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* ConceptAlbum: ''Pinnacle of Bedlam''

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Pinnacle of Bedlam''Bedlam'' and ''...Of the Dark Light''.



* IconicItem: Terrance Hobbs' custom B.C. Rich Warlock (notable for its reverse-pointed headstock) and glasses are both instantly recognizable.

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* IconicItem: Terrance Hobbs' custom B.C. Rich Warlock (notable for its reverse-pointed headstock) and glasses are both instantly recognizable.recognizable, though he has switched to a Legator Ninja circa 2017.
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This, of course, was not to last, as Mullen and Hobbs reformed the band in 2003, welcoming back Smith, Barohn, and Marchais on their respective instruments, though Barohn was quickly fired, forcing Hobbs and Smith to perform bass duties for the album. Thankfully, they quickly found [[Music/DecrepitBirth Derek Boyer]] to fill the bass spot in 2004, where he has stayed ever since. This lineup would go on to release multiple albums and tour like madmen, ushering in a new era of success for the band. Things stayed stable until 2012, when Smith quit and Bill Robinson (also of Decrepit Birth fame) had to briefly take Mullen's place on the European tour, with Culross once again taking drum duties. As of February 2013, they have officially released a new album, titled ''Pinnacle of Bedlam'', in addition to announcing that Mullen would have to sit out tour dates here and there due to his need to put his job first ([[FanDumb which, of course, was misconstrued as Mullen leaving the band, creating an uproar that annoyed the band to no end]]); of course, Mullen stayed, and [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] was chosen as his fill-in for the live dates that he could not make. By the looks of things, they still have no intention of stopping any time soon. As of 2014, Culross has left yet again, with Kevin Talley officially taking over on a full-time basis. Live vocal fill-ins are currently being handled by [[Music/{{Disgorge}} Ricky Myers]]. A new album is slated for 2016, and Myers will apparently also contribute some vocals in addition to Mullen's own. At some point in 2016, Guy Marchais quietly left; Charlie Errigo (The Merciless Concept) is his replacement. Talley also left at some point between May and July of 2016 and was replaced by Eric Morotti (Killitorous, Blind Witness) on a full-time basis. Lastly, Ricky stepped down from live vocals around the end of the year; while an official announcement has not yet been made, it is likely that Kevin Muller has taken over that duty.

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This, of course, was not to last, as Mullen and Hobbs reformed the band in 2003, welcoming back Smith, Barohn, and Marchais on their respective instruments, though Barohn was quickly fired, forcing Hobbs and Smith to perform bass duties for the album. Thankfully, they quickly found [[Music/DecrepitBirth Derek Boyer]] to fill the bass spot in 2004, where he has stayed ever since. This lineup would go on to release multiple albums and tour like madmen, ushering in a new era of success for the band. Things stayed stable until 2012, when Smith quit and Bill Robinson (also of Decrepit Birth fame) had to briefly take Mullen's place on the European tour, with Culross once again taking drum duties. As of February 2013, they have officially released a new album, titled ''Pinnacle of Bedlam'', in addition to announcing that Mullen would have to sit out tour dates here and there due to his need to put his job first ([[FanDumb which, of course, was misconstrued as Mullen leaving the band, creating an uproar that annoyed the band to no end]]); of course, Mullen stayed, and [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] was chosen as his fill-in for the live dates that he could not make. By the looks of things, they still have no intention of stopping any time soon. As of 2014, Culross has left yet again, with Kevin Talley officially taking over on a full-time basis. Live vocal fill-ins are currently being handled by [[Music/{{Disgorge}} Ricky Myers]]. A new album is slated for 2016, and Myers will apparently also contribute some vocals in addition to Mullen's own. At some point in 2016, Guy Marchais quietly left; Charlie Errigo (The Merciless Concept) is his replacement. Talley also left at some point between May and July of 2016 and was replaced by Eric Morotti (Killitorous, Blind Witness) on a full-time basis. Lastly, Ricky stepped down from live vocals around the end of the year; while an official announcement has was not yet been made, it is likely that Kevin Muller has taken (also of The Merciless Concept) took over that duty.Ricky's duties.




