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Decepcion reunites but keeps lead singer a mystery until first show next month

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LARGO - Following their initial breakup over three years ago, Tampa Bay metal band, Decepcion, have announced that they have reunited for another go-around. The announcement of the band reuniting came on July 9th via a post from the band on their official facebook page...

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“So to let ya'll know Decepcion is back.....we have 3 weeks of practice...and have a first gig...” - Jeremy Strait of Decepcion

Decepcion’s first show since their return will take place at The Coliseum of Bradenton on August 8th. This will be the band's first official public performance since their initial breakup in early 2011. The reunited Decepcion will see the return of Lance Doran (guitar), Dave C. Sampson (bass), and Jeremy Strait (drums). As far as who will be fronting the reunited Decepcion as their lead singer, the other band members are being very secretive, giving no hints as to whom it may be.

“...Im not giving any clue who is singing... you have to come to [our first] gig to find out.” - Jeremy Strait of Decepcion

Speculation to whom the mysterious lead singer may be is tough being that the band has had three different lead singers throughout their initial 6-year run. However, Decepcion has stated that they have been working on new, original material, and will be debuting the new material at the August 8th show.

Decepcion was originally formed in late 2004/early 2005. By mid-2006 the band was playing the bay area club scene heavily. After replacing their original bass player early on, the mainstays of the band became Matt Morris (lead vocals), Lance Doran (guitar), Dave C. Sampson (bass) and Jeremy Strait (drums).

The band started suffering through a string of bad luck in 2010 when it came to the lead singers position. Their original front-man and founding member, Matt Morris, left the band due to personal reasons in August of 2010. On September 10th, 2010, the band introduced former 1404 lead singer, Chuck Zang, as their new lead singer at a show at the SportsRock in Largo. Less then two months later on November 4th, 2010, Zang abruptly announced that he would be leaving the band to pursue other musical interests. Zang’s departure left the band with having to search for yet another new lead singer. After holding auditions for a couple of weeks, the band decided on Eileen Hensler as their new lead singer. Hensler made her live debut with Decepcion at the SportsRock in Largo on November 19th, 2010.

On April 3rd, 2011, Decepcion performed at the “Salute the Wives” benefit show in St. Petersburg. Immediately following their performance at the show, the band informed the St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene Column that the band was breaking up, and their performance that night was their last one. The official announcement of Decepcion’s breakup came days later via a press release issued by the band, citing other outside projects as the reason.

Following Decepcion’s initial breakup in 2011, the band members would all go their separate ways. Doran went on to perform in several popular local bands including Black Rose, L.A. Pussycat, and The Luv Dogz. Strait and Sampson would go on to form My Identity Band along with area singer/songwriter, Jane Kaschak.

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The August 8th show at The Coliseum of Bradenton will also see performances by VOZ, Aionios, FrostFang, and Bane of Kings. Admission to the show is $5.00, doors open at 7:00pm.