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Suffocation Guitarist Terrance Hobbs: "We're Working On A Farewell Tour For Frank Mullen"

There are some bands which will forever be loved by fans of the respective sub-genre. Most black metal fans love Emperor, most thrash fans love Exodus and most death metal fans love New York's own, Suffocation. The quintet are currently on the road in Europe promoting their eighth studio album, "... Of The Dark Light" and I was lucky enough to be in Bristol for the first show of the trek with Venom Inc., Nervosa and Aeternam, in addition to receiving the privilege of interviewing Suffocation guitarist and co founder, Terrance Hobbs (as well as members of Venom Inc. and Nervosa.)

Speaking about the position of vocalist Frank Mullen, who hasn't toured with the band for a while, Hobbs said;

"Frank wants to do a farewell tour but for him it's so hard, as well as for us, because there's so much of the world that he can't just take three months off work and come to Asia, South America etc. So what we're doing is working out the best areas that he'll be able to do in a short amount of time.

"Frank is screaming his lungs out and getting these bad headaches, which in turn makes it even harder for him to do the kind of touring a band like us needs to do. So yeah, we're working on a farewell tour for Frank and it'll be sad if he decides he needs to go. I'm almost never going to let him go! Hopefully we can get him back out here (the United Kingdom.)"

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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1. Dallas Gunther writes:

"Breeding the spawn" did have horrible production so it's cool they have had a chance to redeem the validity of the writing that went into it. I caught Suffocation live when they were touring for "souls to deny" and without any doubt their performance blew away each and every studio recording at that point.

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