Avenged Sevenfold Set To Headline Download 2011

California Rockers A7X set to play at the Download Festival in 2011.

Avenged Sevenfold Set To Headline Download 2011
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Avenged Sevenfold, who last played Download Festival at Donnington Park in 2006 have been confirmed to play again but this time as a headlining act along side System Of A Down. Recently in Kerrang! Magazine, a statement from M.Shadows the lead vocalist of the band was published confirming that they will be performing at the festival next year. We had such an amazing time on our recent UK tour we couldn't wait to come back! frontman M. Shadows tells Kerrang!. It will be a weekend that will go down in the history books. We couldn't be more thrilled to be playing the festival of festivals! The band along with ex-Dream Theater drummer, Mike Portnoy are currently finishing their European tour for the latest release "Nightmare". Avenged Sevenfold are set to tour again after the Christmas holidays this time with Stone Sour and Hollywood Undead for the "Nightmare After Christmas" tour. Wether this tour will go outside of America is uncertain.

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    Sparky-MMA
    meh, i go to festivals for the atmosphere, much more enjoyable than a gig. and hears a crazy idea for you.. just throwing this out there... if your at a festival and theres a band playing you dont like.... go see someone else. theres enough stages... I've seen Avenged way too many times for me to be bothered with them at download. so while they're on. i'll wander off and go see a different band.
    link no1
    oh wait, sorry, my comment last comment is invalid Download is obviously a bunch of crap, KERRANG is involved NUFF' SAID
    link no1
    eetfuk58 wrote: download gets worse every year.
    i agree headliners -Maiden do download alot...i know they have headlined more than twice. i couldnt care about there new stuff -sevenfold, meh, i dont like the new album +seen them before and they are not that good live -SOAD = GTFO!!! over rated band. the main reason i am not going this year. hate these bitches as much as my chem or fall out boy and besides that...there is becoming gradually more and too much variation at download. after deciding if i wanted to go last year there was like 5 bands i wanted to see. 4 of them have toured this year together and cost me 40 (alot cheaper to see 4 bands than 100+) heavy metal, death metal, metalcore, emo, screamo, grindcore + deathcore (AKA SHIT MUSIC) pop punk, rock, power pop, prog, nu metal, synphonic metal...etc to many genres, usually ends up as wanting to see 5 bands because there is way too much variation and i dont like 80% of the variation
    queenslander47
    James_Het_Rules wrote: Lol. You people aren't pleased with anything. And, concert promoters don't give a shit about 1 or 2 peoples' opinions. They book who will sell. And A7X sells. End of story.
    This. People seem to forget that their individual opinion doesn't matter. Nightmare debuted at number 1, whether people on UG like it or not they are a big deal in the music world now and they will get bigger and bigger gigs the more their popularity grows.
    royalewcheese35 wrote: Oh and I still never got why all the UG people hold SOAD to be like mozart's second coming or something great. Their singer's voice annoys me so much, and concerning his lyrics: confusing random words does not equal deep.
    You obviously haven't heard many songs by SOAD. Not all of their songs are weird and random (although those songs are ****ing awesome!) many more are incredibly deep and intelligent.
    GodzillaDeth
    pretty cool i guess but trivium, protest the hero and children of bodom are gonna release new albums so i think one of them should atleast headline
    Skullivan
    smack_tallica wrote: I can't take a band seriously when they have names like M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, and Synester Gates...
    And it's still not cool to wear all black on stage. These guys could seriously be a product of Disney Channel
    guitarman052
    MegadethFan18 wrote: smack_tallica wrote: I can't take a band seriously when they have names like M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, and Synester Gates... Yet you would most likely suck off Slash in a heartbeat. Haters gonna hate but A7X are gonna get passed the torch by the likes of Metallica and Maiden.
    I disagree. I honestly don't think A7X could take the spot/get the torch passed on from Maiden or Metallica. They just don't seem to have the great stage presence of Maiden or the energy of Metallica. Just what I've seen from their concerts.
    c0bhc
    o my god nobody cares about avenged sevenfold anymore except 12 year old kids who play guitar hero
    Eigels
    ZachyV wrote: for those that cannot read, it says Avenged are a headlining act alongside SOAD. Don't hate on A7X because they have awesomely catchy rock songs with great riffs. They didn't get from small southern California shows at Chain Reaction to where they are now by being a shitty band. If you're hating you are jealous, I know I am
    Typical, 'your jealous" fanboy response
    syngates07
    KingHenrik1967 wrote: SkepsisMetal wrote: eetfuk58 wrote: download gets worse every year. No, it's just really inconsistent. I wanted to go to the 07 one but couldn't, but I went to the 08 one and it was pretty damn good. The 09 one looked decent, but this years was mediocre at best. Sonisphere is overtaking it rapidly. Don't like Sevenfold at all, and not a great System fan, so thus far it looks like my summer money will be going elsewhere. this years was Mediocre ?!?! AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine and Aerosmith headlining, Steel panther, Slash, Motorhead..... hardly acts you would call mediocre.
