Band Crush Monday: Avenged Sevenfold

With Metal Hammer‘s announcement of a tribute to Avenged Sevenfold, entitled Hail to the Kings, and the fact that front man M. Shadows is in the new Ghost video, I decided to post a blog about the band that stole my heart in 2005.

My introduction to Avenged Sevenfold came during a difficult time in my life. At seventeen, I lost my boyfriend. I had some really great people helping me get through it, and one of those individuals played me Waking the Fallen. I was immediately in love. Over the years, I have met some of my best friends through a shared love of these guys.

So, in honor of my forever band crush, here are some photos of and my favorite videos from Avenged Sevenfold.

“Bat Country”

“Afterlife”

“Unholy Confessions”

“Hail to the King”

“Save Me”

“Exist”

“Acid Rain”

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Band Crush Monday: Sköld

Perhaps a more appropriate title would be “Man Crush Monday,” because I can’t actually limit my appreciation to Tim Sköld’s solo work — and because I’m not blind.

Okay, enough about my shallow side. Lol. In case you didn’t know, Tim Sköld has dabbled in a lot of musical quests over the years.

There were his 80’s days, with Shotgun Messiah:

Then, there was his stint with KMFDM:

Of course, his solo work:

He filled in with Marilyn Manson for a few years:

And did another album with the members of KMFDM:

His most recent release is 2016’s The Undoing, and “Better the Devil” is the lead single.

I do love this man ❤