NewsAugust 6, 2021 1:44 PM ET5,758 views

Signs Of The Swarm fire guitarist Cory Smarsh amid allegations of abuse

Pittsburgh, PA deathcore group Signs Of The Swarm have ousted guitarist Cory Smarsh following allegations of physical abuse leveled by an ex-partner.

The band had the following to say regarding the situation:

"Due to circumstances that have been brought to our attention in the last hour, we have asked Cory Smarsh to step down from his role in Signs of the Swarm while he handles these deeply personal matters. We appreciate those who have reached out...

"Everything with the band is still moving forward as planned. We do not condone this behavior at all. This entire situation is still very fresh right now for us. Cory is not in the band any longer. We can not speak on his behalf on what his next steps are or anything. Thank you everyone for understanding."

For his part, Smarsh has issued his own statement detailing his actions and the attendant circumstances.


You may recall that original Signs Of The Swarm vocalist CJ McCreery was himself fired from Lorna Shore in 2019 due to accusations of sexual abuse.

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