Avenged Sevenfold announce new drummer

Avenged Sevenfold have revealed the identity of their new drummer. Meet Arin Ilejay.

Ilejay is the former drummer of L.A. metal band, . He now replaces Mike Portnoy as the man behind the kit for A7X. The band posted the announcement at their official website and it said the following:

We recently asked several friends who knew Jimmy and his style, and also knew our music and each of our personalities to suggest drummers to tour with us starting this year. Our long time studio drum tech, Mike Fasano, recommended Arin Ilejay. We’ve rehearsed with Arin and have been impressed with his technical skills, attitude and work ethic. We’re very excited to tour with Arin and hope all of you will give him the warm welcome to the family we have.

Good to know that the band went to some of The Rev’s friends before making a decision. You’ll get to see Ilejay on the road with A7X during their Nightmare After Christmas tour. All the dates can be seen at their .

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