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Heavy metal group Avenged Sevenfold to rock Musikfest

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Avenged Sevenfold will bring Musikfest to a rocking close when it brings its heavy metal sound to Bethlehem August 11.

The chart-topping band was founded in 1999 in Huntington Beach, Calif., and has since sold more than eight million albums around teh world.

The group's 2010 album "Nightmare" produced such hits as "Bat Country," "Beast and the Harlot," "Nightmare," and "Almost Easy."

Its most recent single is "Carry On," featured on the video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops II."

The band is currently working on a new album, due out later this year.

Avenged Sevenfold's headlining concert will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the show are $49 and $59 and will go on sale to ArtsQuest members Wednesday at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m.

Tickets are available at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.

Other headliners to the Sands Steel Stage for the 30th edition of Musikfest include: Ke$ha, Styx & Foreigner, Skillet with Thousand Foot Krutch, OneRepublic, Darius Rucker, Carly Rae Jepsen, Peter Frampton & B.B. King,

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