Looks like the guys in A7X will have Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy play on their upcoming album. Avenged drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, who died in late December, was a huge fan and greatly influenced by Portnoy.
The band stated: “It’s comforting to us that someone like Mike, who is undoubtedly revered as one of the best drummers in the world, held such respect and adoration for the Rev’s abilities.”
Whether or not the band will tour with Portnoy or conduct a search for a new
drummer is unknown. This will be the first album since 2007’s self-titled effort