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Suffocation confirms departure of drummer

Monday, February 27, 2012 5:02 PM PT


In a new interview with HitKiller.com, New York death metal band Suffocation has confirmed the rumored departure of drummer Mike Smith, who quit the band. According to the band, "[Smith] and the rest of us had serious differences of opinions... he has since been replaced with Dave Culross, who had played and recorded on 'Despise the Sun'... Dave is a permanent member now."

Additionally, when asked about their next album, the band stated that it's been scheduled for a Fall 2012 release via Nuclear Blast Records.

Unless you can read Russian, we suggest viewing more extensive excerpts from the interview here.


21 comments


anonymous
2/27/2012 5:06:42 PM
Well, these guys are fcked now.

anonymous
2/27/2012 6:02:12 PM
Dave Curloss is great. This isn't bad news.

2/27/2012 6:05:04 PM
are you fcking shitting me

2/27/2012 6:15:09 PM
Not gonna lie, pretty bummed out by this. Still love Suffo, still hoping for a brutal record.

2/27/2012 6:46:26 PM
"Can you blast beat? You're in"

anonymous
2/27/2012 7:23:44 PM
mike smith is not essential. he didn't drum on pierced from within and they were better for it. plus dave culross is a way better drummer than mike smith.

2/27/2012 7:32:58 PM
took you long enough to confirm this.

2/27/2012 7:33:44 PM
mike smith is not essential. he didn't drum on pierced from within and they were better for it. plus dave culross is a way better drummer than mike smith.


Dave didn't drum on that album either. it was Doug.

anonymous
2/27/2012 7:45:17 PM
shit sucks that dude was bad ass , nice motherfcker too, but i never minded daves work honestly

2/27/2012 8:18:19 PM
Fuuuuuuck yessss

2/27/2012 9:25:34 PM
weird.

anonymous
2/28/2012 2:33:31 AM
All white is alright.

anonymous
2/28/2012 2:43:34 AM
the guitar player that looks like the predator?

2/28/2012 3:13:14 AM
This is really surprising but not all that disappointing. It's not like smith is an insanely skilled drummer.

anonymous
2/28/2012 5:24:33 AM
mike smith is not essential. he didn't drum on pierced from within and they were better for it. plus dave culross is a way better drummer than mike smith.


Dave didn't drum on that album either. it was Doug.

good job, youre right. i must be missing where i said dave played on pierced from within.

anonymous
2/28/2012 5:27:10 AM
ShaolinLambKiller

mike smith is not essential. he didn't drum on pierced from within and they were better for it. plus dave culross is a way better drummer than mike smith.


Dave didn't drum on that album either. it was Doug.

No shit. Where does it say he did? Dumbass.

2/28/2012 6:33:18 AM
Get Travis Barker as a fill in you fcking gays

anonymous
2/28/2012 8:35:38 AM
This dude invented a style of blast before a bunch of fools did it. He's a big part of death metal. You're all morons

2/28/2012 8:44:38 AM
Heard about this last week. fcking sucks. These guys live in the next town over so hopefully I'll run into Mike one of these days.

2/28/2012 10:01:51 AM
slut
15 hours ago
"Can you blast beat? You're in"

LOL

2/28/2012 10:17:52 AM
Mike Smith is an awesome drummer. Hate to see him leave, but will still support and check out Suffocation's new shit