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Encyclopedia > City of Evil
City of Evil
Studio album by Avenged Sevenfold
Released June 7, 2005
Recorded April 2005
Genre Heavy Metal
Hard Rock
Power Metal
Length 74:25
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Avenged Sevenfold
Andrew Murdock
Professional reviews
Avenged Sevenfold chronology
Waking the Fallen
(2003)
City of Evil
(2005)
Avenged Sevenfold
(2007)
Singles from City of Evil
  1. "Burn It Down"
    Released: June 12, 2005
  2. "Bat Country"
    Released: September 26, 2005
  3. "Beast and the Harlot"
    Released: March 6, 2006
  4. "Seize the Day"
    Released: July 7, 2006

City of Evil is Avenged Sevenfold's third full-length album. It was released on June 7, 2005 by Warner Brothers. This album is somewhat of a departure from the band's previous metalcore style, most notably in that lead vocalist M. Shadows has largely departed from screamed vocals. The guitar work in the songs is also more technical and in a more classic metal style. This new style has created controversy between fans, with some labeling the band as sell-outs due to their new, slightly more mainstream sound. Much like Judas Priest's Turbo album, they drifted into a more Power Metal sound than their previous albums (it may be noted that the album is often mislabeled as heavy metal). Image File history File links A7xcityofevil. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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The album was ranked number 63 on the October 2006 issue of Guitar World magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitar albums of all time.[1] Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ...

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Reception

Avenged Sevenfold's third cd showed a great departure for them both musically and sonically. The album was met with solid reviews from critics, although it wasn't as highly admired as Waking The Fallen. It garnered a lot of attention from the TRL crowd, because their single Bat Country was more accessible to a younger fan base. The album was their greatest selling record to date, with approximately 750,000 copies sold in the United States alone.


Track listing

  1. "Beast and the Harlot" – 5:40
  2. "Burn It Down" – 4:58
  3. "Blinded in Chains" – 6:34
  4. "Bat Country" – 5:13
  5. "Trashed and Scattered" – 5:53
  6. "Seize the Day" – 5:32
  7. "Sidewinder" – 7:01
  8. "The Wicked End" – 7:10
  9. "Strength of the World" – 9:14
  10. "Betrayed" – 6:47
  11. "M.I.A." – 8:46

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Videography

City of Evil features most of the songs that Avenged Sevenfold has made videos for. On May 4, 2005, they released a promotional video for "Burn It Down", which was done in the same way as "Unholy Confessions" on Waking the Fallen (live video with dubbed music). A few weeks later, on May 23, 2005, they released the promotional video for "Burn It Down", done in the same live video/dubbed music fashion. On July 28, 2005, their first professional video for a song on the album, "Bat Country", was released. It was directed by Marc Klasfeld. On February 6, 2006, "Beast and the Harlot" was released. This was a few weeks after it had been leaked on YouTube.com It was directed by Tony Petrossian. More recently, on June 30, 2006, the video for "Seize the Day" was released on Avenged Sevenfold's MySpace. The video was directed by Wayne Isham. is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wayne Isham (born 1958) is a movie director who has directed music videos of many popular artists such as Metallica, Britney Spears, Queensrÿche, Pink Floyd, among others. ...


Trivia

  • "Bat Country" was written in dedication to the infamous writer/reporter, Hunter S. Thompson. The title comes from the 18th page 3rd chapter of Thompson's book, "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas", where Raoul Duke (Hunter S. Thompson) says "We can't stop here. This is bat country."[2]
  • "Betrayed" was written about Dimebag Darrell and Nathan Gale's admiration of Pantera and Dime.
  • "M.I.A." was written after M. Shadows talked with friends who were fighting in Iraq.
  • "M.I.A." contains a line of melody identical to the short song Over the Top from Mega Man Battle & Chase.
  • Various songs from the album were featured on EA Games, and on other medias. They consist of:
  • In the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, you can see a City of Evil album billboard outside the Virgin megastore where Borat is going to a Pamela Anderson signing.
  • City of Evil gets its name from a lyric in "Beast and the Harlot," though it should be noted that the phrase "City of Evil" in the song may refer to the city in the book of Revelation (Babylon), where the album title may refer both to that as well as Las Vegas, the setting of part of Thompson's book

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Credits

  • M. Shadows - vocals, piano
  • Synyster Gates - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Zacky Vengeance - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Johnny Christ - bass, backing vocals
  • The Rev - drums
  • Additional guitars and pedal steel by Brian Haner
  • Acoustic solo left on "Sidewinder" by Brian Haner
  • Brian Haner, Valary DiBenedetto and Kasey DiBenedetto on "M.I.A"
  • Scott Gilman - Producer, orchestrations, string conductor, additional keyboards and percussion

M. Shadows in Bangkok,Thailand M. Shadows (born Matthew Charles Sanders on July 31, 1981), is the vocalist/lead singer for the American hard rock/heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. ... Synyster Gates (born Brian Elwin Haner, Jr. ... Zacky Vengeance (born December 11, 1981), real name Zachary James Baker, is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocals for the band Avenged Sevenfold. ... Johnny Christ (born Jonathan Lewis Seward November 18, 1984) is the bassist for the metalcore/hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold, from Huntington Beach, California, in Orange County. ... The Rev (born James Jimmy Owen Sullivan on February 10, 1981), short for The Reverend Tholomew Plague is the drummer of Avenged Sevenfold, a metalcore/hard rock band. ... ... ...

References

  1. ^ http://chud.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93854.
  2. ^ http://www.spin.com/features/exclusives/2005/10/051031_avenged/.

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City of Evil is Avenged Sevenfold's third full-length album.
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City of Evil features most of the songs that Avenged Sevenfold has made videos for.
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