Suffocation have had a strange, yet incredibly productive year in 2012. Despite the messy breakup with drummer Mike Smith and the news that vocalist Frank Mullen would no longer be touring extensively with the band, Suffocation have finished recording 'Pinnacle of Bedlam,' their first full-length album since 2009's 'Blood Oath.'

We had the chance to sit down with Suffocation guitarist Guy Marchais and newly appointed drummer Dave Culross, who manned the kit for the band's 'Despise the Sun' EP, in their swanky hotel before their Stamford, Conn., show on Dec. 8. The duo reassured fans that Mullen is still 100 percent committed to the band, described what fans should expect from 'Pinnacle of Bedlam,' clues on who Mullen's part-time replacement vocalist could be and much more.

Check out our in-depth conversation with Guy and Dave of Suffocation.

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