Kerrang! has put together a list of Download Festival’s 17 Most Memorable Moments with Avenged Sevenfold taking a spot.
THAT TIME AVENGED SEVENFOLD PROVED THEMSELVES AS WORTHY HEADLINERS
2018 marked Huntington Beach metal quintet Avenged Sevenfold’s second headline slot at Download, the first being four years previously. With a thumping setlist featuring Hail To The King, Nightmare and Bat Country, the band took the bold move of changing gears with a cover of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, dedicating the song to the late Anthony Bourdain. They also paid tribute to their late drummer Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan with an emotionally wrought version of So Far Away. In all, the band easily topped the thrills of their 2017 arena show and by the evening’s close, they’d firmly cemented their place at metal’s top table.