NewsJanuary 22, 2011 2:21 PM ET5,370 views

Decrepit Birth rejoined by original bassist

Santa Cruz, California's Decrepit Birth, have been rejoined by original bassist Derek Boyer (also of Suffocation). Boyer, who continue as a full-time member of Suffocation, replaces Joel Horner. 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!"

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