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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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Suffocation Unveils New Album Artwork

Suffocation has revealed the Raymond Swanland-created artwork for the band's upcoming new album "Pinnacle of Bedlam," which can be viewed below.

The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the album is set to be handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Arsis).

"Pinnacle of Bedlam" will feature 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on the "Despise The Sun" EP. More...

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Suffocation Comments On Vocalist Situation

Frank Mullen, front man for New York death metal act Suffocation, recently gave an interview that spread very quickly about him no longer performing with the band full time. The band has now issued new statements about the situation.

“I am not leaving Suffocation,” commented Mullen. “Massive one month long touring on my side cannot be done anymore though. When the new album is released next year I will be touring as much as possible to support the album as well as the following year in 2014. When I was asked that question in the interview I was taken off guard and didn’t really know what my schedule was going to look like next year and wanted to try and answer. I haven’t given much thought to what our touring schedule would look like since we’ve been in the studio recording the new release. So I’m going to be getting out there as much as I can to support the album and get out there in front of the ones who have supported Suffocation over the years, the true fans. So we are going to be supporting this record as soon as it comes out”

The rest of the band adds: “We have respected this decision that Frank has made, but by no means does this mean Suffocation will ‘replace’ him with new singer or stop touring. Death metal has been good to us, and we feel fortunate with the success we have achieved. For shows or tours he can’t be a part of there will be a well respected, talented, fill in singer, so we as a band can continue to prosper and bring Suffocation to the fans. Bill Robinson (Decrepit Birth) is a good friend of ours and came through during the European tours when Frank was unable to make the shows, but he was just filling in those two times. The fill-in singer will be announced soon, and we promise that our fans will not be let down. We have been fortunate to make a great living playing music, and are willing to continue to give our fans what they want.”

Suffocation is currently in the finishing stages of an upcoming new album entitled :Pinnacle of Bedlam." The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the album is set to be handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Suicide Silence).

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Suffocation Comments On Upcoming Album

New York death metal veterans Suffocation are currently in the finishing stages of their upcoming new album entitled "Pinnacle of Bedlam." The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the album is set to be handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Arsis).

"Pinnacle of Bedlam" will feature 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on the "Despise The Sun" EP. Bassist Derek Boyer offered the following update:

“The recording process of our new album, Pinnacle of Bedlam, began Monday, August 13th. We brought in our gear, mic'd up the drum kit, imported tempo maps from our pre-production sessions, then dove right in! The drum tracking came out amazing! Dave Culross killed it! Once I laid down the bass tracks, the foundation of the album was built and was very solid and ready for Terrance and Guy to begin recording guitars, which they have. Thereafter, Frank began working on his vocals. The recording process is just about wrapped up, we just have some tweaking to do before we send it off to get mixed and mastered.”

"The meaning of the album title Pinnacle of Bedlam is the tipping point or most elevated moment as we approach the chaotic climax of this existence,” added guitarist Terrance Hobbs. “The cosmic scale teeters and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. People should expect nothing less than sheer brutality, as we perform together with this incredible line up! We feel this CD will be the best Suffocation album ever to have been released and are confident the fans will love it."

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Suffocation Announces "The Pinnacle Of Bedlam"

New York death metal act Suffocation has announced the band's newest release "The Pinnacle of Bedlam" is coming in 2013 along with a bonus DVD. This new release is set to follow the 2009 album "Blood Oath." Further details on "The Pinnacle of Bedlam" will be announced as they are made available.

Suffocation will be inducted into the Long Island Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, with details available at this location. The upcoming live appearances from Suffocation are:

Oct 18 LONG ISLAND HALL OF FAME 4th INDUCTION GALA Huntington, NY
Oct 21 Revolution Amityville, NY
Nov 11 Middle East Cambridge, MA

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Re-Armed Joining Suffocation And Origin On Tour

Re-Armed has announced the band is going to join Suffocation and Origin on their upcoming "The End Of Humanity" European 2012 tour this coming July. The dates featuring Re-Armed will be as follows:

10.07.2012 RO Club Napoca - TBA
11.07.2012 SK Kosice - Collosseum
14.07.2012 IT Conegliano - Appartamento Hoffman
15.07.2012 IT Rome - Blackout Rock Club
17.07.2012 FR Villeurbanne (Lyon) - C.C.O.
19.07.2012 FR Colmar - Le Grillen
21.07.2012 DE Kassel - K19
22.07.2012 DE Berlin - K17
24.07.2012 DK Aarhus - V58
25.07.2012 DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
26.07.2012 DE Braunschweig - Meier Music Hall

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Saint Vitus Live Video From Scion Rock Fest 2012

Video footage of Saint Vitus performing "Let Them Fall" at Scion Rock Fest 2012 at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL has been posted online by Scion A/V. Check out the full song below:

You can watch the entire series of Scion Rock Fest 2012 videos below, including more performance clips, sound checks, behind the scenes interviews and more with bands like Down, Decapitated, Suffocation, The Atlas Moth, All Pigs Must Die and many more: More...

