Bad news for fans hoping to see Decrepit Birth on tour, as they've announced their need to withdraw from their itinerary due to a medical issue. The group was previously on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation and Wormwitch.

Decrepit Birth had been out supporting their latest album, Axis Mundi, but will head home due to a medical condition surrounding their guitarist Matt Sotelo. But the Black Dahlia Murder have moved quickly to fill the void, inviting The Zenith Passage to join the run.

Decrepit Birth penned the following entry on Facebook:

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!

Meanwhile, the Black Dahlia Murder offered their own statement via Facebook that reads:

Much love to Matt and Decrepit Birth for killing it on the tour. We wish him a speedy recovery. Filling their cosmic void will be none other than The Zenith Passage, who will jump on the tour from Petaluma, CA onward.

The Black Dahlia Murder tour will continue, starting with tonight's show in Winnipeg, Manitoba. See all of their scheduled dates here.

Decrepit Birth have chosen not to publicly reveal Sotelo's pre-existing condition. We wish him a speedy recovery, and hope to see the band back on the road soon.

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