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Zacky Vengeance Comments On Mike Portnoy Recording Drums On New Avenged Sevenfold Album

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Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy recently finished recording the drum tracks for the upcoming Avenged Sevenfold album. Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance issued the following statement about the drum recording:

"Finished tracking drums with MP. They sound fucking amazing. Jimmy will be proud. Jimmy's also smiling knowing that Mike Portnoy has a deathbat forever tattooed on him. To show Mike that A7X is deeper then just a band I got one to match his. Jimmy would have done the same. Mike realized that our fans and friends are considered family. Being an A7X fan isn’t always easy because it means you’re not only gonna laugh with us, but cry with us and defend us on occasion. If you’re part of the family it's for life. Shads dedicated his right hand to our brother, without hesitation. I believe what we all share together is magical and wouldn't have it any other way...Ill try my best to keep you updated from the studio."

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7 Comments on "Zacky Vengeance Comments On Drum Recording"

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1. evilfatguy writes:

Hahaha Porntoy.. That made me "lol".

# Feb 24, 2010 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. your idol writes:

holy crap, zacky vengeance is such a gay name.

# Feb 24, 2010 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. crazy a7x fan writes:

zacky vengeance isnt a gay name .... im not ok with the whole new drummer ... but for the band i guess ill see what happens when i listen to the new album ... hope mike portnoy is like james good luck to the band

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. tokenchoke420 writes:

Yeah it's gay as hell-- almost as gay as Shadows.

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. craazyguy writes:

yea bout as gay as you ass-holes and MP in going to be rocking this sh**. but im really curious to see what they do for a new drummer cause MP isnt taking the Rev's place for good, just for studio. this new album is going to be sick

# Mar 14, 2010 @ 12:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. xDecapitation writes:

#3

I'm a fan of Avenged (one of the few on this site lol) and Mike Portnoy is one of the best drummers in music right now, and you "aren't ok with that" ?

I was surprised and depressed when the Rev died too man, but Portnoy is doing an honourable thing replacing him, and I honestly don't think there could be a better drummer for A7X.

Check his stuff out at least before not accepting him if you actually knew anything about him I'm sure you would actually be pretty pumped.

# Mar 14, 2010 @ 1:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Donovan Shea writes:

Mike Portnoy was one of The Rev's favorite drummers, and he would have wanted this, so anyone who is not "ok" with portnoy should know that if Rev could have any choice, it would have been him.

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 3:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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