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|Appears in||Call of Duty: Black Ops|
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
|Country||United States of America|
They have composed and performed the songs "Not Ready to Die", which be heard by activating all of the meteor chunks in Call of the Dead, and "Carry On". Although not written for the game, "Nightmare" was also featured in the Zombies map Moon after acquiring the "One Giant Leap" trophy/achievement. A shortened version of "Shepherd of Fire" is also heard in Origins' intro cutscene. The full version can be activated as an easter egg by finding three red radios scattered around the map. The members are seen after the credits in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, as there is an epilogue in which the band, along with Frank Woods and Raul Menendez, performs "Carry On". In Call of Duty: Black Ops III, a song titled "Jade Helm" can be selected in the Data Vault's Music Player when in the campaign Safe House, and as background music in multiplayer matches. "Nightmare" and "Jade Helm" appear in the campaign of the game as well, and Nightmare was the trailer song for Nightmares.
In Call of the Dead, a picture in the style of a Soviet propaganda poster can be seen on a wall near the vault under PhD Flopper, with five of the Avenged Sevenfold members standing in a row. Interestingly, The Rev is featured in the poster in place of Arin Ilejay, despite the fact that Ilejay played in "Not Ready to Die" and The Rev had passed away 18 months before the map was released. There also reads "отомщенные" on top of the poster, which is Russian for "avenged".
- M. Shadows (lead vocals)
- Synyster Gates (lead guitar)
- Johnny Christ (bass guitar)
- Zacky Vengeance (rhythm guitar)
- The Rev (drums, deceased)
- Arin Ilejay (drums in "Not Ready to Die", "Carry On" and Shepherd of Fire; not seen in-game)
- Mike Portnoy (drums in "Nightmare"; not seen in-game)
- Brooks Wackerman (drums in "Jade Helm"; not seen in-game)