DECREPIT BIRTH: Derek Boyer of SUFFOCATION Rejoins Band

January 21st, 2011
by EvilG

Santa Cruz CA’s tech-death masters, DECREPIT BIRTH, have been rejoined by original bassist Derek Boyer (SUFFOCATION)! Derek will continue as a fulltime member of SUFFOCATION as well but will now be apart of not one, but TWO of the most uncompromising and innovative bands within the extreme metal genre!

Guitarist Matt Sotelo commented: “We are very proud to announce that bassist Derek Boyer is returning to the full time DECREPIT BIRTH line up! Derek was a very strong force on our debut album, and his skills have only improved over the past years as the bassist for the mighty SUFFOCATION. Having Derek back in the band is a really exciting situation for us, because he brings so much to the table and is one of our best friends. Come check out Derek on tour with us during February and March with KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE and ABYSMAL DAWN, throughout the US and Canada!

We would also like to thank Joel Horner for his years in the band. Joel decided to leave on positive terms due to personal decisions. We remain close friends with him, and wish him the best of luck!”

Derek Boyer added: “From before playing with them, to doing …And Time Begins with them, to seeing grow to where they are now – I’ve always loved DECREPIT BIRTH! It’s an honor to be playing with these guys again!”

KATAKLYSM, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE, ABYSMAL DAWN

02/21/11  Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO (NO KATAKLYSM or ASP)

02/22/11  Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA (NO KATAKLYSM)

02/23/11  The Warehouse – Laporte,  IN (NO KATAKLYSM or CFTG)

02/24/11  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

02/25/11  Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

02/26/11  Harpo’s – Detroit, MI

02/27/11  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

02/28/11  Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA

03/02/11  The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA

03/03/11  Flashbacks Nightclub – Kelowna, BC – CANADA

03/04/11  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

03/05/11  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

03/06/11  Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR

03/07/11  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA (NO ABYSMAL DAWN)

03/08/11  The Whisky – Hollywood, CA

03/09/11  SOMA – San Diego, CA

03/11/11  El Cien – Amarillo, TX

03/12/11  Ridglea Theatre – Ft. Worth, TX

03/13/11  The White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

03/15/11  The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL

03/16/11  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC

03/17/11  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

03/18/11  AlRosa Villa – Columbus, OH

03/19/11  Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY

03/20/11  Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA

DECREPIT BIRTH, sold around 1,300 copies in the United States of their new album Polarity in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 18 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, making it the bands highest first week sales yet. Polarity was released on July 27, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The music video for the track “The Resonance” at the following location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZYpTzLEgHc. The song comes from their latest album Polarity, out now on Nuclear Blast Records, and was directed by former VJ/producer for MTV Norway’s Headbangers Ball Ann Christin “Anki” Rihm. Photos from the video shoot can be viewed here http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=2588100&albumId=2888600.

Drums for Polarity were recorded at Sharkbite Studios (EXODUS) with producer Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION) while all other tracking was handled by Matt Sotelo before being mixed by Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios. The artwork was completed by cult artist Dan Seagrave (MORBID ANGEL, ENTOMBED, SUFFOCATION, etc.).

For more info & music visit: www.myspace.com/decrepitbirth

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