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Suffocation wrapping up new album

Monday, October 8, 2012 12:19 PM PT

Official press release:

New York death metal veterans Suffocation are currently in the finishing stages of their upcoming new album entitled Pinnacle of Bedlam. The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the album is set to be handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Arsis, Suicide Silence). Pinnacle of Bedlam will feature ten genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP.

Bassist Derek Boyer offered the following update:

"The recording process of our new album, Pinnacle of Bedlam, began Monday, August 13th. We brought in our gear, mic'd up the drum kit, imported tempo maps from our pre-production sessions, then dove right in! The drum tracking came out amazing! Dave Culross killed it! Once I laid down the bass tracks, the foundation of the album was built and was very solid and ready for Terrance and Guy to begin recording guitars, which they have. Thereafter, Frank began working on his vocals. The recording process is just about wrapped up, we just have some tweaking to do before we send it off to get mixed and mastered."

"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," added guitarist Terrance Hobbs. "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 line up! We feel this CD will be the best Suffocation album ever to have been released and are confident the fans will love it."


10/8/2012 12:38:06 PM

10/8/2012 12:57:21 PM

10/8/2012 1:02:34 PM
Great band. Great news.

10/8/2012 1:11:42 PM

10/8/2012 1:17:24 PM
despise the sun is their best shit...hopefully they go back to that feel with this drummer

10/8/2012 1:37:59 PM
Gaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/8/2012 2:15:59 PM
they are good

10/8/2012 2:47:00 PM
Fantastic news. Their last two albums have been great, I expect nothing less.

10/8/2012 4:29:14 PM
"We feel this CD will be the best Suffocation album ever to have been released." I think Lars said the same thing about St. Anger...

10/8/2012 4:49:43 PM
What does a thrash metal band that hasn't been good since the 1980's have to do with a new Suffocation album?

10/8/2012 4:51:53 PM
2 comments above me. Ur a fcking moron. Suffocation is like Tool (they dont release bad albums)

10/8/2012 5:09:01 PM
fck the bullshit. I'm stoked.

10/8/2012 5:39:16 PM

10/8/2012 7:03:52 PM
""We feel this CD will be the best Suffocation album ever to have been released." I think Lars said the same thing about St. Anger..." lars would think him farting on a snare drum would be amazing. would you believe that too? you fcking tool

10/8/2012 11:34:54 PM
this band is gayer than fck

10/9/2012 12:05:07 AM
^ yeah because fck is soooo gay. This dude probably orders off the fresca menu at Taco Bell

10/9/2012 10:57:13 AM
Pretty excited for this, I'm sure it'll be great like almost everything else Suffocation releases.

10/9/2012 12:38:15 PM
So stoked on this. Can't wait to see what they bring to the table next. It is like every album is perfect. Effigy of the Forgotten, Pierced from Within, Human Waste, Souls to Deny and everything else. This will just add to the long list of amazing albums they have. Real death metal is thriving, anyone who doesn't like this band can go choke on Chelsea Grins dick or what ever other shitty band you listen to.

10/9/2012 8:45:23 PM
great news!

10/10/2012 7:50:17 AM
Blasting despise the sun in anticipation for this.

10/10/2012 8:24:07 AM
^ fck, what are you fcking maggots doing??? if you have nothing constructive to say then go kill yourselves because posting comments like "gaaaaaaayyyyyyy" shows how much of a fcktard you people are .. Suffocation will crush you and your fckin family .. highly anticipated album

10/10/2012 7:31:11 PM
Two words - Real Metal. fck the bullshit, fck the trends, fck your deathcore, fck your Asking Alexandria. This is the real deal. Buy it.

10/10/2012 11:59:17 PM
^ Still walks into Hot Topic. Two words. Internet hardass.

10/13/2012 8:06:22 PM
^ Was just waiting in line to go see chelsea grin.