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Suffocation vs. Aborted – Death Match

Suffocation vs. Aborted
Nuclear Blast / Photo Credit: Patrick Häberli

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.

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Suffocation vs. Dying Fetus – Death Match

Suffocation vs. Dying Fetus
Nuclear Blast / Relapse

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.

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Bring Me the Horizon vs. Suffocation – Death Match

Bring Me the Horizon / Suffocation
Epitaph / Nuclear Blast

Welcome to the first Death Match of 2013! Connecticut hardcore heroes Hatebreed ended 2012 with four consecutive wins, locking up a spot in the Death Match Hall of Fame. With Hatebreed's 'Put It to the Torch' declared

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Suffocation Unleash Track ‘As Grace Descends’ From 2013 Album ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’

Suffocation
Nuclear Blast

Brutal death metal architects Suffocation are set to release their seventh full-length album, 'Pinnacle of Bedlam' on Feb. 15, but fans won't have to wait another two months to hear new material from the band. Suffocation have just unleashed the new track 'As Grace Descends,' and spoiler alert: It's very heavy.

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Suffocation Members Talk ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam,’ Future of Vocalist Frank Mullen + More

Suffocation
Nuclear Blast

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.'

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

Suffocation
Nuclear Blast

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.

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Suffocation’s Frank Mullen Avoiding Long Tours, Replacement Filling In on Select Dates

Nuclear Blast
Nuclear Blast

Suffocation vocalist Frank Mullen recently stated that after over 20 years of making death metal's most brutal music, he will be playing a smaller role when it comes to the future of the band. Mullen no longer feels like he can go off on tour for long periods of time, so during future shows, the vocalist will be playing some shows, while a guest vocalist will be used to fill whatever additional dates there may be.

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No. 23: Suffocation, ‘Bind Torture Kill’ – Top 21st Century Metal Songs

Slipknot / Tool / Iron Maiden
Lisa Maree Williams / George De Sota / Karl Walter, Getty Images

You know a death metal song must be good when it's used in a commercial for the History Channel. Suffocation may be the heaviest band on the planet, and their ultra-technical and purely brutal style of death metal is displayed exquisitely in 'Bind Torture Kill.'

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Former Suffocation Drummer Mike Smith Blasts Ex-Bandmates in Recent Interview

Suffocation
Nuclear Blast

Suffocation fans recently gasped in response to the departure of founding member and legendary drummer Mike Smith. The drummer recently slammed his former bandmates with the intensity of a street fight during an interview with Sick Drummer Magazine.

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Suffocation Offer Statement on Departure of Drummer Mike Smith

Suffocation
Nuclear Blast

Last week, rumors started to circulate that legendary and longtime Suffocation drummer Mike Smith had left the band. After posting a statement on his official Facebook page regarding his sadness with the state of his relationship with the members of Suffocation. Now, the band has confirmed that Smith is no longer a part of the band.

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