2013-02-27 - New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have 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.
“Pinnacle of Bedlam is an album that we couldn't be prouder of,” commented the band. “A lot of blood and sweat went into the making of this album and the fans have responded! Thank you to all of you who support SUFFOCATION, as well as Nuclear Blast for their support in helping to bring this brutal beast to the masses, and to our management team for keeping all the pieces together. We'll see all of you on the road on the ‘Despise the World’ tour!!!”
“On Pinnacle of Bedlam SUFFOCATION have improved by becoming ever more themselves.” (Decibel)
“Any new SUFFOCATION is good SUFFOCATION. But somehow, Bedlam is, staggeringly, better than that… no one does it better than them.” (MetalSucks)
“Pinnacle of Bedlam is an unrelenting barrage of old-school New York death metal, which is exactly what fans want and what SUFFOCATION deliver with full, uncompromising force.” (Exclaim)
Catch SUFFOCATION on the “Despise the World North American 2013 Tour” this April with EXHUMED, JUNGLE ROT, RINGS OF SATURN and ADIMIRON.
SUFFOCATION, EXHUMED, JUNGLE ROT, RINGS OF SATURN, ADIMIRON, LORD OF WAR*
04/04/13 Long Island, NY – 89 North
04/05/13 New York, NY – St. Vitus
04/06/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Note
04/07/13 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
04/08/13 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
04/09/13 Des Moines, IA – Wooly's
04/10/13 Denver, CO – Marquis
04/11/13 Boise, ID – The Venue
04/12/13 Spokane, WA – The Hop *
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 *
04/19/13 Dallas, TX – Trees
04/18/13 Albuquerque, NM – Hooligans Nightclub
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
*On select West Coast dates.
SUFFOCATION have also posted video clip for the song “As Grace Descends” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahEfCoWjWnI. 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. Photos from the shoot can also be found here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152111275674298.496675.62183074297&type=1 and a short documentary chronicling the making of the clip can be viewed here http://youtu.be/Exe0lU1lAmU.
Pinnacle of Bedlam is out now! Order the CD or deluxe CD/DVD digipak version of the record, with or without an exclusive t-shirt design while supplies last, from the following location http://jsrdirect.com/webstores/nuclearblast/.
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
09. Rapture Of Revocation
10. Beginning Of Sorrow
Bonus: The making of Pinnacle of Bedlam DVD
The brand new tracks "Cycles of Suffering" and "As Grace Descends" are available for streaming and free download now!
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 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151091714073649.445624.41340788648&type=3.
For more info visit: http://www.facebook.com/Suffocation | http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/Suffocation | http://www.myspace.com/Suffocation
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