Merch Tags

What is an NFC tag and the blockchain?

An NFC tag is a small tag attached to certain merchandise items that bridges physical items (such as shirts, vinyl records, etc.) into the digital world. It doubles as a way of authenticating merchandise and validates that you own it. This is all tracked using the blockchain. Blockchain technology isn’t as scary as some people make it out to be, it’s simply a way of recording transactions and assets, and is 100% immutable.

Remember that things in the Avenged Sevenfold ecosystem are a beta, and NFC tags are part of that. NFC tags and the points they provide are not meant to change your spending habits.

How do I set up a MetaMask wallet and keep it safe?

For instructions on how to set up a MetaMask and keep your wallet safe please click here.

What does scanning one of these tags get you?

Scanning an NFC tag comes with a number of benefits!

  • Proof of purchase and authentication
  • Dynamic and exclusive content from the band (examples include BTS of Game Over and photos from their Madison Square Garden show)
  • Access to giveaways and competitions (like the chance to win meet and greets for life, more info can be found in the official Avenged Sevenfold Discord)
  • Credit towards our free rewards program

What do I need to scan?

You’ll need a digital wallet (MetaMask recommended) and the Berify app. To set up a MetaMask wallet on PC follow the steps in this video:

How to set up MetaMask on PC

To set up MetaMask on a mobile device

  • Step 1: Download the MetaMask app (has an orange fox icon)
  • Step 2: Select “Create new wallet” and follow the steps within the app. Make sure to write down your secret recovery phrase in order and NEVER share it.
  • Step 3: Make sure to view this video about web3 safety. In general, it is better to be safe than sorry. Don’t click on any links you don’t trust or click on anything sent to you that you don’t recognize.

What is Berify?

Berify is the company behind the tags and their technology! They aim to bridge physical to digital, authenticate products, and create a unique experience between creators and their fans. They have an app which is used to scan these tags.

Download for iOS here
Download for Android here

Where are the tags and what do they look like?

For apparel, the tags are typically on the bottom of the item, for CDs and vinyl they are small stickers that say “scan here.” Items purchased on A7X World will have a note in the description to indicate if the item is tagged or not. (Only vinyl, excluding standard edition, from A7X World will have the NFC tag. All CDs and Cassettes in the US will have an NFC tag. All CDs in Canada will have an NFC tag.)

How do I scan a tag?

  • Step 1: Download the Berify app and follow the steps to sign up (gmail email address recommended)
  • Step 2: Download and setup a MetaMask* wallet
  • Step 3: Open Berify and hold your device up to the tag
  • Step 4: Click show NFT, redeem the NFT, and select MetaMask*
  • Step 5: This will open your wallet, immediately return to the Berify app and click to transfer the Berify token to your wallet

Video Walkthrough of How to Scan

*Other wallets will work

My tag isn’t scanning

This could be caused by a couple things. See the list below to check if your issue falls under one of these categories.

  • If you’re using an android device make sure NFC scanning is enabled
  • Take your phone case off if Berify is timing out
  • Try holding different parts of your phone up to the tag
  • Make sure Berify is updated

If none of these solve the problem, please reach out in Discord

My tag scanned but nothing came up

This could mean that the item wasn’t ready to be scanned yet. Please scan again periodically and the item should eventually be uploaded. The images below are examples of what the app could look like when an item isn’t ready to be scanned.

I scanned my tag but can’t see it in my wallet

Don’t worry, this is normal. There are a couple ways to see your Berify Token, and the steps are listed below. To check if you redeemed, OpenSea is the easiest way to do this. OpenSea is a marketplace where you can buy, sell, and manage NFTs. Remember the token lives in your wallet, not or OpenSea. Additionally, the token will not appear on; Things like POAs, TicketPass,and DeathBats will show up there.

Checking your hidden folder on OpenSea (easiest method):

On Mobile
  • Step 1: Open your wallet’s built in browser
  • Step 2: Navigate to
  • Step 3: Select the 3 lines in the upper left hand corner and select “account”
  • Step 4: Select “profile” and slide left on the bar that says “Collected” & “Offers”
  • Step 5: Tap “more” then “hidden” (Do not click on anything in this folder that you do not recognize)
  • Step 6: Identify the Berify token (it will say Berify)
  • Step 7 (optional): Double tap the 3 lines on the bottom of the token preview and select “Unhide”
  • Step 1: Make sure you have your wallet’s browser extension installed
  • Step 2: Navigate to
  • Step 3: Connect your wallet (top right corner)
  • Step 4: Hover over the circular icon in the top right corner (where your profile picture is) until the dropdown menu appears, then select “profile”
  • Step 5: Select “more” then “hidden” (Do not click on anything in this folder that you do not recognize)
  • Step 6: Identify the Berify token (it will say Berify)
  • Step 7 (optional): Click on the 3 dots on the bottom right of the token preview then select “unhide”

Switching Ethereum and matic

On Mobile
  • Step 1: (if you’re in the browser) Click on your profile icon in the upper righthand corner
  • Step 2: Click the dropdown menu
  • Step 3: Select your desired network (Polygon Mainnet or Ethereum Mainnet for A7X related tokens)
  • * If you do not see the network you are trying to use, you may need to select “Add Network”
    On Computer
    • Step 1: Expand your wallet’s extension
    • Step 2: Click in the upper lefthand corner
    • Step 3: Select your desired network (Polygon Mainnet or Ethereum Mainnet for A7X related tokens)