SUFFOKATE: New Song Available For Streaming

“My Darkened Eyes”, a brand new song from Oakland, California death metallers SUFFOKATE, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band’s new album, “Return To Despair”, which will be released on September 27 via Mediaskare Records. The CD was recorded at Undercity Studiosin North Hollywood, California.

“Return To Despair” track listing:

01. My Darkened Eyes
02. Always Hopeless
03. Distant Words
04. Return To Despair
05. Let The Water Rise
06. Vanishing
07. The Hole Beneath
08. Never Found
09. It’s Fading Away
10. Everything Is Lost
11. Dissolving

“We feel that everyone stepped it up on the new material,” vocalist Ricky Hoover told AOL‘s Noisecreep. “Our drummer Lars Diaz has far exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t be happier with the drums on this record. The guitar work of Taylor Jones has only gotten better over the years and he did not disappoint this time. We are very happy with all the riffage that this record brings along with our always crushingly heavy breakdowns. He wrote and recorded all the guitars and bass.”

Regarding his vocal performance, Hoover admitted to Noisecreep, “I’m never very happy with how my vocals sound recorded or in general. Our last release ‘No Mercy No Forgiveness’ was a record I was very happy with, but didn’t feel satisfied on how it showcased my vocal abilities.” However, “I personally feel a hundred percent satisfied [with my performance on ‘Return To Despair’]. I do more voices, sound stronger and more confident, and made sure to make every word understandable. On the last record, despite what most people think, I did all the vocals myself, and on this record I did the same thing except for some gang vocal parts. I feel that lyrically and vocal pattern-wise, this is a catchier record for sure.”