It was confirmed today that Six Feet Under have brought in Jeff Hughell to replace DeVries. Hughell, best known for his seven string bass work in death metal bands like Brain Drill and Vile, had the following to say about his new gig:
“I am honored 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!”
Frontman Chris Barnes added the following about the band’s new bassist:
“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 will likely make his live debut with the band in Lorenzo Boturini, Mexico on February 29. And in case you want to see him in action, you can check out video of Hughell recording Brain Drill’s “Bury The Living” after the jump.