A Decade Of Evil: "City Of Evil" Turns 10. - Avenged Sevenfold

A Decade Of Evil: "City Of Evil" Turns 10.

10 years ago we released “City of Evil” to the masses. The reception was luke warm, to put it nicely, but we were proud of the album and what it represented at the time. Some people wrote us off never to return, some laughed at the musical direction and some eventually grew to love this album. “City of Evil” taught us to always follow the direction musically that you are the most excited about, regardless of others opinions. This is something we hold true today. If you have been with us for the journey since “City of Evil” we want to thank you for your loyalty. It truly means the world to us. More to come… The first video we released for the album was “Burn It Down.” Enjoy the video below along with the rest from this album: “Bat Country,” “Beast and the Harlot,” and “Seize the Day.”

LITTLE KNOWN FACT: In the middle-fold art of City of Evil’s packaging, the entire picture forms a hidden Deathbat.

TRIVIA: Here are three scrapped song titles from the album. Can you figure out what they eventually became? Leave your guesses in the comments!
A. Life of Misery
B. Silence
C. We’re at it Again

City of Evil sold 30,000 copies in it’s first week, debuting at #30 on the Billboard 200. It has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.