Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names? Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it. We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene. Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s So-Cal metal/rock group Avenged Sevenfold.
According to an interview with vocalist M.Shadows, the name comes from the Bible and is about the first murder on Earth between Cain and Abel. It is a “what goes around, comes around” sort of thing. The book in question is Genesis 4:15, which reads, “But the Lord said to him, Therefore whoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” There you have it
Check out last week’s Band Name Origin story: Tiger Army