Southern California’s AVENGED SEVENFOLD recently filmed a video for the song “So Far Away” with Wayne Isham, who has previously directed videos for such established artists as METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SIMPLE PLAN, PANTERA, ‘N SYNC, SHANIA TWAIN, GODSMACK, BRITNEY SPEARS, LEONA LEWIS, PINK FLOYD, SHERYL CROW, JOSS STONE, MADONNA, AVRIL LAVIGNE, DEF LEPPARD and BON JOVI.
Isham previously helmed AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s video for “Nightmare” (see below), the title track of the band’s 2010 album, which came out last summer and was AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s first No. 1 record.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD is currently taking part in the headlining “Welcome To The Family Tour” with support from THREE DAYS GRACE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and SEVENDUST.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD kicked off the “Nightmare After Christmas” tour on January 20 in Reading, Pennsylvania. The show marked AVENGED‘s live debut with Arin Ilejay, formerly the drummer for Los Angeles-based Christian rock group CONFIDE, who is sitting behind the kit for all of AVENGED‘s upcoming tour dates.
The relatively unknown Ilejay is the second drummer to play with AVENGED SEVENFOLD following the December 2009 death of original drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan. The band recruited ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy to play on its latest album, “Nightmare”, and all its 2010 tour dates before dismissing him at the end of the year.
Ilejay played on CONFIDE‘s 2008 debut album, “Shout The Truth”, and appeared on tour with the group.
Sullivan was found dead in his Huntington Beach, California home at the age of 28. His death was attributed to a lethal combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.