New York death metal legends Suffocation will unleash their ninth full-length album Hymns From The Apocrypha on November 3rd via Nuclear Blast.
The follow-up to …of the Dark Light (2017) and the first release featuring the new vocalist Ricky Meyers, pushes the band to the very edges of extremity and is arguably the group’s strongest-sounding, most sonically punishing album yet. SUFFOCATION have achieved death metal perfection.
Today, the band offers fans the first taste of the album with the ferocious track ‘Seraphim Enslavement‘. The menacing music video was directed and edited by Tom Flynn with character design by Kyle Monroe and is the perfect visual pairing to Ricky Myers‘s monstrous vocals.
Derek Boyer comments,
“This is my fifth full-length studio album with Suffocation and this album came out SICK! It features all of the brutal, technical, chaotic twists and turns everyone would expect from Suffocation, plus new elements that are out of the normal realm one might expect.
This is the sophomore effort of working with Christian Donaldson (who mixed and mastered Live In North America) and he absolutely KILLED IT on this one!!! We can’t wait to bring these songs to the stage and crush everything in our path!”
Ricky Myers states,
“We are thrilled to unveil our 11th full-length album, Hymns From The Apocrypha, a creatively composed piece that blends our style of music with lyrical depth and intricate artwork. This album is a testament to our devotion to brutal music, which we display in the video of our single, ‘Seraphim Enslavement‘, a visual journey that complements the album’s concept.“
Stream the new single ‘Seraphim Enslavement‘: https://suffocation.bfan.link/sesg
Watch the music video for ‘Seraphim Enslavement‘ below.
Pre-order/pre-save Hymns From The Apocrypha: https://suffocation.bfan.link/hftaa
Hymns From The Apocrypha
Release date: 03 November 2023
1. Hymns From The Apocrypha
2. Perpetual Deception
3. Dim Veil Of Obscurity
4. Immortal Execration
5. Seraphim Enslavement
7. Embrace The Suffering
8. Delusions Of Mortality
9. Ignorant Deprivation
Hymns from the Apocrypha will be available digitally and in the following physical formats:
- CD Jewel
- Brown w/ White Splatter
- White w/ Brown Corona (Mailorder exclusive, limited to 600)
- Smoky Tint (Band exclusive, limited to 200)
- Gold (Mailorder exclusive, limited to 500)
Suffocation has exclusive Hymns from the Apocrypha merch available at:
Suffocation took about a month and a half to record Hymns from the Apocrypha. They holed up at Hobbs and Boyer‘s InLine Studio in Long Island, New York City. The duo engineered and co-produced with Christian Donaldson (Beneath The Massacre, Ingested), who was also re-enlisted to mix and master, with Dominic Grimard (Cryptopsy, Shadow Of Intent) assisting.
With stunning cover art by Greek illustrator Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art Design (Vomitory, The Crown), Hymns from the Apocrypha is characteristically Suffocation. It’s uncompromisingly brutal, artistically gutsy, and aurally heavy. Clearly, Suffocation, as they head into their 35th Anniversary, are at the peak of their potential. Death metal or die!
In addition, Suffocation have announced their extensive ‘Hymns From The Apocrypha European Tour 2024′ with Sanguisugabogg, Enterprise Earth, and Organectomy. The 31-date trek includes a run of six UK shows, taking in the cities Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, London and Southampton.
Terrance Hobbs states,
“We’re beyond excited to see you all again for the ‘Hymns From The Apocrypha European Tour 2024’. We have a STACKED line-up for this one featuring the awesome SANGUISUSIBOGG, our friends ENTERPRISE EARTH, and the crushing ORGANECTOMY!! We’re coming to mash you into the dirt and drop some serious American Death Metal for your ears – hope to see all you death metal slam-infested freaks in the pit!”
Tickets go on sale Friday 15th September 2023 @ 10am BST.Purchase your tickets here: https://lnk.to/SUFFOCATION-EU2024
Terrence Hobbs | Guitar
Derrek Boyer | Bass
Eric Morotti | Drums
Charlie Errigo | Guitar
Ricky Myers | Vocals