Avenged Sevenfold to take a break
(rockaaA) Avenged Sevenfold singer M Shadows has revealed the band are plotting a well-earned breather after their wrap up their touring cycle for current album ‘Nightmare’ and he says the length of break and whether they will do any writing in that time is up in the air.
In a chat with Billboard.com the frontman also praised the impact of recent recruit Arin Ilejay on drums and insisted the 23-year-old, who follows on from Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy who took over after the tragic passing of original drummer Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan, is ‘their guy.’ Shadows said:
"Ilejay is great. He’s 23 now, and the first show he played was in front of 16,000 people, and from there we went to Rock Am Ring, 80 or 90,000 people in Germany. As far as personality and his playing, he’s our guy, but we haven’t been able to write a record with him yet."