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brutal_descent
09-18-2012, 05:05 AM
Suffocation Suffocation's newest release "The Pinnacle of Bedlam" coming in 2013 along with the bonus DVD... more details soon.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151895537729298&set=a.390571679297.168866.62183074297&type=1

adamclark52
09-18-2012, 11:03 AM
fuck yes
:rocker:

AnataFan4Life
09-18-2012, 11:05 AM
Hopefully this will put these guys back on the radar again. They've been relatively quiet for the past few years.

adamclark52
09-18-2012, 11:10 AM
agreed, Blood Oath really wasn't that good.

W0unds
09-18-2012, 11:15 AM
I have high hopes they can make a great record again with this. Agree with Adam that Blood Oath was not their strongest release.

treghet
09-18-2012, 11:17 AM
The song Blood Oath is fucking incredible, but the rest of the album was very meh.

street_burial
09-18-2012, 11:25 AM
I loved Blood Oath.... Dismal Dream is my favorite Suffo track. That being said I would like to hear a come back of that old school sound that Effigy had.

hellawaits77ny
09-19-2012, 09:38 AM
The song Blood Oath is fucking incredible, but the rest of the album was very meh.

AGreed. DIsmal Dream was ok too IMO, but the rest was worse than meh I think. I thought it sucked.

adamclark52
09-19-2012, 11:06 AM
I loved Blood Oath.... Dismal Dream is my favorite Suffo track. That being said I would like to hear a come back of that old school sound that Effigy had.

I've been saying that since I got into the band. The vocals on the last few albums are just nowhere near as good as on Effigy. Songs from Blood Oath, s/t and Souls to Deny are so much better live than on record because he sings them with the old-school gruff vocals. I wish the new album went back to that style but I strongly doubt it. I probably would've liked Blood Oath or any of the last three albums much better if he used the old-school vocals because musically they're all still top-notch.

hellawaits77ny
09-19-2012, 03:23 PM
So brutal..........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDsCQNWDJUo

brutal_descent
09-24-2012, 09:16 AM
New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION have set "The Pinnacle Of Bedlam" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February/March 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2009's "Blood Oath" will come with a bonus DVD, the details of which will be announced soon.

In a brand new interview with Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks!, SUFFOCATION bassist Derek Boyer stated about the band's upcoming CD, "We've been working on it for two years [and recording it for the last four weeks], working really hard to make sure that we compose a really tasteful album for the new and the old SUFFOCATION fans.

"With the modern recording technology, a lot of bands are taking the shortcut. We wanted to do it the old-fashioned way — make sure that everyone's happy with their performance.

"We're really happy with the content —the lyrical concepts and the musical compositions — so all in all, it's a very, very good record."

Regarding the title of the new SUFFOCATION CD, Boyer said, "It's a concept album based loosely on the 'Tibetan Book Of The Dead'. We didn't wanna just throw a bunch of different concepts, we wanted to try to work together as a band and write something that had a theme. And I think we're really in the right direction with this one."

He added, "It's always interesting when you record a record. If you're conscious, maybe you can channel the energy into a sole product where we're all, like, 'Let's just do whatever,' and it still comes out great. But we pretty much tried to hone it in and tried to work on a concept album. So it's really right."

"The Pinnacle Of Bedlam" will mark SUFFOCATION's first recording since the departure earlier in the year of drummer Mike Smith. He has since been replaced by Dave Culross, who previously played on the band's "Despise The Sun" CD.

"The circumstances and the timing worked out great," Boyer said about Dave's return to SUFFOCATION. "We're really fortunate. Dave is a great player and a really nice guy. And we kind of didn't skip a beat. And it's going great. We're really happy. We've done some European tours with him, a few American shows and now we're in the studio for the last four weeks."

