POSTED: Avenged Sevenfold Warm Up And Rock Europe

Credit: Clay Patrick McBride

California metal quartet and MTV Posted artist Avenged Sevenfold have been rampaging through Europe recently and let us tag along to document the tour's behind-the-scenes incidents and accidents. Last week, we went backstage as the band discussed details of their next show. Now, check out frontman M. Shadows warming up before a gig and watch this exclusive video showcasing the band and their European fans.

While it may seem that singers are fully formed on stage, it's usually the result of countless hours of practice, training and repetition. In the first video, we find M. Shadows in a dressing room, alone, rehearsing "Nightmare," the first single from the band's album of the same name. Check out a peaceful Shadows before the chaotic set begins and before bellowing the hard-rock track to tens of thousands of people at the band's recent appearance at Dutch festival Pinkpop.

In the cinematic second video, watch the band in both pre-show and show mode and notice the thousands of European A7X fans expressing their love for the group. "Heartwarming" and "metal" don't usually go together, but we'll make an exception for this one.