Avenged Sevenfold score their first Number 1 album in the UK
The Official Charts Company has confirmed that Avenged Sevenfold scored their first ever Number 1 album in the UK yesterday with “Hail To The King”. Despite some strong competition from Naughty Boy, Franz Ferdinand and Bob Dylan, the Orange County band raced ahead to take the top spot.
Zacky Vengeance from the band said “It has been a hell of a ride thus far and having our first Number 1 album in the UK is a monumental achievement for our fans and us. I remember playing the 100 club to prove to our fans we were willing to start from the ground up again to earn your respect. Thank you for putting heavy metal back on the throne. We look forward to growing old with you.”
Hail to The King is A7X’s sixth studio album whose title track has already notched up over 5.5 MILLION views so far.
The band played a free show for their fans at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles last Monday, and will be touring the UK in Nov/Dec, which includes a show at Wembley Arena.
Saturday 30 Manchester Arena
Sunday 1 Wembley Arena, London
Tuesday 3 02 Dublin, Ireland
Thursday 5 LG Arena, Birmingham
In other news the band has contributed their track ‘Shepherds on Fire’ to the cinematic video for the new Call of Duty®: Black Ops II game, “Origins.”
They have also hooked up with MACHINIMA for a six-episode animated series, which tells the fictional story of the Death Bat – the band’s longtime trademark. It will air later this year on Happy Hour’s YouTube channel.
About the band:
Avenged Sevenfold achieved worldwide success with their platinum 2005 breakthrough City Of Evil, which featured the wildly popular single “Bat Country.” The band quickly became known for their spectacular live shows and continues to sell out arenas worldwide. In 2007, their self-titled album Avenged Sevenfold debuted at #1 on the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts and #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. It spawned the singles "Almost Easy," "Afterlife," and "Scream" and has sold over a million units worldwide. In 2008, the band captured their magnificent stage show on Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough, a live CD/DVD that has since been certified platinum. Over the years, Avenged Sevenfold has built a fanatical fanbase that includes over 14 millions fans on Facebook. In 2010 their album ‘Nightmare’ reached No 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
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