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Escuela Grind Guitarist Tom Sifuentes Says He Is Being Replaced In The Band After Voicing His ‘Safety Concerns’


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Escuela Grind guitarist Tom Sifuentes announced earlier today, February 16th, that he will soon be ‘replaced’ in the band after voicing his concerns over ‘safety issues.’ According to Sifuentes his concerns did not sit well with his bandmates.

His statement reads as follows:

“These next two shows will be my last with Escuela Grind. I was informed I’m being replaced after bringing up some safety concerns. It was a fuckin honor exerting every ounce of energy I had for you, all those shows. I was gettin busy ngl! The greatest times though, above all else, was meeting all of you! My new friends. You all pulled me in and sold me on this life again after many years away from heavy music. Until next time you murfuggers! 🤘🏽😤🤘🏽”

While the band are known for rowdy performances (vocalist Katerina Economou suffered a neck injury at a show earlier this year), it would seem that that nature of Sifuentes‘ concerns were in relation to ear protection.

A follow-up comment made by Sifuentes to a user on his post offered a bit more explanation of his concern. It reads:

“I brought it up, and tried to address how the other members didn’t care my safety/hearing was jeopardized carelessly, and instead they wanted to make excuses for the other member. I was battled at every step for literally trying to not have it happen again. And in response, I was told I was whining and ‘killing the vibe’. Then was told, “we’re looking for a replacement anyways”. But that’s it. Nothing crazy no drama here, we prolly just don’t mesh. I’m stoked I got to play all these shows”

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