Savannah, Georgia-based quartet BARONESS has parted ways with guitarist Brian Blickle and has replaced him with Peter Adams of VALKYRIE.
Commented drummer Allen Blickle: "[Peter] is a longtime friend of the band and we are very excited to have him on our side. Peter is quite the talent. An all-around great musician.
He added, "Brian played his last show with us at Hovefestivalen [held late June on the island of Tromøy, just outside the city of Arendal] in Norway, which was a great last performance. He has decided to go back to school and pursue a career in law. We are very happy for him and know he will be very successful in his future endeavors. As a band member and brother, I will dearly miss having him on tour."