Decrepit Birth has announced that founding vocalist Bill Robinson has "decided to take an extended hiatus from the band" due to personal reasons. In his place will be vocalist Mac Smith (Alterbeast, Hammer Of Dawn etc.), who will tour with the band for the foreseeable future. Decrepit Birth is also working on a new album, though it's not clear if Robinson or Smith is planned to perform on it.
"Having an opportunity to work with Decrepit Birth is nothing short of surreal," said Smith. "Before I began pursuing metal vocals as an aspiring drummer, this was the first death metal band that I ever watched and emulated. To play a role in this project over a decade later leaves me astonished beyond words. I am looking forward to many new experiences with the guys and paying tribute to the legendary Bill Robinson's legacy.
"I'd like to give a special thanks to bassist Sean Martinez for being my strongest supporter personally this past year and being the key party that brought me into this role. He really brought me out of the worst slump in my career to this point, I owe everything to him. Additionally, I'd like to thank guitarist and founder Matt Sotelo for extending this opportunity and entrusting me with this position. Whether it be just for a singular tour, or more endeavors in the future, I will be forever grateful for being able to work with one of my favorite bands of all time.
"Thank you to my friends, family, and anyone else who has supported and listened to the band and my own musical projects in these past 5 years; I intend to make you proud! Decrepit Birth for life!"
In the meantime, check out Smith's audition below where he growled his way through "Hieroglyphic."