Reported via Billboard, Avenged Sevenfold are trying to get out of their contract with Warner Brothers, citing California's "seven-year rule," while the label in turn have filed a breach of contract suit. Since the article, the band have released a statement on this issue, which can be found here. It's also worth noting they plan on entering the studio to have a new record out this year.
The “seven-year rule” of the California Labor Code allows parties to leave personal service contracts under certain circumstances after seven years have passed. Upon record industry lobbying, the 70-year-old law was amended in the 1980s to allow record companies to claim lost profits on...
Eric Wilson on 01/14/16 - 10:15 AM
Brooks Wackerman, formerly of Bad Religion, has joined Avenged Sevenfold.
"To be honest, Brooks's name has always been in the mix. It was one of the names we were throwing around when [original drummer James Sullivan] passed away in terms of who was going to step up for Nightmare. We felt Mike was the right choice and we still feel that way. Mike just destroyed on the record. He was perfect. But at the time, our tour manager brought up Brooks's name as well. But at the time he was also busy with BAD RELIGION and it was also… People were going to look at it differently because he was a punk drummer at this point."
Jason Tate on 11/04/15 - 10:56 AM
Avenged Sevenfold have parted ways with drummer Arin Ilejay.
We are writing this to inform you all that we will be moving forward without Arin IIejay as our drummer. Arin has been nothing but a positive energy and monster drummer for us over the past 4 years. We love the guy and always will. We are and will always be grateful to him for helping us to move forward through some very dark times. Creatively though, we felt we needed to move in a different direction. While we can’t say more at this time, we are excited for the future and looking forward to sharing our plans soon with the greatest fans in the world. As always we appreciate your understanding and unwavering support.

Jason Tate on 07/23/15 - 11:27 AM
You can watch Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows on "Renman Live" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 10/24/14 - 07:54 AM
Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows will be on "Renman Live" tomorrow at 10AM PST.
Ryan Gardner on 10/21/14 - 03:50 PM
Avenged Sevenfold have released the original video for "Unholy Confessions." It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 09:59 AM
Read my review and peep my photos from the Mansfield, MA stop of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Body Count and more.
The biggest buzz came from Body Count, the rap-metal crossover group fronted by hip-hop icon Ice-T. Ice-T - these days a household name who is perhaps better known for his acting career than his music - certainly doesn't need to be doing this, but he's there for the love of it. He even brought his son, Ice Morrow, on tour to perform backing vocals. Most of the crowd seemed to go to the set purely out of curiosity, but it didn't take long for them to get roped in by Ice's showmanship.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/28/14 - 05:42 PM
Avenged Sevenfold are re-releasing Waking the Fallen exactly 11 years after it originally came out -- on August 26th. It has a bunch of extras and bonus tracks, pre-orders are now up.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/14 - 10:28 AM
Avenged Sevenfold will be releasing a reissue of Waking The Fallen for its 10 anniversary. It will include old demos and also a DVD of old live shows.

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Jason Tate on 03/31/14 - 03:01 PM
Dates for Avenged Sevenfold's "Shepherd of Fire Tour" can be found in the replies. Hellyeah will provide support.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/19/14 - 11:27 AM
Avenged Sevenfold is creating a video game called "Hail to the King" -- which is basically a "Diablo" clone. Trailer in the replies.
We've been fans of games since we were kids, and we thought it would be fun to create one of our own inspired by our favorites. There are so many cool and innovative indie games being developed today, and we realized we could design and build the kind of game we'd love to play on our own. It is coming together amazingly well, and we can't wait to share it.

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Jason Tate on 12/24/13 - 02:10 PM
Avenged Sevenfold's Hail to the King animated series is available for viewing in its entirety on YouTube.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/23/13 - 05:58 PM
Avenged Sevenfold have released a music video for "Shepherd of Fire" -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 11/08/13 - 10:38 AM
For the second straight time, Avenged Sevenfold has earned the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, selling 159,000 copies of Hail To The King in its first week.
Jack Appleby on 09/04/13 - 02:11 PM
Avenged Sevenfold's Waking the Fallen was released 10 years ago today.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/26/13 - 06:26 PM
You can stream Avenged Sevenfold's new album, Hail to the King, on iTunes. The record hits stores next week, August 27th.

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Drew Beringer on 08/21/13 - 01:23 PM
Watch Avenged Sevenfold's music video for "Hail to the King" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/19/13 - 04:11 PM
Avenged Sevenfold have announced its fall headlining tour with Deftones and Ghost B.C.. Details and dates in the replies. You can stream the band's new song here.
Drew Beringer on 07/15/13 - 11:51 AM
Avenged Sevenfold have released "Hail To The King," the title track to their upcoming record. Hear the song in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 07/15/13 - 09:51 AM
If you go to Avenged Sevenfold's website and tune into channel 7 or number 13 on the dial, you will unveil a new piece to "Hail to the King."

