M. Shadows is the front man and founding member of the American band group Avenged Sevenfold. Apart from singing and playing guitar for his heavy metal band, Shadows has also appeared in a number of other artist’s solo songs and albums. Here is a quick summary of M. Shadows net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
M. Shadows Early Life
M. Shadows was born as Matthew Charles Sanders on 31st July 1981 in California, USA. His parents are Gary and Kim Sanders. He has a younger sister Amy Sanders who is a professional basketball player.
Shadows had a musical inclination from a young age and learned to play piano and guitar when in school. He would listen to various rock bands and became a fan of the metal band Guns N Roses.
Shadows completed his high school education from Huntington Beach High school. He was part of a band in his school called Successful Failure. Later on, he formed his own band Avenged Sevenfold with his school friends.
M. Shadows also contributed in other bands as a singer and made various guest appearances.
M. Shadows married Valarie DiBennedetto in 2009. The couple has two kids.
M. Shadows Career, Awards & Achievements
M. Shadows started his musical career while he was studying in high school. He first became a part of the band Successful failure. Later on he started his own band Avenged Sevenfold with his school mates Zacky Vengeance, Matt Wendt and The Rev.
M. Shadows recorded his first album “Sounding the Seventh Trumpet” with his band when he was still in his teens and studying in high school. Later on the album was re-recorded with a new guitarist and again released. This time the album was received well and was praised by critics.
Shadows recorded a second album with the band called “Waking the fallen”, after which the band was signed in by a big production house, Warner Bros. Records.
For the third Album “City of Evil” M. Shadows received special vocal training, and the album became an instant commercial success. The album debuted at number 30 on the billboard and propelled M. Shadows and his band to international fame.
After this M. Shadows recorded four more albums with his band with the latest being “The Stage” released in 2016.
Other than recording for his band, M. Shadows has also made guest appearances on various other albums by other bands and solo artists.
Awards & Achievements
M. Shadows has received world-wide recognition as the front man and lead singer of the band Avenged Sevenfold. He was named one of the greatest modern front men in 2017 by Ultimate Guitar, the largest online guitarist community.
He has also received various other music awards along with his other band members. As a band they won the MTV music awards “Best New Artist” in 2006.
M. Shadows also received the Golden God’s Best Vocalist award in 2011 for the album Nigthmare.
The band have won various Golden God awards, Kerrang awards and were even nominated for the prestigious Grammy Award in 2018 for their latest album The Stage.
Net Worth of M. Shadows
M. Shadows has earned a net worth of nearly $25 million through his musical career.
He has earned money through the sale of the albums he had recorded with his band and by making guest appearance in other bands.
His album City of Evil with Avenged Sevenfold was certified platinum and sold more than 2,000,000 copies world-wide. Their albums Nightmare and Hail to the Kings released in 2010 and 2013 respectively were certified gold.
M. Shadows has turned his passion for music into a rewarding career through sheer hard work and dedication. With time he has improved his vocal quality and improvised in order to create better music. All his efforts have paid off, and he is now recognised as one of the finest vocalists of all times.