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Suffocation To Tour With Origin

Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about Suffocation and Origin teaming up for "The End Of Humanity" tour this coming July:

"Few bands can be credited with creating a legacy, however, legendary New York based extreme metal outfit Suffocation have done just that. For over 20 years now Suffocation have been creating music that has become the very standard by which we judge all things extreme. Their fusion of technicality, groove and sheer unrelenting brutality has been imitated but never quite duplicated. Milestone records such as Effigy of the Forgotten, Pierced from Within, and Despise the Sun have influenced a wealth of today’s best musical talents.

"Joining Suffocation is Origin, one of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world. Origin, have returned to stake their claim as the leaders of metal’s new wave of extremity with their fifth studio effort entitled Entity. As expected, Origin continue to churn out frantic hell paced grids of metal torment, but now further compliment the arrangements with a new found propensity for churning grooves and the hook laden approach that first reared its ugly, but accessible head on the bands 2007 offering, Antithesis.

"Joined by guests Re Armed and Unbreakable Hatred, The End Of Humanity tour is all set to crush its way around Europe and destroy all in its path."

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

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Extremefest 2012 Confirmed For July

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.

5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

Cannibal Corpse
Exodus
Suicide Silence
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
Marduk
Asphyx
Nasum
Suffocation
Eisregen
All Shall Perish
Carnifex
Arkona
Origin
Suicidal Angels
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Deströyer 666
Cephalic Carnage
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Helrunar
Wormed
Trollfest
Inquisition
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Aborted
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Nexus Inferis
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Severe Torture
Hellish Crossfire
Condemned
Eis
Gama Bomb
Helheim
Disavowed
Farsot
Riger
Malignancy
Hellsaw
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Rompeprop
Benighted
Agrypnie
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Ingested
Wormrot
Rectal Smegma
Dawn of Disease
Spasm
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...

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Forgotten Tomb Confirmed For Extremefest 2012

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:

5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

The organizers of Extremefest have now issued the following announcement about confirming Forgotten Tomb and Ultrawurscht:

"Forgotten Tomb been around since 1999 and the Italians have caused quite a stir in the black and dark metal underground! 'Songs To Leave' (2002) or 'Love`s Burial Ground' (2004) are rightfully considered milestones of melancholic dark metal that the fourpiece infuses with doom and black metal elements. In 2011, Forgotten Tomb released their most recent effort 'Under Saturn Retrograde' and fans can look forward to one of the rare appearances of the Italians at the Austrian and German editions of Extremefest!

"It´s all about the sausage with Bavarian / Austrian act Ultrawurscht! Their highly explosive mixture of death metal, grind and hardcore – or simply 'Wurschtcore' – will one day conquer the world, and if you had the chance to check out albums such as 'Cheese Ass Built My Hot Dog' you`ll agree! Mixing metal and sausages should be declared a form of art anyway, so slap some wieners on the grill before checking out Ultrawurscht`s exclusive set at the Austrian edition of the Extremefest 2012!"

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Cerebral Bore Kicking Off U.K. Tour

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore are kicking off a mini U.K. tour with death metal legends Suffocation tonight - Tuesday, 13th March - at The Underworld in London. The band will be playing four shows before heading off to perform at Hammerfest on Saturday March 17th, joining the likes of Anthrax, Skindred, Amon Amarth, Diamond Plate, Evile, Savage Messiah, and more.

Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments:

"We can't wait for this tour - who wouldn't want to tour with Suffocation? We spent some time with Suffocation, Blood Red Throne and Cattle Decapitation in Holland last week, and we all can't wait to hit the road together!"

Don't miss Cerebral Bore on tour at the following shows:

Mar. 13 - London, UK - The Underworld
Mar. 14 - Derby, UK - The Old Bell
Mar. 15 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 16 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
Mar. 17 - Prestatyn, UK - Hammerfest

View the tour flyer at this location. You can also watch the band's official music video for the track "The Bald Cadaver" in the player below. More...

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New Suffocation Interview Footage Posted

Recent interview footage with U.S. technical death metal band Suffocation was posted on the web. The interview was conducted by IRKA in Poland, where the band is wrapping up its Eastern European tour (which ends in Moscow on Friday, March 9, 2012). The band is now featuring the return of Dave Culross on drums, who replaced the recently departed Michael Smith.

Check out the interview here:

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70,000 Tons of Metal Day 4: Doesn't get any better

Although there had certainly been nothing to complain about with the weather thus far on the cruise, the final full day heralded the most perfect weather we had seen yet: not a cloud in the sky, deliciously warm, and thankfully not too windy (which had previously been a problem from time to time). With a full complement of great bands to check out and oddly, no ill-effects from the previous night's alcoholic adventures, I was primed for an absolutely awesome day.

Check out the day 4 photos: Atheist, Alestorm, Gravedigger, Coroner, Amorphis, Venom, Suffocation. More...