    In all honesty, out of all of those bands, Rage would probably be the only one I would pay to see. Possibly Aerosmith as well. But that's about it.
    royalewcheese35
    I saw them about 2-3 years ago when their self titled came out, and they were pretty good, but if they have to include more new material at the expense of city of evil and older material prob wouldn't be as good. Oh and I still never got why all the UG people hold SOAD to be like mozart's second coming or something great. Their singer's voice annoys me so much, and concerning his lyrics: confusing random words does not equal deep.
    James116
    angrymop24 : as an a7x fan i would love to see them headline a major festival like download but i think its too early in their careers for them to do so. a couple more albums under their belts and then yes for sure. the headline slot would suit them brilliantly tho and people check them out on youtube at the SWU fest in brazil... flawless Guns n roses headlined in '87 with only one album. one if the most infamous parts of donington history that show, rage has less then 6, and to all you a7x haters, you guys really need to listen to some quality music, most of the solos are mind blowing, very skilled band....
    LOL GnR didn't headline, Maiden did I think. Christ talk about knowing your Donington history.... And yeah, A7X are awesome, as are SOAD, really excited, but until Avenged have at least one UK arena tour under their belts it seems silly to even suggest they're big enough to headline, though I would love to see it ofcourse! Again they were never confirmed by Andy Copping or anyone to be mainstage headliners, poor show UG. However if memory serves the bands announced alongside the headliners most years past were 2nd-stage headliners, so don't worry, just hope they clash with the shit headliner!
    smack_tallica
    Manic Moonlight[/b] wrote: I'd rather listen to/see a talented and matured band like A7X over a pretentious, boring, over-rated piece of mundane shit like System any day of the week haha are you ****ing kidding me? i don't know how anyone can compare system to avenged sevenfold and say system is boring and overrated...
    hereticfive
    goneshootin wrote: i saw these guys at Uproar and i'm sorry but it sounded like the same damn song over and over. everyone noticed it too cuz when they announced there last song of the night all the people around us were saying "Finally its almost over!!" and started cheering because of that
    Not at my show, the entire crowd knew every song. And after they were done, a third of the crowd left and didnt watch disturbed. A7X will always be one of those bands that "metalheads" hate, mostly for their look. A7X sells and you dont.
    smack_tallica
    MegadethFan18 : Yet you would most likely suck off Slash in a heartbeat. Haters gonna hate but A7X are gonna get passed the torch by the likes of Metallica and Maiden. i actually could care less about slash...good try though
    smack_tallica
    Just1Guitarist : I agree with MegadethFan18...there are a lot of bands out there that have members with monikers. Axl Rose, Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde...so on and so on. Stop being dumb, grow up and just care about the music... i do care about the music, and avenged sevenfold aren't anything special to me...and about the names, i actually have respect for dimebag and zakk wylde so there's a big difference right there
    SGofawesome
    Rckin2fame56 wrote: SGofawesome wrote: Mazzakazza wrote: King afed wrote: SOAD and A7X? Why do all the good tours happen outside the US? Bearing in mind you guys got a tour from Meshuggah and Cynic, and you get prog nation...um, nah. (You guys do get all the best tours, seriously. We just chance upon a lucky few. I'm not that much into a7x but SOAD got me into metal!)Meshuggah and Cynic? Yeah, that's a great tour alright. It's a good tour for people who like that kinda music, but the majority of us like what Europe usually get. Yeah, I would say that USA usually gets better tour packages, but Europe has tons of festivals that we don't get, and it sucks. I would totally have paid any amount of money to go to this year's Sonisphere. Ah well, I got to see Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax. Once again... We had WOODSTOCK
    We HAD Woodstock. Europe has many more annual festivals that are better anyways. Just cause Woodstock was the first music fest of its time, doesn't make it any more special than Sonisphere.
    audio475
    GuitarRockstar0 wrote: ahahaha..I LOVE the bitching here! "I hate A7x, they suck, blah blah blah, im on my man period, blah blah blah" Seriously quit it, no one wants to hear it and obviosuly you they are making millions and you aren't, so suck it. Once you make more money then them and have more hits and fans then them THEN you will have earned the right to bitch about them..until then-Shut the hell up.
    THIS. i 100% agree with you, every time an avenged sevenfold article is up people just complain and complain. if you hate the band dont read their god damn article its a simple thing. im just so damn tired of reading stupid comments from bitchy people on UG. most people hating on them are DT fans cuz portnoy left and is playing with them for a while. enough said.
    boris6491
    A good band, but definitely not a headlining band. I can understand if System is headlining but A7X?
    biff022
    For those complaining about those complaining about Avenged Sevenfold... this isn't just an article about them... it's also an article about the Download Festival. There's room for everyone here... haters and lovers alike. www.downloadfestival.co.uk/2011/lineup/ Looks like they are headlining to me.
    Geormajesty
    ZachyV wrote: for those that cannot read, it says Avenged are a headlining act alongside SOAD.
    But the guy who runs the festival has confirmed they are NOT headlining.
    Quoteman
    Anyone who thinks A7X can't hold their own live hasn't seen them recently.
