SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

May 06, 2005 15:18 ET

Avenged Sevenfold Set to Unleash "City Of Evil" June 7

Up Next: Two Sold Out Southern California Shows, A Sold Out European Tour and Vans Warped Tour Headlining Spot

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 6, 2005 -- Southern California's Avenged Sevenfold has won critical and fan acclaim over the past six years through a combination of near constant touring and the release of two critically acclaimed albums, "Sounding The Seventh Trumpet" and "Waking The Fallen." A rabid fan base embraces everything Avenged Sevenfold says, does and creates and it's a fact that has not been lost on the band, especially after listening to their Warner Bros. Records debut "City Of Evil." It's an album that rewards long time Avenged followers, while at the same time showing tremendous musical growth to win over new legions of fans as well. "City Of Evil" hits the music marketplace June 7, 2005, and was recorded in the Los Angeles studio of producer Mudrock (who also produced "Waking The Fallen"), co-produced by Avenged Sevenfold and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana).

"City Of Evil" is a gleaming example of a record from a band that has found their musical roots, and invested in them heavily. It's a record that has a universal appeal: hard rocking, metal-anchored with a punk rock sensibility. "City Of Evil" manages to embrace both genres while reaching out into the hardest and most musical places a listener can go. It's no secret where the band is headed musically. Wearing their influences proudly on their tattooed arms, the listener of "City Of Evil" is treated to an updated diet of Pantera, GnR and Iron Maiden meeting Bad Religion and Mr. Bungle and more. Clearly, the band was weaned on a rock 'n' roll diet with an eclectic dessert, and it shows on such tracks as "Beast and the Harlot," and "Bat Country," the latter being in homage to the late Hunter S. Thompson.

Avenged Sevenfold is looking forward to getting out and doing what they do best, performing live. And, to celebrate the release of "City Of Evil" the band is planning to do just that -- with two sold out Southern California shows geared to hardcore fans of the band. The first, two nights ago in Los Angeles on May 4, was the live debut performance of songs that appear on the 74-minute "City Of Evil" album. "Avenged Sevenfold can rock, sending 2,000 kids who haven't even heard the new album into moshing ecstasy," said Steve Baltin, noted music journalist and author of "From The Inside: Linkin Park's Meteora," about the L.A. show. The second Southern California date is tonight, May 6, in San Diego, and immediately after, the band departs for Europe for a string of shows, including the 50,000 plus attended Ring Shows (i.e. Rock am Ring and Rock im Park). After the European mayhem, the real work begins for the summer with Avenged Sevenfold joining the Vans Warped Tour, this time as headliners (and for the fourth time in four years).

Contact Information

  • For more information on Avenged Sevenfold, contact:

    Jim Baltutis
    Warner Bros. Publicity
    (818) 953-3375

    Penny Palmer
    Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity
    (818) 953-3408