On the topic of SUFFOCATION's relationship with Nuclear Blast Records, which the band first worked with on the aforementioned "Blood Oath" album, Boyer said, "They're great, man. They get behind you. A lot of the labels we worked with, and a lot of my friends worked with, you want to like the people and you also want them to be able to support you. You get a lot of labels that are, like, 'Oh, we love you so much, but we don't have the capital to put you out there where you need to be.' Nuclear Blast is just one of those really, really good labels that believes in us, we're great friends with them, and they have the potential to push us. So we're extremely happy with Nuclear Blast."

As previously reported, SUFFOCATION is among the inductees for this year's class of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will receive the Harry Chapin Award at the event, which will be held on October 18 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Snider will also perform selections from his "Dee Does Broadway" album.

Inductees are selected by the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Board Of Directors from anevolving and growing list of people, artists, and entities that wereborn, raised, founded, or have resided on geographic Long Island (Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk) for a significant portion of theircareer. Induction is based on historical importance and thesignificance of their contribution to Long Island's rich musical heritage.

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energymetal14
09-24-2012, 09:22 AM
I can't wait to hear this new stuff! Definitely one of the albums I'm gonna check out as soon as it comes out.

street_burial
09-24-2012, 09:32 AM
:party::party::party:

AnataFan4Life
11-30-2012, 08:04 AM
http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Suffocation-Pinnacle-of-Bedlam-Small.jpg

treghet
11-30-2012, 08:06 AM
That artwork doesn't seem suited for Suffocation.

smearCampaign
11-30-2012, 08:42 AM
That artwork doesn't seem suited for Suffocation.

Agreed; the art is lame and the font for the album title is stupid. They need to go back and hire Dan Seagrave again.

treghet
11-30-2012, 08:48 AM
Agreed; the art is lame and the font for the album title is stupid. They need to go back and hire Dan Seagrave again.

It looks like artwork for any run of the mill modern death metal band. :hecho:

W0unds
11-30-2012, 09:14 AM
The font for the album title is pretty cheesy looking. I agree that it looks like any standard death metal band could copy and paste their logo onto the artwork and it would fit about as well as this does.

Regardless of artwork, still excited for this - hopefully we get some quality Suffocation early next year.

treghet
12-07-2012, 03:42 AM
"Pinnacle Of Bedlam", the new album from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, will be released on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by Raymond Swanland and can be found below.

Commented SUFFOCATION bassist Derek Boyer: "This artwork is a perfect portrayal of our music. The cover depicts lyrical content like 'scales tip in degradation' and 'hooded messenger of death is now set forth, punishment for all.' Raymond is an absolute BEAST of an artist!"

Added SUFFOCATION guitarist Guy Marchais: "The artwork for 'Pinnacle' brings another element to an already brutal album. Raymond knew exactly what we were looking for and delivered!"

"Pinnacle Of Bedlam" was produced by the band at Full Force Studios in New York with longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the effort was handled by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE).

"Pinnacle Of Bedlam" features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who previously played 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".

"Pinnacle Of Bedlam" track listing:

01. Cycles Of Suffering
02. Purgatorial Punishment
03. Eminent Wrath
04. As Grace Descends
05. Sullen Days
06. Pinnacle Of Bedlam
07. My Demise
08. Inversion
09. Rapture Of Revocation
10. Beginning Of Sorrow

Stated guitarist Terrance Hobbs: "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. 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 lineup! We feel this CD will be the best SUFFOCATION album ever to have been released and are confident the fans will love it."

SUFFOCATION was among the inductees for this year's class of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider received the Harry Chapin Award at the event, which was held on October 18 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=183281

adamclark52
12-07-2012, 10:48 AM
Founding member and former drummer Mike Smith also makes a special guest appearance on the re-recorded "Breeding The Spawn" track "Beginning Of Sorrow".

That is interesting, after the words he posted earlier this year. But is it a special guest appearance or something they recorded before he left and are using anyway?

kalfitegrdan
12-07-2012, 03:54 PM
That is interesting, after the words he posted earlier this year. But is it a special guest appearance or something they recorded before he left and are using anyway?

