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. The band have achieved death metal perfection.
Now, 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.”
The band 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. 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), the album is characteristically Suffocation. It’s uncompromisingly brutal, artistically gutsy, and aurally heavy. Clearly, as Suffocation head into their 35th Anniversary, are at the peak of their potential. Death metal or die!
The album is available for pre-order HERE.
“Hymns From The Apocrypha” – Tracklisting:
- Hymns From The Apocrypha
- Perpetual Deception
- Dim Veil Of Obscurity
- Immortal Execration
- Seraphim Enslavement
- Embrace The Suffering
- Delusions Of Mortality
- Ignorant Deprivation
The album will be available digitally and in the following formats:
- CD Jewel
- Brown w/ White Splatter
- White w/ Brown Corona (Mailorder exclusive, limited to 600), and
- Smoky Tint (Band exclusive, limited to 200)
- Gold (Mailorder exclusive, limited to 500)