Devildriver's drummer and guitarist have left the band.

Percussionist John Boeklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick, both founding members, made their final appearance with the heavy rock group at Slipknot's Knotfest music festival in California over the weekend (25-26Oct14).

The band will now go on hiatus and return with new music in 2016.

Frontman Dez Fafara confirmed the news in a statement, which reads, "What a blast Knotfest was - no better way to end the Winter Kills (album) cycle. With the end of this cycle comes some other endings. John Boeklin, Jeff Kendrick and DevilDriver have parted ways. Nothing dramatic, no drag down fights, just time to move on... As I have said previously, DevilDriver is on hiatus... DevilDriver will be back in 2016 with a new record which we are already writing, tours around the world and the massive pits you have all gotten used to. All in DevilDriver wish John and Jeff the best."

Kendrick adds, "I want to make it clear that this is my decision, and I have nothing but love for all my brothers in the band. I revere my bandmates with the utmost respect and am happy for the experiences we have all shared."