Avenged Sevenfold make a swoop for ex-Confide drummer Arin Ilejay

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 9:48 AM (PST)

Metalcore act Avenged Sevenfold have tapped ex-Confide drummer Arin Ilejay to be the long-term replacement for the post Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan and Mike Portnoy both held.

The band commented on the “signing,”

“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.”

Avenged Sevenfold released their latest album “Nightmare” on July 27th on Warner Bros Records

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