Matthew Charles Sanders (M.Shadows)

Name Matthew Charles Sanders (M.Shadows)
Birth date 1981
Country USA
City Unknown
Bands (activ)
  • Avenged Sevenfold

  • M. Shadows (born Matthew Sanders on July 31, 1981), is the vocalist/lead singer for the American hard rock/metalcore band Avenged Sevenfold. He is from Huntington Beach, California but presently lives elsewhere in Orange County.

    When Shadows was younger he was in a few other punk bands with Avenged Sevenfold's rhythm guitarist Zacky Vengeance. M. Shadows decided several years before the making of City of Evil that it would be an all singing album. He had made it clear to their producer, Mudrock, that the album they were working on at the time Waking the Fallen would be half sing, half screaming and that the next would be all singing.

    Some of his biggest musical influences are