A Santa Cruz, California based death metal outfit, Decrepit Birth came together in the mid 1990s. A number of musicians have been members of the band, but eventually the roster settled on Bill Robinson (vocals), KC Howard (drums), Matt Sotelo (guitar), Dan Eggers (guitar), and Joel Horner (bass). The group got some unwanted noteriety when former guitarist Mike Turner was arrested on charges of criminal sexual nature. The band issued a statement distancing themselves from their former collaborator, who was noted as not having been part of the creative process. Their desire to push death metal outside of its sometimes restrictive confines won them critical acclaim -- as in the case of their 2008 release, Diminishing Between Worlds. ~ Chris True
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