Thursday, July 23, 2015

Avenged Sevenfold parts ways with drummer Arin Ilejay


Avenged Sevenfold parted ways with drummer Arin Ilejay, below the message from the band.


We are writing this to inform you all that we will be moving forward without Arin IIejay as our drummer. Arin has been nothing but a positive energy and monster drummer for us over the past 4 years. We love the guy and always will. We are and will always be grateful to him for helping us to move forward through some very dark times. Creatively though, we felt we needed to move in a different direction. While we can’t say more at this time, we are excited for the future and looking forward to sharing our plans soon with the greatest fans in the world. As always we appreciate your understanding and unwavering support.

Arin Ilejay, a former member of Confide, joined Avenged Sevenfold in early 2011 as the replacement for James "The Rev" Sullivan, who died in December 2009.