Hier könnt ihr lesen, was Portnoy geschrieben hat:
"Just finished my drum tracks for the Avenged Sevenfold album...what an amazing and emotional experience! Me and Zacky (Vengeance - guitar) celebrated by getting matching Death Bat tats here in the studio.
I must thank the amazing A7X fans for being so open and welcoming to me. I was fearing them being very defensive over The Rev's drum throne but they've all been so supportive, open-minded, understanding and excited by the news...it is a huge relief to me and the guys!
What an awesome family spirit these guys have...lotsa love! Shadows (vocals), Gates (guitar), Zacky and Johnny (Christ - bass) are now my brothers for life. Hopefully this won't be the last time I play with them.
And oh yeah, the album is gonna be incredible! The Rev is absolutely looking down with a big-ass smile on his face!"