So a bit of bad news. I’ve been hotly anticipating The Safety Fire‘s debut full-length Grind The Ocean ever since the incredibly catchy and not in the least bit suggestively-titled ‘Huge Hammersdebuted last year, but it seems that the album has slipped from its intended late February release date on InsideOut Music, and will now be out in early April – 9th in the UK and 10th in North America, to be exact. BUMMER.

However, there is a shining light for avid fans:

“We wanted there to be some good news for our friends in the UK & US, so we are very happy to announce a special pre-order for YOU the fans which will be released on the original date of February 27th. Those of you who pre-order will not only have the album just over a month before it is available in shops in the UK and US, it will also feature additional bonus content in a special digipack release!”

So essentially it’s ready, but they’ve apparently got some tantalising promotional opportunities that they just couldn’t pass up, so you’re going to ahve to wait. You get get it here on that preorder, however (and we’ve saved you the bother of looking around. Aren’t we nice?).

If you need any inclination to get it as soon as possible, here’s the aforementioned song ‘Huge Hammers‘, which I think is catchy as all hell.

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Americans should note that The Safety Fire are due to appear on the upcoming Protest The Hero tour with Periphery and Jeff Loomis from the middle of next month. Dates after the jump!

– CG

3/25 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
3/26 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
3/27 – Dallas, TX – Trees
3/28 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
3/30 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
3/31 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
4/1 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
4/2 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
4/3 – Portland, OR – The Branx
4/4 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
4/6 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
4/7 – Denver, CO – Summit
4/9 – St. Louis, MO – Pops
4/10 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
4/11 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
4/12 – Columbus, OH – The Outland Ballroom
4/13 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
4/14 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
4/16 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
4/17 – Orlando, FL – The Social
4/18 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
4/20 – New York, NY – Gramercy
4/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero

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