California tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH have issued the following update:
“Drummer K.C. Howard and guitarist Dan Eggers have both decided to part ways with the band. We want thank them very much for the hard work.
“K.C. left the band right after the recording of the new album to pursue his career as a full-time music teacher.
“K.C. contributed since 2004 and has been an integral part of the band over the past years. Dan, who joined in 2008, decided to part ways to due to personal career choices.
“We wish them the best of luck and success in whatever they do.
“For live shows, we will be bringing in drummers Samus Paulicelli (ex-ABIGAIL WILLIAMS) and Lee Smith (ESTRADASPHERE), both helping us (separately) on various future tours. As well, guitarist Chase Fraser (ANIMOSITY, SON OF AURELIUS) will bring his amazing guitar skills to the table.
“This temporary reconstruction of the bands lineup has left us no choice but to cancel for the fourth annual California Metal Fest. We apologize to all the fans that were looking forward to seeing DECREPIT BIRTH at the California Metal Fest this year. We will be back for the Summer Slaughter tour 2010 with a new lineup and ready to perform a new set list featuring songs from our upcoming album, ‘Polarity’, which will be released July 27 on Nuclear Blast Records.”
Drums for “Polarity” were tracked at Sharkbite Studios (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS) in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION) while the rest of the recordings were overseen by guitarist Matt Sotelo before the entire effort was mixed by Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios.
“Polarity” track listing:
01. (A Departure of the Sun) Ignite the Tesla Coil
05. Solar Impulse
06. Mirroring Dimensions
07. A Brief Odyssey in Time
08. The Quickening of Time
09. Sea of Memories
11. Darkness Embrace
Mail-order-edition bonus track:
12. See Through Dreams (DEATH cover)