July 31, 1981 in Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Matthew Charles Sanders (born July 31, 1981 in Huntington Beach), better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician. Best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. Early days: M.Shadows began singing at an early age, but his interest in rock music grew as he became older and began to play the guitar. He links his early musical experience with the piano as a major factor in developing his skills with the guitar and his voice. He attended Robert J. Frank, where he played for a brief stint in a punk band named "Successful Failure".