Drummer Kevin Talley (CHIMAIRA, MISERY INDEX, DAATH) played his first show with SUFFOCATION in more than 15 years on October 11 at the Trois-Rivières Metalfest in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. He also performed with the group on October 18 Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, New York.
Talley was filling in for regular SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross who is reportedly going through some family matters that require his full-time attention.
Fan-filmed video footage of the Amityville concert can be seen below.
SUFFOCATION's new album, "Pinnacle Of Bedlam", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 58. The CD was released on February 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by Raymond Swanland.
"Pinnacle Of Bedlam"sold 3,200 copies in the United States during its first week of release to land at position No. 152 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort 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.
"Pinnacle Of Bedlam" was produced by the band at Full Force Studios in New York with longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the effort was handled by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE).
"Pinnacle Of Bedlam" features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who previously played on the "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".