Zacky Vengeance

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Zacky Vengeance
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Vengeance performing in 2014
Background information
Birth name Zachary James Baker[1]
Also known as Zacky Vengeance
Born (1981-12-11) December 11, 1981 (age 34)
Olympia, Washington[2]
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, metalcore, alternative metal
Occupation(s) Musician, guitarist, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, piano
Years active 1999–present
Labels Warner Bros., Hopeless, Good Life Recordings
Associated acts Avenged Sevenfold
Notable instruments
Schecter Zacky Vengeance 6661 Schecter Zacky Vengeance 6661 Reissue

Zachary James Baker (born December 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Zacky Vengeance, is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.


Zacky Vengeance with Synyster Gates live in Nova Rock Festival - 2014

Zacky was born to Maria and James Baker in Olympia, Washington, and later moved to Huntington Beach, California along with his older sister Zina and younger brother Matthew, during his high school years. Zacky attended Huntington Beach High School, and formed Avenged Sevenfold there with M. Shadows and The Rev. Before Avenged Sevenfold, his first band was a crust punk band called Society Down. He said before that a demo exists, but it was lost years ago. After Society Down, he formed a punk band called MPA*, which stands for Mad Porno Action. He implied that they were both unsuccessful. Baker came up with his stage name "Zacky Vengeance" because he wanted to get back at all the people from his youth who doubted his potential. He also came up with Jonathan Seward's stage name "Johnny Christ," saying it suited him. Vengeance was also responsible for the creation of the initialism "A7X".[3] He is of Italian and German descent.



  1. ^ "Zacky Vengeance". 1981-12-11. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
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  3. ^ All Excess, Avenged Sevenfold DVD (2007)

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