SUFFOCATION's 'Blood Oath' Lands On BILLBOARD Chart

"Blood Oath", the new album from New York-based extreme metal legends SUFFOCATION, sold around 3,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 135 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

The follow-up to 2006's self-titled record, "Blood Oath" was recorded with Joe Cincotta (who worked on the band's last two releases) and was mixed by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH). The cover artwork (see below) was once again brought to life by Jon Zig (DEEDS OF FLESH, DISGORGE, GORGASM).

"Blood Oath" is available in three formats exclusive to the North American territory. In addition to the standard retail version, there is a mail-order edition available exclusively through the Nuclear Blast U.S. webstore, and a digital version through iTunes.

The details and track listings for each release are below.

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"Blood Oath" regular North American track listing:

01. Blood Oath
02. Dismal Dream
03. Pray For Forgiveness
04. Images Of Purgatory
05. Cataclysmic Purification
06. Mental Hemorrhage
07. Come Hell Or High Priest
08. Undeserving
09. Provoking The Disturbed
10. Marital Decimation
11. Pray For Forgiveness (instrumental version)
12. Dismal Dream (rough mix unmastered)

Limited-edition blood-red mail-order version:

01. Blood Oath
02. Dismal Dream
03. Pray For Forgiveness
04. Images Of Purgatory
05. Cataclysmic Purification
06. Mental Hemorrhage
07. Come Hell Or High Priest
08. Undeserving
09. Provoking The Disturbed
10. Marital Decimation
11. Blood Oath (instrumental version)
12. Cataclysmic Purification (rough mix unmastered)

Also includes: red jewel case, limited-edition shirt, trading cards (featuring all five members), poster autographed by the band, exclusive red SUFFOCATION bag to house all of these items listed above.

iTunes track listing:

01. Blood Oath
02. Dismal Dream
03. Pray For Forgiveness
04. Images Of Purgatory
05. Cataclysmic Purification
06. Mental Hemorrhage
07. Come Hell Or High Priest
08. Undeserving
09. Provoking The Disturbed
10. Marital Decimation
11. Undeserving (rough mix unmastered)
12. Marital Decimation (instrumental version)

The final "Blood Oath" artwork can be found below.

SUFFOCATION filmed a video clip for the track "Cataclysmic Purification" on May 31 with director David Brodsky (ARSIS, GOD FORBID, KATAKLYSM, SWASHBUCKLE).

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