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Drummer Mike Smith Reportedly Leaves Suffocation

It appears there is trouble in the Suffocation camp as drummer Michael Smith is apparently having differences with other band mates. Other news sources indicate that he has left the band entirely, but there has been no official word from the band or label Nuclear Blast as of yet. However, it is clear from the following statement on Smith's Facebook page, that he is not pleased with the founding members:

There are not many things related to the suffocation brand I can honestly say brings me sadness. Except, the lack of pride that exists within those who have the “right” to claim the name as their own.

This battle has been one that to any focused being, should make obvious sense but has evaded some for 2 decades. Within any foundation the weakest link will always cause all structure to crumble.

The one fact that keeps me at peace is the fact that anyone who has ever seen or spoken to me regarding Suffocation and the industry as a whole, has always left with an understanding of the level of focus and pride that I personally hold for myself, the brand that is Suffocation and the genre We influence and helped create.

As I´ve always said, if you are willing to put your time and soul towards anything at
Be willing to speak truths, fight and bleed for it if need be.

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Hate Cancels European Tour

Hate has posted the following message online about canceling the band's upcoming European shows with Suffocation:

"Regrettably Hate will not play on the announced European tour dates with Suffocation and Cattle Decapitation.

"This decision was not made lightly, but out of personal reasons we are unable to be part of the tour. We wish the other bands all the best for the tour and hope you, our fans, still go out and support this awesome line-up.

"To all our European fans, we are going to make up for it and already have some things planned for later this year.

"In addition, we are already in the song writing mode and working on some material for the new album which is due to be recorded this summer with a tentative release date in autumn by our new label Napalm Records."

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70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 2: A Sea of Metal

My fellow cruise ship warriors and I awoke on day 2 to a cloudless sunny sky and blue oceans as far as the eye could see in every direction. With the movement of the boat barely noticable, I went to find my friends - mobile phone communication had been impossible since the previous evening, so if you wanted to find someone, you had to know where they would be. I found them at the buffet, where metalheads in varying stages of wakefulness were ploughing through mountains of eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes. Tea and coffee were the more popular beverages but the drinks waiters were already getting busy ferrying beers back and forth. More...

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Annihilator Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise organizers have issued the following update about adding Annihilator to the lineup:

"The Canadian Scouting Party Has Been Attacked! While on their way back across the Atlantic they received word from the scouting party in Canada: Before it had a chance to leave the capital city, it was attacked by an ANNIHILATOR! Sailors, please welcome another Canadian Metal Legend on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival!

"But that's not all... as a special treat, Jeff Waters will be holding an exclusive Guitar Clinic on board!

"Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!

"70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean 'Majesty of the Seas' from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012."

32 of the 40 total bands have been revealed, and the currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Venom To Play 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming Venom as the latest band to appear at the festival:

"Injected With Deadly Toxin: Please Welcome VENOM On Board! To travel from the North Sea into the Atlantic Ocean, they must sail around the British Isles. Before doing so they decided to visit a town in North East England that they are familiar with from last year: Newcastle, and what a welcome they got! On arrival they all got injected by a deadly toxin: VENOM!

"70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival now sails through the Channel into the Atlantic. Our course: Straight West. Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!

"70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean 'Majesty of the Seas' from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012."

30 out of a total of 40 bands on board have been confirmed. The current lineup is as follows:

ALESTORM
AMORPHIS
ATHEIST
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CORONER
DARK FUNERAL
ELUVEITIE
GOD DETHRONED
GRAVE DIGGER
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
KAMELOT
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
OVERKILL
PENTAGRAM
PESTILENCE
PRETTY MAIDS
RIOT
SAMAEL
STRATOVARIUS
SUFFOCATION
TANKARD
THERION
TRISTANIA
VENOM
VIRGIN STEELE
WHIPLASH

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Pretty Maids Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Pretty Maids for the floating festival:

"It's getting to be winter up there in the Baltics. The days are getting shorter and you have to wait long periods to see the sun. Tired of waiting in Finland, they sailed over to Denmark. After they passed through the Great Belt they made a short stop in the city of Horsens. They should have gone there earlier, because you know what they found? Some really PRETTY MAIDS! Full steam ahead through the Skagerrak!

"Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!

"70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012."

So far 29 out of a total of 40 bands on board are known. Currently confirmed bands are as follows:

ALESTORM
AMORPHIS
ATHEIST
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CORONER
DARK FUNERAL
ELUVEITIE
GOD DETHRONED
GRAVE DIGGER
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
KAMELOT
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
OVERKILL
PENTAGRAM
PESTILENCE
PRETTY MAIDS
RIOT
SAMAEL
STRATOVARIUS
SUFFOCATION
TANKARD
THERION
TRISTANIA
VIRGIN STEELE
WHIPLASH

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Suffocation To Headline Manitoba Metalfest

Long Island’s veteran death metal band, Suffocation, has been announced as a headlining act for the 11th annual Manitoba Metalfest, set to take place at The Zoo on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th. Suffocation will close out the festivities on Saturday night, while Into Eternity will headline Friday’s show.

Stay tuned for more information on Suffocation and the band’s 2012 full-length release (Nuclear Blast Records).

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