History Music / Suffocation

6th Nov '15 9:19:51 AM HasturHasturHastur
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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. Mike Smith and Dave Culross were the only true aversions.
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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. diminutive, particularly Hobbs and Boyer. Mike Smith and Dave Culross were was the only true aversions.aversion and towered over the other members.
15th Oct '15 7:35:30 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* JerkAss: Smith cultivated quite the reputation for having a HairTriggerTemper (bad to the point where he was forced to take anger management classes by his bandmates), serious ego issues, and a penchant for assaulting people who angered him, and he left on ''exceedingly'' poor terms when he destroyed band gear to spite them after a dispute over touring. He is apparently still friends with Mullen, but Hobbs (whose gear was destroyed by Smith) is no longer on speaking terms with him.
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* JerkAss: Smith cultivated quite the reputation for having a HairTriggerTemper (bad to the point where he was forced to take huge ego, [[HairTriggerTemper anger management classes by his bandmates), serious ego issues, issues]], and a penchant for assaulting people who angered him, generally abrasive personality, and he left on ''exceedingly'' incredibly poor terms when after he destroyed band gear to spite them lit Hobbs' Vader cabs on fire (which were apparently being kept at his house) after a dispute over touring. He is apparently still friends with Mullen, but Hobbs (whose gear was destroyed by Smith) is no longer on speaking terms with him.
16th Sep '15 11:56:12 AM HasturHasturHastur
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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 Mike 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 Frank 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 Frank leaving the band, creating an uproar that annoyed the band to no end]]); of course, Frank stayed, and [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] was chosen as his fill-in for the live dates that he couldn't 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]].
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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 Mike 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 Frank 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 Frank leaving the band, creating an uproar that annoyed the band to no end]]); of course, Frank stayed, and [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] was chosen as his fill-in for the live dates that he couldn't 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.

* WelcomeBackTraitor: Sort of with Mike Smith. He certainly did not leave the band on good terms, but he was given a guest spot on drums on the ''Pinnacle'' rerecording of "Beginning of Sorrow" in spite of that. That being said, however, he's almost assuredly never returning, both because he doesn't want to and because the band won't let him.
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* WelcomeBackTraitor: Sort of with Mike Smith. He certainly did not leave the band on good terms, but he was given a guest spot on drums on the ''Pinnacle'' rerecording of "Beginning of Sorrow" in spite of that. That being said, however, he's almost assuredly never returning, both because he doesn't want to and because the band Hobbs won't let him.
8th Sep '15 6:46:02 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* JerkAss: Smith cultivated quite the reputation for having a HairTriggerTemper (bad to the point where he was forced to take anger management classes by his bandmates), serious ego issues, and a penchant for assaulting people who angered him, and he left on ''exceedingly'' poor terms when he destroyed band gear to spite them after a dispute over touring.
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* JerkAss: Smith cultivated quite the reputation for having a HairTriggerTemper (bad to the point where he was forced to take anger management classes by his bandmates), serious ego issues, and a penchant for assaulting people who angered him, and he left on ''exceedingly'' poor terms when he destroyed band gear to spite them after a dispute over touring. He is apparently still friends with Mullen, but Hobbs (whose gear was destroyed by Smith) is no longer on speaking terms with him.
2nd Aug '15 6:11:27 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* TheQuietOne: Surprisingly, Frank Mullen. Onstage, he's famously talkative, but offstage, he usually just keeps to himself and watches sports (usually football), and he seldom hangs around fans.
12th Jun '15 8:54:12 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* LeadDrummer: Mike Smith, who, in addition to being one of ''the'' most influential death metal drummers (along with [[Music/MorbidAngel Pete Sandoval]]), was also a frequent songwriter and a shrewd businessman who helped propel the band along a great deal.
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* LeadDrummer: Mike Smith, who, in addition to being one of ''the'' most influential death metal drummers (along with [[Music/MorbidAngel Pete Sandoval]]), was also a frequent songwriter and a shrewd businessman who helped propel the band along a great deal. Dave Culross and Kevin Talley are similarly famous and influential drummers (not to mention Talley's WolverinePublicity due to his innumerable live fill-ins and session appearances), though Culross is more known for his work with Malevolent Creation than his work with Suffocation.

* RapunzelHair: Derek Boyer. Ironically, Frank also qualified when he was younger; promo pics and live footage from the 1990s showed that he had long, stringy blonde hair. Come the reunion, and it was obvious that he had chopped it off because he had started balding.
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* RapunzelHair: Derek Boyer. Ironically, Frank also qualified when he was younger; promo pics and live footage from the 1990s showed that he had long, stringy blonde blond hair. Come the reunion, and it was obvious that he had chopped it off because he had started balding.
5th Jun '15 5:33:48 PM JamesShade
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* LeadBassist: All of their bassists have been Type As, but Boyer has also become a borderline Type C thanks to his live antics.
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* LeadBassist: All of their bassists have been Type As, but Boyer has also become a borderline Type C thanks to his live antics. The liner notes of ''Pinnacle of Bedlam'' revealed he also wrote the majority of the lyrics for that album.
25th May '15 4:51:04 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* RapunzelHair: Derek Boyer.
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* RapunzelHair: Derek Boyer. Ironically, Frank also qualified when he was younger; promo pics and live footage from the 1990s showed that he had long, stringy blonde hair. Come the reunion, and it was obvious that he had chopped it off because he had started balding.

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* RapunzelHair: Derek Boyer.ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Frank. Aside from the tattoos, he looks like someone's middle-aged dad (which he actually is), and most of his time off is spent working or watching sports; the fact that he's not a very big guy makes him seem even more unassuming. Onstage, however, he has a commanding stage presence, a powerful and forceful voice, and a tendency to go on rambling (and often extremely funny) tangents in his infamous [[FunetikAksent "Lawn Guyland"]] accent that has become legendary among metal fans.
8th May '15 4:49:53 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Subverted with Smith and Culross; despite their powerful, hard-hitting styles, they both played in a calm, fluid manner. Played straight with Talley, who is known for being quite animated and theatrical behind the kit.
24th Apr '15 8:21:07 AM HasturHasturHastur
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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 Mike 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 Frank 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 Frank leaving the band, creating an uproar that annoyed the band to no end]]); of course, Frank stayed, and [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] was chosen as his fill-in for the live dates that he couldn't 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.
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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 Mike 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 Frank 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 Frank leaving the band, creating an uproar that annoyed the band to no end]]); of course, Frank stayed, and [[Music/DyingFetus John Gallagher]] was chosen as his fill-in for the live dates that he couldn't 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]].
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