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Suffokate

Formed: 2003
From: Oakland, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Suffokate News

Below is our complete Suffokate 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.

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Suffokate Drops Off Murder Without Motive Tour

Suffokate has been embarked on the "Murder Without Motive Tour" alongside Abiotic, Aegaeon, and As They Sleep. Now the band has issued the following announcement about dropping off the tour and parting ways with two members:

"We unfortunately have to announce that we are officially dropping off the remaining dates of the Murder Without Motive tour.

"Our guitarist Jason Graff and bass player Ivan Munguia informed us 2 days ago that they have decided to leave the band and that they would not finish the remaining tour dates. We apologize all our fans, the promoters, booking agents, as well as the bands on the tour package (Abiotic, As They Sleep).

"The remaining band members did want to finish the tour, and made our best attempt at making that happen but were unable to track down a van, trailer, guitarist, and bass player with such short notice.

"This does not mean the band will be breaking up, our vocalist John, lead guitarist Miguel, and drummer Lars are all here to stay. On that note if you are a bass or guitar player, preferably with tour experience, and are interested in auditioning please message us at this page. Thanks" More...

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Suffokate Streaming New Track

Oakland, CA's Suffokate has returned with a new song titled "The Impostor," which can be heard below.

The song features the band's new line-up of Lars Diaz (drums), John Oliva (vocals), Ivan Munguia (bass), Jason Graff (guitar), and Miguel Esparza (guitar).

Suffokate will return to the road in July on the "Murder Without Motive Tour" alongside Abiotic, Aegaeon, and As They Sleep. Dates for the tour are as follows:

7/3 Houston, TX - Walters
7/4 San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
7/5 Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
7/6 Dallas - Tomcats West
7/7 Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
7/8 Chicago, IL - Bada Brew
7/9 Milwaukee, WI - The Metal Grill
7/10 Burnsville, MN - The Garage
7/11 Iowa City, IA - Gabes
7/12 Denver, CO - The Rock House
7/13 Colorado Springs, CO - Sunshine Studios
7/14 Salt Lake City, UT - The Loading Dock
7/16 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
7/17 Richland, WA - Rays Golden Lion
7/18 Salem, OR - The Nest
7/19 Santa Rosa, CA - Live Musicians Co-op
7/20 San Jose, CA - San Jose Rock Shop
7/21 Riverside, CA - Clash City Studios
7/22 Las Vegas, NV - Sports Centre
7/23 Hollywood, CA - The Whiskey
7/24 Anaheim, CA - Mirror Image Studios
7/25 Mesa, AZ - Club Red More...

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Abiotic Announces Tour With Suffokate

South Florida's Abiotic is currently wrapping up song writing for a second full-length album for Metal Blade Records, which will follow previous album "Symbiosis" (reviewed here).

But before the guys head into the studio, fans will have a chance to see them live on tour with Suffokate. Abiotic will be performing two brand new songs: "Believe the Unseen" and "Falling Into Obscurity." The "Murder without Motive Tour" also includes support from Aegaeon and As They Sleep.

Abiotic guitarist John Matos offers the following: "The Murder Without Motive tour is going to be one of the heaviest tours of the summer. We're overwhelmingly excited to reveal our new line up on this tour and to share a headlining set with Suffokate! We'll be show casing two new songs off of our upcoming sophomore album that we'll be recording in the fall and cannot wait to shred some old faces along with some new ones on this run!" More...

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Suffokate Recruits New Vocalist

California outfit Suffokate has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to enter the studio:

"We will be hitting the recording studio April 28th to record 2 new songs. We can't wait to release these new songs and want to thank all our fans for their continued support we promise we won't disappoint!

"We have a new vocalist, and some tours that are happening this summer but we won't be giving out details yet. We will post new music , tour information, and announce our new vocalist all together."

You can also check out previous music from the band by heading over to the Suffokate Facebook profile here.

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Suffokate Recruits New Members

Suffokate has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting new band members:

"We would like to welcome the new members to the Suffokate family! Show them some love, we have Jason Graff (ex-meat shits) on rhythm guitar, Miguel Esparza lead guitar (current member of Arkayic), and Armando Partida (current member of Total Badass).

"I am extremely happy and thankful to have such talented, dedicated, humble, and overall good people as new members in this band and I (Lars) personally want to thank them for helping me in continuing this band and my life's passion of performing and writing music..... I wouldn't be able to make this happen without them.

"I also want to thank our fans for always being there to support this band through the good and bad times, you all provided constant inspiration and motivation for myself which is priceless to me so THANK YOU!

