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Avenged Sevenfold Releases Official Statement On The Departure Of Mike Portnoy

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Avenged Sevenfold has posted the following official statement online, in regards to the departue of Mike Portnoy from the group. The statement reads;

"For the past few months, we’ve been blessed with Mike Portnoy‘s talent and humanity. When Mike agreed to tour with us, it was only through the end of 2010. We always knew we’d need to find another solution for 2011 and beyond. And it’s time for us to take that next step.

"We know we are not ready to add another permanent member of Avenged Sevenfold. We don’t know if we will ever be. But if we do, it will only be with someone who is not only a brilliant drummer, but also someone we’ve gotten to know well on the road and off, and who you the fans have had a chance to get to know, and hopefully accept. In other words, in this family, we take these steps together, band and our extended fan family.

"We are lucky to be surrounded by so many friends, many of whom knew Jimmy very well personally, as well as our band and Jimmy‘s drumming talent and style. These friends have introduced us to several amazing drummers. We have decided to take one of them out starting in January. He will not be a member of a7x. He will be someone you and we are getting to know. Perhaps this drummer will be a fit. Perhaps not. One thing is for sure. Over time we will find someone who helps us continue our quest to make the music we love for the fans we love.

"Mike and the band agree that can’t be him. Why? Long before there was an Avenged Sevenfold, there were members of this band who looked up to Mike and, in Jimmy‘s case, learned a lot from watching Mike play. He is a brilliant writer, producer and of course drummer. Because of that, the world and we would always see it as Avenged Sevenfold with Mike Portnoy. We take a lot of pride in A7X being about something greater then any individuals. Its about the music, the fans and the friends and family we have as well as continuing our best friends legacy.

"Please give whoever we try your love and support….and the benefit of the doubt. They won’t be Jimmy. Who could be? But he will be himself, with his own special talents and creativity. And that’s all we could ever look for. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for everything you’ve done to love and support us.

A7X"

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Deathblooms's avatar

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1. Deathblooms writes:

"Because of that, the world and we would always see it as Avenged Sevenfold with Mike Portnoy.."

This is some of the worst logic to not hire a drummer I've ever heard. Portnoy was clearly interested and as said a million times, Jimmy's favorite drummer. Who the f*** do they possibly think Jimmy would most want to fill that slot?

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 5:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. kool_ambo writes:

f*** you!!!
i was thinking a real break up!!!
but that was planned......he supposed 2 be leave the band after 2010!!!

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 7:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. TheIronMan writes:

I agree with Deathblooms.

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 8:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

mike puts their dead drummer guy to shame and always would. after reading this it only shows how fkn retarded di(kloving cvmfold trully is.

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. hellrat writes:

ha! ....baby steps!

deathblooms, that 'logic' is thus: we Vaginal Fold fvcking twats realize that mikey porker is way too good for our teeny boi pop club, and therefore must replace him with a unknown, run of the mill, jimmy junior type who doesn't upstage the rest of us by his mere presence alone

see? it makes perfect sense :)

these fvcking pvssies

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. btbamfav20 writes:

HAHAHAHAHA OMFG!!!
When i saw this title, all i saw was "Avenged Sevenfold Releases Official Statement On The Departure", no "Of Mike Portnoy", so i jumped for a second thinking AVx broke up!
Only to my dismay they'd be telling people stupid sh** that no one cares about.
like how now they basically cant play cuz their drummer killed themselves... well the man that lives by the emo, dies like an emo LMOA

NP: Numbered Days - The Wretched End

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

So let me get this....they let him go because he was already such a established person on his own and they didn't want him to steal their thunder. That's what I got anyways...

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 4:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. option paralysis writes:

Joey Jordinson is a sellout loser so he should join them, it'd be a perfect fit

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. FullMetalSlug writes:

Exactamundo metalrapture cant say it better myself

# Dec 19, 2010 @ 12:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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