Avenged Sevenfold Set Fire To The SOLD OUT BB&T Pavilion

AVENGED SEVENFOLD made their way into Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion on June 21st for their “free” show which was the rescheduled date for all of those who were World Wired Tour ticket holders from the Philadelphia Metallica show that Avenged could not perform at back in May due to guitarist, Synyster Gates welcoming his new son to the world and be with his wife as she gave birth. We’d like to say a huge congratulations to Synyster Gates and best of luck with your new son. Philadelphia filled the BB&T Pavilion beyond capacity as the box office gave out all remaining tickets at no cost as a courtesy, which made for a sold out show. M.Shadows joking at times throughout the night about the rescheduling of the show even saying halfway through their set “Goodnight everybody, Metallica’s up next, Oh wait, wrong show we get to keep playing.” continuing by saying “We play nine songs on the World Wired Tour so we would be off the stage by now,” Shadows continuing by stating “You gotta admit you had a great f–king time at that show, that tour has been incredible for us.”

The opening band was Everlit, a Philadelphia based band who won a contest to open up the show which was fan voted for on 93.3 WMMR’s website. The band put on a rockin’ set and got the crowd’s energy flowing for Avenged Sevenfold’s headline set which happened shortly after them as they were direct support with no openers before them.

Next up was the highly anticipated, Avenged Sevenfold’s return to Philadelphia/Camden, NJ! Fans were in for a treat at this show as it was a headliner instead of the 9 song set that they would have put on at the World Wired Tour in Philly with Metallica. This show fans were treated to a 17 song setlist blending their new album, The Stage with older material including songs from Waking the Fallen, City of Evil, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, Self-Titled, and Nightmare. Avenged put on one of the most fierce, powerful shows I have seen from a band in awhile and fans loved every minute of it. Their production was visually intense with a beautiful lighting display, fog, lots of pyro, and a very theatrical filled video screen playing videos to perfectly match each song. Avenged’s sound was beyond flawless this night even with vocalist M.Shadows having a sore throat as he mentioned earlier in the evening, you would have never even known as his vocals were incredible. Shadows has very unique vocals that shine in each song and he was able to showcase that ability throughout their entire set. Along with his vocals is the beautiful melodic mix of instrumentals from Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass), and Brooks Wackerman (Drums). This show was definitley a force to be reckoned with when it comes to live performances as it was extraordinary, something about the show just grasped my attention just as it did everyone else in attendances. I am continuously blown away by the performance Avenged Sevenfold puts on.

Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows mentioned that they will be coming back in January/February of 2018 so stay tuned for what I would think would be a very exciting tour announcement from the band soon enough! Make sure you get out to a show they are performing and see them as they are a band that puts on an incredible live show that you DO NOT want to miss out on!

Camden, NJ Setlist
1. The Stage
2. Afterlife
3. Hail to the King
4. Paradigm
5. Buried Alive
6. So Far Away
7. Nightmare
8. God Damn
*Drum Solo*
9. Almost Easy
10. Sunny Disposition
11. Warmness In The Soul (Instrumental Jam)
12. Planets
13. Acid Rain
Encore
14. Bat Country
15. A Little Piece of Heaven
16. Unholy Confessions

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Tour Dates
7/05 – Orlando, Fla. @ Camping World Stadium^
7/07 – Miami, Fla. @ Hard Rock Stadium^
7/09 – Atlanta, Ga. @ SunTrust Park^
7/12 – Detroit, Mich. @ Comercia Park^
7/13 – Oshkosh, Wis. @ Ford Festival Park**
7/14 – Cadott, Wis. @ Rock Fest Amphitheater**
7/16 – Toronto, Ontario @ Rogers Centre^
7/19 – Montreal, Quebec @ Parc Jean-Drapeau^
7/29 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Rose Bowl+
8/04 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ University of Phoenix Stadium+
8/06 – San Diego, Calif. @ Petco Park+
8/09 – Seattle, Wash. @ CenturyLink Field+
8/14 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ BC Place+
8/16 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Commonwealth Stadium+
** A7X headline show or festival date
*** A7X headline show with Volbeat opening
+++ A7X headline show with A Day To Remember opening
^ With Metallica + Volbeat
+ With Metallica + Gojira
# With Metallica

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June 25 in Pop Culture History

25June 25

1867 – Barbed wire was patented (#66,182) by Lucien B. Smith of Kent, Ohio.

