Avenged Sevenfold

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Eligible in: 2026 (The 2027 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Avenged Sevenfold be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


59 comments so far (post your own)

I think that they want to give the world back it's old school sound and that's awesome.

Posted by Vincent Gidaro on Saturday, 09.16.06 @ 20:41pm

These guys are nothing special. They have shredding guitar solos, but those are thanks to van halen and the likes, redoing something well doesn't get you addmitance.

Posted by Hojonny on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 15:48pm

Whether you like them or not, they appreciate, and are trying to bring back the music we all love. 80's metal. I think they get kudos just for that and I personally think theyre a great band and make awesome music. I feel they should deffinately be admitted.

Posted by Maggie on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 21:08pm

One word. Amazing. Plain and simple =D

Posted by Kate on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 21:38pm

they're the definition of real music. they're amazing musicians and just plain rock.

Posted by Liz on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:30pm

One word, sellouts.

Posted by omglol on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:59pm

their old stuff is wayy better but their new stuff is still good. just listen to the lyrics to get the feel of the music. they're really amazing.

Posted by Rachel on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 16:37pm

They certainly are sell-outs because all their shows sell out. Is that such a bad thing? Who wants their favorite band to make it nowhere? They're bringing back 80's metal and putting their own twist on it. They definitely deserve admittance. Talk about talent-singing or screaming they are incredible.

Posted by Jamie on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 06:05am

they should be on their cause they want to bring that old school metal back, their gutair solos rock, and matt shadows can sing.

Posted by Danielle Camp on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 11:12am

they should be on their cause they want to bring that old school metal back, their gutair solos rock, and matt shadows can sing.

Posted by Danielle Camp on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 11:12am

Avenged Sevenfold definitely deserves this. there bringing back actual music but with their own twist! A7X for life!!!

Posted by Cat on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 12:53pm

Avenged Sevenfold desevre this with no doubt. An actual bad with talent.. Thats a rarity these days..there bringing back old music in a whole new way.. Honestly who doesnt love them?

Posted by x_x on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 14:14pm

They are amazing and the obviously hold some sort of reverence for the old school stuff and thats great. Avenged Sevenfold is an amazing band and definetly deserves this.

Posted by Tana on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 14:35pm

If you "old school" A7X fans think they are sell-outs than you were never really a fan. A true fan would be by their side no matter what. These guys are my favorite band to listen to. Waking The Fallen was great and City of Evil was just as good. I think these guys deserve to be in the Hall Of Fame because they are bringing back 80's metal. They are amazing.

Posted by Salvador on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 14:51pm

hell yes they will!! i think they should be because they freakin rock!!! Synyster has inspired me!! i try so hard to learn their music, i love and cant get enough of it!! GO A7X

Posted by Mitch on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 14:57pm

This is real rock and roll, amazing vocals, powerful drums, dueling guitars, We all should thank god for three things, life, food, and Avenged Sevenfold.

Posted by Seth on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 12:57pm

The guys have so much awesome elements in their music. They are able to combine classical stuff with Metal, do pop ballads, Thrash songs, Sing great in harmonic and scream the shit out of themselves. Best band that has come out with an album since Metallica.

Posted by Metallica_Monster on Thursday, 03.22.07 @ 04:07am

dude the best band ever. all 3 cds, all 34 songs amazing


Posted by cody on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 22:23pm

Innovation? Barely. Influence? Nothing to speak of so far.

Listen to Electric Wizard or something.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 23:38pm

Metallica sold out with Black...and you know what? IT STILL KICKED ASS AND WAS PRAISED. We know where Metallica is headed in the upcoming year...Cleveland...forget St. Anger....their 80s work will get them into the hall.

Now...metalcore...AX7 is supposed to be one of these bands. This is like the next big genre of rock right now...someone will have to be given credit for this genre, but I don't know which band should get the go ahead...Killswitch? Trivium? AX7...which band defined this genre...or perhaps will we see something called "The Big 4 of metalcore" or something.

