â€œThis artwork is a perfect portrayal of our music,â€ commented bassist Derek Boyer. â€œThe cover depicts lyrical content like â€˜scales tip in degradationâ€™ and â€˜hooded messenger of death is now set forth, punishment for all.â€™ Raymond is an absolute BEAST of an artist!â€
Added guitarist Guy Marchais: â€œThe artwork for Pinnacle brings another element to an already brutal album. Raymond knew exactly what we were looking for and delivered!â€
The record 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 will feature 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.
Pinnacle of Bedlam is tentatively scheduled for a February 2013 via Nuclear Blast in North America.
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 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Pictures from the press conference can be viewed here.
View the video clip for the track â€œCataclysmic Purificationâ€ below. The footage was directed by David Brodsky (ARSIS, GOD FORBID, KATAKLYSM, SWASHBUCKLE) with animation by Tim Kellen.
Blood Oath, the follow-up to 2006’s self-titled record, was recorded by Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band’s last two releases) and mixed by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH). Cover artwork was once again brought to life by Jon Zig (DEEDS OF FLESH, DISGORGE, GORGASM). The album was released on July 14, 2009.