Avenged Sevenfold announced they are parting ways with drummer Arin Ilejay who joined

the band in 2011 and participated in the recording of the recent album “Hail To The King”. “Arin  has been nothing but a positive energy and monster drummer for us over the past four 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”, was the band’s official announcement.