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Suffocation

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

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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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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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Suffocation Post "Abomination Reborn" Video Online

The new video for SUFFOCATION's track "Abomination Reborn" has been posted online here. More...

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Machines At War Tour Report

The show for Friday, Nov 17th, was slated for 8 pm and based on previous experience at the Palladium in Worcester, MA I figured I'd show up around 8.30. Alas, when I got in Hypocrisy were just starting their set, which meant I had missed Decapitated. The place was already quite full and the floor was almost jam- packed. When I first heard of this tour's lineup, I wasn't sure about the crossing point between the fans and how well they'd mix together but luckily the bands had a good number of devoted fans and one could easily mistake who the headliner is based on the crowd's cheering. More...

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Stillborn Fest 2006 Details Revealed

Details have been confirmed for Stillborn Fest 2006. The event will take place on December 30th and 31st at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT. If purchased in advance, tickets are $17.50 for the first day, $20 for the second, or $35 for a two-day pass. Doors open at 6pm. Here's the line-up:

Saturday, December 30th
Overcast
Suffocation
Full Blown Chaos
Subzero
Thy Will Be Done
Creation
2 bands TBA

Sunday, December 31st
Glassjaw
The Distance
Bateman
Dead By Wednesday
Signs of Hope
Crowns of Kings

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Fear Factory "Machines At War" Tour Dates

Fear Factory has mapped out dates for a late-year traveling thrash caravan, with fellow metalists Suffocation, Hypocrisy, and Decapitated along for the ride.

The band will kick things off Thursday (10/26) near Sacramento, CA, with 37 stops around the continent planned through mid-December for the outing, which the group has dubbed the Machines at War tour.

"I'm really excited about doing a heavy tour like this," the band's drummer, Raymond Herrera, said in a press release. "A brutal line-up full of metal pioneers has been a long time coming. I guarantee a lot of our fans will agree. Plus you'll be certain to hear some Fear Factory songs that have not been played live in quite some time."

"Transgression," the band's eighth studio effort, and second for Liquid Eight Records, was released in August 2005. "The Best of Fear Factory," hit stores this September.

Fear Factory has toured extensively the last two years supporting "Transgression" and 2004's "Archetype," and spent large parts of 2005 supporting Megadeth on its Gigantour, along with Dream Theater, Dillinger Escape Plan and Nevermore.

The band is currently collaborating with photographer Omer Cordell on a photo book documenting last year's tour and its Gigantour appearances.

Here are the "Machines At War" tour dates: More...

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Suffocation Confirm Australian Tour Rumors

American Death Metallers Suffocation have confirmed rumors of a tour of Australia in early 2007 by announcing the following dates:

Feburary 13th - Perth
Feburary 14th - Adelaide
Feburary 15th - Melbourne
Feburary 16th - Sydney
Feburary 19th - Brisbane

As previously reported, Suffocation are soon to begin their US tour with Fear Factory, Hypocrisy and Decapitated in support of their recently released self-titled album. Tour dates follow:

10/22/06 Cedar Falls, IA United States Reverb Room
10/24/06 Loveland, CO United States White Buffalo
10/26/06 San Francisco, CA United States The Pound
10/27/06 San Francisco, CA United States The Pound
10/28/06 Santa Ana, CA United States Galaxy Theatre
10/29/06 Los Angeles, CA United States Key Club
10/30/06 Tempe, AZ United States Marquee Theater
11/01/06 Houston, TX United States Warehouse Live
11/02/06 New Orleans, LA United States House of Blues
11/03/06 St. Petersburg, FL United States State Theatre
11/04/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL United States Culture Room
11/06/06 Fayetteville, NC United States Jesters
11/07/06 Springfield, VA United States Jaxx
11/08/06 New York, NY United States BB King's Blues Club
11/10/06 Sayerville, NJ United States Starland Ballroom
11/11/06 Atlantic City, NJ United States House of Blues
11/12/06 Hartford, CT United States Webster Theater
11/13/06 Montreal, QC Canada Le Medley
11/14/06 Toronto, ON Canada Opera House
11/17/06 Worcester, MA United States Palladium
11/18/06 Poughkeepsie, NY United States The Chance
11/19/06 Cleveland, OH United States Peabody's
11/22/06 South Bend, IN United States Club Fever
11/24/06 Detroit, MI United States Harpo's
11/25/06 Chicago, IL United States The Metro
11/26/06 Saginaw, MI United States Shooter's

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Suffocation Complete Work On New Video

SUFFOCATION have completed work on their new music video for the track 'Abomination Reborn' from it's brand new, self-titled album.

The video, the first from the record, was shot in Brooklyn, NY with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, MISERY INDEX) and producers Dale Resteghini and Melissa Manousos of Raging Nations Films. Still images from the video, which will make it's international debut in early October, can be viewed here.

Suffocation saw its North American release this past Tuesday, September 19th with an international release set for Monday, September 25th. An e-card previewing Suffocation, featuring the tracks 'Abomination Reborn' and 'Blind Torture Kill', can be viewed at this location.

Additionally, SUFFOCATION will undertake an extended fall tour of North America with FEAR FACTORY, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED starting October 26th at The Pound in San Francisco.

Suffocation tour dates with Fear Factory, Hypocrisy, Decapitated More...

