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Avenged Sevenfold finish tracking new album

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.

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.