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Suffocation w/Support – Manchester, UK

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , , on 21st May 2013 by Contra Mundi

Suffocation, Havok, Fallujah & Cephalic Carnage
NQ Live, Manchester
15th May 2013

The night kicked off with Fallujah stampeding on to the stage with their crushing riffs and melodic inter-sections. Their drummer was extremely impressive and with three vocalists with a range of growled and choked vocals, it was difficult not to be taken in and bang your head to their disciplined and experimental brand of death metal. [4/5]

Fallujah were followed by Havok, who sounded like Slayer and Venom mashed together. They brought chuggy riffs with a punk attitude and they really succeeded in loosening up the crowd and getting them fired up. The shrieked vocals and shredding guitar solos embodied 80’s thrash metal, but gave it a new lease of life. In light of Jeff Hanneman’s recent death, they were a welcome and fitting tribute to all that he brought to the metal world. [4/5]

Next up were the mighty Cephalic Carnage who brought a great deal of variety to their set ranging from sludgy stoner doom to the discipline and technicality of early death metal. A surprise was also in store with the guest vocals of Som (ex-Cerebral Bore) for one of their songs. The audience relished the cacophony of pig squeals and chug brandished as if it were a weapon in their faces, and the room was a mess of circle pits and head banging. [5/5]

By now, the crowd were ecstatic for Suffocation. The sound quality of the stage and mixing which had been exceptional all evening did not falter at the might of Suffocation’s pounding guitar sound and the guttural growling of Dying FetusJohn Gallagher. He did the material proud and Suffocation lived up to their reputation and showed off their extensive experience playing live. There was stage diving, a wall of death and a circle pit to Suffocation’s slam beats and down beats, and everyone was thrilled to be a part of it. [5/5]

I personally haven’t been to a gig as enjoyable as this for a long time, and the only disappointing thing I can say about it is that it had to come to an end before 11pm. I would have happily watched Suffocation for longer, but as John Gallagher put so beautifully: ‘It is what it is.’

Overall, NQ live in Manchester is a splendid venue and the sound they came up with for all the bands was outstanding. Even the beer was a reasonable price and definitely worked in favour for this gem of a venue.

Alex Cook

 

Death metal legends Suffocation set to embark on UK tour next month

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , on 26th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

New York’s death metal legends, Suffocation, will be embarking on a series of UK shows running through this coming May. It follows the release of their critically-acclaimed 7th studio album , Pinnacle Of Bedlam. The band have also have announced that John Gallagher of Dying Fetus will be temporarily taking the place of vocalist Frank Mullen due to his other personal commitments for the UK and Ireland shows. Mullen comments:

John Gallagher from Dying Fetus will be filling in for these UK [and] Ireland shows and I’m sure he will do an awesome job. So please show your support for him and the band! See you soon.

Gallagher added:

I’m stoked to be performing on these shows with longtime friends and my brothers in metal, Suffocation. 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!

Tour Dates as follows: (Click for tickets)
13.05.13 UK London O2 Academy Islington
14.05.13 UK Brighton Audio 
15.05.13 UK Manchester NQ Live
16.05.13 Ireland Dublin The Pint
17.05.13 UK Glasgow Classic Grand
18.05.13 UK Plymouth White Rabbit

Order the CD or deluxe CD/DVD digipak version of Pinnacle of Bedlam:
iTunes
Physical

Suffocation online:

http://facebook.com/Suffocation
http://nuclearblastusa.com/Suffocation
http://myspace.com/Suffocation

 

Cannibal Corpse Unveil New Vid

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 16th March 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

In celebration of the their brand new full-length, Torture, released this week through Metal Blade Records, death metal’s most revered act, Cannibal Corpse, are pleased to unveil the official new video for Encased In Concrete. The video was directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Municipal Waste, Suffocation etc.) and is being hosted by prime horror portal, Bloody Disgusting.

Bassist Alex Webster commented: It was great to work with the folks at MyGoodEye. We feel they’ve created a video that perfectly complements the violent intensity of the music and lyrics for Encased In Concrete.

To check out Encased In Concrete, head over to here.

Cattle Decapitation Finish Recording Of Occupation Domination

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 16th March 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Cattle Decapitation finished recording their new album, Occupation Domination, last week and have returned home for a couple weeks before heading out for their European tour with Suffocation! The album was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero of Denver’s Flatline Audio. You can certainly expect a much more updated production, along with some surprising guest appearances and the kind of musical exploration that garnered the band droves of new fans with 2009’s release The Harvest Floor. Once again, Cattle Decapitation gives us more extravagantly intense artwork from artist Wes Benscoter and the CD’s layout is as over the top as the album’s concept itself.

Some of the track titles on Occupation Domination include: Forced Gender Reassignment, A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat, and The Carbon Stampede. All of the details from the new album such as, cover art, track list, guest appearances, and pre-order info will be revealed in the coming months.

You can catch Cattle Decapitation at the following UK & Eire tour dates:

15th         LIVERPOOL – O2 Academy
16th         DUBLIN – The Pint
17th         PLYMOUTH – White Rabbit