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Suffocation

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

Latest Suffocation News

Below is our complete Suffocation news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Criminal Element Signs To Sevared Records

Sevared Records has announced the signing of Criminal Element, featuring members and former members of Suffocation, Misery Index and Dying Fetus. The band's new album, "Guilty As Charged," will contain 12 tracks and is due out in August 2008.

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Carcass Announces New York Show

Reformed extreme metal pioneers Carcass have announced that they will be performing at the Nokia Theatre in New York City on September 6th. Death metal legends Suffocation were originally billed as the support slot but have pulled out and in turn have been replaced by Necrophagist and Aborted. Expect more shows in North America to be announced soon.

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Warbringer Issues European Tour Update

Warbringer has just finished their European tour with Napalm Death and Suffocation and issued the following update:

"Just finished off the Napalm Death/Suffocation European tour a couple days ago. Long story short, it fucking slaughtered. First time for us touring overseas, and our first time touring in a bus. Had a big ol red nightliner bus with bunks and all that, which is way luxurious compared to the van touring we are accustomed to. It fit like 20 people, Napalm, Suffo, us, and crew. Everyone in both bands were awesome fellas, there wasn't really any problems with any anybody on the tour. The European fans and people at the venues were way friendly, and that coupled with the fact that we were traveling the world, going to all these different countries made it one of the coolest things any of us have done, ever. Some highlights of the tour were Frank "the tank" Mullen yelling at people to jump off bridges all day at Rock Hard festival, the brotherhood of spoon tattoos, Ryan's (possibly) fictional tapeworm that made him eat like 20 sandwiches a day, the raging fucking maniacs who went berserk in places like Portugal and Poland, and any day we were in the Netherlands/the few days after with Terrence, Joe, AK, etc. Anyhow, tomorrow we start up a couple more firsts- our first headlining tour and our first shows in the UK, with Gama Bomb supporting. We'll see you all out there, cheers!"

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Mike Smith Hired For Experimental Project

Louisiana based experimental project "Psychometry" has hired the services of Suffocation drummer Mike Smith to perform and record on their upcoming Album "The Four Points". Psychometry is an atmospheric, melodic metal band made up of professional musicians experienced in several different styles of music. The project ranges from symphonic, classical, electronic, as well as extreme underground metal. Psychometry blends a wide variety of the world's music and is formed as a collection of composers so as not to be placed into a specific genre of music.

When asked about the project, here's what Mike had to say: "The change in musical direction from the norm of Death metal is a welcome one. It gives me the opportunity to re-train myself to play with the goal of appealing to listeners of multiple genres".

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Suffocation Announce More U.S. Shows

New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION have lined up the following U.S. tour dates for July:

July 13 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
July 14 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
July 15 - South Bend, IN @ Elva’s Fiesta Club
July 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
July 18 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
July 19 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
July 20 - Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club (Central Illinois Metalfest)
July 21 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
July 22 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

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Suffocation Reveal New Album Title

Gino Alache from RockumRadio.com conducted an interview with SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith on Monday, February 11. During the 19-minute chat, Smith revealed the working title of the next SUFFOCATION album: "Blood Oath". According to Mike, the CD will be recorded by June for a tentative August/September release.

Listen to the interview at this location. More...

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More Suffocation/ Napalm Death Dates Announced

SUFFOCATION and NAPALM DEATH have added some more shows to their upcoming European co-headlining tour with WARBRINGER in the support slot. Here are the confirmed dates:

May 8 - Dordrecht, Holland - Bibelot
May 9 - Zaandam, Holland - De Kade
May 10 - Berlin, Germany - SO36
May 11 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre (Rock Hard Festival)
May 12 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-O-Droom
May 13 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
May 14 - Rennes, France - Antipode
May 15 - Biarritz, France - Atabel
May 16 - Durango, Spain - Plateruena
May 17 - Corroios, Spain - Cine Teatro de Corroios
May 18 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol
May 19 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto
May 20 - Six Fours Les Plages, France at Espace Anre Malraux
May 21 - Bulle, France - Ebullition
May 22 - Rome, Italy - Circolo Degli Artisti
May 23 - Roncade/Treviso, Italy - New Age
May 24 - Pinarella Di Cervia, Italy - Rockplanet
May 25 - Luzern, Switzerland - Schüür
May 26 - Lindau, Switzerland - Club Vauderville
May 27 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Roxy/Garage
May 28 - Tilburg, Holland - 013 (Neurotic Death Fest)
May 29 - Stuttgart, Germany - tba
May 30 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Neurotic Death Fest
May 31 - Magdeburg, Germany - Froximum Arena
June 1 - Warsaw, Poland - Club Progresja
June 2 - Wroclaw, Poland - Club WZ
June 3 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum Hannover
June 4 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
June 5 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
June 6 - Aalborg, Denmark - Studentehuset
June 7 - Hamburg, Germany - TBA

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Central Illinois Metalfest Headliners Announced

BRUTAL TRUTH and ORIGIN have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest, being held the weekend of July 18th - 20th in Urbana, IL.

