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Suffocation Reveal Release Date and Album Art for ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’

Suffocation, 'Pinnacle of Bedlam'
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New York death metal legends Suffocation have just unveiled the release date and album art for their upcoming full-length album, ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam.’ Metal’s most brutal band is surely planning to turn your brain into a useless paste with their seventh full-length, which will see the light of day on Feb. 15.

‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’ will feature the drumming of Dave Culross, who pummeled the kit on Suffocation’s masterful 1998 EP, ‘Despise the Sun.’ The band recently had a falling out with longtime drummer Mike Smith, who took shots at his former band mates, citing grudges he holds against two unnamed, founding members of the band.

Despite the drama, Suffocation bassist Derek Boyer praised the drumming that Culross brought to ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam.’ “The drum tracking came out amazing! Dave Culross killed it!” Boyer states in a press release. The bassist also spoke about the captivating artwork for the forthcoming record. “This artwork is a perfect portrayal of our music. The cover depicts lyrical content like “Scales tip in degradation” and “Hooded messenger of death is now set forth, punishment for all.” Raymond is an absolute BEAST of an artist!”

Suffocation shredder Terrance Hobbs offers his interpretation of the album’s title, along with what fans should expect from the record. “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.”

As you’re waiting for the Feb. 15 release for ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam,’ fill your ears with our picks for the 10 Best Metal Albums of 2012:

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