New York death metal veterans, SUFFOCATION, have posted the lyric video for the track “Cycles of Suffering” at the following location The song comes off their latest album Pinnacle of Bedlam, which was released on February 19th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. John Gallagher of DYING FETUS will be filling in for a week of shows on SUFFOCATION’s 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.” “Despise the World North American 2013 Tour” 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 (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