We’ve got a special Halloween treat for you to kick off this holiday weekend. Beyond the break you’ll find the “Top 10 Halloween Songs of Avenged Sevenfold”, a list compiled by the entire band with an explanation for each selection by rhythm guitarist and harmony vocalist Zacky Vengeance! You can enjoy a sample of each track by scrolling to the bottom. Happy Halloween!
MM did a great job covering this song from The Nightmare Before Christmas. You can tell he wanted to make sure he did the song justice and I think he did.
You definitely need something satanic on Halloween. This is what it sounds like when demons and goblins dance and then violently decapitate you.
This song is probably everyone’s favorite. When I saw the video as a kid I was scared.
This is from the most twisted album I’ve ever heard. It’s called “Murder Ballads” and is a fucking masterpiece. This song tells the tale of a man’s family being brutally murdered in gory detail with the man narrating it. The twist is is that the killer is actually…
This song is so in-your-face and reminds me of the days when A7X was just starting out and me and Shadows would be at Bionic records waiting to get our hands on EPs like this.
Any song about killing your girlfriend then sodomizing their corpse then returning back as a zombie should be in your Halloween playlist.
Our drummer the Rev turned me on to the Residents. This is from the album entitled “Freak Show” and it always makes me feel like I’m in some Carney nightmare.
I think this choice pretty much speaks for itself…
This is one of those bands that were so raw and dirty that their presence alone was scary. Spencer Moody, the singer, looks like a serial killer, and the song is about bodies hanging to scare off pirates and shit, which was once a real concept.
To me this is the ULTIMATE Halloween party song. In fact, it’s the theme of my party this year. It’s light-hearted, yet spooky, and the musicianship of Elfman/Bartek cannot be matched.
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