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Drew Beringer on 07/08/13 - 03:41 AM
Avenged Sevenfold will release their new album, Hail To The King, on August 27th via Warner Bros. Records. You can check out what appears to be the album artwork in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 08:16 PM
Check out a new Avenged Sevenfold teaser in the replies.

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Drew Beringer on 06/10/13 - 03:16 PM
A teaser for Avenged Sevenfold's new album can be seen in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 05/31/13 - 07:55 AM
Avenged Sevenfold will start recording their new album next month.
Jason Tate on 12/20/12 - 01:41 PM
You can stream a new Avenged Sevenfold song entitled "Carry On" here. The song will be featured on Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 09/24/12 - 08:25 AM
Avenged Sevenfold's music video for "So Far Away" can be seen here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/10/11 - 08:29 AM
Avenged Sevenfold have released a new track titled "Not Ready to Die" for Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation.

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Matthew Tsai on 05/04/11 - 10:20 AM
Avenged Sevenfold have announced that their new drummer is Arin Ilejay, previously of the Southern California metal band Confide.

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Blake Solomon on 01/20/11 - 01:15 PM
You can read an article on recent happenings with Avenged Sevenfold here.

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Matthew Tsai on 12/20/10 - 08:58 PM
Avenged Sevenfold is no longer performing at Soundwave. Also, Mike Portnoy has left the band.

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Matthew Tsai on 12/19/10 - 08:48 PM
Avenged Sevenfold have taken the #1 album spot away from Eminem with their new record. This is the band's first ever #1 record.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 08/05/10 - 01:42 AM
Avenged Sevenfold sat down with Soundcheck for a pretty frank chat about the death of drummer The Rev and his influence on Nightmare. See the interview here.
Jay Nainav on 07/23/10 - 10:21 AM
A new Avenged Sevenfold song entitled "Welcome to the Family" set to footage from Call of Duty: Black Ops can be seen in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/22/10 - 11:58 AM
Avenged Sevenfold's new video for "Nightmare" can be seen in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 07/18/10 - 12:21 AM
The album art and tracklisting for Avenged Sevenfold's Nightmare can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/15/10 - 09:17 PM
Avenged Sevenfold drummer The Rev died of a drug overdose.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 06/10/10 - 08:41 PM
Preorder the limited edition version of Avenged Sevenfold's Nightmare here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/03/10 - 01:46 PM
Hear Avenged Sevenfold's new song "Nightmare" in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 05/18/10 - 07:17 AM
Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater will be playing drums for Avenged Sevenfold on their upcoming tour with Disturbed and throughout the rest of the year. A message from Portnoy can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/08/10 - 09:00 AM
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) will be recording the drum parts on the upcoming Avenged Sevenfold record in honor of Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan.

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Deborah Remus on 02/17/10 - 07:09 PM
The autopsy results for Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan" are inconclusive.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/31/09 - 08:10 AM
James Owen Sullivan, the drummer for Avenged Sevenfold, was found dead in his home today. The cause of death is not yet known.
Blake Solomon on 12/28/09 - 10:00 PM
Avenged Sevenfold are releasing their first concert film, Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough, which was shot in HD & 5.1 Audio. The release includes a full album of unreleased music from original recording sessions, rare covers and more. A trailer for this can be seen in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 08/15/08 - 11:05 AM
Avenged Sevenfold will be releasing a CD/DVD package on September 9th. The CD will contain b-sides recorded during the making of their recent album and the DVD will be a set from this year's Taste of Chaos at Long Beach Arena.

Track Listing
01) Demons
02) Girl I Know
03) Crossroads
04) Flash of the Blade
05) Until the End
06) Tension
07) Walk
08) The Fight
09) Dancing Dead
10) Almost Easy (Remix)
11) Afterlife (Alternate Version)

01) Critical Acclaim
02) Second Heartbeat
03) Afterlife
04) Beast and Harlot
05) Scream
06) Seize the Day
07) Walk
08) Bat Country
09) Almost Easy
10) Gunslinger
11) Unholy Confessions
12) A Little Piece of Heaven

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Joe DeAndrea on 07/24/08 - 04:47 PM
A sneak peek at a performance from Avenged Sevenfold's new DVD can be seen here. Also, an interview conducted by Buzznet with guitarist Zacky Vengeance can be read here.
Joe DeAndrea on 06/05/08 - 12:31 PM
Avenged Sevenfold's new video for "Afterlife" can be seen in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 03/05/08 - 06:14 PM
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