    Nameless742
    Anchr wrote: A7X + Stone Sour tour? amagad please go outside the US, must see
    Seen them in Glasgow. Awesome gig. It's weird to see one of my favourite bands grow in popularity so fast. It's true, there change in style is pretty "Sell-out" but I love their music anyway. I'd love to see them at download, it would mean not being able to afford food for a few weeks.. lol And SOAD in the bargain? Damnit. There's lots of things that make a great band and A7X just have a fine mix of what I like.
    indyrock91
    c0bhc wrote: o my god nobody cares about avenged sevenfold anymore except 12 year old kids who play guitar hero
    Their last album hit no. 1 and took eminem off the top spot, and like eminem or not, taking his album off the top spot is impressive. They're still relevant. Stop flaming. You sound like a butthurt DT fan
    Skwisgaar1996
    kill it wrote: europe put north america to shame for festivals.
    It's not our fault all the good bands want to play outside the US.
    Clutch32192
    where A7X not already touring with stone sour? ss opened for A7X at the uproar festival atleast
    fede01_8
    The_Blode wrote: jamiedugdale wrote: yeah their not "headlining!" unlike the mighty system get it right. takes more than 5 years of average music They've been together since 99... Blode.
    key word: average
    Geormajesty
    After announcing that SOAD were headlining, then announcing A7X, the guy who runs Download said "Still two mainstage headliners to come". Fanboys need to get their facts right.
    jamiedugdale
    yeah their not "headlining!" unlike the mighty system get it right. takes more than 5 years of average music
    The_Blode
    jamiedugdale wrote: yeah their not "headlining!" unlike the mighty system get it right. takes more than 5 years of average music
    They've been together since 99... Blode.
    GaryS
    Download is a 5 day event(3 consisting of music, there will be different bands headlining each day.
    Tidalsmith
    I'm pretty sure that A7X are not headlining seeing as their beneath SOAD on the poster. AND To all those people saying Download 07/08 had better headliners than the last two years, you are clearly on something. My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, The Offspring, Lost Prophets? WTF Sure 08 had Maiden, but Jesus the rest of those headliners are like a 15 yr old school girls wet dream, not exactly stella years.
    SAVAGE_HUNTER55
    a7xf@n43v3r wrote: people need to quit bitching. If you don't like who's on the damn tour then don't go. Its that simple. Oh yeah, and don't judge me by my username lol. I can't stand anything A7X has done since City of Evil because there are a ridiculous amount of people obsessing over it and beating it to death. Thanks, fangirls. You wonder why people hate you.
    A-****in-Men, about time somebody thinks the same way
    A7XBulletLover
    Everyone has their own taste in music and it's why we have all the styles of music that are around today. The saying goes "Each to their own". Download and Sonisphere have different bands each year because it gives everyone something different to listen to everytime. I dont understand why everyone is arguing over something like this, its PREFRANCE over what we all like, not everyone likes the same song from a band and not everyone likes the same band, i mean i may not like the same bands as some of you but we all have different taste in what we listen to. Just keep rocking, it's what i'm planning to keep doing!! \m/
    Tidalsmith
    Anyway I'm tempted by this I havent seen SOAD since the last time they played Download
    boomersooner45
    So many people hate on avenged sevenfold, which is understandable, but if you don't like their music, then why even comment on it? It's just pointless and a waste of everyones time. I'm a fan of avenged, been a fan since the very first album, and I went and saw them live and they're f***** crazy, they know how to put on a show. They've sold numerous records and played countless shows, so why do people hate? Obviously they're good otherwise they wouldn't get the tours or the money or contracts for new albums.
    Root Beer
    If System's playing, wouldn't they automatically be the headline? I mean, who's gonna deny that System playing this thing is insanely bigger than A7X playing it? And I'm not hating on A7X, but c'mon, SYSTEM? They haven't played in 5 years...
    h3nriqu3
    A7X is nearly identical live to their studio albums, plus they have a huge fan base. Don't see the problem here
    napalm890
    whether* do they have spell check in UG's world? Aren't these guys being paid?
    K!d_MeTaL
    indyrock91 wrote: c0bhc wrote: o my god nobody cares about avenged sevenfold anymore except 12 year old kids who play guitar hero Their last album hit no. 1 and took eminem off the top spot, and like eminem or not, taking his album off the top spot is impressive. They're still relevant. Stop flaming. You sound like a butthurt DT fan
    WTF avenged sucked even when the Rev was still with them, still respect them as a band though. City of Evil was the only one that was sick everything else was meh
    sheppo
    eetfuk58 wrote: download gets worse every year.
    its like the Big Day Out here in Oz it used to be awesome now the bill is filled with names not talent.
    goneshootin
    hereticfive wrote: Not at my show, the entire crowd knew every song. And after they were done, a third of the crowd left and didnt watch disturbed. A7X will always be one of those bands that "metalheads" hate, mostly for their look. A7X sells and you dont.
    i went for Airbourne and they put on one hell of a live act! yeah their chord progressions are similar to that of acdc but hell it was great! the best lead i saw from a7x's set is their stage. it's all theatrics. i noticed there intro's to most songs were pretty badass and then the drums and pyro's kicked in and it was lk hitting replay 20 times. guess that's what it takes to sell these days