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Suffokate and singer part ways

Sun, May 6, 2012 7:18 PM PT13,664 views

Ricky Hoover, frontman for Oakland, California's Suffokate, recently announced his departure from the band. Hoover issued the following statement last week:
"As of yesterday I announced I will no longer be in the band Suffokate. This has nothing to do with the fact I'm currently going to school. This was a mutual decision, both the band and I feel this is in the best interest for everyone. Over the last 4 years I have done and seen things I never would have gotten the chance to if not for the band. These have been the best years of my life and I won't ever forget all the great memories and all the amazing fans. "I am very sad to let this all go but could no longer continue due to other reasons I won't get into. I have no bad feelings or ill will towards the band and will always have love for them and the music I was fortunate enough to help create. I have poured my all and given everything I have into these last two albums and will always be grateful for them and everyone who supported me. No matter what happens the guys in Suffokate will always be my bothers. I will do whatever i can to help them out. They are some of the greatest people I have ever met and I'm truly thankful I've gotten to do this with them. "This isn't the end for me musically, I plan on doing more in the near future. I have some personal things I need to take care of and priorities to work out in my life before i can do that. I will always have a passion for music and lyrical expression and will never stop writing. Music will always be in my life and a part of who I am. I'm very excited to see whats in store for me so be on the lookout for my future musical endeavors. "To the fans you are the reason I'm still here and you have helped me just as much as you say I have helped you. I'm extremely fortunate that I've been able to have such a strong connection with you all. If it wasn't for you guys I wouldn't be who I am today. I will still have my personal twitter, tumblr and instagram under the name @iamrickyhoover so check those for any updates of what I'm doing."

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anonymous 5/6/2012 7:41:24 PM

Don't care, guy was a prick anyway. Couldn't name one thing he liked if I tried. Overall band is complete shit.


anonymous 5/6/2012 7:47:45 PM

Suffokate Faster, you fcking Juggalos.


anonymous 5/6/2012 7:50:33 PM

"I will still have my personal twitter, tumblr and instagram under the name @iamrickyhoover so check those for any updates of what I'm doing." If you have to suggest it obviously no one gives a shit about your miserable life.


maclynb 5/6/2012 8:12:53 PM

SICK GAUGES BRO


anonymous 5/6/2012 8:25:22 PM

Yeah, unless "school" equates to local shit community college your fellow classmates will laugh at your lobes that you can drive a semi through and general Juggalo tendancies.


anonymous 5/6/2012 8:31:08 PM

Lololol all you lambgoaters need to quick chocking your chodes to Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth and accept the fact that theres oter music out there and not judge the people that listen and compose it. Close minded fcks.


anonymous 5/6/2012 8:41:02 PM

dude is fcked, tatted from head to toe. have fun working at mcdonalds you tool


anonymous 5/6/2012 8:42:10 PM

the maasai people are stoked!


anonymous 5/6/2012 10:03:08 PM

Lololol all you lambgoaters need to quick chocking your chodes to Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth and accept the fact that theres oter music out there and not judge the people that listen and compose it. Close minded fcks.- says Ricky Hoover


cgrind3000 5/6/2012 10:29:13 PM

"the guys in Suffokate will always be my bothers." I guess he got tired of them bothering him or something...? but SIQ GAYGES BROO.


anonymous 5/6/2012 11:16:14 PM

This whole things sounds way too cliche you'd think that there's some type of template for denaturing band members...where all they have to do is to swap out the contact info in the bottom paragraph


br0kenhymen 5/7/2012 1:09:27 AM

I don't think anyone on Lambgoat is obsessed with Five Finger Death Punch, but thanks for the tip, anon.


anonymous 5/7/2012 2:00:00 AM

A reliable source tells me Refused...wait...


anonymous 5/7/2012 2:46:28 AM

What is this this forgot thinking, he will never be able to get a real job so why even bother with school. Lifeflip


anonymous 5/7/2012 2:47:54 AM

gay even. Damn predicted text!


anonymous 5/7/2012 3:39:44 AM

SICK GAYgoo BRO


TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 5/7/2012 5:48:38 AM

Personal endeavors: attempting to break Guinness Book of World Records for "largest ear gauges" and "biggest douchebag in the music scene"


anonymous 5/7/2012 6:23:49 AM

The brownings vocalist is a gay


anonymous 5/7/2012 6:55:10 AM

Herbert Hoover >>>>> Ricky Hoover


anonymous 5/7/2012 6:56:49 AM

Douche with gauges and covered in tattoos decides to pursue a more respectable trade by going back to school.


anonymous 5/7/2012 6:57:16 AM

His mother must be proud.


anonymous 5/7/2012 6:58:25 AM

Hot Topic applications are stoked.