My guess is the latter.

adamclark52
12-07-2012, 04:37 PM
My guess is the latter.

I'm pretty much sure that's it. After all those harsh words there's no way the guy would come back to record guest drums with all the...what was it..."temporary members of Suffocation"?

Spiner202
12-07-2012, 05:48 PM
Suffocation is going to be doing a North America tour in March. They're asking for recommendations for openers. I don't know if it's worth saying anything, but I recommended Immolation.

hellawaits77ny
12-08-2012, 04:10 AM
Suffocation is going to be doing a North America tour in March. They're asking for recommendations for openers. I don't know if it's worth saying anything, but I recommended Immolation.

I saw that too. I recommended Devourment, cause they're releasing an album at around the same point, so it would be great for both bands.

adamclark52
12-08-2012, 04:34 AM
I saw that too. I recommended Devourment, cause they're releasing an album at around the same point, so it would be great for both bands.

I recommend Napalm Death, Vader and Krisiun, because it would rule! And I recommend they play Toronto on a Saturday.



...with Frank!



...in my basement!

AnataFan4Life
12-09-2012, 07:13 AM
Looks like these bands are trying to get on this tour so far:

Abysmal Dawn
Archspire
Arkaik
Fallujah

metallicbrian666
12-09-2012, 11:40 AM
Looks like these bands are trying to get on this tour so far:

Abysmal Dawn
Archspire
Arkaik
Fallujah
I get that bands want to capitalize on opportunities like this, but I personally can't stand when bands tell their fans to vote for them on things like this. Because then you have fans who would never even go out to a Suffocation show whoring out the band that posted a status. It's cheap and defeats the purpose of asking fans who they want to see on the tour

smearCampaign
12-09-2012, 12:12 PM
I'm pretty much sure that's it. After all those harsh words there's no way the guy would come back to record guest drums with all the...what was it..."temporary members of Suffocation"?

Plus this is their third album in a row with a re-recorded track from Breeding The Spawn tacked onto the end. So that track could have been recorded as far back as the self titled album.

AnataFan4Life
12-14-2012, 06:20 AM
New song "Grace Descends"

http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/12/14/grace-descends-upon-suffocation/

christopher
12-14-2012, 06:39 AM
New song is cool, just lost me for about 30 seconds in the middle of it.

W0unds
12-14-2012, 06:42 AM
New song is pretty good, the guitars don't feel quite as heavy as usual Suffocation though imo. This is probably to be expected though as it is the single.

Nater
12-14-2012, 06:46 AM
It's alright. Nothing WOAHOMG but I will no doubt enjoy this album

adamclark52
12-14-2012, 09:29 AM
New song needs a bit more bass heaviness in the mix. But it sounds okay.

treghet
12-14-2012, 10:10 AM
Mediocre song and the production is lacking power.

VoidFlame
12-14-2012, 10:13 AM
Mediocre song and the production is lacking power.

That's what I thought. Sounds very generic compared to what they did previously and the drum sound is horrible, especially the triggers...

hellawaits77ny
12-14-2012, 12:50 PM
That's what I thought. Sounds very generic compared to what they did previously and the drum sound is horrible, especially the triggers...

This.

Not a bad song, but it sounds about on par w/ Blood Oath. Not a good start :hmm:

OraclesofAgony
12-15-2012, 12:16 AM
The new track is definitely underwhelming. It doesn't really have any punch to it.

W0unds
01-14-2013, 01:40 PM
New track - "Cycles of Suffering" now streaming:

https://soundcloud.com/nuclearblastrecords/suffocation-cycles-of

:rocker:

Nater
01-14-2013, 05:20 PM
New track - "Cycles of Suffering" now streaming:

https://soundcloud.com/nuclearblastrecords/suffocation-cycles-of

:rocker:



Ok I don't know why they didn't go with this as the first single. Holy shitballs of fire it's amazing.