When asked who's carrying the torch for the next generation of guitar players, Zakk Wylde singled out Avenged Sevenfold's lead guitarist Synyster Gates and rhythm guitarist Zacky Vengeance. As far as endorsements go, it doesn't get much better than that.
As one of A7X's founding members, Vengeance has experienced the band from it's humble beginnings to being one of the best live bands out today with one of the best stage setups to boot. With fans chomping at the bit for a follow-up to their 2013 number one album Hail To The King, it's pretty safe to say that another number one is in the band's future.
Plus, he's a lefty. Who doesn't love a lefty?
Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold at the 2004 Vans Warped Tour - Kansas City.
Zacky Vengeance at the 2005 Vans Warped Tour - Randall's Island.
Zacky Vengeance at the Global Gathering Music Festival 2006.
Zacky Vengeance performs in support of the bands self titled release at the Warfield on December 10, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
Zacky Vengeance performs on stage on the second day of Sonisphere at Knebworth House on August 2, 2009 in Stevenage, England.
Zacky Vengeance performs on stage at Hammersmith Apollo on October 30, 2010 in London, England.
Zacky Vengeance performs as part of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Featival at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on October 13, 2011 in Wheatland, California.
Zacky Vengeance performs during the Hail to the King Tour at Joe Louis Arena on October 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.