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Suffocation Comments On Front Man Frank Mullen Remaining With The Band

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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1. BrianMN writes:

I read this a few days ago and freaked out like everyone else.
Suffo has been a constant in my life since Effigy came out and to lose Frank would be a huge blow to the DM community.
Liege of Inveracity is still one of my all time faves.
But you know, if the band respects his decision then we should also.
Frank has dedicated a huge part of his life to his art and we owe him our support.
He's right...he's not a kid.
He's an adult with a family and a mortgage.
Most people would have simply given up but Suffo is still crankin' out quality $hit.
I still have "Cataclysmic" off the last album and it's another of my Suffo favorites.
Frank's first priority is family, the way it should be.
He's got a good paying job that, like most American jobs, mine included probably gives him at best 10-15 vacation days a year. That makes a major tour virtually impossible. It's sad but it's a reality.
Hopefully the temporary vocalist will do the songs justice.
I'm just happy that all these old farts are still hangin in there and still just as pi$$ed at various things in life that they still have the focus, the energy, and the dedication to keep it alive.
We're not getting any younger, myself included and it's been a blast since the early 90's and prior.
Looking forward to the new album, I'm sure it will destroy. They always do.

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2. silvermountains writes:

At least he isn't walking away from the band completely.

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