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* Kevin Muller - vocals (2017-present)



* MetalScream: Type 2 for both Frank and Ricky; while Frank may not have ''quite'' been the UrExample of true gutturals ([[Music/CannibalCorpse Chris Barnes]] and [[Music/{{Deicide}} Glen Benton]] both beat him to the punch), he was most certainly a TropeCodifier by way of how he made them clearer and more intelligible, cutting out both the gurgliness of Barnes' vocals and the bellowing quality of Benton's. Ricky, meanwhile, has somewhat lower and more gurgly vocals that are at least somewhat reminiscent of the various vocalists who have been through Disgorge ([=AJ=] Magana probably being the closest to his style), but are still decidedly intelligible.

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* MetalScream: Type 2 for both Frank Frank, Ricky, and Ricky; Kevin; while Frank may not have ''quite'' been the UrExample of true gutturals ([[Music/CannibalCorpse Chris Barnes]] and [[Music/{{Deicide}} Glen Benton]] both beat him to the punch), he was most certainly a TropeCodifier by way of how he made them clearer and more intelligible, cutting out both the gurgliness of Barnes' vocals and the bellowing quality of Benton's. Ricky, meanwhile, has somewhat lower and more gurgly vocals that are at least somewhat reminiscent of the various vocalists who have been through Disgorge ([=AJ=] Magana probably being the closest to his style), but are still decidedly intelligible. Lastly, Kevin has a bit of a hardcore-flavored Type 1 edge to his, but is still very much a Type 2 as a whole.



* SpecialGuest: [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] got the chance to fill in for Frank on the live dates that he couldn't make on the spring 2013 tour, while Kevin Talley briefly filled in for Culross shortly before the band's original dissolution and later returned to fill in and eventually take over for him after he left. Finally, [[Music/{{Disgorge}} Ricky Myers]] started out as this before he became a full-time live member (if you're confused, Frank still does short tours and most one-offs, while Ricky does the long tours and overseas fests). This ''may'' also wind up happening with Kevin Muller (Charlie's buddy, bandmate in The Merciless Concept, and a current tech for Suffo) if there ever comes a time where neither Frank nor Ricky can make a show, but nothing has been explicitly confirmed or denied. In any case, Muller is this on album, as he has contributed backing vocals to ''...Of the Dark Light''.

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* SpecialGuest: [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] got the chance to fill in for Frank on the live dates that he couldn't make on the spring 2013 tour, while Kevin Talley briefly filled in for Culross shortly before the band's original dissolution and later returned to fill in and eventually take over for him after he left. Finally, [[Music/{{Disgorge}} Ricky Myers]] started out as this before he became a full-time live member (if you're confused, Frank still does short tours and most one-offs, while Ricky does the long tours and overseas fests). This ''may'' also wind up happening with fests); after he left in 2016, Kevin Muller (Charlie's buddy, bandmate in The (The Merciless Concept, Concept) took over and a current tech for Suffo) if there ever comes a time where neither Frank nor Ricky can make a show, but nothing has been explicitly confirmed or denied. In any case, Muller is this on album, as he has also contributed backing vocals to ''...Of the Dark Light''.



* TrueCompanions: With Music/DecrepitBirth. On a personal level, Derek and Ricky are longtime buddies and the former pushed for the latter to get the job, while the same is also true for Charlie and Kevin Muller, who is bandmates with the former in The Merciless Concept and is also believed to have taken Ricky's spot as their new live vocalist.

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* TrueCompanions: With Music/DecrepitBirth. On a personal level, Derek and Ricky are longtime buddies and the former pushed for the latter to get the job, while the same is also true for Charlie and Kevin Muller, who is bandmates with the former in The Merciless Concept and is also believed to have taken Ricky's spot as their new live vocalist.Muller.
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* HairTriggerTemper: Doug Bohn. Anyone who knows the man will tell you that he is ''always'' pissed about something.
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* SpecialGuest: [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] got the chance to fill in for Frank on the live dates that he couldn't make on the spring 2013 tour, while Kevin Talley briefly filled in for Culross shortly before the band's original dissolution and later returned to fill in and eventually take over for him after he left. Finally, [[Music/{{Disgorge}} Ricky Myers]] started out as this before he became a full-time live member (if you're confused, Frank still does short tours and most one-offs, while Ricky does the long tours and overseas fests). This ''may'' also wind up happening with Kevin Muller (Charlie's buddy, bandmate in The Merciless Concept, and a current tech for Suffo) if there ever comes a time where neither Frank nor Ricky can make a show, but nothing has been explicitly confirmed or denied.

