News•January 20, 2011 2:32 PM ET•6,386 views
Avenged Sevenfold recruits new drummer
In the wake of drummer Mike Portnoy's departure, Avenged Sevenfold has added ex-Confide drummer Arin Ilejay to their line-up (touring, for now). Here's the official word: "We recently asked several friends who knew Jimmy [Sullivan] and his style, and also knew our music and each of our personalities to suggest drummers to tour with us starting this year. Our long time 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."