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SUFFOCATION Say Their New Album Is ‘Brutal’, ‘Technical’, ‘Fast’ And Has ‘More Heavy Beatdown Stuff’

Suffocation are currently working on the follow up to their 2017 studio release, "Of The Dark Light".

New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION are currently working on the follow up to their 2017 studio release, “Of The Dark Light”, and say the new record isn’t as “overproduced” as their last outing.

Speaking with Vox And Hops, drummer Eric Morotti and bassist Derek Boyer said the new SUFFOCATION album is less “overproduced” than “Of The Dark Light”, and add that the new material goes back to the band’s more “beatdown” sound.

“Our last album Of The Dark Light had a different aspect,” said Morotti. “It was a little more new school, new stuff, new editing… I don’t know when the mixing went down, but everything sounds a little overproduced, and we weren’t going for that when we recorded with [producer Joe Cincotta]. So the authenticity, whatever, of this [new album] is going to be a lot better because we might even just track it here in [guitarist Terrance Hobbs] studio.”

“It is definitely Suffocation. It’s not like we’re gonna just add you know, classical guitars or violins or stupid shit that we’re not famous for or influenced by,” added Boyer. “We’re always gonna stick to our guns. It’s brutal, it’s technical, it’s fast, it’s got real slow heavy beatdown stuff that you know, we’ve been kind of straying away from just because everybody’s going so fucking fast and technical that we progress with the way the industry’s progressing, but you can’t forget that Suffocation has those heavy beatdown parts. So there’s a lot of that shit too.”

You can watch the full interview below courtesy of Vox And Hops.

SUFFOCATION recently announced the “Forces Of Hostility – North American Tour 2022”. The 30-date trek kicks off at The Monarch in Brooklyn on May 26, making stops in Chicago, Albuquerque, and Toronto before concluding in Clifton, New Jersey on June 25. Joining the band as direct support is ATHEIST, with openers SOREPTION and CONTRARIAN on select dates.

SUFFOCATION’s “Forces Of Hostility – North American Tour 2022” dates:

May 26 – Brooklyn, NY – The Monarch
May 27 – Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest *
May 28 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
May 29 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
May 30 – Madison, WI – The Crucible
May 31 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Jun. 01 – Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
Jun. 03 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Jun. 04 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
Jun. 05 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Jun. 06 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
Jun. 07 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Jun. 08 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Jun. 09 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Jun. 10 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
Jun. 11 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Jun. 12 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Jun. 13 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
Jun. 14 – Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
Jun. 15 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
Jun. 17 – Jonesboro, GA – Furnace 41
Jun. 18 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
Jun. 18 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
Jun. 19 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
Jun. 20 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Lounge
Jun. 21 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks ^
Jun. 22 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral ^
Jun. 23 – Quebec, City QC – Imperial Bell ^
Jun. 24 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs ^
Jun. 25 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz ^

* SUFFOCATION and ATHEIST only
^ No CONTRARIAN