Santa Cruz progressive death metal outfit Decrepit Birth have offered unfortunate news, with the band’s tour van recently broken into and personal items stolen.
The group posted the following statement via their Facebook page:
“IMPORTANT: More bad energy has come to us in the form of a theft last night night in San Francisco. Our rental van had the side window broken out and all of our personal bags with cash, laptop computers, cell phones, passports, and id's were stolen. This was a major blow to go along with our van catching on fire in Canada and having to leave it there to be junked. At this point we will have to regretfully drop from the last few days of tour. The costs are overwhelming at this point, and to continue on would dig an even deeper hole of debt for the band, which we can't afford. We had a great time touring with our brothers in Obituary, Broken Hope, Jungle Rot, and Encrust. These bands we're beyond awesome to us during the past week of issues we've gone through. Thanks to all the fans for coming out and making this such a great tour aside from the bullshit. We gave it our all every night for you, our fans. We're down but not out....
If you feel like donating to our new van fund, you can send your donation via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org We really appreciate that our fans have reached out to us and offered to help, you guys are the best!”