anonymous 5/7/2012 7:41:37 AM

I like how this kid is talking like he's some uber important rock star, like people are so interested in his pointless life. "Follow me on hipstergram and all the other dumb social networks so I can feed my ego so you think i'm still important". Yes Ricky, your 10 fans will check out what you're doing. The rest of us could give two shits and will move on with life.


anonymous 5/7/2012 7:43:43 AM

And Jared was the REAL vocalist of Suffokate, not this scene queen cornball. But with that said, yeah 5FDP is certainly a lambgoat band...HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA HAHAHAAHHAHAAHA or even Megadeath for that matter. Hhahahaha, I pee'd a little.


anonymous 5/7/2012 7:46:26 AM

slutty girls on tumblr are stoked!


anonymous 5/7/2012 8:18:37 AM

What is the point of going back to school when you look like he does?


anonymous 5/7/2012 8:40:59 AM

I hear marine biology is a hot career path


anonymous 5/7/2012 9:07:31 AM

Pretty alright band, last album was pretty sweet. Kinda funny I got this news wearing an old suffokate cutoff shirt, haha


anonymous 5/7/2012 10:26:39 AM

sick gay goo bro = best lambgoat comment ever lol


long_insured_now 5/7/2012 10:54:52 AM

"Lololol all you lambgoaters need to quick chocking your chodes to Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth and accept the fact that theres oter music out there and not judge the people that listen and compose it. Close minded fcks" - Wow, your clearly educated, you work with Ricky flipping burgers?


anonymous 5/7/2012 11:03:07 AM

Andrew Mikhail is NOT stoked


LoydChristmas 5/7/2012 11:23:50 AM

Lololol all you lambgoaters need to quick chocking your chodes to Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth and accept the fact that theres oter music out there and not judge the people that listen and compose it. Close minded fcks LOLOL at this guy. don't think there's a single person here who jocks those bands hard at all.


anonymous 5/7/2012 11:33:54 AM

Lololol all you lambgoaters need to quick chocking your chodes to Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth and accept the fact that theres oter music out there and not judge the people that listen and compose it. Close minded fcks.


anonymous 5/7/2012 11:38:47 AM

where are they going to find another one dimensional singer that window washes while they scream?.. the crimson armada is stoked!


anonymous 5/7/2012 11:54:33 AM

I don't see why he can't do gay porn and be in the band at the same time.


anonymous 5/7/2012 2:32:39 PM

Terrible, terrible band. Shame they haven't broken up yet.


anonymous 5/7/2012 3:00:10 PM

Lololol all you lambgoaters need to quick chocking your chodes to Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth and accept the fact that theres oter music out there and not judge the people that listen and compose it. Close minded fcks.- I accept there other music out there. Not this gay brocore shit.


anonymous 5/7/2012 3:12:30 PM

Wow, way to stay one dimensional, Lambgoat Trolls. lulz lulz lulz sick gauges hot topic lulz lulz lulz Grow the fck up and think of something more creative to say already. Stop getting pissy because your life has no meaning and the shitty bands you start don't go anywhere. Like him or not, Ricky Hoover has done a lot more in life than any of you dumbfcks will ever do. And I fully expect some uncreative response like...u mad bro from some idiot on here.


TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 5/7/2012 3:18:25 PM

^ he certainly has...he has almost 3 in. holes in his ears and has shitty tattoos from head to toe, while I have non-holey ears and two half-sleeves. I feel woefully inadequate :(


anonymous 5/7/2012 3:35:30 PM

At least he's trying to be the first human being to insert 33 inch spiners in his ears. He's good for the circus now that he's jobless.


anonymous 5/7/2012 3:54:25 PM

break the fck up


anonymous 5/7/2012 4:04:57 PM

Fat metal heads who spend all day on lamb goat are stoked.


anonymous 5/7/2012 4:29:05 PM

Guy has nothing going for him now. Put your hands in your fcking earholes and pull. Then procede to kill yourself you worthless fck. You're a god damn joke fckING DIE.


Stupid_News_Poster 5/7/2012 5:30:43 PM

I guess Nothing Is Sacred is true after all...even being the vocalist to Suffokate isn't.


TheCapedCopulator 5/7/2012 5:40:39 PM

Never cared for this band. Breakdafckup


sandpaperseatbelts 5/7/2012 6:13:27 PM

I liked it, band kept popping up on Pandora, good stuff. Lol at the massai people! Never seen homeboys gauges but have to side with the trolls on this one. Hopefully they'll get a better singer.


anonymous 5/7/2012 7:25:47 PM

The brownings vocalist is a gay


anonymous 5/7/2012 7:41:27 PM

I agree with some guys.. shit is getting old.. "shitty band, break up", etc... Comments here used to be funny... Now its just annoying. Btw band was aight.. sad loss


anonymous 5/7/2012 9:09:08 PM

space gays


anonymous 5/7/2012 9:10:59 PM

to be honest with you, ricky is a clown ass gay. hes a complete poser to anyone who is a true fan of any genre of metal music. hes a little suburban church boy who lives off of his parents and filled his body up with tats in less then a year with no apparent meaning just to appeal to lame kids. he made suffokate, who is genuinely talented band, come off way faker then they are. im glad hes gone, good riddance gaymouth.


