Avenged Sevenfold Reveals New Drummer Arin Ilejay
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California alternative metal act Avenged Sevenfold has revealed the new drummer who is taking over for Mike Portnoy, who recently left the band. Arin Ilejay of the Christian metalcore group Confide will be taking over the band's drumming duties for its upcoming touring commitments. No official statement has been made on whether Arin Ilejay will become the band's permanent drummer but Avenged Sevenfold offered the following comments:
"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 longtime 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."
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