenfold's 2007 Southeast Asian Tour. Videos of the performance in Singapore can be found on YouTube.

The song is on the Need for Speed: Pro Street soundtrack (altered version), and was released as a part of a downloadable "modern metal" song pack for the music video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock on March 6, 2008. The song is also featured in Konami's Guitar Freaks V5 and DrumMania V5 Rock to Infinity. The song was announced to be part of the setlist of Rock Band 2.




Afterlife

"Afterlife" is a single by the American rock band Avenged Sevenfold. The song is the fourth on their self-titled album and features a string orchestra. It was written by the band's drummer, The Rev. It was voted the best song of the new album on the band's homepage. The single and a live-action music video were released early in 2008[1]. The music video is directed by Wayne Isham who has shot videos for bands like Bon Jovi, Judas Priest and Motley Crue.

The song is about someone's entrance into the Afterlife (presumably heaven, because of his conversation with a higher power). But, the lyricist metaphorically uses the Afterlife to represent complacency, or stagnancy, to express the lyricist's need for change, or the need to challenge himself. He is apparently unhappy in "...a place of hope and no pain, perfect skies and no rain," and desires a life in which not everything is provided for him.

The music video (legally released on March 12 by Avenged Sevenfold and Warner Bros.) consists of the band performing, and show M. Shadows running, Zacky V. ballroom dancing, Synyster Gates in a candle-lit room with a skull in hand, Johnny Christ holding and then releasing several doves, and The Rev lying down with a tarantula crawling across his face.

"Afterlife" is available as downloadable content for the music video game Rock Band, along with "Critical Acclaim".




Dear God

Dear God is the 10th and final song on Avenged Sevenfold's new self-entitled album. It is also a confirmed single and the next video based on the album. Recently, Avenged Sevenfold has stated that they will pick some fans who have been "spreading the gospel of A7X". The date for the video has not been released yet, but the song has been released to radio stations around North America. www.Recordstore.co.uk is selling signed copies of the single for £1.99.


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Video/Live Albums

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On September 16 2008, Avenged Sevenfold released a DVD/CD package, entitled "Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough" from Warner Bros. Records. The live DVD features the band's April 10 hometown show at Long Beach Arena headlining the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, while the CD contains previously unreleased b-sides that were recorded during the making of "Avenged Sevenfold", plus various covers, and other never-before-heard material. The DVD was directed by Core Entertainment's Rafa Alcantara, who also worked on the band's critically acclaimed 2007 road documentary All Excess. On August 15, 2008, a trailer was released by Avenged Sevenfold.

Live in the LBC (Live DVD)
1. "Critical Acclaim"
2. "Second Heartbeat"
3. "Afterlife"
4. "Beast and the Harlot"
5. "Scream"
6. "Seize the Day"
7. "Walk"
8. "Bat Country"
"9. Almost Easy"
10. "Gunslinger"
11. "Unholy Confessions"
12. "A Little Piece of Heaven"

Diamond in the Rough
1. "Demons"
2. "Girl I Know"
3. "Crossroads"
4. "Flash of the Blade" (Iron Maiden cover)
5. "Until the End"
6. "Tension"
7. "Walk" (Pantera cover)
8. "The Fight"
9. "Dancing Dead"
10. "Almost Easy (Remix)"
11. "Afterlife (Alternate version)"


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Music Videos

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Warmness on the Soul

Music Video
The CD comes with the music video for the title track, "Warmness on the Soul". The video features the band members as well as Valary DiBenedetto.

Unholy Confessions

"Unholy Confessions" was released as a single/music video. In the video, Avenged Sevenfold is pictured performing in concert. When the band signed to Warner Bros. in 2004, the label urged them to make the video for this song to create buzz for 2005's City of Evil.

The video shows the band playing live with dubbed music. It's been noted for it's melodic power chords and also shows some of their fans playing the song on guitar and on piano. It also shows fans drawing the deathbat logo and getting Avenged Sevenfold tattoos. (A7X) There are also short video clips of fans posting stickers with the band's name all over the city which although they never specify is probably in California.

Burn It Down


Bat Country

Music Video
The video for this song shows various symbolic images and references to the above-mentioned Thompson book. The song centers around the band performing in a hotel room, surrounded by exotic dancers. There are also cuts to a scene in which the band is driving down a barren highway in a bat-winged Cadillac convertible, surrounded by a cloud of bats (who are being swatted by The Rev). During the "soft" section, the band appears at a strip club, surrounded by snake-tongued strippers. Also, it's implied that the video is partially a hallucinaton. If you watch closely, the words on M. Shadows shirt appear to change between "Why Disneyland" and "If you have Amsterdam." The shirt actually says "Why Disneyland if you have Amsterdam?" at one point in the song. It changes back afterward. During Synyster Gates' and Zacky Vengeance's guitar solo/duo the bats that fly into the sky are sometimes not there. The regular people sometimes appear to have a disfigured face. During this video's commentary by Avenged Sevenfold on their All Excess DVD the band says that the bats hallucination was actually due to a lack of funds though if they were serious or joking isn't said.

