M Shadows
M Shadows
Real Name/Full Name Matthew Charles Sanders
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: M. Shadows
Birth Place: Fountain Valley, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 31 July 1981
Age/How Old (at the time of death): 42 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimeters – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 92kg
In Pounds – 202.8 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – Gary Sanders
Mother – Kim Sanders
Siblings: Yes (Amy)
School: Huntington Beach High High School
College: N/A
Religion: Roman Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Valary DiBenedetto (m. 2009)
Kids/Children Name: Yes (River Sanders, Cash Sanders)
Profession: Singer, songwriter, and musician
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Matthew Charles Sanders is a singer, songwriter, and musician based in America. He is most recognized by his stage name, “M Shadows.” He leads the band “Avenged Sevenfold,” with his vocals accompaniment. Avenged Sevenfold was formed when he was in middle school with his friends. This American band focuses on the heavy metal genre and even tries to give it a classical touch. It is because the band members fancy classical sound that has been introduced earlier by Metallica and Megadeth. Ultimate guitar website has voted Matt the third Most Modern Frontmen.

Well, how well do you know about M. Shadows? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about M. Shadows’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about M. Shadows to date.

Biography and Early Life

M Shadows took birth in Huntington Beach in California on July 31, 1981, to Gary and Kim Sanders. He has a younger sibling Amy Sanders who plays basketball professionally.

Shadows got interested in music at a young age and started his inclination towards music with piano and guitar while being at school. Guns N Roses became his favorite music artist after he listened to several rock and punk bands. He drew inspiration from them after he heard the recording “Appetite for destruction.”

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is M. Shadows in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, M. Shadows’s age is 42 years old as of today’s date 22nd May 2024 having been born on 31 July 1981. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 202.8 lbs in Pound and 92kg in Kilograms.


M Shadows schooled at the “Huntington Beach High School.” This school had expelled him several times due to infringement of the school laws using violence. At his school, John was a part of a band called “Successful Failure.” After that, he joined or instead created the “Avenged Sevenfold” with his school friends.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

M Shadows With Wife Valary DiBenedetto
M Shadows With Wife Valary DiBenedetto

Shadows have his origins in both Ireland and Italy, and he is a Roman Catholic follower. His two year younger sister, Amy sandal, is a basketball player at WNBA.

Shadows had a relationship with the actress-cum-model Valary DiBenedetto a long time before they got married on October 17, 2009. They have been exchanging romantic portions since class 6. They have two children together, of which both are sons, namely River Sanders, who took birth on July 4, 2012, and Cash Sanders, who took birth on August 15, 2014. Interestingly, Shadows’ mate from the band Synyster Gates tied the knot with Valary’s twin sister making the band-mate official brothers-in-law.

Shadows were also active during the “Black Lives Matter” protest held in June 2020. He published an article in Revolver declaring his support for the movement. In the piece, he urges his communities to reach out and show compassion.

Is M Shadows Gay?

No, not at all; M Shadows is not gay. He is a straight person. He has married Valary, with whom he had a relationship since grade 6, and has two sons, namely River and Cash. Thus, this fact directly proves that he is a heterosexual, like 93% percent of the world’s men population.

Professional Career

M Shadows has been inclined towards music ever since he was a high school student. In high school, he was a band’s part called “Successful Failure.” Soon enough, he created his band called “Avenged Sevenfold” with his school friends Zacky, Matt, and The Rev.

His first recorded album was “Sounding the Seventh Trumpet,” made in collaboration with his band while he was a high school studying teenager. After that, the album had to be re-recorded with a new guitarist to be rereleased. This time the album got likes from his critics and was taken well by the listeners.

His second album was “Waking the Fallen,” which made Warner Bros. Records sign in a deal with the band.

His third album was “The City of Evil”, which made him receive some specialized vocal training and the record getting an instant commercial success. The album reached the 30th position in the billboard, thereby propelling M. Shadows and his band to be recognized globally.

Later on, Shadows made four new albums again; the latest is “The Stage”, released in 2016.

M also has been a guest singer in many other bands and solo artists.

Awards and achievements

Owing to his talents and skills, Shadows has been awarded many times. Some of them include “Greatest modern Frontman” and “lead singer” by “UltimateGuitar,” MTV music award called “Best New Artist” in 2006, “Golden God’s Best Vocalist Award” for the record “Nightmare” in 2011, several “Golden God Awards,” “Kerrang Awards.” Lastly, he was also nominated for the most prestigious “Grammy Award” in 2018 for “Stage.”

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of M Shadows in May 2024

M Shadows Net Worth
M Shadows Net Worth

As of 2024, he is believed to have a net worth of $25 million. He has amassed such fabulous wealth through strong determination and hard work while selling albums and making guest appearances.

His other sources of wealth include the albums “City Of Evil,” “Nightmare”, and “Hail to the Kings.”

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  1. He was rumored to have lost his ability to shout
  2. because of his throat surgery back in 2003,
  3. but he falsified that the rumors are incorrect.

Matt Shadow is one of the most influential musicians in America. He has worked his way up to achieve his goals. But that never came easy to him. With patience and enough time, he has been able to improvise on his vocal quality and music. After appearing in the “Stage”, his fame gives ordinary people a jolt of confidence that they can achieve anything in this materialistic world with the help of skills.


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