DECREPIT BIRTH - USA

...And Time Begins - 2003 - Unique Leader
Diminishing Between Worlds - 2008 - Unique Leader
Polarity - 2010 - Nuclear Blast
Axis Mundi - 2017 - Nuclear Blast/Agonia

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Members
Vocals
Suffocation>>BILL ROBINSON>>Suffocation - Soulside>>Matt Sotelo>>Soulside - Derek Boyer

Guitar
Deprecated, Soulside>>MATT SOTELO>>Deprecated, Soulside


Bass
Deeds Of Flesh, Disgorge, Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Vital Remains, Deprecated>>Derek Boyer>>Deeds Of Flesh, Disgorge, Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Vital Remains, Deprecated, Criminal Element - Odious Mortem>>Joel Horner>>Odious Mortem - Rings Of Saturn, Malevolent Creation, Muldrotha, Sleepless Empire, Atheist>>SEAN MARTINEZ>>Muldrotha, Sleepless Empire, Atheist

Drum
Windbreed, Hate Eternal, Agiel, Aurora Borealis>>Tim Yeung>>Aurora Borealis, Nile, The Tenth Circle, Vital Remains, All That Remains, World Under Blood, Divine Heresy, Morbid Angel, Death Division, Pestilence, I Am Morbid, Westfield Massacre, Pessimist, Semi-Rotted, Bleed The Fifth - Odious Mortem>>KC Howard>>Odious Mortem - 66Samus, Arakhne, Suspyre, Goatwhore, Mutiny Within, Eliminator, Arsis, Abigail Williams, Dark Empire, Brainscan, Reign Of Vengeance, Burial In The Sky, Forever's Edge>>SAMUS PAULICELLI>>66Samus, Arakhne, Eliminator, Arsis, Brainscan, Reign Of Vengeance, Burial in The Sky, Forever's Edge





History & Biography
The band has had little output for all the years it has been in existence and the influence it has had on the death metal scene. Decrepit Birth was officially founded when Derek Boyer joined in California, USA in 2001. However, Sotelo and Robinson had the concept since the mid-1990s. Techno-death metal was the name of the game. Drummer Kevin Talley stopped by on his tour of every band on the scene. The band gave its debut release an appropriate title. ...And Time Begins emerged in 2003. Members of the band were connected with Deeds Of Flesh and their label, Unique Leader. Derek Boyer became active with Suffocation around this time. The band did issue 2006 Promo, but remained on Unique Leader for Diminishing Between Worlds. Derek Boyer and Tim Yeung were gone. The latter man was a session player for the debut record and introduced to the band by its label. Drummer KC Howard was in.

For Polarity the band switched to Nuclear Blast. The act signed to Nuclear Blast Records in the spring of 2008. Joel Horner had arrived on bass. Sean Martinez was also on bass and Samus Paulicelli was on drums. Chase Fraser was on guitar for five years. The boys completed work on the new album Polarity to be released on July 27th 2010. Drums were recorded at Sharkbite Studios (Exodus) with producer Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Suffocation and Immolation) while all other tracking was handled by Matt Sotelo before being mixed by Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studio. Sotelo had worked with other bands as well. The band lost drummer K.C. Howard and guitarist Dan Eggers immediately. The remaining musicians recruited drummers Samus Paulicelli and Lee Smith (Estradasphere) as well as guitarist Chase Fraser (Animosity and Son Of Aurelius) for live work.

Suffocation, Decrepit Birth and others announced a tour in 2010. Derek Boyer returned briefly from Suffocation in 2011 however. Joel Horner had left the act. Bill Robinson of Decrepit Birth was filling in for Suffocation vocalist Frank Mullen on tour in 2012. The band opened Obituary’s Carnival Of Death Tour 2012 alongside Broken Hope and Jungle Rot in 2012. This was an unfortunate time for the band as its van caught fire in Canada and was totalled. The subsequent replacement was broken into in California and the band’s money, identification cards and equipment were stolen. As a result, the band dropped off the last dates of the tour. It was reported that the band had lost its contract with Nuclear Blast in 2016. After losing its European contract with Nuclear Blast, the group signed a Europe-only record deal with Agonia Records. Nuclear Blast would work with the band for North America only. The band was working on its next album, which was due in late 2016. It was out instead in 2017. Bloodletting North America tour featuring Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Angelmaker and Within Destruction, was scheduled for October and November 2018.

Mac Smith sang for the band nominally in the pandemic years. Bill Robinson was on “extended break.” Vader, headlined the Revelation Of The Wicked – North American 2023 tour. Krisiun and Decrepit Birth were opening the trek. The group opened for Demolition Hammer that year. Psycroptic and the band used The Uncreation Of Civilization Tour as monicker in North America in the summer of 2023. Smith departed and was heard on Apogean’s debut album next.

The band had reported that Bill Robinson lived on a pot farm or under a bridge off the grid and was typically unreachable.


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