It seems that the Six Feet Under line-up has had yet another member added to its ranks. The Floridian death metal gurus have had a fairly rapid change around when it was announced last week that Matt DeVries had left the band to pursue other musical projects. Replacing DeVries is former Brain Drill bassist Jeff Hughell and from the sound of things he’s already got a big fan in SFU front-man, Chris Barnes.
In a statement to the band’s record label Metal Blade, Barnes had this to say about their latest addition “Six Feet Under is proud to announce our new member, bass player Jeff Hughell. He’s an amazing musician and I have been a fan of his work since first hearing Brain Drill a few years back. We feel with the addition of Jeff, all the puzzle pieces are in place and the killing machine known as Six Feet Under is now a true death metal force to be reckoned with! Prepare to be toe tagged and body bagged.”
Hughell himself seems thrilled to be joining the all-star line-up that SFU currently sports, “I am honoured to be the newest edition to the mighty Six Feet Under. This band is now a well oiled killing machine with Kevin Talley and myself as the rhythm section, Steve Swanson and Rob Arnold crushing guitars, and of course the man himself Chris Barnes killing it on vocals. The new material is the heaviest Six Feet Under songs I have ever heard and I can’t wait for the world to get their faces melted clean off by it. I would like to thank Mike Faley, Kelli Malella and the whole Six Feet Under family for thinking of me. It’s going to be one hell of a ride!”
Anyone familiar with Jeff’s previous works i.e. Brian Drill and Vile will be well acquainted with his particular brand of playing and it will be interesting to see how his technical abilities are incorporated into Six Feet Under’s groove laden slabs of brutality, it is indeed a mouth watering prospect!
You can keep up to date with further announcements at: www.sfu420.com, or via the bands Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder (incidentally you can also see a rather cool video of Jeff demonstrating those aforementioned technical abilities there.)
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