Brutal Truth will headline the festival on Saturday, July 19th, with co-headliners INCANTATION.

Origin will co-headline on Sunday, July 20th, with headliners SUFFOCATION.

Also on the bill for year’s fest are: MONSTROSITY, GOD DETHRONED, PYREXIA, SEVERED SAVIOR, IMPALED, MORTAL DECAY, and more.

Relapse Records will also be among the vendors at this year’s C.I.M.

Brutal Truth are currently writing for a new full-length album and have recently announced their plans for a two week European tour in February. This tour will include stops in the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain and more. A listing of confirmed Brutal Truth tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Origin are currently in the studio, recording their follow-up album to 2005’s Echoes Of Decimation. This brand new full-length album is expected to see an April 2008 release date. Additional Origin release and tour information will be announced shortly.

Brutal Truth tour dates:

February
6 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-o-drom
7 - London, United Kingdom - Underworld
8 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Corporation
9 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - De Baroeg
11 - Strasbourg, France - Molodoi
12 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
13 - Durango, Spain - Plateruena
14 - Corroios, Portugal - Cine Teatro de Corroios
15 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live
16 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala KGB
17 - Plaisir, France - La Clef Des Champs

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Suffocation And Napalm Death To Tour Europe

SUFFOCATION and NAPALM DEATH will team up for a European co-headlining tour in May/June 2008. Also appearing on the bill will be WARBRINGER. The dates are as follows:

May 08 - Dordrecht, Holland @ Bibelot
May 09 - Zaandam, Holland @ De Kade
May 10 - Berlin, Germany @ SO36
May 11 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany @ Gelsenkirchen Amphitheatre (Rock Hard Festival)
May 12 - Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziek-O-Droom
May 13 - Paris, France @ La Locomotive
May 14 - Rennes, France @ Antipode
May 15 - Biarritz, France @ Atabel
May 16 - Durango, Spain @ Plateruena
May 17 - Corroios, Spain @ Cine Teatro de Corroios
May 18 - Madrid, Spain @ Caracol
May 19 - Barcelona, Spain @ Mephisto
May 20 - Six Fours Les Plages, France @ Espace Anre Malraux
May 21 - Bulle, France @ Ebullition
May 22 - Rome, Italy @ Circolo Degli Artisti
May 23 - Roncade/Treviso, Italy @ New Age
May 24 - Pinarella Di Cervia, Italy @ Rockplanet
May 25 - Luzern, Switzerland @ Schüür
May 26 - Lindau, Switzerland @ Club Vauderville
May 27 - Saarbrücken, Germany @ Roxy/Garage
May 28 - Tilburg, Holland @ 013 (Neurotic Death Fest)
Jun. 04 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
Jun. 05 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ The Rock
Jun. 06 - Aalborg, Denmark @ Studentehuset

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Suffocation Release Initial 2008 Tour Dates

New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION have lined up the following initial tour dates for 2008:

February 23 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
July 18 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
July 19 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
July 20 - Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club (Central Illinois Metalfest)
July 21 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
July 22 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

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Immolation Kick Off Tour With Suffocation

Legendary death metal titans IMMOLATION kick off a massive a month-long North American tour this week with SUFFOCATION and SKINLESS, which marks their first stateside trek in three years. Returning with the same lineup as their previous release, Harnessing Ruin, dubbed “the most skull-crushing of their entire necro-rompin’ career” by Revolver Magazine, the group finds itself uncharacteristically stable, allowing for chemistry not present in their formative years. Founding members Dolan and Robert Vigna (guitar) join Bill Taylor (guitar) and Steve Shalaty (drums) to form the group’s most consistently punishing lineup yet.

Robert Vigna further describes his excitement over the upcoming tour: “We are really looking forward to this SUFFOCATION tour. We haven’t been out in the states for a while now and we can’t wait! I think the lineup is really strong and the fact that it’s composed off all NY bands is something special that the kids have been waiting for. All the bands have their own style, so it’s going to be a great extreme show! More...

