NewsJuly 23, 2015 1:23 PM ET9,259 views

Avenged Sevenfold fires drummer

Huntington Beach, California rock/metal band Avenged Sevenfold has announced the departure of drummer Arin Ilejay, who started working with the group in 2011, and officially joined in 2013. The band has issued the following statement:
"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."

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