Rockers Avenged Sevenfold Have Parted Ways With Drummer Arin Ilejay.
The rock star has been with the band since 2011, when he replaced the late James Sullivan.
Announcing the split news in a statement, the band writes: "We are writing this to inform you all that we will be moving forward without Arin Ilejay as our drummer. 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."