anonymous 5/7/2012 10:44:29 PM

He used to have blonde extensions back in the day hahaha


anonymous 5/8/2012 3:15:04 AM

talked to the dude after a show we played together about a year back. it's sad that i'll never get that 15 minutes back because all he did was namedrop people he knew (the acacia strain lol) who he talks to on AIM (this was a year ago) and how he doesn't like literally any band. lanky retard thought he was the shit.


van_flips_are_metal 5/8/2012 7:38:16 PM

I hope that little bitch dies. fck him. nothing but another straight edge gay who wasn't allowed to in the cool kids circle so he becomes straight edge to feel important. Seriously hope someone jumps his ass in an alley and beats him retarded. fck off and Die.


i_talk_shit 5/8/2012 9:21:52 PM

i heard warehouse work pays pretty good. what all the fuss about?


anonymous 5/8/2012 11:26:31 PM

Guy was a fcking prick anyways part of being a lead vocalist is connecting with your fans he was just a gay anyways and his vocal blew nuts!! YOU GUYS CAN FIND BETTER!!!


anonymous 5/8/2012 11:53:50 PM

you people suck. more than half of the idiots that frequent this site have a ton of tattoos and NO fckING JOBS. ricky is a nice guy, and yes, state the obvious- he has huge STRETCHED EARS. dude is going to school for something he is guaranteed to be amazing at and have a successful career in. you are just sorely jealous that a good man is doing something with his life rather than troll LG and pick his ass behind a computer screen. bitch ass idiots.


anonymous 5/9/2012 5:53:29 AM

All of you guys are retarded. You all have nothing better to do than to diss on people and their choices. Hey guess what, I'm also tattooed from head to toe. I have a successful job as a RN. Think before you judge people by their appearance.


anonymous 5/9/2012 4:31:35 PM

Everyone blows! Look at yourself in the mirror first and see if that image can live up to even half of what Ricky has given this world. Judge others and you shall be judged also! Suffocate on this beooootch!


anonymous 5/9/2012 11:38:10 PM

I can't tell who's trolling who here.


anonymous 5/12/2012 5:55:08 AM

The skinny bitch will now go live as a woman. fck this dude.


anonymous 5/14/2012 10:46:08 AM

Stoner band loses straight edge vocalist. Lamb Goat has nothing to go on except shit talk on his physicality with cleche's. 3/4ths of the comments are scene sluts who sucked his dck in venue bathrooms and got nothing more out of it. Good for you Ricky! Do what makes you happy!


anonymous 7/16/2012 1:22:02 AM

Whats wrong with school. He could go for business and he can work in the industry that he already knows. Or graphic design and do web layouts for bands or merch designs. Just because you have tattoos doesn't ruin your life. School is never a bad thing. People are just ignorant and closed minded.


anonymous 12/21/2012 8:47:32 AM

All of you gays are gay and truly dont understand, Ricky's one of the only singers that I know that can sound pretty damn close to the way he does on the album which I think is dope and also he wrote all the lyrics for Suffokate when he was in the band, and those fcking lyrics are brutal as hell, Ricky gauges are siick along with all of his Tattoos and I look up to that guy, he's persuing a career in Hair design.


anonymous 1/1/2013 9:27:45 AM

He must have found one of Bray Almini's "i watch you in the bathroom while you pee" cameras that he installs on or around toilets


anonymous 1/1/2013 9:28:09 AM

BEN ORUM IS STOKED


anonymous 1/1/2013 9:31:59 AM

BRAY ALMINI is a sick fck and probably watched Ricky take a shit via hidden webcam


anonymous 1/26/2013 10:05:53 AM

This is the worst band in the Bay Area = TRUTH Just die....


anonymous 2/1/2013 1:18:51 AM

*insert random trolling comment here* *insert my reason I think justifies my trolling here* *eats a cookie*


anonymous 8/20/2013 2:00:42 PM

all you ass holes leave Rickey alone. hes doing something with his life when all you fcktards are stroking yourselves to some shitband and bitching at people in the Real deathcore scene.


anonymous 3/15/2014 9:44:40 AM

I like the music that this band make. The last two albums were great.


anonymous 3/29/2014 12:44:13 AM

All you people dissing on Ricky are gay ass fcks who are just jealous that he can be fcking known by people and your garage bands in high school didn't even make it close to that. Get the fck over it. The guys music is killer. So what if he could drive a semi truck through his ears. I'm going for the same sizes. I've looked up to this dude for years. So get out of your moms basement, listen to something better than 5fdp, and get a fcking life.





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