HardRockChick conducted an interview with vocalist Frank Mullen of New York death metallers SUFFOCATION on April 16 at The Vex Arts in Los Angeles, California. You can now watch the chat below.
SUFFOCATION‘s new album, “Pinnacle Of Bedlam”, was released on February 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by Raymond Swanland and can be found below.
“Pinnacle Of Bedlam” sold 3,200 copies in the United States during its first week of release to land at position No. 152 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort landed at position No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
SUFFOCATION‘s previous CD, “Blood Oath”, opened with around 3,600 units in July 2009 to enter The Billboard 200 chart at No. 135.
“Pinnacle Of Bedlam” was produced by the band at Full Force Studios in New York with longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the effort was handled by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE).
“Pinnacle Of Bedlam” features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who previously played on the “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”.