Avenged Sevenfold issued a statement yesterday.
"We want our fans to know that with Jimmy always in our hearts, our trip to the official recording will begin. Jimmy left this world by delivering an amazing gift and now it becomes our duty to make sure the gift is for to come to our fans.
"We invite Jimmy's favorite drummer, Mike Portnoy to play in the name of Jimmy in this record, Mike says that it is an honor and no doubt this is what Jimmy wanted. This is really exciting for us, because Mike is one of the best drummer in the world.an honor to fill the position Rev.
"Although there will never be the same without Jimmy's on our side, but the essence of Jimmy will live in our hearts and through the music which he has created with us. He was a legend before the success we've achieved, and we were really happy to do this for Jimmy and our fans.
Avenged Sevenfold "
To complete their new album, the A7X is recruiting Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, drummer Jimmy Sullivan favorites as mentioned above.
Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan died on December 28, 2009 and obtained toxicology report is not convincing. immy was laid to rest in this grave on January 6, 2010, with more than 600 guests including Lostprophets and Brian Haner Sr.