History Music / Suffocation

26th Jan '18 7:28:43 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Terrance
** TheLancer: Charlie
** TheSmartGuy: Derek
** TheBigGuy: Eric
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Whoever fills in for Frank
24th Jan '18 2:56:40 AM Edgecrusher666
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* Derek Boyer – bass guitar (2004–present)

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* Derek Boyer – bass guitar (2004–present)



* Josh Barohn – bass guitar (1988–1991, 2002–2004)

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* Josh Barohn – bass guitar (1988–1991, 2002–2004)



* Chris Richards – bass guitar (1991–1998)

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* Chris Richards – bass guitar (1991–1998)
24th Jan '18 2:56:07 AM Edgecrusher666
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** FifthRanger: Whoever fills in for Frank

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** FifthRanger: [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Whoever fills in for Frank
24th Jan '18 2:53:41 AM Edgecrusher666
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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Terrance
** TheLancer: Charlie
** TheSmartGuy: Derek
** TheBigGuy: Eric
** FifthRanger: Whoever fills in for Frank



* JerkAss: Mike Smith cultivated quite the reputation for having a huge ego, [[HairTriggerTemper anger issues]], and a generally abrasive personality, and he left on incredibly poor terms after he lit Terrance Hobbs' Vader cabs on fire (which were apparently being kept at his house) after a dispute over touring. He is apparently still friends with Frank Mullen, but Hobbs (whose gear was destroyed by Smith) is no longer on speaking terms with him.
* LargeHam: Frank is well-known for his live antics, particularly his lengthy, profanity-laden rants and the "blast chop".

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* JerkAss: Mike Smith cultivated quite the reputation for having a huge ego, [[HairTriggerTemper anger issues]], and a generally abrasive personality, and he left on incredibly poor terms after he lit Terrance Hobbs' Vader cabs on fire (which were apparently being kept at his house) after a dispute over touring. He is apparently still friends with Frank Mullen, but Hobbs Terrance (whose gear was destroyed by Smith) Mike) is no longer on speaking terms with him.
* LargeHam: Frank is well-known for his live antics, particularly his lengthy, profanity-laden rants and the "blast chop".chop."
5th Nov '17 6:20:33 AM HasturHasturHastur
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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 did quite a good job by all accounts.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Ricky Myers. While he was 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 did quite a good job by all accounts.
22nd Oct '17 11:17:55 AM nombretomado
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* HarshVocals: Mullen took [[CannibalCorpse Chris Barnes']] grunts and made them clearer while sacrificing none of their gut impact, creating an instantly recognizable vocal style that would go on to shape the future of death metal vocals.

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* HarshVocals: Mullen took [[CannibalCorpse [[Music/CannibalCorpse Chris Barnes']] grunts and made them clearer while sacrificing none of their gut impact, creating an instantly recognizable vocal style that would go on to shape the future of death metal vocals.
24th Aug '17 6:19:45 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis:
** "GOD! FOR-BID!"
** "CLA-RI-TY! THROUGH! DE-PRI-VA-TION!"
20th Aug '17 8:05:13 PM 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 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 was not made, Kevin Muller (also of The Merciless Concept) took over Ricky's duties.

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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 was not made, Kevin Muller (also of The Merciless Concept) took over Ricky's duties. It is also believed that Kevin will eventually take over for Frank completely within the next few years, as Frank does less than ten shows a year with the band and has made it clear that ''...Of the Dark Light'' very well may be his last album.
13th Aug '17 7:17:50 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* TokenMinority: Terrance Hobbs and Mike Smith were among the first (if not ''the'' first) black people in extreme metal (Wallace Milton of Internal Bleeding, Aantar Coates of Exmortis and later Diabolic, and Caller of the Storms of Blasphemy also got their start around the same time, but none of them were quite as high-profile) and are still among the most famous.
11th Aug '17 5:37:20 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* MetalScream: Type 2 for Frank, Ricky, and 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.

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* MetalScream: Type 2 for Frank, Ricky, and 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 had 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.with a very distinctive wheeze-like characteristic. 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.
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