Give it some time...though Beast and the Harlot getting good praise on Guitar Hero certainly helps.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 04.5.07 @ 14:20pm


Posted by DAVEY HAVOK'S WIFE on Monday, 04.16.07 @ 06:36am

Amazing. thier lead singer really annoys me, but other than that they are really amazing. the musical comosition of thier songs are wonderful. they have an awsome drummer, their guitars shred and even the bassist is great

Posted by black on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 07:48am

I dont get why hardcore metal fans hate good bands just becuase they get popular. I've seen people start to hate a7x just because they get more popular.

did u ever think that maybe the reason they got popular is because they're really good?

Posted by A7X on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 07:56am

"This is like the next big genre of rock right now..."

Fuck no. Bloc Party. Artic Monkeys. Kaiser Chiefs. Kasabian. There's still something known as BRITPOP REVIVAL going on mate, and it doesn't involve thousands of myspace fans and no hits

"perhaps will we see something called "The Big 4 of metalcore" or something."

oh please don't say that. I still have some hope for decent music....

Posted by liam on Saturday, 09.8.07 @ 16:10pm

I think the guy above me is an idiot but a7x for life there new cd is going to be even better

Posted by jesse on Thursday, 10.25.07 @ 14:11pm

so you can predict the future? Could you tell me how many copies of Neon Bible i'll have to chuck at you before you shut your narrow-minded musical views up?

Posted by liam on Thursday, 10.25.07 @ 14:20pm

A7X is good but there are better bands.(the artic monkeys, the klaxons, AFI,ramones...)

Posted by christine on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 07:06am

To date, they haven't put out anything that shows they deserve to be in the hall. Plain and simple.

Posted by Joseph Montgomery on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 00:23am

avenged sevenfold is one of few bands bringing metal back! they WHOLE band is talented and they deserve any award they get. but they really deserve this one

Posted by JOsh on Thursday, 02.14.08 @ 21:44pm

Actually they are not all metal, it's the magazines and the press that's labeling them as metal up until now. They are very innovative, incorporating a lot of styles and elements into their music. They perform well live, maybe even better that the studio recording. See how much Avenged Sevenfold has grown from 'Sounding the Seventh Trumpet' (2001), which is mainly metalcore, to Waking the Fallen (2003), sounding more post-hardcore to alternative metal. And then City of Evil (2005) comes with songs accompanied with orchestras, and a lot of genres making their way in and out of the record, but still is cohesive when heard as a whole. Their eponymous album (2007) was showcasing a more mature band, and shockingly you can hear two country tracks (Gunslinger and Dear God - which were great, by the way), one 8-minute song sounding like Broadway tunes with trumpets (A Little Piece of Heaven), a children's choir in another song (Lost), and congas in another (Unbound). Their B-sides (Diamonds in the Rough, 2008) for this album is equally interesting. Although 'Avenged Sevenfold' (album) isn't the best of the band, and they tend to try to over-experiment, it shows that they aren't afraid to do anything people might dislike, keep things interesting, and not repeating themselves still. They re-invented the 80's best metal bands, but Metallica themselved said that they re-invented classic metal too, citing Black Sabbath as their influence. Maybe they can survive until the day they can get nominated. All I can say is they deserve a chance if they can keep this up.

Posted by Lvynne on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 19:10pm

I think A7x is totally deserving to get in GO Synyster

Posted by Aaron on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 12:29pm

They can shred, but the singer can't howl anymore (his vocal chords are shot), and they're also very similar to bands like Trapt, Finger Eleven..aka not good bands. But they have a while left in their career (presumably) and seem to be off to a good start for a band.

Posted by Me on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 17:47pm

There is no other band that deserves to be put in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame more than Avenged Sevenfold does, in my opinion. They are the all- American rock band of the 21st century. They are at the very top of the industry right now and I believe that through their talents, perserverance, hard work, and dedication to their fans, their songs, and music in general, they will be!

