News•October 31, 2003 7:01 PM ET•8,469 views
Avenged Sevenfold signs w/ Warner Bros.
As had been rumored, California's Avenged Sevenfold have officially signed with a major label, namely Warner Brother Records. Formed in 1999, the group has previously released material with Good Life Recordings, and most recently, Hopeless Records. Here's an excerpt from the band's statement on the matter: "The reason we chose Warner Brothers over the other labels we were talking to was an easy one. They were the most passionate about our music, have been coming to shows for along time supporting us, have some of the greatest and most talented people we have met in the music business working there and they never once talked to us about changing our songs. Every band we talked to this summer on Warner Brothers including Rancid, Glassjaw, The Used, and Less Than Jake have had nothing but amazing things to say about this label and their work ethic. Another huge reason we chose them is the fact that they wanted to sign us months before "Waking the Fallen" was even released. They didn't wait to see if the album did well or what people thought about it. They heard it and basically said they wanted us to be a part of the Warner Brothers team. They truly love our music and most importantly get us as a band and where we are trying to go. Needless to say we are very excited and cannot wait to get started with Warner Brothers and we hope you guys are too. We know most of you will understand this decision and some of you will be pissed. Our true fans don't give a fuck what label we are on they just want good music and we will do that to the best of our ability."