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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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  • Mattcore06

    Good "hobometal" right here

    27 Feb 7:51am Reply
  • TheWrathofThor

    Should tag this band as 'hobocore' since Bill looks like a hobo

    16 Jan 11:09am Reply
  • Schander

    Are these trans-dimensional entities still within the mortal reign of existence?

    13 Jan 3:31am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Decrepit Birth kicks major ass!

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ChocolateStain

    Remember how good this band was before they started drinking gallons of Chuck Schuldiner's sperm?

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • dgriffiths

    Last two albums are mind blowing. I'm afraid that means super high expectations for album number 4. Any other Aussie fans here?

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • AS_Luemmel

    I guess I might be one among few who loves all three albums almost equally. production on Time begins and Polarity bothers me a little (a little too shoddy and the horrible trigger sound on the first and the clinical production on the last), diminishing has pretty much perfect production to me tho.

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
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  • Alarus-Lar

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

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • xGrouchx

    Бомжи какие то

    6 Oct 2014 Reply
  • darthcas

    concepting the era.

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • defnoob

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

    9 Aug 2014 Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

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

    24 Jul 2014 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 2014 Reply

    Decrepit Birth rules. Santa Cruz locals!

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
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    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • knight_88

    Such a great band!

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • milta

    Da Death Metal Hippie:

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Fearlesszero


    1 Mar 2014 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 2014 Reply
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