Wackerman Joins Avenged Sevenfold

Former Bad Religion and Tenacious D drummer Brooks Wackerman has joined the popular rock band Avenged Sevenfold, known for hits like “Almost Easy” and “Nightmare,”

Wackerman also played with Blink-182, Mass Mental with Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, Infectious Grooves and Korn.

A7X’s original drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan passed away in 2009.

“Jimmy and I always had a mutual respect for each other’s drumming styles,” Wackerman said in a press release. “He was always amazing and innovative, and it’s an honor to play his parts live. I look forward to recording this new record with A7X, a band that I’ve always respected for their creativity and diversity in sound.”

Wackerman first met the group in 2004 at the Vans Warped Tour music festival.

The announcement was made by Wackerman and M. Shadows — the group’s singer — on pro-wrestler and musician Chris Jericho’s podcast, “Talk is Jericho,” last week. Listen to it here.

Avenged Sevenfold has a ton of best-selling albums. Their music has been featured in “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” and in “Black Ops Zombies.” They released their own role-playing game, “Hail to the King: Deathbat,” which also features their music.

Three of the group’s tracks are also playable in “Guitar Hero Live.”

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