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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 Premieres "As Grace Descends" Video

New York death metal act Suffocation premiered its new music video for "As Grace Descends" over on Metal Hammer TV (YouTube Channel), which can be viewed below. The song appears on the band's brand new album "Pinnacle of Bedlam" album which was issued last week on Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out "As Grace Descends" here:

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Suffocation Posts DVD Footage From New LP

New York death metal act Suffocation posted a clip from the special DVD included with the band's forthcoming new LP "Pinnacle of Bedlam." The clip features guitarist Terrance Hobbs speaking about the album's title and artwork. The album is set for release on February 15, 2013 (EU) and February 19, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Pinnacle of Bedlam" is:

1. Cycles of Suffering (streaming here)
2. Purgatorial Punishment
3. Eminent Wrath
4. As Grace Descends (see lyric video here)
5. Sullen Days
6. Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. My Demise
8. Inversion
9. Rapture of Revocation
10. Beginning of Sorrow

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Suffocation Streams New Song "Cycles Of Suffering"

New York death metal act Suffocation is streaming the new track "Cycles of Suffering." The song appears on the upcoming "Pinnacle of Bedlam" album which is set for release on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album first full length Suffocation release to feature the return of drummer Dave Culross, who was with the band from 1997-1998 and recorded drums for the "Despise the Sun" EP.

The track listing for "Pinnacle of Bedlam" is:

1. Cycles of Suffering
2. Purgatorial Punishment
3. Eminent Wrath
4. As Grace Descends (see lyric video here)
5. Sullen Days
6. Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. My Demise
8. Inversion
9. Rapture of Revocation
10. Beginning of Sorrow

Check out "Cycles of Suffering" here: More...

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Suffocation Posts "Pinnacle Of Bedlam" Trailer

New York death metal act Suffocation posted a video featuring sample clips of the upcoming "Pinnacle of Bedlam" release. The album is set for release on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records and is the first to feature new drummer Dave Culross, who was with the band from 1997-1998 and recorded drums for the "Despise the Sun" EP. He replaces the outgoing Mike Smith, who left the band this past February.

The track listing for "Pinnacle of Bedlam" is:

1. Cycles of Suffering
2. Purgatorial Punishment
3. Eminent Wrath
4. As Grace Descends (see lyric video here)
5. Sullen Days
6. Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. My Demise
8. Inversion
9. Rapture of Revocation
10. Beginning of Sorrow

Check out the sample clips here: More...

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Suffocation Posts "As Grace Descends” Lyric Video

New York death metal act Suffocation posted a lyric video for the recently released track "As Grace Descends." The track is also streaming and available for download over at this location. The track appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Pinnacle of Bedlam.”

The track listing for the new album is:

1. Cycles of Suffering
2. Purgatorial Punishment
3. Eminent Wrath
4. As Grace Descends
5. Sullen Days
6. Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. My Demise
8. Inversion
9. Rapture of Revocation
10. Beginning of Sorrow

Check out the lyric video here: More...

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Suffocation Uploads New Track From Upcoming Album

New York death metal veterans Suffocation have just uploaded a brand new song off the band’s upcoming album "Pinnacle of Bedlam.”

The track, titled "As Grace Descends” is available on the band's Facebook page here or can be downloaded for free via Nuclear Blast. The album's track listing is:

1. Cycles of Suffering
2. Purgatorial Punishment
3. Eminent Wrath
4. As Grace Descends
5. Sullen Days
6. Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. My Demise
8. Inversion
9. Rapture of Revocation
10. Beginning of Sorrow More...

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Suffocation Reveals Track Listing For New Album

New York death metal veterans Suffocation have unveiled the track listing for their upcoming release, "Pinnacle of Bedlam." The album features 10 tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on the "Despise The Sun" EP. Founding member and former drummer Mike Smith also makes a special guest appearance on the re-recorded Breeding the Spawn track, “Beginning of Sorrow.”

1. Cycles of Suffering
2. Purgatorial Punishment
3. Eminent Wrath
4. As Grace Descends
5. Sullen Days
6. Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. My Demise
8. Inversion
9. Rapture of Revocation
10. Beginning of Sorrow

"Pinnacle of Bedlam" was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss, and cover artwork for was created by artist Raymond Swanland. "Pinnacle of Bedlam" will be released February 15th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. More...

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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."

Dates are as follows: More...

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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

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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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!"

So far these bands have been confirmed to play Extremefest 2012: More...

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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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