Photos: Avenged Sevenfold at Orion Music + More 2012

This past weekend marked the historic, inaugural Orion Music + More festival, which took place at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

On Sunday night, Avenged Sevenfold capped off the action of the festival's Fuel stage with a fiery set of hit after hit. While drawing a slot right before Metallica wasn't exactly ideal this past weekend (Just ask Arctic Monkeys), Avenged managed to draw perhaps the second-largest crowds behind the festival's hosts, thanks in part to their trademark, energetic stage show — not to mention enough fireworks for a small 4th of July celebration.

You can read a full recap of the weekend's festivities here and check out a gallery of A7X's action-packed set at Orion below.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.