The music video, which was filmed around Las Vegas, still receives considerable airplay on many channels. As Shadows says, the band members live close to Las Vegas. Synyster Gates commented at 2:47, 'You put all of us in the car, and that's basically what you have.'

Beast and the Harlot

Music Video
The music video stars Avenged Sevenfold, as well as several actors/models, and features about 150 fans from the Los Angeles area. The video was shot on October 5 and 6 of 2005 at the Mayan Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

The video is based on the idea of corruption. The director wanted a way to show how someone would look without a soul. This was shown as a black substance devouring the person's body till it was completely black showing the body with out the soul or and empty human shell. Young Californian Model and Actress Elizabeth Kelly aids the band in their mission until she is corrupted at the end of the video. Former WWE Diva Joy Giovanni appears in the video.

Each member of the band plays a part in the corruption of certain people.

Zacky Vengeance plays a business man inspecting 3 women hoping to get a job. The girl selected signs the contract but in doing so the letters at the top of the page begin to turn her black showing the corruption of her soul.

Seize the Day

Music Video
The video depicts a couple - Of which the man in it is the frontman and vocalist of Avenged Sevenfold, Matt "M. Shadows" Sanders - in love and expecting a child. Matt's friends (the rest of the band) come to his house to make plans to rob a liquor store. In the process, Matt gets caught by the police while the others drive off, leaving him behind. Matt goes to jail, whereafter Matt's girlfriend comes to visit him. They get into a fight; while driving home his girlfriend is hit by a van. A funeral scene follows, and her casket is lowered into the ground; Synyster Gates is shown playing the song's guitar solo on top of her casket. At the end of the video, Matt is at her grave, with their son, who had survived the crash, and is also standing over her grave when the rest of the band come over to him. Matt picks up his son, and they all walk away.

The video tells a story, similar to the Guns N' Roses' video 'November Rain'. M. Shadows said, "It's not us driving around in cool cars and just chilling, you know? It has a story and Guns N' Roses did those videos the best. It wasn't about looking cool and being flashy, it was about being real and showing the scenario and being true to the video." They also made a remake of the video from the band Anderson's song Trial and Temptation by making it where they go and rob the store.

"We wanted to do a more emotional video this time," Shadows explained. "We have a lot of strippers and stuff like that in our other videos, so we wanted to be much more serious. It's about taking the people you love and holding them close. You make some mistakes in life and that can all be taken away from you in two minutes, so you have to think twice about your actions. It's about seizing the day and keeping those you love close and not messing up.

Almost Easy

Music Video
The band released a video for "Almost Easy" with director P.R. Brown (Mötley Crüe, Marilyn Manson). The video debuted on Fuse's The Sauce on September 24, 2007 and MTV2's Unleashed on October 1, 2007.

The video shows the band playing on a barren wasteland whilst they appear to be aflame. Over a ridge, a huge crowd of hundreds of people appear, walking in a zombie-like fashion towards the band, only to stop at a large gaping hole and jump downwards, into, what one can only suppose, is Hell. Special effects show some parts where the people have skulls for faces and demonic faces. At the end of the video, when the last person jumps down the cavern, the camera zooms out from the band, showing that the hole the people were jumping into was actually the eye of the demonic figure pictured on the artwork of Avenged Sevenfold, the "death bat". The band stated in an interview with FUSE host Steven Smith on Steven's Untitled Rock Show that the inspiration for the video came from a Wendy's commercial they saw in Asia in which a large crowd is running toward the same hamburger. M. Shadows then said "wouldn't it be cool if we (Avenged Sevenfold) were playing in a fiery blaze and a bunch of people were running towards us" an idea that eventually became the video for "Almost Easy." The band has posted a video of "Almost Easy" live at Warped Tour on their Myspace blog

Dear God

Music Video
The music video shows some parts of the bands live shows, some footage of the band backstage and also footage of the band playing the song in a studio set and on their tour bus in the form of a real-life video (much like the video for the bands single Unholy Confessions) as it shows some of the bands partners.
Warner Brothers posted previews of the video on Youtube and the video was leaked in its full form, but was quickly removed from the internet by Warner Bros. Since the 15th June 2008 the video has been shown on Scuzz Tv in the UK and Kerrang! music channel.

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