29 December, 2009

James Owen Sullivan a.k.a The Rev

To all Avenged Sevenfold fans out there, this is truly a tragic moment as the bands key person, James Owen Sullivan or better known as The Rev(The Reverend Tholomew Plague) who is a drummer, songwriter as well as the backup vocals was found dead yesterday (28th December 2009) in his home in Huntington Beach, California leaving behind his wife Leanna MacFadden.
His death is said to be of natural causes.

The Reverend Tholomew Plague

Born on February 10th 1981, he was only 28 years old. Not only has he left behind his wife, Leanna MacFadden but his band members of Avenged Sevenfold which include :

Lead Singer - Matt Shadows

Lead Guitarist - Synyster Gates

Rhythm Guitarist - Zacky Vengeance

Bassist - Johnny Christ

Trust me, they are very nice people and they are not like what they look like. The Rev was one of the greatest drummers I have ever seen and heard. I wish, really wish that I could have at least seen him and the band in action live at least once in my lifetime but now there is no chance. He is also an amazing songwriter. He wrote "A Little Piece of Heaven" mostly by himself with a little help from his band mates. He also played the piano for that song and while playing drums, sang backup vocals for it. Songs played by Avenged Sevenfold are more than just hard rock music, it is the lyrics, the message within the message. It's goes deeper than just what you see. The composition of songs. The arrangement of songs. Listen closely to the instruments being played. It's the technicality that makes them special. Especially with The Rev there, songs like "Afterlife", "Beast and The Harlot", "Bat Country", "A Little Piece of Heaven", "Dear God", "M.I.A", "Seize The Day", "Scream", were all made possible because of him and his lyrics, backup vocals and drums.

He was the God of drummers.

Indeed, the music world and Avenged Sevenfold has lost one of its most talented and greatest drummer of this time.

James Owen Sullivan a.k.a The Rev

May you rest in peace.

You're an inspiration to all musicians


NanaKing.BananaBoatMan said...

beautiful post u said, thers no chance to see them perform live now, and tat is just fucking sad..may u rest in peace..James Owen Sullivan