"We will be announcing nor cal and so cal shows soon so get pumped cause we will be wrecking shit and playing those songs you just love to smash heads to in a city near you Cali fans, and don't worry for all of you outside of California we will be booking tours for early 2014. We are currently writing new music and want to make sure we finish that before we hit the road, so we'll keep you updated and thank you as always for your continued patience.

"Suffokate - Oakland/510's born n bred heavy hitters from the bay area........ oh and just in case anyone is at all worried about our musical integrity/new music let us put your minds at ease, we still don't wear make up, we still won't have singing in our new music, we still won't be following the latest trend and we sure as hell won't have any dub step in our music!

"Sorry we just enjoy writing heavy, pissed off, violence inspiring, testicle having music too much to be a part of any of that BS."

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Suffokate Issues Vocalist Update

U.S. act Suffokate has issued the following update about working on a new album and searching for a new vocalist:

"Real quick update for everyone, first off thanks to everyone who messaged us about auditioning we are impressed with both the amount of people interested, and amazed with the talent we have seen. We will be contacting those of you who we will have come in for a live audition by the end of the month.

"We are working on new material for our next album and will continue to keep you updated. Thanks for everyones support, I appreciate all of you who have supported us throughout the years and member changes. I can guarantee that our style, dedication, and music will never be affected, and we will continue to find great vocalist to work with.

"In other words don't worry we won't have a keyboard player, wear girls clothing, or start singing over dubstep thats just not how we do."

You can also check out the band's "My Darkened Skies" track at this location.

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Upon A Burning Body Announces California Shows

Sumerian Records has announced that Upon A Burning Body has been added to a string of California tour dates with Bleeding Through and Suffokate. Details are as follows:

1/27 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's
1/28 Lancaster, CA @ Industry Theatre
2/1 Santa Clara, CA @ Avalon
2/2 San Diego, CA @ Soma
2/3 Simi Valley, CA @ 118 West
2/5 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Suffokate also commented:

"We've just finished posting all of our tour dates with Bleeding Through and Upon A Burning Body. We'll be all over Southern California, including dates in Nor Cal, as well. Come out and support. Go check out the Tour Dates section and see if we're coming to a city near you. Also, don't forget to pick up a copy of our latest release 'Return To Despair' if you haven't already picked one up."

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Throwdown Announces "Brawloween" Tour Lineup

Throwdown has revealed a slew of new details surrounding the band's upcoming "Brawloween" tour happening later this month. The band has announced the following touring lineup which is comprised of both familiar faces as well as some guests:

DAVE PETERS (vocals) (Throwdown 2000 - present)
MARK MITCHELL (bass) (Throwdown 2007 - present)
DAVE NASSIE (guitar) (Bleeding Through / ex-No Use For A Name)
TIM "YOGI" WATTS (drums) (Demon Hunter, ex-The Showdown)

Front man Dave Peters comments, "I can't say I love having a chronically fragmented lineup for Throwdown, but it does leave the door open for cool opportunities like this. I'm VERY happy to be playing these shows with Yogi and Nassie as 'special guests' or whatever you want to call them under the circumstances. They're great guys and equally great musicians. It will be a cool thing for fans of the three bands too, as it's hard to say if or when we'd share a stage in the future. The only drawback is running the risk of them setting the sound bar too high for the next time we play in our backyard."

Throwdown will headline the first annual "Brawloween," a brand new tour event which will stretch across the West Coast with support from Carnifex, First Blood, and Suffokate. Details are as follows:

10/21 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/22 - Bakersfield, CA @ Jerrys Pizza
10/23 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/24 - Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
10/25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Underground
10/26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe
10/27 - Reno, NV @ The Alley
10/28 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
10/29 - Temecula, CA @ The Vault
10/30 - Long Beach, CA @ Shore Ultra Lounge
10/31 - Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe

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Suffokate Streams New Track "My Darkened Eyes"

U.S. death metal act Suffokate have posted the new track "My Darkened Skies" on Youtube (check it out below). The track is the second song released from the band's forthcoming LP "Return To Despair" due out on September 27, 2011 through Mediaskare.

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Suffokate Streaming New Single "The Hole Beneath"

Suffokate has posted the new single "The Hole Beneath" online, which is taken off the band's upcoming album "Return to Despair." Check out the single in the player below, or pickup the album when it drops September 27th via Mediaskare Records.

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Suffokate Posts New Footage From The Studio

A new studio update has been posted online from Suffokate. You can view the footage in the player below.

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New England Metalfest 2011 Lineup Announced

The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:

Thursday, April 14:
ATTACK ATTACK!
VANNA
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS
BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
LIONS LIONS
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
ATTILA
A PLEA FOR PURGING
DR. ACULA
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
LEGACY
COUNTERPARTS
LEGION More...

