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Suffocation

Formed: 1990
From: Long Island, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Seven More Names Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further seven names for the event, which will be setting sail in less than a week. Joining the already impressive roster are death metal pioneers Possessed, along with traditional metal outfit Striker, groove metal outfit Once Human featuring former Machine Head and Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader, jazz fusion metal combo Without Waves, Boston power metal ensemble FirstBourne, Colombian death metal group No Raza and Belgian thrash/metalcore band Spoil Engine. This brings the number of bands up to fifty seven, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Atheist
Axxis
Bloodbound
Brujeria
Candlemass
Carach Angren
Cattle Decapitation
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Edenbridge
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Exodus
Finntroll
FirstBourne
Flotsam And Jetsam
Ghost Ship Octavius
Grave Digger
Haggard
Havok
Ihsahn
Incantation
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
No Raza
November's Doom
Omnium Gatherum
Once Human
Origin
Orphaned Land
Possessed
Ross The Boss
Seven Witches
Soen
Sortilège
Spoil Engine
Stam1na
Striker
Suffocation
The Agonist
The Faceless
Toxik
Trollfest
Venom
Vio-Lence
Whiplash
Without Waves
Wintersun

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Five More Bands Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The lineup for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise draws ever closer to completion with the announcement of four more acts for the floating festival. Joining the already stacked lineup are two American thrash metal veterans, Toxik and the recently reunited Vio-Lence, the Mexican cartel of deathgrind Brujeria will also be dealing some brutality, while former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss will also be on board, along with Canadian metal outfit, Aeternam. This brings the number of bands up to fifty, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Atheist
Axxis
Bloodbound
Brujeria
Candlemass
Carach Angren
Cattle Decapitation
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Edenbridge
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Exodus
Finntroll
Flotsam And Jetsam
Ghost Ship Octavius
Grave Digger
Haggard
Havok
Ihsahn
Incantation
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
November's Doom
Omnium Gatherum
Origin
Orphaned Land
Ross The Boss
Seven Witches
Soen
Sortilège
Stam1na
Suffocation
The Agonist
The Faceless
Toxik
Trollfest
Venom
Vio-Lence
Whiplash
Wintersun

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Exodus And Seven Witches Confirmed For 70000 Tons

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced the addition of thrash metal legends Exodus and power metal veterans Seven Witches. This brings the number of bands up to forty five, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Atheist
Axxis
Bloodbound
Candlemass
Carach Angren
Cattle Decapitation
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Edenbridge
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Exodus
Finntroll
Flotsam And Jetsam
Ghost Ship Octavius
Grave Digger
Haggard
Havok
Ihsahn
Incantation
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
November's Doom
Omnium Gatherum
Origin
Orphaned Land
Seven Witches
Soen
Sortilège
Stam1na
Suffocation
The Agonist
The Faceless
Trollfest
Venom
Whiplash
Wintersun

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Seven More Bands Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have confirmed a further seven bands for next year's edition of the event. Joining the already impressive lineup are The Faceless, Whiplash, Incantation, Havok, Edenbridge, November's Doom and Ghost Ship Octavius. This brings the number of bands up to forty three, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Atheist
Axxis
Bloodbound
Candlemass
Carach Angren
Cattle Decapitation
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Edenbridge
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Finntroll
Flotsam And Jetsam
Ghost Ship Octavius
Grave Digger
Haggard
Havok
Ihsahn
Incantation
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
November's Doom
Omnium Gatherum
Origin
Orphaned Land
Soen
Sortilège
Stam1na
Suffocation
The Agonist
The Faceless
Trollfest
Venom
Whiplash
Wintersun

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Belphegor To Tour Europe With Suffocation

Legendary bands and Nuclear Blast label mates, Belphegor and Suffocation, are teaming up once again for the second edition of Europe Under Black Death Metal Fire, brought by The Flaming Arts Agency. This time the package is strengthened by the well-known Polish blasphemers Hate. Extremely wide European geography, from the very south to the very north, over one month of touring and 30+ shows, this run simply cannot be missed by the extreme metal lovers.

Having formed over 30 years ago, Suffocation are among the world’s death metal pioneers. On this tour, they’re going to perform songs from their latest album, ...Of the Dark Light, that was mixed and mastered by world-renowned producer/engineer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Hatebreed, Suicide Silence), as well as hits from the former albums. This is also a great opportunity to check them live with the new vocalist, Ricky Myers.