Long-live a7x!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Rainbow on Sunday, 10.5.08 @ 23:48pm

No way!

Posted by Qwestchonerr on Monday, 10.13.08 @ 13:28pm

No. And here's why.

Matts voice in comparison to Waking the Fallen, nasaly as hell and its terrible.
The music still takes tons of talent but honestly, listen to Waking the Fallen and then tell me the music on City of Evil is talented. (besides the solos)

If they made an album that was the music and singing from WTF mixed with his scream from STST that would be Hall of Fame worthy. Untill then, absolutely not.

Posted by Tyler on Thursday, 10.23.08 @ 08:38am

A7X rules
they are suppost to be in the hall of fame in 2024

They should go back to the Waking the fallen sound but with the City of Evil type songs

Posted by Nugget15 on Friday, 03.20.09 @ 13:28pm

Avenged Sevenfold is not metal and does not deserve to live for introducing mainstream crap and calling metal while taking fame away from new metal bands (that are actually metal) that come out today like Evile, Warpath, Mutant, Warbringer, and many other bands. And emos go die, cuz a band ain't metal if it has a lot of emo listeners

Posted by Avenged Sevefold-poser metal on Friday, 05.8.09 @ 17:20pm

Waking the fallen all the way

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 11:44am

ok well you think they suck would you rather listen to screaming little bitches who sound like they have the mic jammed so far up their ass they can taste their own works?... my point excatly. jimmy the rev said it himself that screamo is just not cool anymore he wants to keep metal going screamo is not cool

Posted by synsavenged on Saturday, 01.2.10 @ 01:17am

synsavenged...please refrain from such immature language

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 01.2.10 @ 07:26am

Keebord...contact KAREN JAMES and tell her we found one of her kids...!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 01.2.10 @ 08:59am

I would, but I'm afraid she's going to start yelling at me in incomprehensible gibberish again!!!

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 01.2.10 @ 09:18am

Yeah, I think it's funny how she tries to come across as "defenseless" but when she responds to us she suddenly "grows a pair"...if you know what I mean!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 01.2.10 @ 09:54am

Here's a Karenesque comment for you all: "Ehr me completely lost and haven't found yet but because ready not is when I have disapproval high ranging lows but not yes I haven't...I said yes, heartbroken, empty emotions notwithstanding



Posted by Milestones on Saturday, 01.2.10 @ 12:50pm

honestly dude... you probably use "immature language" everyday of your life, and im just trying to prove a point the whole screamo thing is killing good music atleast when a7x does it its for a little bit and they do mostly singing legit words. not how bad they hate they're moms because they have to do the dishes. i wonder why you dont like a7x? is it cause theyre big? i dont understand why? is it because its not your type of music? people need to let go of 80s, glam, grunge all that stuff its not going to come back good bands like that have passed and music like that cant really be brought back. im just saying if run dmc can get into the hall of fame when they arent even rock i think that maybe avenged sevenfold deserves a spot, maybe not tomorrow but eventually i believe they do deserve it they do have they're own unique sound. yes bands do sound like them but i hear bands that sound like metallica van halen ac/dc and those bands still have been inducted. so before you hate them because they are not your time think about it music is changin all the time some bands you wont like are gonna get in.

Posted by synsavenged on Tuesday, 01.5.10 @ 23:11pm

Actually...I don't. But thanks for replying. Good day to you

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 01.6.10 @ 07:07am

they definately should make it or else and those who think they wont should stop listening to music cause if you dont like them you dont like music -_- a fact also

Posted by your mom D=< on Wednesday, 01.13.10 @ 20:14pm

I beleive that they should be inducted into the hall of fame , but more then likely with their drummer gone, who know what will befall the band now. R.I.P James Sullivan, and Good luck in the future to the rest of the band, hope to see that you make it trough this horrendous time

Posted by fate on Wednesday, 05.12.10 @ 12:24pm

I believe they should be in the hall of fame. They aren't scared to venture into the unknown, and music should evolve. If it wasn't for legends changing the music world, music would be dead! They host immeasurable talent and anyone can recognize that. And for you retards who just say stuff without backing it up, pick up an instrument and do something about it! Your ideas are meaningless if you cannot support them. A7X for life!!!

