M. Shadows Biography
Birthday: July 31, 1981 (Leo)
Born In: Fountain Valley, California, United States
Matt Shadows, popularly known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American singer, musician, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold, which he had formed along with his middle school friends. The American heavy metal band tries to infuse classic metal sound into their music, as the members admire the traditional classic sound that bands like Metallica and Megadeth had introduced. Voted third in the list of Top 25 Greatest Modern Frontmen by Ultimate Guitar, Matt’s singing and performing style is heavily drawn from classic metal bands. Guns N' Roses has been his all time favorite. He readily admits that Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Ozzy Osbourne, and some others have influenced his style. Till date, Avenged Sevenfold has released seven studio albums, 24 singles, two compilation albums, and one live album. They have sold over 8 million albums worldwide. The band was ranked No. 47 on Loudwire's list of Top 50 Metal Bands of All Time.