Since 1993, Belphegor have been delivering their select diabolical death musick, and one album after another has nailed down the tightest black/death performances. The band's lyrics tirelessly explore the darkest, most dismal parts of demonology, witchcraft, and the grand devil, himself. EUBDMF is the perfect timing to catch the band performing tracks from their latest piece, Totenritual, before they hit the studio to record the new album that is set to be released in 2020.

The legendary Polish blackened death gods Hate released their new work, Auric Gates Of Veles, through Metal Blade Records on June 14, 2019, and are offering the European tribes to taste the album live within a massive lineup. The 11th studio album of Hate is more blackened than ever and the tunes from it will definitely make sure the crowds are in an atmosphere as hot as hell. More...

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Atheist Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

American progressive metal veterans Atheist are the latest band to be confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise next year. This brings the number of bands up to thirty six, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Atheist
Axxis
Bloodbound
Candlemass
Carach Angren
Cattle Decapitation
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Finntroll
Flotsam And Jetsam
Grave Digger
Haggard
Ihsahn
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
Omnium Gatherum
Origin
Orphaned Land
Soen
Sortilège
Stam1na
Suffocation
The Agonist
Trollfest
Venom
Wintersun

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Three More Acts Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further three bands for next year's edition of the event. Joining the ranks will be Israeli veterans Orphaned Land, Dutch symphonic black metal outfit Carach Angren and deathgrind favourites Cattle Decapitation. This brings the number of bands up to thirty five, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Axxis
Bloodbound
Candlemass
Carach Angren
Cattle Decapitation
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Finntroll
Flotsam And Jetsam
Grave Digger
Haggard
Ihsahn
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
Omnium Gatherum
Origin
Orphaned Land
Soen
Sortilège
Stam1na
Suffocation
The Agonist
Trollfest
Venom
Wintersun

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Suffocation Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

New York death metal titans Suffocation are the latest band to be confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise in January. This brings the number of bands up to thirty one, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Axxis
Bloodbound
Candlemass
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Finntroll
Flotsam And Jetsam
Grave Digger
Haggard
Ihsahn
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
Omnium Gatherum
Origin
Soen
Sortilège
Stam1na
Suffocation
The Agonist
Trollfest
Venom
Wintersun

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Suffocation & Belphegor European/UK Tour Announced

The initial dates for the ‘Europe Under Black Death Metal Fire Tour‘, which will find Belphegor and Suffocation co-headlining on a bill, have been announced. God Dethroned, Nordjevel and DarkRise will join them as supports. Further dates for the tour are expected to be revealed soon.

04/04 Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
04/05 Essen, GER – Turock
04/06 Glasgow, UK – Lords Of The Land (Belphegor only)
04/07 Hamburg, GER – Kulturpalast
04/09 Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club
04/10 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
04/11 Alkmaar, NET – Victorie
04/13 Hengelo, NET – Metropool
04/16 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik (no Nordjevel)
04/17 Genf, SWI – L’Usine
04/18 Luzern, SWI – Schuur
04/19 Mannheim, GER – MS Connextion
04/20 Zwickau, GER – Seilerstrasse
04/21 Brno, CZE – Melodka
04/23 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
04/24 Cluj Napoca, ROM – Form Space
04/25 Ostrava, CZE – Barrack Club
04/26 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert (no God Dethroned)
04/29 Graz, AUT – Xplosiv

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Monument Of Misanthropy Looking For New Members

European brutal death metal stronghold Monument Of Misanthropy announce they are looking for new guitarists and a new bass player. European musicians with their own material are being preferred, but it is NOT mandatory. Get in touch with the band via this email: monumentofmisanthropy@yahoo.de or their official bandpage on FB: Monument Of Misanthropy Official Band Site

Explains the inventor of the Monument Of Misanthropy brand-imprint, band founder and frontman George "Misanthrope" Wilfinger:

"Neither will I be using any empty bullshit phrases like "due to artistic differences", "because of unsurmountable personal differences", nor will I be washing Monument Of Misanthropy's dirty laundry in public. Fact is that after the last very successful years, three awesome European tours and two acclaimed releases, for me it feels like I should carry on with a new team of guitarists and bass player. Artists who still have the fire inside to go beyond their limits and with an iron will to produce a brutal new death metal album for Monument Of Misanthropy with me and one of the best drummers out there in the brutal death metal world. People willing to play festivals, to go on tours, even if the fee won't buy them a Porsche. Musicians who live for the cause. Just sincere, motivated musicians willing to go the extra mile, that's all I'm asking for. Musicians from Europe and with their own material are preferred, but it's NO must."