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Warbringer Records Debut Album

The buzz surrounding LA thrashers Warbringer is simply astounding following a slew of high-profile shows alongside the legendary Exodus and overwhelmingly positive reactions to the group's self-released EP. Upon signing a worldwide deal with Century Media Records, the quintet entered the studio with acclaimed producer Bill Metoyer, who helped shape legendary albums from the likes of Slayer, D.R.I. and Sacred Reich, among a slew of others.

John Kevill (vocals) states: "So far the recording's gone very well. Everything is now tracked, and mixing is currently in full swing. Everyone's pretty happy with how it's shaping up, and we all feel it's a huge step up for us. Working with Bill has been awesome. It's been very laid back, and we've received a lot of good feedback and input from him. Counting bonus material and everything, we did a total of 14 tracks. The cover art is also looking pretty bad-ass. The whole thing will be done in a couple of weeks, and we can't wait to unleash it upon the masses."

While Warbringer has built a rabid local fan base playing with others in the LA thrash revival scene, they're set to join Exodus, Arsis and Goatwhore on a national tour in January. This tour will be preceded by a number of warm-up dates opening for Suffocation/Immolation and Prong throughout the CA area this month. Having already completed a West Coast tour with Daath, in addition to the several shows with Exodus, these young thrash warriors (4 out of the 5 aren't even of legal drinking age) are prepared to bring their definitive brand of violent combat thrash to audiences nationwide.

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Suffocation and Relapse Records Part Ways

Suffocation's contract with Relapse Records has run its course and the band is now officially without a label. Here's a statement from the group:

"Suffocation is happy to announce that we've fulfilled our contractual obligations to Relapse Records and are now free agents again. We would like to thank all on the Relapse staff for their support and efforts. We've learned valuable lessons over the past few years.

We are looking forward to what the future will bring, we have many goals and ideas in the works that will definitely make for a focused and eventful future for the band. At this point of our career the goal is to make the next steps the most important ones. Propelling the band as well as the Extreme metal genre to the next level is top priority.

It is long over due and we look forward to the challenge and opportunity to right the wrongs that has kept the genre underground and unexposed since its inception. Stay tuned."

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Immolation To Play Polish Dates In August

IMMOLATION have confirmed a string of three dates in Poland, in August, with another date to be confimred.

The band's upcoming live schedule is as follows:

August
12 - Katowice, Poland at Mega Club
14 - Lodz, Poland at Funaberia 2
15 – Wroclaw, Poland at Madness More...

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Skinless Announce European and North American Tour

SKINLESS has announced a number of globe-spanning tour dates in support of their latest release, Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead. The quartet will first embark on a month-long European tour with label-mates DYING FETUS along with CATTLE DECAPITATION starting this Friday, May 4. Also joining these bands on various dates of the tour are NAPALM DEATH, RED CHORD, DEAD TO FALL, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, ION DISSONANCE, and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. This will be Skinless’ first return to Europe since their successful headlining tour there last summer. Skinless has also announced a North American tour alongside SUFFOCATION and IMMOLATION for the fall. This tour will kick off on October 25 in Quebec, QC, hitting major cities throughout its four-week span. More...

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Suffocation Announce North American Tour Dates

SUFFOCATION will team up with IMMOLATION and SKINLESS for a North American tour beginning late October. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Oct. 25 - Quebec City, QUE @ Imperial de Quebec
Oct. 26 - Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
Oct. 27 - Toronto @ The Opera House
Oct. 28 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Oct. 29 - Chicago, IL @ Metro / Smart Bar
Oct. 30 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
Nov. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Nov. 03 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Grill
Nov. 04 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Nov. 05 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 06 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 07 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 08 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Nov. 09 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Nov. 10 - Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
Nov. 11 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
Nov. 14 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Nov. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov. 17 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
Nov. 18 - New York, NY @ B.B. Kings Blues Club

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Suffocation Announce More European Tour Dates

Suffocation has lined up a host of spring tour dates in Europe. Here's the latest:

