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Mike Portney to drum it out with Avenged Sevenfold

Mike Portney to drum it out with Avenged Sevenfold. After the sad demise of James Sullivan late December, 2009, the bands drummer, many wondered how the other lads would move on. Well as news has it Mike Portney will be filling in James’s shoes and taking his place at the drum set.Mike Portney will be joining in on the Dream Theatre studio session to finish what the last drummer left unfinished. The band has released a statement through their website which places Mike Portney as the late drummers favourite artist, and the only man that the band claims James would have wanted to take his place.

Mike Portney: From Dream Theatre to Avenge Sevenfold

Portney has an impressive resume, he’s won over 23 different awards from the Modern Drummer Magazine. He’s known for his recorded performances and has been the best progressive rock drummer in 12 years straight. Mike Portney is a legend in his own rite and has even secured a place in the Rock Drummer Hall of Fame. Not only that, he is also number five on the Top 50 Drummers of all time list given forth by the Rhythm Magazine.

The album that is currently underway is being dedicated to the memory of James Sullivan.

James Sullivan

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