New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION have announced dates for their final North American tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. This historic trek will take place this upcoming October and November and see the band joined by misanthropic gore grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION, Brazilian death metal legends KRISIUN, and Swedish tech-death sensations SOREPTION.
Mullen said in a statement: "Hello my friends — so this is it, after 30 years of being a part of this amazing band, which I have had the opportunity to tour the world and bring our music to the sickest fans on the planet, it has come to this time — I bid you a farewell.
"I would like to thank first and foremost, all of my brothers in SUFFOCATION who I have shared the stage with over the years. We have had the sickest of times on the road, and recorded some of the sickest fucking music the planet has ever heard. Secondly I want to thank all our fans and friends worldwide, who have helped make this journey possible by supporting us unconditionally. None of this would have been possible without you. So in closing, I will miss you all. This has been the craziest ride of my life and I would not change a thing! Until we meet up again take care, stay brutal and I look forward to the next chapter.
"But before I take my final step off the stage, to give back to all of you who have supported, me and the boys are going to head out on the 'Death Chopping North America' tour. Along with some insane support acts including CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, and SOREPTION! I hope to see you all for one last ride across North America. Stay brutal."
Tickets go on sale everywhere Friday, August 10 via SuffocationOfficial.com.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Oct. 21 - Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy's Concert Hall
Oct. 22 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Down
Oct. 23 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 24 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Place
Oct. 25 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Oct. 26 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Oct. 27 - St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Grill
Oct. 29 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Oct. 30 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Oct. 31 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Nov. 01 - Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
Nov. 02 - Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
Nov. 03 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
Nov. 05 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go **
Nov. 06 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick **
Nov. 07 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Nov. 09 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Nov. 10 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill
Nov. 11 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov. 14 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Nov. 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Nov. 16 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Nov. 17 - Reading, PA @ Reverb
** No CATTLE DECAPITATION
SUFFOCATION's latest album, "...Of The Dark Light", was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios with longtime engineer Joe Cincotta (OBITUARY). Mixing and mastering was handled by world-renowned producer/engineer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). Cover artwork was created by Colin Marks (ORIGIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, KATAKLYSM).