List of Avenged Sevenfold band members

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Avenged Sevenfold
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Avenged Sevenfold in 2007
Background information
Origin Huntington Beach, California, USA
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, metalcore
Years active 1999 (1999)–present
Members M. Shadows
Zacky Vengeance
Synyster Gates
Johnny Christ
Arin Ilejay
Past members The Rev
Matt Wendt
Justin Sane
Dameon Ash

The following is a list of musicians who have been members of American hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold. Formed in 1999, the band currently comprises lead vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists and backing vocals Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates and bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Arin Ilejay.

Current members[edit]

M. Shadows
Active: 1999–present
Regular instruments: lead vocals
Occasional instruments: acoustic guitar, keyboards, organ intro
Release contributions: all Avenged Sevenfold releases
Zacky Vengeance
Active: 1999–present
Regular instruments: rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: acoustic guitar, additional vocals, lead guitar
Release contributions: all Avenged Sevenfold releases
Synyster Gates
Active: December 1999–present
Regular instruments: lead guitar, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: piano, additional vocals
Release contributions: all Avenged Sevenfold releases
Johnny Christ
Active: 2003–present
Regular instruments: bass
Occasional instruments: backing vocals, additional vocals, lead vocals
Release contributions: all Avenged Sevenfold releases from Waking the Fallen (2003)
Arin Ilejay
Active: January 2011–present (session and touring member: 2011–2012)
Regular instruments: drums
Release contributions: "Not Ready to Die" (2011) and "Carry On" (2012), Hail to the King (2013)

Former members[edit]

The Rev
Active: 1999–December 2009
Regular instruments: drums, backing vocals
Occasional instruments: co-lead vocals, piano, drum arrangement
Release contributions: all Avenged Sevenfold releases from Sounding the Seventh Trumpet (2001) to Nightmare (2010)
Matt Wendt
Active: 1999–June 2000
Regular instruments: bass
Release contributions: none
Justin Sane
Active: July 2000–May 2001
Regular instruments: bass
Release contributions: Sounding the Seventh Trumpet (2001)
Dameon Ash
Active: June 2001–December 2002
Regular instruments: bass
Release contributions: none

Timeline[edit]

Band lineups[edit]

Personnel Studio albums Notable singles
January 1999–June 2000
June 2000–May 2001
  • M. Shadows – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Zacky Vengeance – rhythm guitar
  • The Rev – drums
  • Synyster Gates – lead guitar
  • Justin Sane – bass
June 2001–December 2002
  • M. Shadows – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Zacky Vengeance – rhythm guitar
  • The Rev – drums
  • Synyster Gates – lead guitar
  • Dameon Ash – bass
January 2003–December 2009
  • M. Shadows – lead vocals
  • Zacky Vengeance – rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • The Rev – drums, backing vocals, co-lead vocals, piano, drum arrangement
  • Synyster Gates – lead guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Johnny Christ – bass, backing vocals
February 2010–December 2010
  • M. Shadows – lead vocals
  • Zacky Vengeance – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Synyster Gates – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Johnny Christ – bass
  • Mike Portnoy – drums
  • Nightmare, July 2010
  • "Nightmare", May 2010
  • "Welcome to the Family", October 2010
  • "So Far Away", April 2011
  • "Buried Alive", September 2011
January 2011–present
  • M. Shadows – lead vocals
  • Zacky Vengeance – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Synyster Gates – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Johnny Christ – bass
  • Arin Ilejay – drums

Session members[edit]

Touring members[edit]

Mike Portnoy
Active: 2010
Regular instruments: drums
Release contributions: Nightmare (2010)