December 23, 2012
The tracklist of the upcoming new SUFFOCATION album "Pinnacle Of Bedlam" reads like this: ‘Cycles Of Suffering’, ‘Purgatorial Punishment’, ‘Eminent Wrath’, ‘As Grace Descends’, ‘Sullen Days’, ‘Pinnacle Of Bedlam’, ‘My Demise’, ‘Inversion’, ‘Rapture Of Revocation’ and ‘Beginning Of Sorrow’. The album marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their "Despise The Sun" EP. Founding member and former drummer Mike Smith also makes a special guest appearance on the re-recorded "Breeding The Spawn" track, ‘Beginning Of Sorrow’. "Pinnacle Of Bedlam" was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled producer / engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE) and the cover artwork was created by Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH, PSYCROPTIC). "Pinnacle Of Bedlam” will be released February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.
Brazil’s HEADHUNTER D.C. will play next year’s edition of SWR Barroselas Metal Fest (www.swr-fest.com), which will take place on April 24 – 27, 2013, in Barroselas, Portugal. Other already confirmed acts are (among others) POSSESSED, PENTAGRAM, ONSLAUGHT, CRYPTOPSY, BELPHEGOR, MANILLA ROAD, DECREPIT BIRTH, ZOMBIEFICATION, NATRON and CATTLE DECAPITATION. This will be the band’s very first appearance on European stages, and the idea is to arrange a 20 day tour through Europe in the same period (between April and May). More details on this to come. For more information on HEADHUNTER D.C. check out www.headhunterdc.net. You can check out the band’s festival site at this location.
Swedish one-man Black Metal band FLAGELLATED SERAPH is streaming the entire debut album "Beyond Salvation" at this location. The CD version came out on July 23, 2012 on Hellthrasher Productions and the tape will be out soon through Bylec-Tum Records. "Beyond Salvation" was mixed and mastered by Magnus Devo Andersson at Endarker and features the following tracks: ‘Reminiscence Of The Serpent’, ‘He Who Bears The Mark’, ‘Beyond Salvation’, ‘I Am The Flame’, ‘Redeemer Of Nothingness’ and ‘Casus Belli’.