03/29 Paris, France @ Scene Bastille
03/30 Rijssen, Netherlands @ Lucky
03/31 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega
04/01 Glauchau, Germany @ Alte Spinnerei
04/02 Prague, Czech Republic @ Abaton
04/03 Szczetin, Poland @ Slowanin
04/04 Aalborg, Denmark @ StudenteHuset
04/05 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller (Inferno Festival)
04/06 Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
04/07 Gotenburg, Swedenv @ Musikens Hus
05/10 Beograd, Serbia @ SKC
05/11 Bucuresti, Romania @ Suburbia
05/12 Thesaloniki, Greece @ Milos Xilorgido
05/13 Athens, Greece @ Ann Club
05/14 Skopjeje, Macedonia @ Youth Cultural Centre
05/15 Zagreb, Croatia @ Mocvara
05/16 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
05/18 Palermo, Italy @ Officine Bier Garten
05/19 Gualtiery, Italy @ Tempo Rock
05/20 Torino, Italy @ Spazio211
05/21 Lyon, France @ TBA
05/22 Barcellona, Spain @ Apolo 2
05/23 Murcia, Spain @ Super 8
05/24 Madrid, Spain @ Copernico
05/25 Las Palmas, Grand Canaria @ Sala Paraninfo
05/26 Durango, Spain @ Plateruana

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Metal's Darkside Vol. 2 Details and E-card

On this the 2nd volume of Metal’s Dark Side, sexy host Jasmin St. Claire guides you through even more uncensored videos, intense interviews, and extreme bonus footage. From back stage at the Key Club in L.A., to the NAMM Music Conference and other major summer music festivals, St. Claire invades the minds of metal legends such as Rick Hunolt & Gary Holt (Exodus), Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy), Paul Romanko & Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Trevor Strand & Brian Eschbach (The Black Dahlia Murder) and more.

The track listing follows:

  • Shadows Fall - Interview with Paul Romanko & Brian Fair

  • Suffocation - Interview with Terrance Hobbs & Frank Mullen Suffocation - Video: “Surgery Of Impalement”

  • Exodus - Interview with Rick Hunolt & Gary Holt Exodus - Video: “War Is My Shepherd”

  • Deconstruct - Interview with Vanessa, Joe & Skitz Deconstruct - Live Footage: “Deeper Down”

  • The Black Dahlia Murder - Interview with Trevor Strand & Brian Eschbach

  • Arch Enemy - Interview with Sharlee D’Angelo

Bonus Footage:

  • Fight Paris - Video: “Complete Heat”

  • Firewind - Video: “Tyranny”

  • Suffocation - Bonus Interview

The DVD, which runs 71 minutes total, was slated to hit the streets January 30. An e-card for "Metal's Darkside Vol. 2 - The Deeply Disturbed" has also been posted online.

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Suffocation Announce European Tour Dates

Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have lined up the following European tour dates:

Mar. 29 - Paris, FRA @ Scene Bastille
Mar. 30 - Rijssen, NETH @ Lucky
Mar. 31 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Store Vega
Apr. 01 - Glauchau, GER @ Alte Spinnerei (No Mercy Festivals)
Apr. 02 - Prague, CZR @ Abaton (No Mercy Festivals)
Apr. 03 - Szczetin, POL @ Slowanin
Apr. 04 - Aalborg, DEN @ StudenteHuset
Apr. 06 - Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben
Apr. 07 - Gotenburg, SWE @ Musikens Hus

SUFFOCATION recently unveiled the group's first video, for the track "Abomination Reborn", from their self-titled album. The clip was shot in Brooklyn, NY with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, MISERY INDEX) and producers Dale Resteghini and Melissa Manousos of Raging Nations Films. Watch it online at YouTube.com. More...

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Infernaeon Signs with Prosthetic Records

Florida-based blackened death metal band INFERNAEON has inked a deal with Los Angeles-based Prosthetic Records. Boasting former members of Monstrosity, INFERNAEON's debut record, A Symphony of Suffering, will see a March release and features guest vocal appearances from Ben Falgoust (Soilent Green, Goatwhore) and Keith DeVito (Obituary, Suffocation, Catastrophic). Mastering duties were handled by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, ex-Morbid Angel). Tracks were initially laid down for A Symphony of Suffering in late 2006 at Home Land Studios in Highland Beach, Fla. with producer Zach Brown.

Having already shared the stage with Malevolent Creation, Deeds of Flesh and Vile among others, INFERNAEON has already been making a name for themselves in Florida and throughout the States with a brash, memorable stage show mixing theatrical murder and make up effects provided by Universal Studios. Three tracks from INFERNAEON's forthcoming record are available on the band's MySpace page, including "Oracle of Armageddon," the first song in an album-ending trilogy focusing on an oracle who amasses prophetic powers from the dying.

Artwork, tracklisting and a release date for A Symphony of Suffering will be available shortly.

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