Death metal veterans Suffocation have just reveled that they are putting the final touches on their forthcoming release “Pinnacle Of Bedlam”. This new album is the first album (in recent years) to not feature Mike Smith, however it does mark the return of former drummer Dave Culross. Continue after the jump to read comments from the band about their current recording process –
Bassist Derek Boyer had the following to say –
The recording process of our new album, Pinnacle of Bedlam, began Monday, August 13th. We brought in our gear, mic’d up the drum kit, imported tempo maps from our pre-production sessions, then dove right in! The drum tracking came out amazing! Dave Culross killed it! Once I laid down the bass tracks, the foundation of the album was built and was very solid and ready for Terrance and Guy to begin recording guitars, which they have. Thereafter, Frank began working on his vocals. The recording process is just about wrapped up, we just have some tweaking to do before we send it off to get mixed and mastered
While guitarist Terrance Hobbs added this about the album’s concept –
The meaning of the album title Pinnacle of Bedlam is the tipping point or most elevated moment as we approach the chaotic climax of this existence. The cosmic scale teeters and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. People should expect nothing less than sheer brutality, as we perform together with this incredible line up! We feel this CD will be the best Suffocation album ever to have been released and are confident the fans will love it.
Hobbs seems to be pretty certain that this is going to be the best Suffo album to date…I doubt it.. What do you guys think?
— Josh Huddleston