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Santa Cruz, San Jose CA, United States (2001 – present)

Decrepit Birth is a Santa Cruz, CA-based band formed in 2001 by Matt Sotelo - guitars, Bill Robinson - vocals, and Derek Boyer – bass. Originally the intention was to play devastating, brutal, technical death metal, mixed with influences from the early 1990’s Florida death metal scene. Since Matt and Derek had at one time both played in Southern California band, Deprecated, it was easy for the two of them to begin collaborating on material for the first full length Decrepit Birth album “…And Time Begins”.

In Fall of 2002, with the help of friend Tim Yeung on session drums, they entered Legion Studios to begin recording. Almost a year later “…And Time Begins” was released on Unique Leader Records, artwork by Dan Seagrave. The album had production issues but still managed to forge a very solid fan base in the death metal scene. The band went through a dry period of playing no shows due to the lack of a drummer. Bassist Derek Boyer got the chance of a lifetime and was offered a full time position with death metal legends Suffocation. That left Decrepit Birth with out a drummer or bassist.

During 2004, bassist Risha Eryavec stepped in and not long after that, drummer KC Howard of Odius Mortem officially joined the band as well. For the next couple years the new lineup played many shows, fests and one North American tour. In 2007 the band took a break and began writing full time for the new album.


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  • Satan1st


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  • Alarus-Lar

    Бомжовский дэт-метал. А если серьезно, музычка вполне на уровне. Технично и сочно.

    17 Oct 6:55am Reply
  • xGrouchx

    Бомжи какие то

    6 Oct 11:58am Reply
  • darthcas

    concepting the era.

    5 Oct 1:19am Reply
  • defnoob

    v I asked him at the Summer of Slaughter date in Mesa, and he said he has no idea

    9 Aug 6:21am Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    So, are we ever getting a new album? Maybe after this run of tours?

    24 Jul 9:27am Reply
  • defnoob

    these guys will more than likely not play. I'd have seen them three times now but each time they have another excuse. First they had a vehicle accident in the Black dahlia murder tour in 07, next one of their band members lost a family member (they still showed up), and now Bill will probably be strung out and or lost in the bathroom at the Marquee theater. 3 strikes and YOUR OUT

    30 Apr 5:54pm Reply

    Decrepit Birth rules. Santa Cruz locals!

    24 Apr 4:57pm Reply
  • gu_gundem


    1 Apr 7:19am Reply
  • knight_88

    Such a great band!

    30 Mar 6:18am Reply
  • milta

    Da Death Metal Hippie:

    12 Mar 8:40pm Reply
  • Fearlesszero


    1 Mar 4:29am Reply
  • jonowev

    @ Patholysis: While that is possibly true and your cynicism entertains me, in regards to this band that is not relevant in the slighest

    23 Jan 12:40am Reply
  • TheArtofShred88

    I should add that Solar Impulse is a contender for the best song ever written. Words can't describe how amazing the melodies are...

    20 Jan 5:17am Reply
  • TheArtofShred88

    Polarity is one of the best albums of all time, absolutely mind blowing.

    20 Jan 5:02am Reply
  • fallencowboy

    This band is so good live! They put on a great show.

    2 Jan 7:41pm Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    Can't wait for the new album!

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • versionfiv

    i'd rather listen to that 2007 odious mortem cd myself. allegedly odius mortem will release a new album next year. they have a lot of members from decrepit birth if for some reason you don't know the band already.

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • CupOfHeresy

    Need a new album!!

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Atreidezz

    I could put "Diminishing Between Worlds" on repeat for an entire era and stay sane.

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
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