Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2006 / 2008 / 2011 / 2014 / 2018


Heavy Metal


United States


Avenged Sevenfold, often abbreviated to A7X, is one of those bands that become more popular with every new release. What started out as a young and modest Californian metalcore outfit on a small Belgian label has matured into a modern heavy metal giant that sells out major arenas in the States, Japan and Europe. In 2014 they became the youngest ever headliners at GMM. The key to their success? Complex metal with influences from every possible subgenre and great live shows. In 2009 fate struck a horrible blow with the untimely death of drummer Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan. The tight-knit group of friends reacted by focusing on a single mission: honouring their friend with a fantastic new record in ‘Nightmare’ (2009). Follow-up ‘Hail to the King’ (2013) topped the album charts in both the UK and the US and paved the way for ‘The Stage’ (2016), an ambitious undertaking that showcases the stadium metallers’ full potential with a well-balanced offering of ballads and heavy hitters. By the time GMM2022 rolls around their long-awaited new album will have hit shelves worldwide so brace yourselves for one hell of a gig! (#GMM22)