waauw, first time i heard that i feel so sad and can't stop crying. i love avenged sevenfold is just matthew, synyster, johnny, the rev and zacky. but after, the rev passed away, he was changed by cobus potgieter. and i wiped my tears and go on youtube.
wow, amazing! he's cool, handsome, charismatic, calm, and good improvisation in drumming. he could play anything he want. there's many songs he covered it with drum. check this out! http://www.youtube.com/user/deedlebag. this will help you to know who is cobus potgieter.
he's from south africa, 23th years old. hmm, very young than other a7x's player. >_<. he's famous on youtube. he said on youtube that:
I am NOT a "professional" drummer of any kind, i've been playing since middle 2002 (a bit more than 7 years), I've never had any lessons (other than listening to music and watching drumming video's) i am just a guy that LOVES drumming and all things rhythm. i have an insane admiration and respect for the craft that is drumming and i have a never-ending desire to be the best i can possibly be. I dont play drums or practice because I have to, I play because I can't help it..
I recently got sponsored due to these drum video's and the hits they get, but that changes nothing :) Still not getting paid, still loving every second of it. Fo shizzle.
Also, there has been some confusion over this, so i'd just like to clarify; Each and every one of my video's are totally independently produced by only me. I borrow all the cameras and lighting equipment, and because I have been blessed with sponsorships i now have my own recording equipment. Friends help me out from time to time, as an example Niklas designed the Space Graphic used on the website and in the Hybrid Series. I record, mix, direct, perform and edit every single drum stroke in every single frame you see :)
haha, i love your style, i love your way. you make me astonished, you make me stunned. oooh my god, you're so coooool. i like youu.
and remember to check this! hope you like it :)