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* SpecialGuest: [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] got the chance to fill in for Frank on the live dates that he couldn't make on the spring 2013 tour, while Kevin Talley briefly filled in for Culross shortly before the band's original dissolution and later returned to fill in and eventually take over for him after he left. Finally, [[Music/{{Disgorge}} Ricky Myers]] started out as this before he became a full-time live member (if you're confused, Frank still does short tours and most one-offs, while Ricky does the long tours and overseas fests). This ''may'' also wind up happening with Kevin Muller (Charlie's buddy, bandmate in The Merciless Concept, and a current tech for Suffo) if there ever comes a time where neither Frank nor Ricky can make a show, but nothing has been explicitly confirmed or denied. In any case, Muller is this on album, as he has contributed backing vocals to ''...Of the Dark Light''.
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* ''Of the Dark Light'' (2017)

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* ''Of ''...Of the Dark Light'' (2017)
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* BigApplesauce: Not from the city proper (they hail from Long Island), but it's where they got famous. Also, there's Frank Mullen's famous accent, which is frequently the butt of jokes. Subverted with Boyer, Myers, and Morotti, who live out in California (Boyer and Myers) and up in [[CanadaEh Ottawa]] (Morotti).

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* BigApplesauce: Not from the city proper (they hail from Long Island), but it's where they got famous. Also, there's Frank Mullen's famous accent, which is frequently the butt of jokes. Subverted with Boyer, Myers, Boyer and Morotti, who live out in California (Boyer and Myers) (Boyer) and up in [[CanadaEh Ottawa]] (Morotti).



* PintsizedPowerhouse: The entire band at this point; in their twenty-six years of existence, a sizable majority of their members have been fairly diminutive, particularly Hobbs and Boyer. Mike Smith was the only true aversion and towered over the other members, and Ricky is also quite tall but has a lighter build than Smith.

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: The entire band at this point; in their twenty-six years of existence, a sizable majority of their members have been fairly diminutive, particularly Hobbs Boyer and Boyer. Errigo. Mike Smith was the only true aversion and towered over the other members, and Ricky is was also quite tall but has had a lighter build than Smith.



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Ricky Myers. While a very good friend of the band (and a former bandmate of Boyer, who had played in Disgorge on an on-off basis), he was a drummer and occasional road tech who had no major vocal experience. Due to the fact that Bill Robinson and John Gallagher are both far too busy to be reliable fill-ins, they chose Ricky, who has done quite a good job by all accounts.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Ricky Myers. While a very good friend of the band (and a former bandmate of Boyer, who had played in Disgorge on an on-off basis), he was a drummer and occasional road tech who had no major vocal experience. Due to the fact that Bill Robinson and John Gallagher are both far too busy to be reliable fill-ins, they chose Ricky, who has done did quite a good job by all accounts.
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* ''Of the Dark Light'' (2017)
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* FanNickname: "Frank the Tank" for Frank and "Man Bun" for Eric (which has been officially adopted by Hobbs).
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* EpicRocking: "Immortality Condemned"(6:05) and "Suspended in Tribulation" (6:31). Surprisingly rare for a tech band.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: The reason why Culross left the band and had to leave Long Island as well. A horrifically toxic and destructive relationship with his girlfriend left him with the choice of either staying in Long Island and having his life ruined or getting the hell out and having to put his professional and musical life on hold, but maintaining his long-term wellbeing, and he chose the latter, which unfortunately caused him to have to fire sale his entire kit. He's apparently in a much better place now, but he still hasn't been able to do anything with music since he left.
* EpicRocking: "Immortality Condemned"(6:05) Condemned" (6:05) and "Suspended in Tribulation" (6:31). Surprisingly rare for a tech band.
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This, of course, was not to last, as Mullen and Hobbs reformed the band in 2003, welcoming back Smith, Barohn, and Marchais on their respective instruments, though Barohn was quickly fired, forcing Hobbs and Smith to perform bass duties for the album. Thankfully, they quickly found [[Music/DecrepitBirth Derek Boyer]] to fill the bass spot in 2004, where he has stayed ever since. This lineup would go on to release multiple albums and tour like madmen, ushering in a new era of success for the band. Things stayed stable until 2012, when Smith quit and Bill Robinson (also of Decrepit Birth fame) had to briefly take Mullen's place on the European tour, with Culross once again taking drum duties. As of February 2013, they have officially released a new album, titled ''Pinnacle of Bedlam'', in addition to announcing that Mullen would have to sit out tour dates here and there due to his need to put his job first ([[FanDumb which, of course, was misconstrued as Mullen leaving the band, creating an uproar that annoyed the band to no end]]); of course, Mullen stayed, and [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] was chosen as his fill-in for the live dates that he could not make. By the looks of things, they still have no intention of stopping any time soon. As of 2014, Culross has left yet again, with Kevin Talley officially taking over on a full-time basis. Live vocal fill-ins are currently being handled by [[Music/{{Disgorge}} Ricky Myers]]. A new album is slated for 2016, and Myers will apparently also contribute some vocals in addition to Mullen's own. At some point in 2016, Guy Marchais quietly left; Charlie Errigo (The Merciless Concept) is his replacement. Talley also left at some point between May and July of 2016 and was replaced by Eric Morotti (Killitorous, Blind Witness) on a full-time basis.