1876 – Native American forces, led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, defeated the US Army troops lead by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer in a battle near southern Montana’s Little Bighorn River.

1910 – The US Congress passed the Mann Act, which prohibited interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes.”

1910 – Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird premiered in Paris,

1914 – The Greal Salem Fire, Massachusettes

1944 – The final page of the comic strip Krazy Kat was published, months after the author, George Herriman died.

1947 – The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) was published.

1949 – The cartoon classic, Long-Haired Hare starring Bugs Bunny, was released in theaters.

1966 #1 Hit June 25, 1966 – July 8, 1966: The BeatlesPaperback Writer

1967 – The special Our World was the first live worldwide “via satellite” TV broadcast, transmitting to 30 countries via the BBC. The Beatles closed the show ith All You Need Is Love. Performers include Mick Jagger, opera singer Maria Callas, Vienna Boys’ Choir, Keith Richards, Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, Pattie Harrison, Jane Asher, Graham Nash, and others. The show lasted 2 and a half hours.

1977 #1 Hit June 25, 1977 – July 1, 1977: Marvin GayeGot to Give It Up (Part 1)

1978 – The rainbow flag, representing gay pride, was flown for the first time in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

1982 – Bladerunner and The Thing were released in theaters

1988 #1 Hit June 25, 1988 – July 1, 1988: Debbie GibsonFoolish Beat

1993 – Sleepless in Seattle and Dennis The Menace debuted in theaters

1996 – The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia killed 19 US servicemen.

2004 – The Notebook was released in theaters

2009 – Michael Jackson died after suffering from cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of drugs given to him by his personal doctor, Conrad Murray.

2010 – Grown Ups debuted in theaters

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Avenged Sevenfold Return To Rock Philly Faithful

M. Shadows | Avenged Sevenfold [Matt Bishop Photo]

(TRR) There’s two things we know about Avenged Sevenfold – they are one of the most powerful heavy metal bands on the planet, and they keep their promises. The band was forced to cancel their support appearance in Philadelphia on Metallica’s WorldWired Tour back in May. Lead guitarist Synyster Gates had to fly home unexpectedly for the blessed birth of his first child. His wife, Michelle, went into labor early. Last night, the band kept their promise and returned to the BB&T Pavilion a month after their cancelled gig and gave their Philly faithful an explosive dose of redemption.

Avenged Sevenfold [Matt Bishop Photo]

The band came out to AC/DC’s “Back In Black” – an appropriate entrance given the nature of the performance. They kicked things off with “The Stage,” the title track to their latest studio LP that . After there long, sweeping opener, A7X tore into their old-school anthem “Afterlife” from their self-titled 2007 effort. Before the third song, lead vocalist M. Shadows pointed to a fan in the crowd holding up a sign. “Its your 21st birthday?” Shadows asked rhetorically. “Well, everyone is gonna help us sing this next one for you. This is your song tonight. It’s called ‘Hail To The King.’

Synyster Gates | Avenged Sevenfold [Matt Bishop Photo]

Avenged focused on their new material, Other highlights from the set included “Buried Alive,” “So Far Away,” the face-melting “Almost Easy,” and the transfixing “Acid Rain.” The band’s ultimate gem “Nightmare” was tucked nicely in the middle of the set, but stood out like an encore. Aside from being A7X’s arguably finest hour, the song has become a staple on the soundtrack of the heavy metal genre. Notably absent from the set were hits like “Welcome To The Family,” “Critical Acclaim,” “Natural Born Killers,” and “Shepherd of Fire.” However the absence of tracks like that only signify that the band’s catalog is to a point where its getting tough to chose a setlist, a goal for any band worth their salt.

M. Shadows | Avenged Sevenfold [Matt Bishop Photo]

The band returned after the 14-song set for an encore of “Bat Country,” one of their early signature classics that helped establish them as a mainstream juggernaut. Then, a “Why We Love Music Today” moment occurred. A successful marriage proposal took place on stage, followed by “A Little Piece of Heaven.” It reinforced the band’s ora of family and togetherness. The evening ended with “Unholy Confessions.” 

Johnny Christ | Avenged Sevenfold [Matt Bishop Photo]

Avenged Sevenfold were Avenged Sevenfold last night. M. Shadow’s vocals were on-point. The searing guitar licks of Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance were hotter than the pyro on stage. Since the Nightmare Tour wrapped up a few years ago, the band has seemed tired. They appear to have new life on this trek, though. Much of that may be due to being on tour with the mighty Metallica. Both bands are similar in sound and story.

M. Shadows | Avenged Sevenfold [Matt Bishop Photo]

Metallica lost bassist Cliff Burton in a tragic bus accident shortly after making what would arguably end up being the best album in their discography Master of Puppets in 1986. In 2o09, Avenged Sevenfold drummer The Rev passed away shortly before the band could record what would end up being their greatest achievement – Nightmare. Bassist Jason Newsted replaced Burton in Metallica. While the band thought they had found their forever bass player, Newsted would not be a permanent fixture in Metallica as Robert Trujillo took over in 2003 after Newsted’s departure. Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, ex- Adrenaline Mob, The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors) played drums for Avenged Sevenfold on Nightmare.

Brooks Wackerman | Avenged Sevenfold [Matt Bishop Photo]

After than, Arin Ilejay stepped behind the kit but not for long. Now, the band has former long-time Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman handling percussion. After the passing of band members, both Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold have never really found a permanent replacing for their respective deceased members. One can only assume that making peace without permanence has been the catalyst for Avenged Sevenfold’s revitalization.

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Jeremy Mckinnon and Wife Stephanie Has First Child on The Way!

Jeremy Mckinnon’s wife Stephanie Mckinnon is expecting their first child together. The announcement came from Stephanie McKinnon (@PetiteBeats) on Instagram & Snapchat when she said “Happy 1st Father’s Day to my absolute hero. Love, your girls.” Due date has yet to be announced and Jeremy Mckinnon has not mentioned this on his social media as of yet.Stay tuned for updates as they happen right here on Music Mayhem! Check out A Day To Remember on their upcoming headline tour throughout the USA and their just announced Self Help Festival which is slowly becoming a tour of its own.  Check out Stephanie McKinnon’s posts on Instagram below.

 

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June 24 in Pop Culture History

24June 24
1374 – An early morning, sudden outbreak of ‘St. John’s Dance’ caused people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapsed from exhaustion.

1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon were crowned King and Queen of England.

1873 – Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) received a patent (#140,245) for a self-pasting Scrapbook.

1916 – Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract (with Adolph Zukor/Paramount).

1938 – Pieces of a meteor, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded, landed near Chicora, in western Pennsylvania. A cow was reportedly injured.

1947 – Kenneth Arnold reported seeing the Mount Rainier UFO

1948 – Veteran Pilots Clartence Chiles and Charles Whitted, in Alabama, saw a cigashaped vehicle, with windows, flying beside them.

1949 – The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, aired on NBC, starring William Boyd.

1957 – Jack Parr became the host on The Tonight Show on NBC

1983 – Porky’s II: The Next Day, Yellowbeard and Twilight Zone: The Movie were released in theaters

1988 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit debuted in theaters

1989 #1 Hit June 24, 1989 – June 30, 1989: Richard MarxSatisfied

1997 – US Air Force officials released a 231-page report dismissing all of the claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.