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Suffokate Announces Canadian Tour

American metal act Suffokate has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Canada. Support on the trek will come from Within The Ruins, The Contortionist and Last Chance To Reason. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/17 Ottawa, ON – Alexander CC
02/18 Kingston, ON – Next Hall Church
02/19 TBA – TBA
02/20 Otobicoke, ON – The Rock Pile
02/21 Guelph, ON – Club Vinyl
02/22 Windsor, ON – The Blind Dog
02/23 Barrie, ON – The Mansion
02/24 Brantford, ON – Club NV
02/25 Sudbury, ON – Jubilee
02/26 Thunder Bay, ON – Croc’s
02/27 Winnipeg, MB – TBA
02/28 Fort Qu’Appelle, SK – TBA
03/01 Saskatoon, SK – Walkers Nightclub
03/02 Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theater
03/03 Lethbridge, AB – The Royal Canadian Legion
03/04 Calgary, AB – The New Black Art Center
03/05 Vancouver, BC – Pat's Pub

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Kaboom Fest Trailer Posted Online

Shadows Fall has announced an appearance at this year's edition of the Kaboom Festival, which takes place on September 12th, 2010 in Springfield, MA. Other confirmed acts include Thy Will Be Done, Suffokate, and Our Last Night. A promotional teaser video for the festival can be viewed below.

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Annotations of An Autopsy Pulls Out of US Tour

The British death metal band Annotations Of An Autopsy has pulled out of the U.S. tour which featured Carnifex, Suffokate, and Upon a Burning Body. The tour had just started this week, but Annotations of An Autopsy will not be continuing among the other death metal bands for the duration of this tour. Annotations of An Autopsy was on this tour to promote their new studio album: "The Reign Of Darkness." More...

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Carnifex Announces North American Tour Dates

Carnifex has announces a headlining tour of North America, due to kick off at the beginning of April. Joining them on the tour will be British band Annotations Of An Autopsy, Suffokate, Your Demise and Upon A Burning Body.

Speaking about the tour, Annotations Of An Autopsy guitarist Jamie Sweeney commented: "As some of you may be aware, we missed the chance to tour the states at the end of 2009 with Dying Fetus and The Faceless because of visa difficulties. We promised you we would be back over as soon as we could and we've kept that promise. You'll find us touring the states with Carnifex at the beginning of April, we're really looking forward to this tour and to seeing you all at the shows! Make sure you come along and witness some of the heaviest bands of their genre doing what they do best!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Suffokate Posts New Music Video Online

California death metal band SUFFOKATE has posted a new music video for the song "Not The Fallen" online. The song comes off their upcoming album entitled "No Mercy, No Forgiveness." watch the video below:

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Your Demise Announces North American Tour Dates

St. Albans, UK hardcore band, YOUR DEMISE is heading to North America for the very first time as part of the "Small Town Shakedown Tour" alongside THE GHOST INSIDE, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS and SUFFOKATE.

The dates for the "Small Town Shakedown Tour" are as follows:

1/21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702 (No YOUR DEMISE)
1/22 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
1/23 – Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
1/24 - Roseburg, OR @ Riversdale Grange
1/25 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon
1/26 – Tacoma, WA @ Viaduct
1/27 – Boise, ID @ The Venue
1/28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
1/29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
1/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Warehouse 508
1/31 – Tulsa, OK @ Marquee
2/02 - Little Rock, AR @ The Village
2/04 - Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13
2/05 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
2/06 - Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
2/07 - Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
2/10 - Syracuse, NY @ Westcott
2/11 - Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
2/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
2/14 – Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Cafe

View the tour flyer at this location.

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It was the Night of the Living Shred in Metairie!

It was a dark and spooky night at the High Ground in Metairie. All the kids had come out in abundance and pack the small club to the rafters. All of a sudden, guitars started wailing, drums were pounding, the walls rattled with bass and a man screamed loud enough to pop ear drums. It was Night of the Living Shred! More...

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All Shall Perish Announces Headlining Tour Dates

Oakland, California based metal outfit All Shall Perish has announced that they will be headlining this years, "Night of The Living Shred" tour in North America. Also joining them on the bill will be Born Of Osiris, After The Burial, Caliban and Suffokate. A message from All Shall Perish reads as follows:

"This September will find ASP touring with a lot of familiar faces, and a few new ones. We are very excited to get a chance to co-headline with Born Of Osiris. I feel as a new and up-and-coming band, they are truly a class act filled with very talented musicians who know how to rock a crowd. Same goes for our support bands! After The Burial, Caliban, and Suffokate?! This is going to be a fun tour, be sure to come out to the shows and party with us!"

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