EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have parted ways with keyboardist Ben Smith."[Ben] informed the band a couple of weeks ago that he needed to straighten things out in his life and he was unable to give 110% to the band," the group write on their web site. "Everyone wishes Ben the best in his future. The band and Ben are still friends and talk on an almost daily basis. His replacement at this time is longtime friend to the band Pete Truax. He already knows the entire 'Ashes To Embers' album and he has been jamming with the band on some new songs and his input is amazing. EYES OF FIRE are now stronger than ever!!!!" EYES OF FIRE's full-length debut, "Ashes To Embers", is scheduled for release on March 23 through Century Media Records. The band's music is being described in an official press release as "a potent mix of ambient noise and thrash layered with a bottom-end so heavy it rattles the lungs." EYES OF FIRE's next live performance will take place on April 28 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. Also appearing on the bill will be SWARM OF THE LOTUS, RADIATION 4 and ANUBIS RISING.
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