Monument Of Misanthropy have been recording and touring with drum-gods Romain Goulon (ex-Necrophagist, ex-Benighted), Simon Schilling (ex-Belphegor) and David Diepold (ex-Benighted, Cognizance).

To give you an impression what is awaiting you being one of their new members, the band include their recent touring history below: More...

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Soreption Forced To Pull Out Of Suffocation Tour

Soreption won't be able to take part in this fall’s Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation and Krisiun tour due to Visa issues. Soreption issued the below statement:

“To our fans in North America, unfortunately the visa issues that forced us to depart Summer Slaughter early have still not resolved themselves and we are forced to step down from the upcoming Suffocation Death Chopping Tour.

We were excited to join our good friends on this tour as well as get our new music out to our fans so this is a disappointment for us. We ask our fans to support the tour and the other artists on tour including Visceral Disgorge who will be taking our place in the lineup.

This tour is sure to kill and should not be missed! Don’t worry, as soon as this is cleared up we’ll be getting out to you to celebrate the release!”

Said trek will serve as the farewell tour for Suffocation vocalist Frank Mullen.

Dates for the tour include: More...

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Suffocation Announces Last Tour With Frank Mullen

New York death metal pioneers Suffocation have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October / November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders Cattle Decapitation, Brazilian death metal legends Krisiun, and Swedish tech-death sensations Soreption.

Mullen went on to issue the following statement:
"Hello my friends - so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time - I bid you a farewell.

"I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in Suffocation who I have shared the stage with over the years. We have had the sickest of times on the road, and recorded some of the sickest fucking music the planet has ever heard. Secondly I want to thank ALL OUR FANS AND FRIENDS WORLDWIDE, who have helped make this journey possible by supporting us unconditionally. None of this would have been possible without you. So in closing, I will miss you all. This has been the craziest ride of my life and I would not change a thing! Until we meet up again take care, stay brutal and I look forward to the next chapter.

"But before I take my final step off the stage, to give back to all of you who have supported, me and the boys are going to head out on the DEATH CHOPPING NORTH AMERICA tour. Along with some insane support acts including Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun, and Soreption! I hope to see you all for one last ride across North America. Stay brutal."

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10th at www.suffocationofficial.com.

Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Venom Inc. Brings Black Metal To Bristol

As is the case with oh so many metal bands these days, there now exists two incarnations of Venom. There's Venom, led by frontman Chronos and now there's Venom Inc., featuring the other two famous members of the influential trio, Mantas and Abaddon (guitar and drums respectively,) as well as vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, who replaced Chronos in Venom for a period of time in the eighties and nineties. The latter group released their superb debut album, "Ave," last year through Nuclear Blast Records and last week began a headlining run of Europe in support of the record, as part of a stellar lineup which also included death metal legends Suffocation and Brazilian thrash metal favourites, Nervosa.

Opening the bill was a band named Survive. Quite honestly, I don't even know if they played. A few young lads took to the stage and performed the same riff a few times at sporadic moments, then that seemed to be it. Rumour was that the group were using a stand in drummer and so I sincerely hope that things have improved for them. Unfortunately, an important call meant that I wasn't able to see Canadian support act Aeternam, however the rest of the night more than made up for what I'd missed out on. More...

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Frank Mullen Retires from Suffocation

According to a video posted on Frank Mullen's fan page this past weekend, he has decided to retire from Suffocation on a more permanent basis. Mullen's participation in Suffocation has been decreasing over the past few years but is heard on their most recent album, "...Of the Dark Light".

Ricky Meyers has taken over vocals duties on Suffocation's most recent tour.

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Former Suffocation Guitarist Diagnosed With Cancer

Former Suffocation guitarist Guy Marchais has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer in the blood which attacks the immune system in the body and lymph nodes. A fundraiser has been set up for him, on which a statement reads:

"On January 19th, 2018, we found out that Guy Marchais was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a blood cancer effecting the body’s immmune system and lymph nodes. This comes just 80 days after his niece was diagnosed with the same exact thing. Although not genetic, lighting struck twice in our family. I’m calling to everyone to donate what you can. Even with health insurance, bills are piling up in the thousands. There are many more tests to be done before starting his treatment plan on February 5th, which includes chemo and possibly radiation. Our family is struggling and could really use your help."

