Zacky Vengeance is the rhythm guitarist and a founder member of the hardcore metal band Avenged Sevenfold, and is from Huntington Beach California. Zacky Vengeance, real name Zachary James Baker, he born in 1981 in Huntington Beach California. He started learning the guitar aged thirteen after getting a guitar for his birthday. Zacky Vengeance formed Avenged Sevenfold in 1999 along with singer M Shadows and drummer James Sullivan known as The Rev. All band members were still at high school at the time. The band released their first album in 1999 and have gone on to release further albums and achieve success in the world of New Wave American heavy metal.