Avenged Sevenfold have wound up the recording for their new album – their first without the drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan.
Guitarist Zacky Vengeance posted the following on the group's Twitter on Saturday:
"Tracking is complete. There are no words that will ever describe the feeling of listening to this album while driving home alone at 4am - ZV"
Having drafted in the very capable Mike Portnoy (of Dream Theater fame) to handle drum duties the band have been in the studio recording their fifth full-length since February.
As one of the main songwriters of the group, much of the album's material was written by Sullivan.