M. Shadows is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as lead singer of the heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. He is also a founding member of the band. Avenged Sevenfold is known for its diverse rock sound and dramatic imagery in album covers and merchandise. The other members of the band are rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Zacky Vengeance, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Synyster Gates, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny Christ, and drummer Brooks Wackerman. Born Matthew Charles Sanders on July 31, 1981 in Huntington Beach, California, to Kim and Gary Sanders, he has a younger sister, Amy Marie. He was educated at Huntington Beach High School. He has been married to Valary Sanders since October 17, 2009. They have two sons together.
M. Shadows Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 31 July 1981
Birth Place: Huntington Beach, California, USA
Birth Name: Matthew Charles Sanders
Nicknames: MM Shadows, Matt, Shads
Also known as: Matt Shadows
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Religion: Roman Catholic
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Green
Sexual Orientation: Straight
M. Shadows Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 165 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 75 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 1″
Height in Meters: 1.85 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Shoe Size: N/A
M. Shadows Family Details:
Father: Gary Sanders
Mother: Kim Sanders
Spouse: Valary DiBenedetto (m. 2009)
Children: River Sanders (Son), Cash Sanders (Son)
Siblings: Amy Marie (Younger Sister)
M. Shadows Education:
Huntington Beach High School
Years Active: 1999–present
Genres: Heavy metal, Hard rock, Metalcore
Instruments: Vocals, Keyboards, Piano, Huitar, Organ, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Clarinet
Labels: Capitol, Warner Bros., Good Life Recordings, Hopeless
Music Group: Avenged Sevenfold (Since 1999), Successful Failure
M. Shadows Facts:
*He was born in Huntington Beach, California, USA as Matthew Charles Sanders.
*In 1999, he formed Avenged Sevenfold, along with middle school friends Zacky Vengeance, Matt Wendt, and The Rev.
*He was ranked #3 in the list of Top 25 Greatest Modern Frontmen by Ultimate Guitar in 2017.
*He was influenced by the music and fashion of Ozzy Osbourne.
*He used to play the piano before he began to sing in his first band, “Successful Failure”.
*He was featured on a song by The Dirty Heads.