Frank Mullen To Exit Suffocation Following One Final Tour

Suffocation vocalist Frank Mullen has revealed that he will be exiting the group after one final tour. This news comes after he previously stepped away from touring in 2012. Since then, the band have used various touring vocalists, with the latest being Ricky Myers.

[via The PRP]


Guy Marchais (Ex-Suffocation, Etc.) Diagnosed With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

It has been revealed that former Suffocation, Internal Bleeding, etc. guitarist Guy Marchais has sadly been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. You can help him out by donating to his GoFundMe page.

Marchais’ family said the following:

“On January 19th, 2018, we found out that Guy Marchais was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a blood cancer effecting the body’s immmune system and lymph nodes. This comes just 80 days after his niece was diagnosed with the same exact thing. Although not genetic, lighting struck twice in our family. I’m calling to everyone to donate what you can. Even with health insurance, bills are piling up in the thousands. There are many more tests to be done before starting his treatment plan on February 5th, which includes chemo and possibly radiation. Our family is struggling and could really use your help.”

[via The PRP]

Venom Inc & Suffocation Announce European/UK Co-Headlining Tour

Venom Inc. and Suffocation have announced a co-headlining European/UK tour. Nervosa and Aeternam will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

03/09 Bristol, UK – Bierkeller
03/10 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/11 Glasgow, UK – Audio
03/13 London, UK – Islington Academy
03/14 Nosta, BEL – Opwijk
03/15 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
03/16 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo (no Suffocation)
03/17 Hamburg, GER – Kulturpalast
03/18 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
03/19 Copenhagden, DEN – Pumpehuset
03/20 Mannheim, GER – MS Connextion Complex
03/21 Ingolstadt, GER – Eventhalle Westpark
03/22 Brescia, ITA – Circolo Colony
03/23 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri
03/24 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
03/25 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
03/26 Cluj-Napoca, ROM – Form Space
03/27 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
03/28 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
03/29 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice

Decrepit Birth Drop Off The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Etc. Tour

Decrepit Birth have dropped off The Black Dahlia Murder’s tour with Suffocation, Necrot, and Wormwitch, due to Matt Sotelo’s health issues. The Zenith Passage will now be added to the tour starting November 4.

Decrepit Birth commented:

“Due to the intensifying of a pre-existing medical condition, our guitarist Matt Sotelo is not able to finish the rest of the dates for the current tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Necrot and Wormwitch. Matt will need the next few months to recover, but is expected to make a full recovery and will be ready to tour again next year.

Since Matt is such an important member to the band and VERY integral to our live show, the band will also not be able to continue on with this tour without him. We all apologize to our fans who already bought tickets to see us. We promise to return to your area for make-up shows next year. Again, we apologize to our fans and friends who planned on seeing us during this tour.

We were having a great time… but please, still support this tour and go see the amazing bands that are on it. We’ll be back!”

The Black Dahlia Murder Announce 2017 North American Tour With Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Etc.

The Black Dahlia Murder have announced a 2017 headlining tour with Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, and Wormwitch. Exhumed will perform on select dates as well. The Black Dahlia Murder‘s new album “Nightbringers” will be released on October 6.

Tour Dates:

10/06 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/07 Lowell, MA – Mill City Ballroom
10/08 Poughkeepsie, NY – Chance Theater
10/10 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
10/11 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
10/12 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
10/13 Easton, PA – One Center Square
10/14 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon
10/16 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
10/17 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Center
10/18 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/21 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/22 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
10/23 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
10/25 Ringle, WI – Q & Z Expo Center
10/26 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
10/27 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/28 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
10/29 Calgary, AB – Marquee
10/31 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
11/01 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven (feat. Exhumed)
11/02 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall (feat. Exhumed)
11/03 Lake Tahoe, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock (feat. Exhumed)
11/04 Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater (feat. Exhumed (no Suffocation)
11/05 San Bernardino, CA – KnotFest (no Necrot/Wormwitch)
11/06 Mesa, AZ – Club Red (feat. Exhumed)
11/07 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
11/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/10 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
11/11 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall

Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Prophets Of Rage, Marilyn Manson, Etc. Set For 2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. The event will take place at the Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds on November 4-5, with Ozzfest set for day one and Knotfest set for day two.

Sharon Osbourne said the following:

“’Ozzfest Meets Knotfest‘ is coming back for another round. Last year we had over 75,000 people attend and we have another great lineup this year with Ozzy’s first solo show in L.A. in more than six years. This is not just another show…it’s ‘Ozzfest Meets Knotfest‘! And this year’s event means the world to me as we’ll be amongst friends like Prophets of Rage, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Marilyn Manson and Stone Sour…it’s going to be another amazing weekend.”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) added:

“‘Knotfest‘ was never supposed to be exclusively about Slipknot. It was always about the things that fueled the spirit of Slipknot: music, art, passion, insanity, and the tribes that give it power. So it would make sense for Knotfest to carry on these ideas, even without Slipknot.

Because these things are the gasoline of creativity, and there’s plenty to go around, with plenty of great bands, acts and things to see. Teaming up again with Ozzfest means another weekend of the biggest, baddest, loudest and best. I hope you all will join us; it’s going to be (sic).”

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan also commented:

“It’s that incredible time again where Ozzfest and Knotfest meet up to bring all music fans together for two days of Rock and Roll. Let’s not forget the beautiful culture we are involved in and the history that is being written. Join the true passion of our concepts. I’ll see you there. Stay (sic).”

Ozzfest Lineup (November 4):

Main Stage:

Ozzy Osbourne
Prophets Of Rage
Chidlren Of Bodom
Orange Goblin

Second Stage:

High On Fire
Iron Reagan
Night Demon
Thrown Into Exile

Nuclear Blast Extreme Stage:

Rings Of Saturn

Knotfest Lineup (November 5):

Main Stage:

Rob Zombie
Marilyn Manson
Stone Sour
Eighteen Visions

Second Stage:

Life Of Agony
The Black Dahlia Murder
Upon A Burning Body
Death Angel
Code Orange
Stitched Up Heart

Nuclear Blast Extreme Stage: