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Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold

By Ernie Ball

Forming in their senior year of high school, Avenged Sevenfold went from teenage garage band to one of the most successful American heavy metal outfits at the turn of the century. Selling an estimated eight million copies across their seven studio albums, the Huntington Beach natives have challenged the traditional genre, fusing aggressive metal, hard rock, and pop punk. In this episode, we speak to guitarist Synyster Gates about the importance of being musically adventurous, which albums were crucial in Avenged Sevenfold’s trajectory, and much more. Mentioned in this episode: Paradigm Skinny Top Heavy Bottom strings: Synyster Gates School: Listen to the "Sunny Disposition" solo: Great Gear Giveaway: Intro Music: Lightning from a Gun by Eat The Wolf

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