After being scheduled again to play this year’s Housecore Horror Film Festival, the death metal titans Suffocation have announced a small run of tour dates leading up to and after the fest, and vocalist Frank Mullen will be on the whole tour!
In a 2012 interview Mullen said he’d have to cut back on extensive touring in order to work and make a living, but according to comments left by the band in their recent announcement Mullen will be on the whole tour.
A new Suffocation album is in the works, too. In a recent interview bassist Derek Boyer revealed the progress of their eight studio record:
“It’s pretty much done. I mean, most of the material is all said and done. Kevin’s [Talley] been doing some pre-production drum stuff. It’s going really well — super aggressive. We’ve probably got about eight or nine [songs], and I’ve been working out all the lyrical content and getting some new influences with the new guy, with the new vocalist in the band. Frank’s [Mullen] still in the band — don’t be too scared — but Ricky’s [Myers] gonna get involved and he’s gonna do all our live shows. He’s a great team player and a super-cool guy and really brutal on stage, so everything is going great.”
Thankfully Boyer misspoke about Myers (drummer of Disgorge) doing all the live shows as vocalist! The new album will be their first since Pinnacle of Bedlam which came out in 2013, selling 3,200 copies in its first week of release.
Suffocation 2015 tour dates:
11/09 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
11/10 Washington DC @ The Pinch
11/12 Sanford, FL @ West End Live
11/13 New Orleans, LA @ The Willow
11/14 San Antonio, TX @ HOUSECORE HORROR FESTIVAL III
11/15 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
11/17 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
11/18 Toledo, OH @ Frankies
11/19 Kent, OH @ The Outpost