SUFFOCATION: John Gallagher of DYING FETUS to be Vocalist on Select North American Shows

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New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have announced that John Gallagher of DYING FETUS will be filling in for a week of shows on their upcoming North American tour this April. Gallagher will be temporarily taking the place of vocalist Frank Mullen due to his other personal commitments. “I’m looking forward to seeing our amazing fans on the road,” commented Mullen. “John Gallagher from DYING FETUS will be filling in for a few shows that I can’t do and I’m sure he will do an awesome job. So please show your support for him and the band! See you soon.”

“I’m stoked to be performing on several shows with longtime friends and my brothers in metal, SUFFOCATION,” added Gallagher. “It’s going to be a blast and since I’ll JUST be singing the vocals, they are going to be super sick and guttural. So make sure to come out and party with us and witness the brutality!”

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“Despise the World North American 2013 Tour”
04/04/13  Long Island, NY – 89 North
04/05/13  New York, NY – St. Vitus
04/06/13  Philadelphia, PA – The Note (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)
04/07/13  Detroit, MI – St. Andrews (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)
04/08/13  St. Paul, MN – Station 4 (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)

04/09/13  Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)

04/10/13  Denver, CO – Marquis (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)

04/11/13  Boise, ID – The Venue (w/ John Gallagher on vocals)

04/12/13  Spokane, WA – The Hop (w/ John Gallagher on vocals) *

04/13/13  Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *

04/14/13  Portland, OR – Hawthorne *

04/15/13  Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House *

04/16/13  Los Angeles, CA – The Vex *

04/17/13  Tempe, AZ  – 910 Live *

04/18/13  Hooligans Nightclub – Albuquerque, NM
04/19/13  Dallas, TX – Trees

04/20/13  San Antonio, TX – Korova

04/21/13  Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room

04/22/13  Kansas City, MO – Riot Room

04/23/13  Chicago, IL – Reggie’s

04/24/13  Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s

04/25/13  Springfield, VA – Empire

04/26/13  Toronto, ON – WreckRoom

04/27/13  Montreal, QC – Club Soda

04/28/13  Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre

SUFFOCATION sold 3,213 copies of their new album Pinnacle of Bedlam in the U.S. during its first week of release. That puts the band at #152 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) Chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

View the video clip for the song “As Grace Descends” at The clip was shot by director Tommy Jones (KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, DEATH ANGEL) at Duff’s in Brooklyn, NY where several fans showed up for the filming.  The song comes from their contemporary death metal classic, Pinnacle of Bedlam. A short documentary chronicling the making of the clip can be viewed here

Order the CD or deluxe CD/DVD digipak version of Pinnacle of Bedlam, with or without an exclusive t-shirt design while supplies last, from the following location

Pinnacle of Bedlam deluxe digipak track listing:
01. Cycles Of Suffering
02. Purgatorial Punishment
03. Eminent Wrath
04. As Grace Descends
05. Sullen Days
06. Pinnacle Of Bedlam
07. My Demise
08. Inversion
09. Rapture Of Revocation
10. Beginning Of Sorrow
Bonus: The making of Pinnacle of Bedlam DVD

Pinnacle of Bedlam was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). Pinnacle of Bedlam features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP. Artwork was handled by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH, PSYCROPTIC).

SUFFOCATION were among the inductees for this year’s class of the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. The event was held on October 18, 2012 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Pictures from the press conference can be viewed here

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