Over the summer, Avenged Sevenfold parted ways with their most recent drummer Arin Ilejay, who began as a touring member with the band in 2011 and officially joined full-time in 2013.

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Now, in an official statement shared through their website, the band have revealed that a replacement member has been found, but their identity is being kept a secret. “While we appreciate the overwhelming interest and support we thought it would be the right thing to do to let everyone know that we already have someone,” the band write. “In fact, we have been working with this person for over a year now to make sure that it was a correct fit before making any sudden changes. When we have more to share we will be sure to do that.”



Do you think you know who the mystery member is? Leave us a comment with your thoughts!

It has been brought to our attention that a lot of videos have been posted online from some pretty amazing drummers who want to try out for Avenged Sevenfold. While we appreciate the overwhelming interest and support we thought it would be the right thing to do to let everyone know that we already have someone. In fact, we have been working with this person for over a year now to make sure that it was a correct fit before making any sudden changes. When we have more to share we will be sure to do that.