Decrepit Birth have revealed that vocalist Bill Robinson will be taking an “extended hiatus” from the band. During his absence, Mac Smith (Krosis, Alterbeast, etc.) will be taking his place.
Decrepit Birth commented:
“We have some big news today. Our vocalist Bill Robinson has decided to take an extended hiatus from the band. Due to personal reasons, Bill will be sitting out for a while; and in his place, vocalist Mac Smith will be stepping in to help us out! Mac is an amazing vocalist and we are very stoked to bring him in! You may know him from his work in Krosis , Alterbeast and Hammer Of Dawn.”
“Having an opportunity to work with Decrepit Birth is nothing short of surreal. 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!”
The band continued:
“We are currently working on our next album and planning tours for 2022 and beyond! We can’t wait to get back onstage, it’s been since 2019 since we last played live, and we’re very eager to get back out there and perform for you guys!
Here is a taste of Mac‘s vocals on our song “Hieroglyphic” off of our 2017 album “Axis Mundi” He did an killer job on this. So please, let’s give him a warm welcome!”