Avenged Sevenfold Used to Cover Their Groupies in Piss

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By John Wiederhorn and Katherine Truman
Avenged Sevenfold have always occupied a weird space in the annals of OC metal, or metalcore, whatever you want to call it. Despite being rejected by some old-school metal fans (i.e. anyone with a sleeveless denim jacket, a Napalm Death concert stub and tattoos older than you), Avenged Sevenfold have one of the most rabid young fan bases in the game. Their power could be resurfacing again with the release of their sixth album, Hail to the King, on August 27.

Coming up alongside the brutal shredding of colleagues like Eighteen Visions and Atreyu, the band dubbed A7X were one of the first bands to really embrace a more glammed-out '80s resurgence of noodling guitar riffs, guy-liner, and a ghoulish identity. Despite the untimely death of drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan, vocalist Matthew "M.Shadows" Sanders and company have persevered. To date, they've sold more than 4 million albums worldwide. While on tour during their City of Evil era, their idea of a good time often meant leaving a trail of drugs, destruction and piss (like, R.Kelly amounts of piss) in their wake. To learn more, once again we decided to bust open a copy of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal by John Wiederhorn and Katherine Truman to let you hear about their insane antics in their own words. (Nate Jackson)

See also: The Ten Greatest OC Metal Bands of All Time

From Louder Than Hell:

M. SHADOWS: The last time we got into a bar fight we were just sitting there drinking and some asshole goes, "If I don't get a drink in the next five minutes, I'm gonna punch the next person that walks in the door." So he doesn't get his drink and my friend walks in, so the guy shoves my friend. The Rev walks up with a beer bottle and just, boom! across the guy's face. All I remember is kneeing someone in the face over and over and not stopping.

JOHNNY CHRIST: I got arrested for a DUI in 1994. I had just bought my Crown Victoria and I went out. I wasn't planning on going anywhere. I just had a bottle of Jack sitting next to me and I was drinking, watching TV, and a friend came over. I had just got back from a tour. So I showed him the car and I was drinking some more. I ended up blacking out. And for whatever reason, I wanted to go for a spin. Next thing I know, I wake up and I've driven my car underneath a parked Dodge pickup truck. I found out later I had put the pedal all the way down and at the last second I fishtailed and went right underneath the truck. So I'm trying to back out and this guy runs out in his underwear and starts screaming. I tried settling it, but there was already a cop there. I went to jail and had a pretty hefty fine.

ROXANA SHIRAZI (groupie, writer): [One time], Synyster put down his beer and unzipped his heavy metal pants, full of chains, studs, and assorted accessories. He unleashed his hot pee like a fountain all over my breasts. I held my head back to expose my neck. [Back on the band's bus] the Rev tried to fuck me. M. Shadows watched. When Synyster showed up, though, the Rev's dick died. He kept trying to fuck, but his dick was spaghetti limp. He tried to shove it in again and again. Because of all the chemical substances he'd consumed, he began foaming at the mouth. All of a sudden, his face went pale and twisted in deranged psychosis, and he slammed me onto the ground. I hit my head, then stood back up in a daze. I was angry, but mostly because I hadn't gotten proper sex.

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32453145fdg

It's really sad how some weaklings like you still exist, but I must ask, why aren't you at some KKK party sucking their small penises? Cause clearly, that is something a lying loser like you would do for fun and a living while Hitler drowns himself in somebodie's piss.

Berto
Berto

That's nothing, my band used to snort gram rails off the groupies, THEN cover them in piss.  That's rock and roll, AX7 are poseurs, wannbes etc.

Avery Huxley
Avery Huxley

How did Johnny Christ get a DUI at 10 years old?!

Benjamin Salazar
Benjamin Salazar

You have a point. But nah, I liked them since "Sounding the 7th Trumpet Days." Recently, I've tolerated their music simply because we had some mutual friends and I went to a couple of their shows at Chain when I was younger.

Jen_Beans
Jen_Beans

Tell me these are just dudes who moved to LA from, like, Delaware, to audition for Daisy of Love and not an actual band. 

alloverthistown13
alloverthistown13

Well, congrats on your attempt to drive traffic to your mediocre music blog. It obviously worked. I look forward to reading more of not your own stories.

TheWinner
TheWinner

If you are an editor, You spelled periodical wrong. Also, it took two people to write this article???

Wakko Warner
Wakko Warner

The fact that you had respect for them in the first place just shows you have never listened to their music. They are the One Direction of "metal" music.

Aaron Roach
Aaron Roach

Would you happen to be hiring a proofreader?

Benjamin Salazar
Benjamin Salazar

Definitely lost a lot of respect for these guys from this article...

alloverthistown13
alloverthistown13

Since when is it ok for a blog/news/periodical/whatever this is to just lift stories from a book about metal?

I suggest you do what your parents did- get a job sir.

radicalmgmt
radicalmgmt

wouldnt the title be 'A7X used to cover their groupies in piss?" and if johnny christ got a DUI in 1994 he would have been 10 years old. idk how that would work. 

Nate
Nate

@alloverthistown13 Wow, mediocre, that's a step up! Thanks. The traffic is certainly driving you here, despite your million other things to do. Since you have time, you can click through one of any of the thousands of our own stories. But you're busy reading far more superior music blogs (*cough* porn *cough*) I'm sure.

Nate
Nate

@TheWinner It's an excerpt... from a book...written by two people.... You got simple logic wrong?

Nate
Nate

@alloverthistown13 It was used with permission...sir. The writers are compensated. But you know all about the inner workings of a blog/news/peridoical/whatever...

 

TheWinner
TheWinner

Well the fact that the authors are listed at the top of the article where the headline doesn't even mention the book they wrote is a bit misleading, I think. Also, I'm getting the feeling you are the same guy who "wrote" that 18 visions "article" last week...

Nate
Nate

@TheWinner Nope, didn't "write" that one either, bud. Same process as this one. Same book in fact. See, sometimes things happen in a series to create an pattern that draws people back to read a large body of work in little chunks because they can't read it all in one sitting...because they have lives to live amongst humans in the real world (i.e. not you, obviously). And sometimes mentioning the entire long ass title of a book in a headline doesn't appeal to people as much as just highlighting the main point of the passage you're taking (a passage you paid for and got the blessing of the writers to use). So we give them credit in the intro, which you no doubt read. And presto, that's how it works! Magical, I know.

BTW, the guy who calls himself "TheWinner" on a mediocre music blog probably doesn't do too much "winning" in real life. Pick a new name so we can start taking your bitching seriously, please.

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