To donate to this campaign, click here

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Venom Inc. And Suffocation Announce European Tour

VENOM INC., the originators of black metal, and US death metal squad SUFFOCATION are about to join forces! After both bands having released new material in the form of ‘Avé’ and ‘...Of The Dark Light’ respectively this year, they'll embark on a UK/EU co-headline run in March-April 2018. Support will come from Brazilian thrashers NERVOSA as well as Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers AETERNAM. The whole tour itinerary can be found below.

Venom Inc. frontman Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan stated: "It is with immense pleasure I can finally announce a European tour as the continuation of our ‘Blood Stained Earth Tour’ in support of our new album ‘Avé’ out on Nuclear Blast. Starting in the USA and through Canada, we continue through Europe. We have the great pleasure of joining forces with the incredible Suffocation who I have admired and consider myself a great fan. This will be the show of shows, do not miss it! And as if they weren't enough, I have invited the incredible Nervosa from Brazil to also be a part of this. I promise you the bleeding we all do will be 100% METAL! See you soon and hold onto your fucking seats! AVÉ!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Feared (The Haunted, Etc.) Premieres Music Video

Feared (The Haunted, Suffocation, etc.) will have its new album “Svart” out in stores on December 08th. A clip for the new single “The Mare” from it is now available streaming below.




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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces Fall Tour

Now wrapping up the remaining Summer Slaughter dates, this coming fall The Black Dahlia Murder will embark upon another North American trek, this time in support of upcoming album "Nightbringers" that is due out October 6th via Metal Blade Records.

The tour will run from October 6th through November 11th, with a stop at this year's edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th. Support will be provided by Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch, and Exhumed on select dates.

Remaining Summer Slaughter Shows:
8/23/2017 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
8/25/2017 The Majestic - Detroit, MI
8/26/2017 Agora Theatre And Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
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w/ Suffocation, Exhumed, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:
10/06/2017 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
10/07/2017 Revolution - Lowell, MA
10/08/2017 Chance Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY
10/10/2017 Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
10/11/2017 Debonair Music Hall - Teaneck, NJ
10/12/2017 Ram's Head Live- Baltimore, MD
10/13/2017 One Center Square - Easton, PA
10/14/2017 The Chameleon - Lancaster, PA
10/16/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
10/17/2017 Bronson Center - Ottawa, ON
10/18/2017 Opera House - Toronto, ON
10/20/2017 The Forge - Joliet, IL
10/21/2017 Piere's - Ft Wayne, IN
10/22/2017 Delmar Hall - St Louis, MO
10/23/2017 The Slowdown - Omaha, NE
10/25/2017 Q & Z Expo Center - Ringle, WI
10/26/2017 Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
10/27/2017 The Exchange - Regina, SK
10/28/2017 Starlite - Edmonton, AB
10/29/2017 Marquee - Calgary, AB
10/31/2017 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC More...

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Suffocation Talks Album Production

New York death metal group Suffocation will release new album "...Of The Dark Light" on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band unveils a new trailer discussing the production, mixing and mastering - check it out below.

"...Of The Dark Light" was produced by Suffocation and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta. Mixing and mastering were handled by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss, while cover artwork was created by Colin Marks.

01. Clarity Through Deprivation
02. The Warmth Within The Dark
03. Your Last Breaths
04. Return To The Abyss
05. The Violation
06. Of The Dark Light
07. Some Things Should Be Left Alone
08. Caught Between Two Worlds
09. Epitaph Of The Credulous More...

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Suffocation Posts Drum Playthrough

The New York death metal pioneers from Suffocation will release their new album "...Of The Dark Light" on June 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band released a play-through of drummer Eric Morotti crushing the brand new track, "Your Last Breaths."

"...Of The Dark Light" was produced by Suffocation and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta. Mixing and mastering was handled by world renowned producer/engineer Zeus, while cover artwork was created by Colin Marks.

...Of The Dark Light track list:
01. Clarity Through Deprivation
02. The Warmth Within The Dark
03. Your Last Breaths
04. Return To The Abyss
05. The Violation
06. Of The Dark Light
07. Some Things Should Be Left Alone
08. Caught Between Two Worlds
09. Epitaph Of The Credulous More...

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