Californian heavy metal powerhouse Avenged Sevenfold have made a statement via their official website today that they have decided to part ways with drummer Arin Ilejay, who joined the band back in 2011 and featured on their latest LP, ‘Hail To The King’. You can read the statement below:
“Hello Everyone –
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.
With Love –
Matt, Zack, Brian, Johnny”
More news surrounding a replacement drummer will be confirmed over the coming months.