One of the most anticipated records of 2013 has finally arrived! After facing many obstacles that could have led to the demise of the band, including the replacement of drummer Mike Smith with Dave Culross, New York Death Metal veterans SUFFOCATION have unleashed a nearly perfect album called 'Pinnacle of Bedlam'.
The album, which was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta, features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and as mentioned above marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their '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:
1. Cycles of Suffering
2. Purgatorial Punishment
3. Eminent Wrath
4. As Grace Descends
5. Sullen Days
6. Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. My Demise
9. Rapture of Revocation
10. Beginning of Sorrow
'Pinnacle of Bedlam' was mixed and mastered by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). Cover artwork for 'Pinnacle of Bedlam' was created by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH, PSYCROPTIC).
It is awesome to hear some pure American Death Metal, and to know that SUFFOCATION's NEW batch of music and will surely influence thousands of bands worldwide. Being flag holders of our music is not easy task, but the band - Frank Mullen (Vocals), Terrance Hobbs & Guy Marchais (Guitars), Derek Boyer (Bass) and Dave Culross (Drums) - is ready to keep flying the flag for many years to come. Just make sure you keep supporting them, because we can't allow them to become another casualty within the Heavy Music world!
Here are a series of videos we produced with various members of the band:
Videos by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)
Suffocation's Official Site