You may need to come up for some air after listening to the new Suffocation album, Pinnacle of Bedlam — out now via Nuclear Blast — as the record will relentlessly bludgeon your ears with high-octane blast beats, intricate guitar work, and guttural vocals throughout its 10 vicious tracks. An epic journey of violent breakdowns and face-melting guitar solos, the new album is sure to please newcomers and Suffocation faithful alike.
The veteran Metal men blast out of the gate with “Cycles of Suffering,” the first track off the new record, and the blistering pace never slows. From tonal-shifting guitar work on “As Grace Descends” to lighting fast tremolo-picking riffs on the title track, the record is as melodious as it is heavy. And the hard-hitting work is paying off for the New York-based Death Metal band, as Pinnacle of Bedlam landed the thrashers at #152 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #2 on the Heatseekers Chart.
The band self-produced the new album, which was tracked at Full Force Studios, and world renowned producer/engineer, Zeuss (Hatebreed, Arsis, Suicide Silence), mixed and mastered the raucous record. Even with their signature down-tuned guitars and heavily layered mixes, the album sounds clean, crisp, and most importantly, oh so terrifyingly brutal.
Suffocation was inducted into this year’s class of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame — a much deserved reward after having released seven studio albums in their historic career and toured relentlessly across the globe in support of their Metal music.
And now, the speedsters are hitting the road again. You can catch Suffocation on the extensive “Despise the World North American 2013 Tour” this April with Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings of Saturn, and Adimiron. The tour is sure to satiate your headbanging and moshing needs for the year. Check out all of the dates for this epic event after the jump.
Suffocation Tour Dates:
04/04/13 Long Island, NY — 89 North
04/05/13 New York, NY — St. Vitus
04/06/13 Philadelphia, PA — The Note
04/07/13 Detroit, MI — St. Andrews
04/08/13 St. Paul, MN — Station 4
04/09/13 Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
04/10/13 Denver, CO — Marquis
04/11/13 Boise, ID — The Venue
04/12/13 Spokane, WA — The Hop *
04/13/13 Seattle, WA — Studio Seven *
04/14/13 Portland, OR — Hawthorne *
04/15/13 Oakland, CA — Metro Opera House *
04/16/13 Los Angeles, CA — The Vex
04/17/13 Tempe, AZ — 910 Live *
04/19/13 Dallas, TX — Trees
04/18/13 Albuquerque, NM — Hooligans Nightclub
04/20/13 San Antonio, TX — Korova
04/21/13 Oklahoma City, OK — Chameleon Room
04/22/13 Kansas City, MO — Riot Room
04/23/13 Chicago, IL — Reggie’s
04/24/13 Cleveland, OH — Peabody’s
04/25/13 Springfield, VA — Empire
04/26/13 Toronto, ON — WreckRoom
04/27/13 Montreal, QC — Club Soda
04/28/13 Hartford, CT — Webster Theatre
*with Lord of War