Despite having recently released their debut album Ashes to Embers, EYES OF FIRE have announced that keyboardist Ben Smith has left the band. “He 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,” read a statement from the band. “Everyone wishes Ben the best in his future. The band and Ben are still friends and talk on an almost daily basis.” The band have brought in longtime friend Pete Truax as Ben’s replacement. The new lineup will make their live debut on April 28th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA with SWARM OF THE LOTUS, RADIATION 4, and ANUBIS RISING.