•                    Sounding The Seventh Trumpet

    Sounding The Seventh Trumpet is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold, released on March 24, 2001 by Good Life Recordings, and subsequently re-released by Hopeless Records on March 19, 2002, featuring slightly different cover art. As of 2008, Sounding The Seventh Trumpet has sold 200,000 copies worldwide. The title 'Sounding the Seventh Trumpet' derives its name from the book of Revelation, specifically referencing chapter 11 and the sounding of the last (seventh) trumpet, signifying the end of the world. Valary DiBenedetto (M. Shadows' wife) performs vocals on the track "The Art of Subconscious Illusion." The album was released as 2x12 vinylLP, 33 ⅓ RPM, Purple on 2008 in US.


     Sounding The Seventh Trumpet was generally well received by critics. Allmusic rated the album three stars out of five and wrote: " Sounding The Seventh Trumpet is a magnificent album that is suitable for any fan of metal music, as Avenged Sevenfold has a firm grasp on all that is extreme." The review also praised the tracks "Darkness Surrounding" and "We Come out at Night" as being "...excellent metalcore masterpieces, as the vocal harmonies add to these cuts to evolve the songs into fully atmospheric sonic blasts."  


    Avenged Sevenfold later released the Warmness On The Soul EP, which featured a video for the single "Warmness on the Soul". The video depicted the band wandering through city streets as a girl searched for them. And there is also the heavy metal version of "To End the Rapture" which was released on the reissue of Sounding The Seventh Trumpet  after it was bought by Hopeless Records.

    Track Listing

    • All song written by Avenged Sevenfold except ''Street'' written by M.Shadows and Successful Failure
    • All lyrics written by M.Shadows
    • Original version of ''To End The Rapture'' was a softer version with piano
    • This song appear in ''Warmness On The Soul EP''

    Band Member

    Matt Shadows - Vocals

    Zacky Vengeance - Guitar
    Justin Sane - Bass & Piano
    The Reverend Tholomew Plagues - Drums


    • Recorded at Westbeach in Hollywood, California, USA
    • Produced, engineered and mixed by Donnell Cameron and Avenged Sevenfold
    • Assistant Engineered by Henrah Kruzchev
    • Mastered by Ramon Breton and Avenged Sevenfold at Oceanview Mastering


    Warmness On The Soul (August 8, 2001)

                                       Warmness On The Soul EP

               * This version was featured on the re-released of Sounding The Seventh Trumpet, remplacing the original.

    Warmness on the Soul is the first EP/single by Avenged Sevenfold. It was released on August 8, 2001 by Good Life Recordings. The release features the video for the title track, "Warmness on the Soul" as an Enhanced CD bonus. The EP was the first release to feature guitarist, Synyster Gates. All of the songs are included on Avenged Sevenfold's debut album, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, all except for the heavy metal version of "To End the Rapture".

    Music Video 

    The music video consists of scenes of the band performing, playing near the beach with Zacky Vengeance on lead guitar. The video centers around a woman who is looking for the band members, who are wandering through city streets as she searches for them. Then the band walks onto a stage and performs the rest of the song. 


    The band members' names seem to be different than their current names in the credits. For example M. Shadows is credited "Shadows" and Synyster Gates is credited "Synyster Gaytes" . This is probably because their stage names were not completely final at the time and the fact that on the original release of Sounding the Seventh Trumpet no one had their stage names except The Rev and Zacky Vengeance. Johnny Christ was not a member at the time.

    Band member

    Shadows - Vocals
    Synyster Gaytes - Lead guitar on ''To End The Rapture''    
    Zacky Vengeance - Guitar  
    Justin Sane - Bass & Piano
    The Reverend - Drums & Piano on ''Warmness On The Soul''

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