Avenged Sevenfold: ‘We Have A New Drummer’ [News]

Avenged Sevenfold have announced that they already have a new drummer, despite not saying anything for some time now.

As reported, the band parted ways with Arin Ilejay over two months ago after four years of jamming together, but it turned out that even at that point they had a backup musician who will now be added to the roster.

And for some reason, his name remains a secret.

The group decided to post the announcement after seeing many audition clips on the web, one of which was from a US soldier called Chris Hawkins .

The statement reads: “It has been brought to our attention that a lot of videos have been posted online from some pretty amazing drummers who want to try out for Avenged Sevenfold.

“While we appreciate the overwhelming interest and support we thought it would be the right thing to do to let everyone know that we already have someone.

“In fact, we have been working with this person for over a year now to make sure that it was a correct fit before making any sudden changes. When we have more to share we will be sure to do that.”

The boys added about Chris: “As for Mr. Chris Hawkins, you rule brother. We look forward to hearing about any future musical endeavors you may have. We appreciate the video and your service to our country. We will reach out and would love to meet with you when our paths cross next.”

You can check out Hawkins’ video below.

Source: Ultimate Guitar

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