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Adrenaline Mob, HellYeah, and Avenged Sevenfold at the VBC

Adrenaline Mob
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Avenged Sevenfold's Shepherd of Fire tour

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On Wednesday, April 23rd, Avenged Sevenfold was at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Their opening acts were Adrenaline Mob and HellYeah. Doors opened at roughly 6:30 p.m. and the show began at 7:22 p.m.

Adrenaline Mob, a band that is relatively new, totally rocked it. They were a great way to kick things off, closing their set with their first single, “Come On, Get Up.” Then came HellYeah. Vocalist Chad Gray knew exactly how to work a crowd and by the time they finished, the room was positively buzzing. Highlights from their set included “Drink, Drank, Drunk” and the title track from their upcoming release, “Blood for Blood.”

Finally, it was time for the main act. Avenged Sevenfold took the stage to the familiar sounds of “Shepherd of Fire” and the audience went insane. It's impossible to describe the feeling one experiences when one's favorite band strides into view. The guys were a little more lackluster than usual, yet their performance still held a magic that only Avenged Sevenfold can create. The set list was spectacular and hit every high point of their fifteen year career. The crowning moments for were “Hail to the King,” "Chapter Four," and “Fiction."

Though not at their best, Avenged Sevenfold did not disappoint. Huntsville natives will be reliving this one for some time to come...at least until the next time Avenged rolls through our town.