The Safety Fire have announced on on Facebook that bass player Lori Peri has decided to leave the band. Lori writes: "Hi everyone, Lori here, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce that I have left The Safety Fire. [...] It has been the most amazing experience of my life, but everything must come to an end, and this was the right time for me to take a different path. I wish the rest of the boys in TSF the best of luck and I can't wait to hear what they have in store for their next record."
The organisers of Euroblast festival have announced SikTh as the first headliner of this year's edition, which will take place in Cologne, Germany on October 2nd - 4th. They have also announced a string of other confirmed appearances, including The Safety Fire, Leprous, Agent Fresco, The Algorithm and Circle of Contempt. View the full line-up so far on the poster below.
The organisers of UK Tech Metal Fest have announced the first 22 names for the 2014 edition, which will take place at the Newark Showground in Nottingamshire, UK on July 10th - 14th. View the festival poster and the lineup so far below.