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This, of course, was not to last, as Mullen and Hobbs reformed the band in 2003, welcoming back Smith, Barohn, and Marchais on their respective instruments, though Barohn was quickly fired, forcing Hobbs and Smith to perform bass duties for the album. Thankfully, they quickly found [[Music/DecrepitBirth Derek Boyer]] to fill the bass spot in 2004, where he has stayed ever since. This lineup would go on to release multiple albums and tour like madmen, ushering in a new era of success for the band. Things stayed stable until 2012, when Smith quit and Bill Robinson (also of Decrepit Birth fame) had to briefly take Mullen's place on the European tour, with Culross once again taking drum duties. As of February 2013, they have officially released a new album, titled ''Pinnacle of Bedlam'', in addition to announcing that Mullen would have to sit out tour dates here and there due to his need to put his job first ([[FanDumb which, of course, was misconstrued as Mullen leaving the band, creating an uproar that annoyed the band to no end]]); of course, Mullen stayed, and [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] was chosen as his fill-in for the live dates that he could not make. By the looks of things, they still have no intention of stopping any time soon. As of 2014, Culross has left yet again, with Kevin Talley officially taking over on a full-time basis. Live vocal fill-ins are currently being handled by [[Music/{{Disgorge}} Ricky Myers]]. A new album is slated for 2016, and Myers will apparently also contribute some vocals in addition to Mullen's own. At some point in 2016, Guy Marchais quietly left; Charlie Errigo (The Merciless Concept) is his replacement. Talley also left at some point between May and July of 2016 and was replaced by Eric Morotti (Killitorous, Blind Witness) on a full-time basis. Lastly, Ricky stepped down from live vocals around the end of the year; while an official announcement has not yet been made, it is likely that Kevin Muller has taken over that duty.



* Ricky Myers vocals (2014-present)

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* Ricky Myers vocals (2014-present)
(2014-2016)



* AscendedExtra: Doug Bohn had been a friend of the band for quite a while before Mike Smith left the first time, and he recorded ''Pierced from Within'' as a favor to them despite having never actually played death metal prior to that (he had been a hardcore drummer). Similarly, Ricky Myers and Charlie Errigo had been longtime friends of the band before they were hired on full-time (though Frank Mullen is still not out in the case of Ricky, he just cannot do long tours).

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* AscendedExtra: Doug Bohn had been a friend of the band for quite a while before Mike Smith left the first time, and he recorded ''Pierced from Within'' as a favor to them despite having never actually played death metal prior to that (he had been a hardcore drummer). Similarly, Ricky Myers and Charlie Errigo had been longtime friends of the band before they were hired on full-time (though Frank Mullen is still not out in the case of Ricky, he just cannot do long tours).tours), and the same is also likely true for Kevin Muller.



* TrueCompanions: With Music/DecrepitBirth. On a personal level, Derek and Ricky are longtime buddies and the former pushed for the latter to get the job, while the same is also true for Charlie and Kevin Muller, who is bandmates with the former in The Merciless Concept and also a live tech for Suffocation.

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* TrueCompanions: With Music/DecrepitBirth. On a personal level, Derek and Ricky are longtime buddies and the former pushed for the latter to get the job, while the same is also true for Charlie and Kevin Muller, who is bandmates with the former in The Merciless Concept and is also a believed to have taken Ricky's spot as their new live tech for Suffocation.vocalist.
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