Avenged Sevenfold: Members, Albums and big hits By Bullseye2340 Aug 13, 1999 Matt Shadows Matt Shadows (A.K.A. Mathew Sanders) was a founding member of Avenged Sevenfold and does vocals. Aug 13, 1999 Zacky Vengeance Zacky Vengeance (A.K.A. Zachary James Barker) was a founding member of Avenged Sevenfold and plays rythym guitar. Aug 13, 1999 The Rev Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan was the drummer for Avenged Sevenfold and a founder. Aug 13, 1999 Matt Wendt Matt Wendt is the former bassist of Avenged Sevenfold and a founder. Period: Aug 13, 1999 to Jan 8, 2013 Avenged Sevenfold Jun 1, 2000 Justin Sane Justin Sane was the second bassist of Avenged Sevenfold. Oct 8, 2000 Synyster Gates Synyster Gates is the lead guitarist in Avenged Sevenfold. He is currently the guitarist also. Jan 19, 2001 Dameon Ash Dameon Ash was the second bassist in Avenged Sevenfold and was in for about a year. Jan 31, 2001 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet Sounding the Seventh Trumpet was the first album that Avenged Sevenfold made. Jan 1, 2003 Johnny Christ Johnny Christ was the fourth bassist in Avenged Sevenfold and still is in. He also does back up vocals. Aug 26, 2003 Waking the Fallen This is Avenged Sevenfolds first album with the full current band. Aug 26, 2003 Unholy Confessions (Song) Unholy Confessions was Avenged Sevenfolds big hit off of their album Waking the fallen. Jun 6, 2005 City of Evil Avenged Sevenfolds album city of evil debuted in June 6 of 2005. Oct 30, 2007 Avenged Sevenfold (Album) Avenged Sevenfolds self titled album was released in the year 2007. Oct 30, 2007 Almost Easy (Song) Almost Easy was a song off of the bands self titled album that was a big hit. Sep 16, 2008 Diamonds in the Rough Diamonds in the rough has covers of songs by the bands Pantera, and Iron Maiden. The album also includes songs that didnt make their self titled album. Dec 29, 2009 Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivans Death The Rev died from a mixture of pills, and alchohal. It was a deadly combo and killed him. May 5, 2010 Mike Portnoy The second drummer of Avenged Sevenfold replacing The Rev after his death. Jul 27, 2010 Nightmare Nightmare was Avenged Sevenfolds first album that they recorded with out The Rev playing drums and one of his idols Mike Portnoy played the album for him. Jan 1, 2011 Arin Ilejay Arin Ilejay joined Aevnged Sevenfold as their drummer after The Revs death. He is on tour with them and recording their next album. May 2, 2011 Not Ready to Die One of Avenged Sevenfolds singles for call of duty was their song Not Ready to Die. It's featured in a level in the games zombe mode. Sep 24, 2012 Carry On Carry On was the second song that Avenged Sevenfold released for Call of Duty. The song is fetured at the end of the credits on Black Ops 2.