2000 #1 Hit June 24, 2000 – July 14, 2000: Enrique IglesiasBe With You

2004 – In New York, capital punishment was declared unconstitutional.

2005 – March of the Penguins, George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, The Honeymooners and Bewitched were released in theaters

2008 – Wipeout premiered on ABC.

2009 – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen debuted in theaters

2011 – Cars 2 and Bad Teacher were released in theaters

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132-Year Old Lobster Released After 20 Years Of Restaurant Captivity!

(PCM) Louie is the name of the 132-year old lobster who resided in the shellfish aquarium at Peter’s Clam Bar located in Long Island, NY for the past 20 years. Louie was recently granted a pardon and his freedom to swim about somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean after so many years kept in captivity. Restaurant owner Butch Yamali began to look at Louie more as a pet over the years and felt it was the perfect time to grant his release, especially considering it was National Lobster Day.

Louie was taken out of his tank and placed on a motorboat to live out the rest of his days deep within the ocean. Yamali claims the release was bittersweet as he had grown quite attached to Louie, but he realized he was probably ready to go and he was also the restaurants largest and oldest lobster. It was most likely due to Louie’s overall size the he was never sold during this 20 years residing in the tank, however Yamali also commented that he had just received an offer not that long ago from someone looking to purchase Louie and cook him for a Father’s Day feast. Seems a bit tragic to us after all those years.

Yamali was offered over $1,000 for Louie, but he declined the offer and stuck with his initial plan to set Louie free. Louie was pardoned during a ceremony that took place with Long Island city officials and he was then set free. Some believe that Louie may actually be the oldest lobster that was kept in captivity in New York state and that he was most likely born sometime around 1885. Lobsters can live well over a century according to marine life experts. Experts also claim that lobsters can easily re-adapt to their natural habitats so the transition should not give Louie any problems, despite having a slightly damaged front claw.

Everyone hope that Louie will find a mate and live out the rest of his days in undersea bliss …heck, he earned it, right?

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The Light Within are Making a Powerful Mark on the Pop Punk Scene [FEATURE]

The Light Within is Colton Tressler on Vocals, Andrew Dailey on Guitar, Rob Dickerson on Guitar, Daemon Drew on Bass, and James Boyette on Drums. In a relatively brief period of time, these hard-working guys known as The Light Within have made a powerful mark on the pop punk scene, with a distinctive sound and genuine attitude. Boyette, Dailey and Drew have successfully developed a unique creative voice for their band. Combining catchy melodic riffs, intricate hardcore breakdowns and thoughtful personally-charged lyrics. It has allowed them to stand out amongst the multitude of young American bands vying for fans’ attention. Their vibrant balance of sonic muscle, melodic skill and lyrical insight has already won the band a loyal fan base that’s embraced their compelling live performances and supported their recorded debut, the 2012 digital EP Oxygen. The bandmates’ dream, came into sharp musical focus on The Light Within’s full-length album What Will It Take, which was unofficially released in 2013. Their journey in that time, brought them on a tour with band “Come down Denver”, followed by a recording session in Oklahoma for the “What Will It Take” full length album, ending with a spot in the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. Now in 2017, they have officially released the “What Will It Take” album on iTunes. As well as, revamped their sound and added some new members! Colton Tressler, the new vocalist, has been a vocalist for a band called “Before We Sleep“. His vocals are going to bring a new sound and range to the band, that won’t disappoint! Rob Dickerson, the new guitarist has played in a few bands, one of them being “Dreamless“. He is a beast on the guitar and the band is very excited to see what he brings to the table! The band is currently recording their new EP, which will be released later this year!

Check out the band:
Instagram: @thelightwithinfl
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/thelightwithin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelightwithinfl
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1250649623?ls=1&app=itunes
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1250649623
Twitter: @TLW_FL

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June 23 in Pop Culture History

23June 23
 

1683 – William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1860 – The United States Congress established the Government Printing Office.

