A surprising statement coming from Avenged Sevenfold, through their official accounts, A7X kick their drummer Arin Ilejay.

Permanent members of A7X proud of Arin performance. However, they have other plans for future music career.

Avenged Sevenfold will provide a new variation. They are also very appreciative fans in the world for their support during their career and for the future.

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

Huntington Beach’s metalcore is again ‘moving forward’ whitout drummer. Previously, Arin Ilejay position filled Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater drummer), and you know, the original drummer was The Rev who died on December 28, 2009.

Many fans surprised about the news, they consider Arin is excellent drummer. But not a few fans agree, they should do what they need to do. Fans hope they keep working.