As one of the most brutal, technical and unique bassists in metal, Derek Boyer has played for legendary death metal bands Dying Fetus, Decrepit Birth and, of course, Suffocation. With his bizarre style of twisted bass lines and playing his instrument vertically while resting the body of his bass on the floor, Boyer is also one of metal's most entertaining live performers.
We finish out the first round of the Devil Horn Region in Loudwire's 2013 March Metal Madness with a matchup feature a pair of enduring metal vets. In one corner, you've got Judas Priest and their 'Screaming for Vengeance' album. In the other, it's Suffocation and their standout effort, 'Effigy of the Forgotten.'
Since New York brutal death metal legends Suffocation announced that vocalist Frank Mullen would no longer participate in long, comprehensive tours, fans have been speculating as to who could fill Mullen's spot. In an official announcement sent out by Suffocation, we may have just been given that answer.
New York death metal icons Suffocation have been decimating every opponent daring enough to take them on in Loudwire's series of Death Matches. Suffocation need only one more win for the track 'As Grace Descends' to be inducted into our Death Match Hall of Fame. The band has beaten out some of the world's heaviest bands, but we're giving them perhaps the most legendary, innovative and most importantly, brutal death metal band the world has to offer.
When reflecting on the history of death metal, there might eventually be a chapter based on what's known as "The Brutal Big 5." Taking a page out of the "Big 4" playbook, the "Brutal Big 5" would be death metal's answer to thrash's very successful pairing of iconic rockers Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax on a package tour.
We hope you enjoyed Loudwire's most brutal Death Match to date, which featured Suffocation taking on Dying Fetus. After tons of votes and an incredibly close race between two of brutal death metal's founding acts, Suffocation snagged a win to claim their second consecutive victory. Don't turn your speakers down yet though, because Suffocation have another heavier-than-hell opponent to face.
Death metal legends Suffocation trampled British metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon in our last Death Match. Supported by their blood-bound fans, Suffocation were able to achieve a massive win over their popular opponents. Those same fans demanded a purely brutal competitor for Suffocation to face. You demanded it, and now we deliver.