Avenged Sevenfold, often abbreviated as A7X, got their name from a passage in the Bible. The name “Avenged Sevenfold” comes from the book of Genesis, chapter 4, verse 24, which reads: “If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.”
According to the band, they chose this name because they felt that it embodied their music and philosophy. The name suggests both a sense of justice and a willingness to take action, both of which are themes that are often present in their lyrics. The band has also said that the name reflects their desire to create music that is powerful and intense, and that can evoke strong emotions in their listeners.
Genesis chapter 4 is about the descendants of Adam and Eve, and it includes the story of Cain and Abel. Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve, and both of them made offerings to God. However, God accepted Abel’s offering of his best livestock, while he rejected Cain’s offering of fruit from his fields. This made Cain angry, and he killed Abel in a fit of jealousy.
Afterwards, God punished Cain by making him a wanderer, and he placed a mark on Cain to protect him from anyone who might try to harm him. Cain went on to build a city, and he had descendants who became famous for their skills in metalworking, music, and livestock husbandry. The chapter also mentions the birth of Seth, another son of Adam and Eve, who became the ancestor of Noah and eventually of all mankind.
Genesis chapter 4, verse 24 says: “If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.” This verse is spoken by Lamech, a descendant of Cain, who is boasting to his wives about killing a man who had wounded him.”
In this verse, Lamech is saying that if anyone seeks to avenge Cain’s murder of Abel, they will be punished sevenfold. And if anyone tries to harm Lamech himself, he will be punished seventy-sevenfold. This verse has been interpreted in different ways by scholars and religious leaders, but it is generally understood to convey a sense of the consequences of violence and the importance of justice.
Fun fact: Did you know that Avenged Sevenfold’s fans are called Avengers?