Posted by Eloy on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 15:42pm

ive loved the band since sounding the seventh trumpet right up 2 nightmare they have changed alot since they started out but the music has remained as hard rocking and emotional as ever i believe they have what it takes 2 become legends but there will always be haters norhing can be done about it but as long as they have the support of there family and fans i belive they can do it

Posted by kelin on Wednesday, 09.1.10 @ 11:50am

great metal band

Posted by Mike on Friday, 03.18.11 @ 08:40am

alright, for u ASS tards that said there sell outs, are lame and need music taste, A7X is the greatest rockband in world history and will remain that way FOREVER!!!! R.I.P JAMES "THE REV" SULLIVAN. YOU WILL BE MISSED! <3 ( no homo)

Posted by cody on Saturday, 06.4.11 @ 19:35pm

A7X is not metal, well not entirly, but that doesn't make them bad. They still have great music, they're not scared to try new things, but when they do, it's still original, and still good. A7X has even said themselves that they are not metal, so all you haters that say you hate them because they say they're metal and they're not, c'mon. The bottom line is A7X is a great band that is trying their best(and ultimatly succeeding)at keeping real music alive. My vote is YES.

Posted by MrFiction on Tuesday, 11.29.11 @ 09:33am

when this time comes, A7X will be HUGE greatest band right now in my opinion. R.I.P. Jimmy

Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 03.28.12 @ 15:38pm

Avenged sevenfold should be in the rock n roll hall of fame in 2026 because they bring 80's metal back to life and are the best band since nirvana!:)

Posted by andrew on Saturday, 03.1.14 @ 18:31pm

Who is a more talented band avenged sevenfold or three days grace?

Posted by andrew on Thursday, 06.26.14 @ 21:45pm

Avenged Sevenfold didn't only bring back 80's music. Of course, they did a lot of that on Hail To The King, but they've done so much more. They have mixed modern hard rock, and they've done heavier "screamo" if you will, and they've had hits on their albums, from City of Evil, to their self-titled album, on Nightmare, and Hail To The King. I wouldn't come close to calling them "sell-outs" or anything. They are truly skilled musicians who deserve a spot in the Hall of Fame once their time comes.

Posted by Jason on Wednesday, 02.17.16 @ 22:14pm

They should definitely be inducted whenever this year comes. They are such a talented, well organised band who reaches out to each and every one of there fans through there lyrics. It is proven they have some of the most die hard fans out there, just because they are so real in there music and know how to put their hearts in to sentences. They're songs have helped me so much through my love and I am a die hard fan of they're music. I think RNRHOF will realise just how special these guys are when they are brought up as an electee.

Posted by a_7_x.Nation on Friday, 11.18.16 @ 13:25pm

I believe that Avenged Sevenfold's music is heavily based on the lyrics that help portray the message of the song. I have been listening to them since City of Evil, and ever since then I try and listen to and understand the lyrics that the hold. With their new album, The Stage, they talk about how technology and robotics are the fall of humanity. And to anyone who thinks that A7X are terrible, annoying, and undeserving, then how the hell have they made it to Games and movies such as Black ops 1 (Call of Duty) Black ops 2, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Transformers (Revenge of the fallen); and how did they get their own separate cut-scene in the end of campaign of BO2 with animation, and last but not least, these game companies literally ASKED them to make THEIR OWN songs for the game, instead of using one that they had already made.

Posted by Joseph on Thursday, 12.15.16 @ 14:52pm

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