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Hear Full CDs of Suffocation, AIC On AOL Music

AOL Music has a few listening parties for new releases this week including:

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Kings Of Death and Speed Metal On 'Horror" DVD

The third volume of the "Horror Pain Gore Death" DVD collection of horror music videos (horror films mixed with metal music) from established and obscure death, thrash and '80s metal bands will be released on September 26. The complete track listing for the set is as follows:

CANCER - Blood Bath
EXODUS - A Lesson In Violence
SLAYER - Criminally Insane
MENTORS - Peepin' Tom
MORTA SKULD - Consuming Existence
SODOM - Outbreak Of Evil
NECKTIE - Hostages
BLÜDWÜLF - The Horror
SLAUGHTER - Fuck Of Death
TOXIC HOLOCAUST - Thrashing Death
SEXCREMENT - Menstrual Money Shot
SAVAGE GRACE - Into The Fire
SUFFOCATION - Infecting The Crypts
KREATOR - Pleasure To Kill
SEPULTURA - R.I.P. (Rest In Pain)
VENOM - Don't Burn The Witch

For more information, click here.

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Suffocation To Shoot Video, CD-Signing Session

SUFFOCATION will film a video for the track ‘Abomination Reborn’ from it's forthcoming, self-titled album.

The shooting for the video, the first from the band’s new record, will take place with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, MISERY INDEX) and producers Dale Resteghini and Melissa Manousos of Raging Nations Films with the band this weekend in Brooklyn, NY. The video is scheduled to make it's international debut in late-September.

Suffocation will be released on September 19th in North America and September 25th internationally. SUFFOCATION will be commemorating the North American release of Suffocation with a signing session at Looney Tunes Records in West Babylon, NY. An e-card previewing Suffocation, featuring the tracks ‘Abomination Reborn’ and ‘Blind Torture Kill’, can be viewed at this location.

Additionally, SUFFOCATION will undertake an extended fall tour of North America with FEAR FACTORY, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED starting October 26th at The Pound in San Francisco. A complete listing of SUFFOCATION tour dates and appearances can be found here.

SUFFOCATION CD-Signing:

Tuesday, September 19 at 7pm
Looney Tunes
31 Brookvale Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704
www.looneytunescds.com

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Born From Pain To Tour Europe With Napalm Death

Dutch metalcore act BORN FROM PAIN has issued the following update:

"We have finally started working at Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen this week. We'll be recording 11 songs for our new full-length CD with the working title 'Suicide Nations'. New songs included are 'Relentless', 'Stop At Nothing', 'Eyes Of The World', 'Behind Enemy Lines', just to name a few. We'll be done early September and it will be released late November via Metal Blade Records. We feel this is our best stuff ever, so get excited! More news when we leave the studio.

"The months before the release of the new record will see us gearing up with metal/grind legends NAPALM DEATH and SUFFOCATION for a five-week tour all over the European continent. Check www.bornfrompain.com for tour dates."

BORN FROM PAIN's third full-length album, "In Love with the End", was released last year via Metal Blade Records.

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Suffocation Post Another New Song Online

Another new song from SUFFOCATION entitled "Abomination Reborn" has been posted online here. The track comes off the legendary band's upcoming self titled new album which will be released on September 19th through Relapse Records.

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Suffocation Sets Japanese Release Date

SUFFOCATION's new self-titled album will be released in Japan via Relapse Japan on September 27th. The Japanese edition of the album will include an exclusive bonus track. Details to follow.

As previously reported, Relapse Records recently firmed up the tracklisting for the album, due for release through the label in North America on September 19th (internationally on September 25th).

Suffocation's self titled album is due September 19th, the tracklisting is as follows:

1. Oblivion
2. Abomination Reborn
3. Redemption
4. Bind Torture Kill
5. Inis Concieved
6. Translucent Patterns of Delirium
7. Creed of the Infidel
8. Regret
9. Entrails of You
10. The End of Ends
11. Prelude to Repulsion* (re-recording - original version appeared on Breeding The Spawn, 1992)

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Suffocation Post New Song Online

A brand new SUFFOCATION track, entitled "Misonceived", has been posted online at myspace.com/suffocation. The song comes off the group's new, self-titled album, due on September 19 in North America (September 25 internationally) via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded at Full Force Studios in Long Island, NY and will feature artwork from tattoo artist JonZig. Preview the artwork at this location.

Drummer Mike Smith commented on the new album: "We never feared our abilities what we fear is the ability of the industry to finally take the scene to the level it should be, in the forefront of all that is extreme. The kids are starving for music made from the heart." More...

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Suffocation Announce Album Release Date

Suffocation have announced the release date for their upcoming self titled album. Also, Suffocation have released the tracklisting for the album. Suffocation's self titled album is due September 19th, the tracklisting is as follows:

1. Oblivion
2. Abomination Reborn
3. Redemption
4. Bind Torture Kill
5. Inis Concieved
6. Translucent Patterns of Delirium
7. Creed of the Infidel
8. Regret
9. Entrails of You
10. The End of Ends
11. Prelude to Repulsion* (remake)

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Suffocation Reveal New Album Artwork

Legendary metal giants SUFFOCATION have recently completed work on their new album, "Suffocation". The self-titled CD was recorded at Full Force Studios in Long Island, NY and will feature artwork from tattoo artist JonZig, which can be previewed here. "Suffocation" is set for a September 19 release in North America (September 25 internationally). More...

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