Shadows (the band's lead vocalist) formed Avenged Sevenfold. He took the name Zacky Vengeance, stating that he had grudges against many people who doubted his success. Vengeance has stated that there are many bands that influence him. "I still love the heavy bands. I love...
Danny Elfman and Elvis Costello. [It's] all over the place - I think that's the best way to be." Vengeance has been sponsored by Schecter Guitar Research since 2004, and has custom S-1 models out. He uses Seymour Duncan Pickups in all of his guitars and is currently a featured artist on the company's website along with Johnny Christ and Synyster Gates. Vengeance is known for his outlandish hairstyles like purple and blonde.His current hair color can be seen in Avenged Sevenfolds new music video Almost easy.It appears to be black and purple. However, in recent live performances, his hair has been black.
He has had several different looks since the band formed (with its current lineup) in 1999. He has been known to wear oversized sunglasses and Misfits t-shirts, his popular Jack Daniels t-shirt, as well as shirts from movies. Vengeance released a clothing line called "Zacky V. Presents...".
The current design features the popular "Vengeance University" logo, which Zacky designed himself. The line currently features t-shirts and belt buckles, featuring his trademark "Est. 6661" tagline on it. He also owns a dog which he named Ichabod C.
Vengeance. He resides in Huntington Beach, CA. alongside with the other members of the band. Read more on Last.fm.
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