SIX FEET UNDER Announces New Bassist

Within days of announcing the departure of Matt DeVries, SIX FEET UNDER has locked in the latest addition to the band’s already heavy and extremely talented lineup. Seven-string bassist Jeff Hughell, formerly of the Santa Cruz, California technical death metal band BRAIN DRILL and Concord, California death metal band VILE, will be joining the ranks as the new SIX FEET UNDER bassist. Check out a video of Jeff shredding on his bass below.

Commented SIX FEET UNDER vocalist Chris Barnes: “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.”

Added Jeff Hughell, “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!”

Bassist Terry Butler and drummer Greg Gall announced their departures from SIX FEET UNDER in January 2011. Butler has since joined OBITUARY as a permanent member.

Multi-camera footage of SIX FEET UNDER performing the song “Hammer Smashed Faced” at the July 28, 2011 Sacramento, California stop of the “Summer Slaughter Tour” can be seen below.


* Rob Arnold (CHIMAIRA) – Guitar
* Kevin Talley (DAATH, MISERY INDEX, CHIMAIRA) – Drums
* Chris Barnes (CANNIBAL CORPSE) – Vocals
* Steve Swanson – Guitar
* Jeff Hughell (BRAIN DRILL, VILE) – Bass