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Suffocation

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

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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 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.

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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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Goatwhore to Tour w/ Emperor and Others

Goatwhore have announced the following tour dates with Strapping Young Lad, Suffocation, Emperor, and Asesino:

July 16 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club w/ Emperor
July 17 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues w/ Emperor
July 24 - London, ON @ The Embassy w/ Strapping Young Lad
July 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's w/ Strapping Young Lad
July 28 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Showplace w/ Suffocation
July 29 - Sommerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium w/ Suffocation
July 30 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx w/ Suffocation
July 31 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Asesino
August 2 - Portland, ME @ The Station w/ Strapping Young Lad
August 3 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus w/ Strapping Young Lad

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Suffocation Complete New Album

Suffocation have posted the following message at their official website:

"We are happy to announce the completion of our new self titled album, "Suffocation". We are anxious for it to hit the streets and are expecting an early September release date. We are confident with the outcome and look forward to the upcoming tours that will be scheduled to support it. The album will be out a few weeks prior to the start of the Fear Factory, Hypocrisy, Decapitated tour which will give you fans just enough time to familiarize yourselves to the Pain we are anxious to bring to your city and town.

Audio samples will be up on the newly designed site very soon. Site design by www.dirged.be. Also, for info on our upcoming tour, check out www.purevolume.com/tours/strhess.

Last but not least, Suffocation bassist Derek Boyer is recovering from 4 broken bones. Derek's leg was broken 06/06/06. The good news is, Derek will be back on two feet in time for the tours this summer."

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Fear Factory, Suffocation, Hypocrisy Announce Tour

FEAR FACTORY defy musical borders, break conventional arrangement, and influence metal bands worldwide. Now FEAR FACTORY are armed with another successful album, equipped to blast the tour doors open with a brutal metal militia in tow.

Headling the "Machines At War" North American tour, FEAR FACTORY wage war from the West, preparing to leave the powerless in their bloody wake. Rivals in the East, bring the menacing SUFFOCATION to the helm while HYPOCRISY battle to the death with Viking valor and DECAPITATED gather their mercenaries to prove the unholiness of Poland. All corners of the nation will find themselves compelled to witness the massacre of the Machines At War and engage in the armed conflict of metal!

Says FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, "I'm really excited about doing a heavy tour like this. 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."

Machines At War Tour featuring FEAR FACTORY, SUFFOCATION, HYPOCRISY and DECAPITATED:

Oct. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
Oct. 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
Oct. 28 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Oct. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
Oct. 30 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Nov. 01 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse live
Nov. 02 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Nov. 03 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
Nov. 04 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov. 06 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jeeters Pub
Nov. 07 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Nov. 08 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
Nov. 10 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov. 11 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
Nov. 12 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Nov. 13 - Montreal, Que @ Medley
Nov. 14 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
Nov. 16 – Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
Nov. 17 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov. 18 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Nov. 19 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Nov. 22 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
Nov. 24 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Nov. 25 - Chicago, IL @ Metro/Smart Bar
Nov. 26 - Saginaw, MI @ Shooters
Nov. 27 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
Nov. 28 – Columbia Hts., MN @ Star Central
Nov. 29 – Winnipeg, MB @ Ramada Conf. Center
Dec. 01 – Edmonton, AL @ Starlite Room
Dec. 02 – Edmonton, AB @ Warehouse
Dec. 05 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Dec. 06 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Dec. 08 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
Dec. 09 – Albuquerque, MN @ Sunshine Theater More...

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Suffocation Recording New Album

Suffocation have begun recording their new album. The self-titled new album is being recorded at Full Force Studios in Long Island, NY. Suffocation is the follow-up to 2004's Souls To Deny and will see a September 2006 release.

Additionally, SUFFOCATION have enlisted tattoo artist JonZig from Skingraver Tattoo Studio in Austin, TX for Suffocation’s album artwork. More information on JonZig can be found at jonzig.com.

Suffocation were to be on tour in Europe now, but the band cancelled the tour due to problems securing the dates needed to fulfill the tour. Suffocation will be doing a three week tour of Europe in August that is already confirmed and will be posted shortly.

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Suffocation Cancels European Tour

Suffocation has cancelled their upcoming European tour, which was scheduled to run from June 12th until July 2nd, due to booking problems. Here's a statement from the band:

"[The tour] has been cancelled due to the inability of the booking agent to secure the dates needed to fulfill this tour. We apologize to the fans who may have purchased tickets in advance. On a more positive note, Suffocation will be doing a three week tour of Europe in August that is already confirmed and will be posted shortly."

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