Avenged Sevenfold Members Share Their Top Albums Of 2022

Avenged Sevenfold have shared their choices for the top albums of 2022. Their diverse picks include records from Kendrick Lamar, Weezer, Polyphia, etc.

The band shared the following lists on their website:

“With 2022 coming to an end, we’ve put together lists of our top albums of the year.


Neil Young & Crazy Horse – World Record
Arctic Monkeys – The Car
Polyphia – Remember That You Will Die
Weezer – SZNZ: Autumn
Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Honorable Mentions:

Orville Peck – Bronco
Rammstein – Zeit


Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
Weezer – SZNZ: Autumn
Weezer – SZNZ: Summer
Steve Lacy – Gemini Rights
Drake / 21 Savage – Her Loss


Weezer – SZNZ: Autumn
Kanye West – Donda 2
Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
Dirty Heads – Midnight Control
Björk – Fossora


Alter Bridge – Pawns & Kings
Megadeth – The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!
Ghost – Impera
Willow – Coping Mechanism
Weezer – SZNZ: Autumn


Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love
The Smile – A Light For Attracting Attention
The Interrupters – In The Wild
Weezer – SZNZ: Autumn
Dead Cross – II”

Avenged Sevenfold Raising Money For Club Q Shooting Victims

Avenged Sevenfold are raising money for the victims of the recent mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, CO. The band are accepting donations through an ETH address and are also encouraging fans to donate to Colorado Gives.

The group said the following:

“Over the weekend, one of our @deathbatsclub family members was involved in the tragedy that took place in Colorado Springs, CO and we are all very thankful that he is ok. Unfortunately, 5 others were not and more are currently fighting for their lives in the hospital.

We have set up the ETH address – 0x51738cBEc7b96635D3573942f9194b675eEf4bcd – and are taking donations through Dec 4th 12am PT. All proceeds will go to the Club Q Shooting Response by Colorado Healing Fund in his name.

We‘ll also be sending Zacky Vengeance’s ‘BATsquiat’ 1/1 that comes with a yearly gift box featuring rare memorabilia, autographed collectibles, stage used items, and relics from the vault curated by ZV to the largest donor.

If you would like to donate but do not have ETH, you can do so here: coloradogives.org/story/Clubq

The outpour of support from you all has been incredible to witness. Thank you and keep looking out for one another.”

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows On Ticketmaster Controversy: “If You Think Ticketmaster Sets The Price Of Tickets… You’re Wrong”

Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows has taken to social media to comment on the pricing controversy surrounding Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation. The ticketing giants are currently being investigated by the U.S. Department Of Justice due to antitrust concerns. Shadows tweeted the following:

He also added the following while responding to fans:

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Says Bands That Sell Multiple Different Versions Of The Same Album Are Committing “Fan Abuse”

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows has taken to social media to comment on the trend of artists selling multiple different versions of the same albums to gain better chart numbers. The frontman tweeted the following:

Some fans thought he was referring to Taylor Swift, but he ultimately denied that assertion:

He also added the following in responses to fans:

Avenged Sevenfold Tease New Album By Sending Postcards To Fans

Avenged Sevenfold are planning to release a new album next year and they have started teasing the effort with special postcards that were sent out with merch orders. A fan shared a video of the card on social media and even received a reply from frontman M. Shadows:

[via Metal Injection]

Avenged Sevenfold Members Share Cover Of Misfits’ “Last Caress”

Avenged Sevenfold’s Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, and Brooks Wackerman have shared a new cover of Misfits’ “Last Caress.” The group said the following about that:

“Hello Boils and Ghouls. Last year a few of us gave you a cover of ‘Hybrid Moments‘ by the Misfits. We had so much fun that we wanted to keep the tradition alive this Halloween with one ‘Last Caress’. Beware…”

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Reflects On The Sixth Anniversary Of “The Stage”: “This One Will Continue To Grow And Stand The Test Of Time”

Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows has taken to social media to reflect on the sixth anniversary of the band’s latest album “The Stage.” He said the following:

“6 years ago we stood on top of Capitol Records playing a live show streamed across the world. At 12 oclock midnight we did what no other metal band had done before and surprise dropped our new album ‘The Stage.’ For the ones that spent time with it… this new progressive sound inched its way into their very souls. Existentialism, Artificial Intelligence and the History of the World was on full display. This album allowed us to spread our wings musically and declare to the world that you never know what you are gonna get on an Avenged Sevenfold album. I believe that beyond any other album we have made, that this one will continue to grow and stand the test of time. Here’s to 6 years.”

Iron Maiden Announce “Legacy Of The Beast” In-Game Collaboration With Avenged Sevenfold

Iron Maiden have joined forces with Avenged Sevenfold for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” game. The “Nightmare Carnival” dungeon features “deathbats” from Avenged Sevenfold’s “Deathbats Club”.

A press release offered more details:

“Earlier this year, the Deathbats Club held an exclusive contest on the official Deathbats Club Discord channel for members of the DBC to have their bat featured in Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game. 25 semi-finalist were chosen but only 3 were turned into official playable characters in the game – all will be revealed at the Carnival ….

Ringmaster Eddie is in trouble! The Dark Metal Carnival was set to open soon and now a mysterious figure and his host of deadly and mischievous skulls known as the Deathbats have taken over the fairgrounds! Players will have 3 different opportunities to win these deathbats and add them to their team roster!”

“Players can earn the Deathbats characters for FREE from our newest login calendar starting Tuesday, October 18th. Players will have 3 opportunities to acquire the Deathbats: Earn the Sentinel Deathbat by completing 1 playthrough of the dungeon, and the Assassin Deathbat by battling in the dungeon 10 times. The 3rd Deathbat is earned for free from our newest login calendar! Log in any 7 days between October 18th and November 17th to earn awesome rewards including the Magus Deathbat on the 7th day!’”

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows commented:

“It’s important to us to continue to bring exclusive unique opportunities to our Deathbats Club members, so when Iron Maiden and Navigator Games reached out, we were stoked to work with them on a unique concept for Legacy of the Beast. I loved seeing our fans stoked on the chance to have their custom Deathbat NFT being selected out of 10,000 and then brought to life in Iron Maiden’s game, what a cool experience.”

Navigator Games CEO Will Moore added:

“This year we have had an incredible caliber of in-game collaborations and we wanted to create something really special for Halloween. So we invited M.Shadows to develop the concept with us, and the result was ‘The Nightmare Carnival’! This collab delivers a whole new level of innovation as Eddie battles with three enemies inspired by Avenged Sevenfold’s Deathbats.”

Avenged Sevenfold Finish Mixing New Album

Avenged Sevenfold have officially finished the mixing process for their new album. Drummer Brooks Wackerman confirmed the news, while also sharing a photo of the band with producer Andy Wallace. Further details regarding the record are still pending.

Avenged Sevenfold Launch “Deathbattle” Game

Avenged Sevenfold have teamed up with Playco to create a new game called “Deathbattle.” The game is similar to Heardle where fans have to try to figure out the song of the day. Playco co-founder Justin Waldron commented:

“We’re thrilled to be working with Avenged Sevenfold to innovate around music community engagement. They’re a legendary band with a passionate fan base, and thanks to our new Playpass game platform, Deathbattle strikes the perfect balance between challenging and fun.”

[via Loudwire]