They say that all good things must come to an end and such is the case with original Suffocation lead singer Frank Mullen who will be stepping down from the lineup to pursue other aspects of his life. Read the full press release below and mark down the dates that will be coming near you.
The Press Release:
New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October / November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, Brazilian death metal legends KRISIUN, and Swedish tech-death sensations SOREPTION.
Mullen went on to issue the following statement:
“Hello my friends – so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time – I bid you a farewell.
“I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in SUFFOCATION who I have shared the stage with over the years. We have had the sickest of times on the road, and recorded some of the sickest fucking music the planet has ever heard. Secondly I want to thank ALL OUR FANS AND FRIENDS WORLDWIDE, who have helped make this journey possible by supporting us unconditionally. None of this would have been possible without you. So in closing, I will miss you all. This has been the craziest ride of my life and I would not change a thing! Until we meet up again take care, stay brutal and I look forward to the next chapter.
“But before I take my final step off the stage, to give back to all of you who have supported, me and the boys are going to head out on the DEATH CHOPPING NORTH AMERICA tour. Along with some insane support acts including CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, and SOREPTION! I hope to see you all for one last ride across North America. Stay brutal.”
Tickets go on sale everywhere Friday, August 10th via www.suffocationofficial.com. Confirmed dates are as follows:
The Tour Dates:
10.21: Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s Concert Hall
10.22: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Down
10.23: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
10.24: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
10.25: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10.26: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
10.27: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill
10.29: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10.30: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10.31: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
11.01: Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
11.02: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
11.03: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
11.04: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
11.05: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go **
11.06: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick **
11.07: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
11.09: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11.10: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
11.11: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11.13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11.14: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
11.15: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11.16: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11.17: Reading, PA @ Reverb
** – No Cattle Decapitation
SUFFOCATION’s latest album …Of The Dark Light was produced by SUFFOCATION and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY). Mixing and mastering was handled by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). Cover artwork was created by Colin Marks (ORIGIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, KATAKLYSM).
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having seen Frank in the Suffocation lineup for many years and enjoying the presentation greatly, I cannot even imagine how it will be without him. Of course, I’m going to have to and so are the rest of you fans of the band. My dad still maintains the phrase about “the only constant is change” and with lineups of bands it’s just one of those things that happens. I’m going to do my best to be at the local area show and think that you might need to as well since once these shows are over we’re going to need to move on. I’ll say thanks for the music well in advance to Frank Mullen and enjoy your moving on from Metal after doing so right by it for so many years. What do you readers think about this tour? Chime in down below.