Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan left a big drum kit to fill after his tragic death in 2009 but hopefully the third time is the charm!

During an interview last week Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows announced that longtime Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman was now joinging the Avenged Sevenfold team.

Over the last few years there have been several attempts to replace 'The Rev'. First came drummer Mike Portnoy who was brought on to help finish out the bands fifth studio album Nightmare. Then came Arin Llejay who jumped on board in the middle of the bands touring. Llejay soon parted ways after the band said they needed something different.

Shadows tells Loudwire that the band had always been interested in Wackerman and even credits The Rev for actually introducing the band members to Wackerman’s playing. Shadows says some great things are in the work for the new album. To get more information on the transition and the bands plan for a new album check out the full interview with Shadows and Wackerman below.