M. Shadows was born on July 31, 1981. He is the vocalist and founding member for the American metal/rock band Avenged Sevenfold.
Biography and Career
M. Shadows was born on July 31, 1981 and he is the vocalist and founding member for the American metal/rock band Avenged Sevenfold.
He attended Huntington Beach High School after being expelled from his middle school in the eighth grade. As the band was just starting out, he was the darker character of the group hence his name is Shadows but he also wanted to incorporate his first name, Matthew, into his stage name.
Matthew was reduced to M because it had a better ring when combined with his stage name and ever since he has been known as M. Shadows. He makes references to the Bible as demonstrated in his songs Beast and t
he Harlot, Dear God, Chapter Four, etc. He stated that the band does not wish to force their political or religious views upon anyone.
On October 17, 2009 Matt married Valary Dibenedetto in Palm Spring, California. He used to play the piano before he became a member his first band.
When he was growing up he favorited punk rock bands such as H2O and The Misfits and got into the scene when his father bought him Appetite for Destruction by Guns N' Roses after he had seen them on MTV's Headbanger's Ball.
Vengeance was previously a member of a punk rock group called MPA. While he was in the previously mentioned Successful Failure, The Rev was slotted to play drums. He has also stated that he feels a strong support for the troops serving the United States. The song M.I.A was reportedly written in tribute to these friends.
The song Critical Acclaim can be interpreted as an attack against those who criticize America. Shadows made guest appearances on various albums by various artists. His vocals had a heavy metal core influence and consisted mostly of screamed vocals.
This style gradually decreased in later albums into more conventional clean singing and had been almost completely abandoned by the release of City of Evil, the band's major label debut.
Birth Name: Matthew Charles Sanders
Birth: July 31, 1981
Why do we like M. Shadows?
We like him because he is that great vocalist.
Why is M. Shadows famous?
He is famous because his great talent as vocalist.
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