Tuesday, October 23, 2012
SUFFOCATION Reacts To Our Interview With Frank Mullen Regarding His Future In The Band!
Earlier today, we posted a video interview that we recently conducted with SUFFOCATION's Frank Mullen (the bands front man and vocalist), in which he announced that he will not be touring full time with the band upon the release of their NEW album 'The Pinnacle of Bedlam' (set to be released in February/March of 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records) due to his current commitment with his full time job (HERE is the full article). You can watch the interview below, but here is what Mullen stated during our exclusive interview:
“I can’t really tour full time anymore. So when the album comes out, they’ll probably set up about a month-[long] tour, or something like that, in the States. I’ll only do about two weeks of it. There’ll be a fill-in singer [doing the rest of the shows]. And then I’ll probably do maybe a week, or a week and a half, over in Europe, and then any other touring they do for the rest of the year, will probably have somebody else filling in [on vocals]. I mean, I’ll do, like, spot shows here and there. But unfortunately, as you get older, death metal doesn’t make tons of money, and I’ve got a good job, so… you know, you’ve gotta work. And that’s pretty much what it is. I’m not a kid no more.
“At this point, you’ve gotta start thinking ahead in your life, you’ve gotta start thinking long-term goals and stuff. And unfortunately, death metal, again, it’s not the type of music where you’re gonna make millions and where you can make a really good living on it. I mean, you can have fun with it, and some bands could have a steady life on it, but for the most part, you do it more or less for the fact that that’s what you love — you love death metal and that’s what you play. It’s more or less that than trying to make a living.”
This piece of news, was quickly spread all over the Internet and it obviously reached the SUFFOCATION camp. This is what they had to say regarding this matter:
"Frank, along with the band will be making a statement this week, but this interview was blown way out of proportion and was not meant how it may have sounded or came off. More details to come, and everything will be clarified."
Video and photo by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)
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