M. Shadows(Matthew Charles Sanders) is the lead singer, songwriter, and Founder of Avenged Sevenfold.


M. Shadows in Concert

Musical beginingsEdit

Shadows started showing musical talent at an early age when he played piano. His rock interest grew when he played guitar and even formed a brief band called "Succesful Failure". He Formed Avenged Sevenfold with his highschool friends Zacky Vengence, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, and Matt Wendt. Jimmy also invited Synaster Gates as the lead guitarist.

Musical CareerEdit

In 2001, the band released the album "Sounding the Seventh Trumpet'. Following positive reveiws, Shadows decided to release another in 2003, "Waking the Fallen".

Guest appearencesEdit

He appeared in different songs with other artists. These include:

Savior, Saint, Salvation, by Bleeding through

The River, By Good Charlotte

The End is Near, by Confession

Buffalo Stampede, By Cowboy Troy

Like Always, Kisses for King

Turn out the Lights, by Steel Panther

Nothing to Say, by Slash

and Go Alone, by Hell or Highwater.