Due to health issues, Decrepit Birth have been forced to drop off their current tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Exhumed, Necrot, and Wormwitch. More specifically, this is due to the “intensifying of a pre-existing medical condition” for guitarist Matt Sotelo.

None other than The Zenith Passage will be stepping into their spot, joining the tour from November 3rd until the venture’s conclusion.

The band had the following to say of this decision:

“Due to the intensifying of a pre-existing medical condition, our guitarist Matt Sotelo is not able to finish the rest of the dates for the current tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Necrot and Wormwitch. Matt will need the next few months to recover, but is expected to make a full recovery and will be ready to tour again next year.

Since Matt is such an important member to the band and VERY integral to our live show, the band will also not be able to continue on with this tour without him. We all apologize to our fans who already bought tickets to see us. We promise to return to your area for make-up shows next year. Again, we apologize to our fans and friends who planned on seeing us during this tour.

We were having a great time… but please, still support this tour and go see the amazing bands that are on it. We’ll be back!”

The Zenith Passage had the following to say of their inclusion on the tour and Decrepit Birth:

We’re hoping our friends in Decrepit Birth and Matt Sotelo gets better soon. Its a huge bummer having to drop mid tour. With that being said we will be taking their place on this epic DM tour starting NOV. 3 in Lake Tahoe. We’re stoked for this incredible opportunity and will see you all soon.

CLICK HERE to look at the dates for the rest of tour. As the band stated, despite these unfortunate circumstances, it will be a great time regardless!

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