Happy Birthday to Jonathan Lewis Seward. (November 18, 1984) Professionally known as Johnny Christ, he is the #bassist and #backingvocalist for the #heavymetal band @avengedsevenfold . Avenged Sevenfold is known for its diverse rock sound and dramatic imagery in album covers and merchandise. Avenged Sevenfold emerged with a #metalcore sound on the band's debut #soundingtheseventhtrumpet . However, Avenged Sevenfold's style had evolved by the band's third album and first major label release, #cityofevil , into a heavy metal and #hardrock style. The band continued to explore new sounds with its self-titled release and enjoyed continued mainstream success before their drummer, #jamessullivan , died in 2009. Despite his death, Avenged Sevenfold continued on with the help of now-former #dreamtheater drummer #mikeportnoy , and released and toured in support of its fifth album #nightmare in 2010, which debuted on the top spot of the Billboard 200, Avenged Sevenfold's first number one debut. In 2011 drummer #arinilejay joined the band on tours and recording. Avenged Sevenfold's sixth studio album #hailtotheking , which was released in 2013, marked the only Avenged Sevenfold album featuring Arin Ilejay. Hail to the King charted as number 1 on the Billboard 200, the UK Albums chart, as well as the Finnish, Brazilian, Canadian, and Irish charts. In late 2014 Ilejay left the band, and was replaced by former #badreligion drummer #brookswackerman , but wasn't revealed as his replacement until in 2015 the band announced Ilejay's departure. The band surprise-released their seventh studio album titled #thestage on October 28, 2016, which debuted as number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US. The Stage is their first conceptual album and it marked another stylistic change for the band, moving towards the #progressivemetal sound. To date, Avenged Sevenfold has released seven studio albums, one live album/DVD, two compilation albums and eighteen singles and have sold over 8 million albums worldwide. Avenged Sevenfold was ranked No. 47 on Loudwire’s list of Top 50 Metal Bands of All Time.
Happy Birthday @johnny.christ ! Rock On 🤘!
City of Evil is the third studio album by Avenged Sevenfold released on June 7, 2005 by Warner Bros. Records. Co-produced by Andrew Murdock, City of Evil contains a more traditional heavy metal and hard rock sound than Avenged Sevenfold's previous two albums, which showcased a predominantly metalcore sound. The album is also notable for the absence of screaming vocals. M. Shadows worked for months before the album's release with vocal coach Ron Anderson, whose clients have included Axl Rose and Chris Cornell, to achieve a sound that had "grit while still having the tone". In order to increase stamina and strength on the pedals, The Rev would sit for hours practicing until he could get up to 210 beats per minute. The album was ranked No. 63 on Guitar World magazine's "100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time". City of Evil also appears in Kerrang's "666 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" and "50 Albums You Need To Hear Before You Die" The album was ranked No. 35 in Kerrang's list of "50 Greatest Metal Albums Ever" in 2016.
🎸Happy birthday Johnny Christ. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