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received the patents (#79265 & #79868) for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.” He also invented the ‘QWERTY keyboard’ in 1873.

1894 – The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris.

1926 – The College Board administered the first SAT exam.

1938 – The first ‘Oceanarium’ opened at Marineland in St. Augustine, Florida

1944 (Tornado) Shinnston, West Virginia

1951 #1 Hit June 23, 1951 – July 27, 1951: Nat King ColeToo Young

1953 – Frank J. Zamboni was issued a patent (#2,642,679) for his ice resurfacer.

1960 – The US Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.

1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England which killd a six year old boy, was the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.

1980 – The David Letterman Show debuted on NBC daytime. It was cancelled a few months later.

1982 – A record low temperature of -117ºF. was recorded at the South Pole.

1984 #1 Hit June 23, 1984 – July 6, 1984: Duran DuranThe Reflex

1989 – Batman and Honey I Shrunk The Kids were released in theaters

2000 – Gone in 60 Seconds, Me, Myself and Irene and Chicken Run debuted in theaters

2004 – Fahrenheit 9/11 and White Chicks were released in theaters

2012 #1 Hit June 23, 2012 – August 24, 2012: Carly Rae JepsenCall Me Maybe

2013 – Nik Wallenda became the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.

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Ken Dolls Get A Makeover! They Now Have Man-Buns!

(PCM) We would very much like to file this story in the say it isn’t so category, however Mattel has revealed their new line of more modernized Ken dolls and they now feature everything from man-buns to dad bods! We hope Barbie enjoys the new looks a little better than we do, however we do agree that it was due time for her long-time boyfriend to get a little revamp. The Ken doll was first introduced back in 1961 and while the dolls have gone through a few changes over the years, none have been quite as drastic as this one. Well, maybe when he and Barbie broke-up back in 2004, but that is another story! The pair are definitely back on-again now and have been steady since 2011!

Mattel is trying to promote a more diverse look for Ken and the new dolls will be available in three different body types which are slim, broad and original and also feature seven different skin tones. Customers can also now choose between eight different hair colors, nine hair styles (including the dreaded man-bun) and clothing for the dolls ranges from athletic to business casual.

The newly redesigned Ken dolls are available now at toy retailers and the company claims that they will be unveiling five more Ken dolls before the end of the year. These new Ken dolls are part of Mattel’s Fashionistas line which also features redesigned Barbie dolls. The new line of Barbie dolls launched back in 2016 and feature more diverse body types, skin tones and hairstyles to further promote body positivity and inclusion for all young women.

In a statement regarding the new Ken dolls Mattel said, “We are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation”. What do you think of Ken’s new style? The internet is going crazy with comments with many just taking a few minutes to roast the “man-bun” Ken, but do you really blame them?

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Ever Wonder What That Drawer Under Your Oven Is Really For?

(PCM) We seriously feel like the biggest idiots in the world right now! If you are anything like us then you have most likely noticed that large pull out drawer located under your kitchen oven and of course proceeded to fill it up with all the large baking sheets and pans that will not fit anywhere else the kitchen. Hey, more storage, right?  Wrong! That drawer actually serves a much more useful purpose that we didn’t even know!

Get ready for this ….

The drawer under your oven is actually a warming drawer! It is designed to keep your cooked hot foods at serving temperature until your guests arrive and you are ready to serve dinner. Well, who knew? We have seriously been using it for storage all this time! This is like a kitchen epiphany!

It is worth noting however that the warming drawer cannot be used to actually cook food, it is to be used with already hot food that came out of the cooking oven above. Cold or room-temperature food should not heated up or warmed in the drawer either.

Looks like we learn something new everyday! Go ahead and ask all your friends if they know that drawer is really used for, bet there will not be many who know the truth, but we have revealed it here! Happy warming, but we think we might just stick with the storage!

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