According to The Pulse Of Radio, AVENGED SEVENFOLD is back in control of its Twitter account after it was hacked and taken over by a group of racists. the band’s followers were subjected to vile slogans, images and video clips by an organization calling itself Clan Vv3 Ape Squad. The organization took responsibility for the hacks on its web site, writing, “Another couple Twitters got popped by your fellow neighbourhood apes. Mastodon, 131,000 followers — A7X, 1,230,000 followers.”
MASTODON also confirmed that its account was hacked.
Some followers were apparently unaware that the hackers had changed the AVENGED account’s username and avatar, somehow believing instead that a major mainstream rock band would begin posting racist remarks and images.
Both bands managed to get control of their accounts back within 24 hours, deleted the inappropriate posts and released brief statements on the situation.
Meanwhile, AVENGED SEVENFOLD is currently on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour with KORN, and guitarist Zacky Vengeance told The Pulse of Radio what it’s like to be second on the bill instead of the headliners this time around. “For us, we have 75 minutes a night, which is relatively short for us at this point, to impact the audience as much as we can. And we’re playing after a legendary band like KORN, who’s gonna go out there, play an entire set filled with radio hits that every single person knows, so for us, we’ve got to go out there and we’ve got to put on the best show — which is easy to do on a tour like this because we’re having a lot of fun.”
AVENGED SEVENFOLD will reissue its breakthrough second album, “Waking The Fallen”, in a new special edition on August 26 that will include 11 never-before-heard songs, a 30-minute documentary and more.